personal trainer

Personal training is now available. If you are interested in this service at either the Fort Garry campus or the Bannatyne campus, please contact us at

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Our state-of-the-art facility

  • The Active Living Centre is a CSEP Certified Fitness Centre (CSEP-CFC), making it the highest calibre of fitness facility and physiology lab in Canada. The CSEP-CFC designation recognizes facilities that employ qualified exercise professionals, follow evidence-based assessment and training protocols and meet CSEP standards for operating procedures and safety.

    Your training sessions will be in any of the following spaces:

    • The Active Living Centre Fitness Floor
    • Personal Training Studio
    • Circuit Studio
    • Applied Research Centre consult rooms or assessment areas.

    We pride ourselves on having relevant and updated equipment in all of our fitness spaces from reputable brands like Precor, Technogym and Rogue to reliable local companies and suppliers.

  • A student gets a workout using a weighted barbell in the Active Living Centre.

Our training staff

All of our personal trainers are certified through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) as Clinical Exercise Physiologists (CEP) or Certified Personal Trainers (CPT). This means they can provide you with the knowledge and direction to help you achieve your desired results.

  • What is a CSEP – CEP?

    CSEP-Clinical Exercise Physiologists have the most extensive scope of practice, including performing assessments, prescribing conditioning exercise, as well as exercise supervision, counselling and healthy lifestyle education.

    A CSEP-CEP’s clientele may include:

    • Healthy individuals
    • Individuals and populations with medical conditions, functional limitations or disabilities associated with musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, metabolic, neuromuscular, and ageing conditions
    • Clients with chronic disease and injury
  • What is a CSEP – CPT?

    CSEP-Certified Personal Trainers help individuals to meet their healthy lifestyle goals using an evidence-informed approach acquired through post-secondary education. They administer the CSEP-PATH® process for assessing, gathering, and applying information about a client's physical activity fitness, and sedentary behaviour levels to develop a tailored fitness and lifestyle plan.

    A CSEP-CPT’s clientele may include:

    • Apparently healthy individuals
    • Individuals with a stable health condition who are able to exercise independently
    • Individuals of all ages

Personal training and assessment services

  • Do any of these apply to you? If so, you may benefit from a seeing one of our personal trainers.

    • You are new to exercise
    • You would like a personal program to meet specific needs and goals
    • You want to learn more about health and fitness
    • You struggle to start and stay physically active
    • You have reached a plateau
    • You have trouble finding enjoyment in physical activity
    • You are recovering from an injury or who want to prevent future injury
  • To avoid paying a fee, you must give your trainer 24-hours’ notice for cancellations or changes to a session. Contact your trainer directly to cancel or change your time.

    Choose from our wide range of training programs and assessment services.

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How to register for personal training

  • Until further notice, if you are interested in personal training services at either the Fort Garry campus or the Bannatyne campus, please contact us at

Personal and group training instruction is prohibited in Active Living Centre, Frank Kennedy Centre, Max Bell Centre, Investors Group Athletic Centre and Joe Doupe Recreation Centre by any individual(s) not employed as a UM Recreation Services Certified Personal Trainer.

Important: Prepare for your training session
Read our information sheet for how to prepare for your session, what to bring, where to find us, and how to book and cancel sessions.

Learn from our pros

Check out our blog, videos and handouts for great information to help you meet your training and fitness goals.

  • Personal training blog

    Check out our Person Training and Nutrition blog to get tips, tricks, and advice in the world of personal training. Our pros share some great information to help you achieve your goals.

  • Tips from the Trainer videos

    Watch our Tips from the Trainer videos for technical advice on exercise, opportunities to become physically active and information on a range of health topics.  With the risk of disease and the cost of health care on the rise, we want to help you to embrace the benefits of leading an active and healthy lifestyle.

    Current video: Daniel’s Deltoid Destroyer

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