Personal Training

Personalized Programs

Physical fitness is achieved by choosing a lifestyle that leads to improved levels of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility as well as the achievement and maintenance of a healthy body weight. Our personal training service strives to serve Butler University and the surrounding community by meeting the needs of our clients. Our trainers will create a personalized program for you to help you achieve fitness-related goals specific to you and your lifestyle.

Are you a student interested in becoming a Certified Personal Trainer? This course may be for you! We are pleased to announce that Butler Personal Training will be offering an In-House Certification course this spring (2024). If you are interested, please fill out this form. Please contact if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. For more information, continue reading.

General Course Information: This 12-week course (PT) will consist of both a lab and lecture portion to ensure that you are prepared and well-equipped to achieve your goals and pursue your interests. You will be working alongside other students and HRC-employed personal trainers. Technique and skill will be taught directly from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) material, by qualified employees at the HRC.

Location: HRC Conference Room 154 (by the ping pong table if entering through the doors closest to Hinkle Fieldhouse)

Expectations: You will get out of the course what you put into the course; however, taking the course does not ensure a certification. You must pass the written exam administered at the end of the 12-week period. You must also complete a “mock training” session with one of the instructors. It is crucial that you demonstrate proper rapport, technique, communication skills, and ability to ensure you are well-equipped and prepared for the job. Students that commit to at least one year of training at the HRC will receive a discount on the certification exam.

Estimated Price: We are able to offer you a deal on getting certified! The course is estimated to cost around $600 total. A typical national certification costs anywhere from $800-$1400, so take advantage of the opportunity and get a kick start on your career or side hustle. We are here to help you, please reach out to with any cost concerns.

Required Material for PT: American Council on Exercise: The Exercise Professional’s Guide to Personal Training 6th Ed. ($99.95) AND Certification Exam ($399)

Recommended Material: ACE Personal Training Study Program for Students (offers textbook, study companion, online study materials, and practice exam): $199.95 + $399.00 Certification Exam (recommended)


ACE Personal Training Book 6th ed. $99.95 + $399.00 Certification Exam

The book(s) are required for our course. The course itself does not have a cost attached to it. The books and final examination are what make up the price you will pay. These payments are directly through the ACE website, not the HRC.

Estimated Time Commitment: To ensure proper training, practice, and skills, the course will occur two times per week on average over the course of 12 weeks. Your total lab and lecture time commitment will not exceed five hours per week.

Next Steps: Keep an eye out for emails from You must fill out the form above to be added to the email list. He will be in touch with those who have expressed interest.

Before the first personal training session, clients are required to purchase and complete a personal training fitness assessment with their trainer. This assessment will include a brief evaluation of the client’s physical health and a discussion of their goals.

(Note: personal training fitness assessments are separate from annual employee fitness assessments.)


Personal Training Fitness Assessment

  • Student Rate: $15
  • Butler Employee Rate: $15
  • Member Rate: $25
  • Non-Member Rate: $35

60-Minute Personal Training Session

  • Student Rate: $20
  • Butler Employee Rate: $20
  • Member Rate: $30
  • Non-member Rate: $40

Notice: Prospective clients must be at least 16 years old to be eligible for the personal training service. All training sessions must be used within six months of date of purchase.

  1. Download the Registration packet (link below) and return the completed document to Butler Personal Training ( via email.
  2. Based on the responses of the Registration Packet, you may be also asked to complete a Medical Release form (link below). Butler Personal Training will notify you once the Registration Packet is complete and turned in, whether you will need to complete the Medical Release document.
  3. If you need additional assistance, please contact Butler Personal Training at or at (317)-940-6121.

*Once you submit your registration packet, it may take up to a week to process your paperwork and pair you with the trainer that will fit your goals and needs. 

Registration Packet (PDF)
Medical Release Form (PDF) *Please complete Medical Release Form only if instructed by your personal trainer or the Fitness Coordinator.

Elizabeth Hinkle

Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor 

Elizabeth is a junior studying Health Sciences with a Pre-Physical Therapy focus. She has recently obtained her personal training certification, and enjoys hiking, cooking, water skiing, and spending time with friends and family in her free time. Some of her favorite workouts include running, HIIT, and lifting. At the HRC, she loves the variety of activities, workouts, and equipment available to student to improve their health and wellness.

Elizabeth’s Fitness Philosophy: Work hard to feel good! Fitness should be fun, and we can work together to find workouts that work best for you. Together we can work towards functionality, stability, mobility, and overall improved health and well-being .

Taylor MeyersPersonal Trainer 

Taylor is a  senior studying Biology with Chemistry and Spanish minors. She has recently obtained her personal training certification, and enjoys running, and spending time with her family and friends.  Some of her favorite workouts include running, (she has completed two half marathons!)  and strength training. At the HRC, she loves that there is something for everyone!

Taylor’s Fitness Philosophy: Strive for progress, not perfection! When it comes to establishing a workout regimen, it is important to set smaller, attainable goals for yourself. This way, you are more likely to stick with your routine and turn it into a lifestyle change.

How can I check my personal training account usage and balance?

Clients can check their used and remaining trainning sessiong by logging into their ActiveNet account. For additional steps, refer to ActiveNet Balance for Personal Training instructions.

How can I cancel a personal training session?

Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to session by notifying your personal trainer directly. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are forfeited. Contact Butler Personal Training at 317-940-6121 or for information regarding personal training services.


How long do I have to complete the sessions I purchased?

Individuals may prepay for as many sessions as they would like as long as all training sessions are used within 6 months of the purchase date.


How long is a personal training session?

Traditional training sessions are 60 minutes long and typically include a warm-up and cool-down period.


What is a fitness assessment?

Fitness Assessments are the essential first step in the training process. It allows for the opportunity to gather information related to the participant’s current level of health and physical fitness. Fitness assessments are comprehensive and will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete and will not count as a training session. Fitness assessments include the following tests:

1. Body composition- body fat, height, and weight

2. Blood pressure screening

3. Balance

4. Cardiovascular endurance

5. Flexibility

6. Cardiovascular health- resting blood pressure and heart rate measurements

7. Muscular strength and endurance

8. Functional mobility

Based on your fitness goals and test results, your personal trainer will create a fitness program customized for you.


Is there an age requirement?

Prospective clients must be at least 16 years old in order to be eligible for personal training services.


Can I choose my personal  trainer?

Clients may request a specific trainer in the training registration form located within the Health History document download. There is no guarantee that they will be matched with their requested trainer, but efforts will be taken to do so.


How should I prepare for my fitness assessment or personal training session?

It is recommended to bring a water bottle and to wear clothes that are loose and comfortable. Some materials, such as synthetic fabrics have wicking properties that can help sweat evaporate quickly and keep your body cool. Proper footwear allows you to move properly, and can help prevent injuries. It is best to choose a stable sneaker that will help you get the most out of your workout.

Towels are available and free of charge. Please return towels at the end of use.

Daily lockers can be used to store personal items during personal training sessions. These lockers are located near the front desk just through the gates. Longer term lockers can be rented for a small fee.

Do I have to be a member of the HRC to use personal training services?

Non-members do not need a membership to use the personal training services. Please refer to “Personal Training Rates” for pricing differences.

The Butler HRC would like to continue to support your health and wellness journey by offering virtual resources. Follow this link for more information regarding exercise libraries, wellness resources, exercise programs, and ways to build your own workouts at home.