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 personal.training@umanitoba.ca

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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

  • Register online:

    1. Review our PT services menu before going to the registration website to know which package/services you intend to purchase. If you have any questions about our services and which package is the best fit for you, please email us at personal.training@umanitoba.ca 

    2. Go to the registration page

    If you have/had a membership and purchased programs or services with us before, you will already have an account. Please use the same email that you provided to us or logged in with before. 

    How to log in or reset a passwordHow to create an account.

    If you have difficulty logging on or resetting your password, please call customer service at 204-474-6100 for assistance.

    3. After you have logged on, use the top menu bar to navigate to Categories -> Personal Training. You will see a list of different packages that are available to purchase.

    4. When added to your cart, click checkout. This will prompt a series of forms, releases, and questionnaires required before completing your registration.

    Once submitted, you will be asked to provide payment information to finalize your purchase.

    Your browser may take a few moments to process. Do not press the back button, refresh button, or close your browser. Once complete, you will see a message that says, “Your order has been completed.”

    5. Our staff will be checking registrations daily (Monday-Friday) and will get to work on matching you with a trainer based on the information you filled out during the registration process.

    We will contact you via email within 2-3 business days connecting you with your trainer and providing additional information about your services, including how to access the facility, regulations relating to COVID and cancelling or rescheduling an appointment.

     6. Once you are connected with your trainer, you will then book your session date and time directly with them.

    Register in person:

    1. Review our PT services menu before going to the registration website to know which package/services you intend to purchase. If you have any questions about our services and which package best fits you, please email us at personal.training@umanitoba.ca

    2. The customer service desk will get you to complete the proper forms for your desired package/service and process payment.

    3. Our staff will be checking registrations daily (Monday – Friday) and will get to work on matching you with a trainer based on the information you filled out during the registration process. You will be contacted via email within 2-3 business days to gather more information regarding your training goals, preferences and medical history.

    4. Once matched with a trainer, you will receive another email connecting you with your trainer and providing additional information about your services, including accessing the facility, regulations relating to COVID, and cancelling or rescheduling an appointment.

    5. Once you are connected with your trainer, you will then book your session date and time directly with them.


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.

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