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Is personal training right for you

Our Personal trainers are here to help you reach your fitness goals, whatever they might be. Personal training isn't just about getting fit, but finding the right fit.

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    Being fit means something different for each person, and our trainers have the education, experience and passion to help you discover what that means for you.

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    Individualized plan

    From getting matched with the right certified personal trainer to an individualized plan created specifically for YOU – your needs, abilities, preferences and lifestyle.

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    Measured progress

    Our training packages come with easy-to-understand, accurate and objective measurements to evaluate health risks, monitor fitness progress and achieve fitness goals.

  • Personal trainers can help:

    • Create personal programs to meet specific needs
    • Educate you about about health and fitness
    • Help you stick to your programs and goals
    • Find enjoyment in physical activity
    • Prevent or recover from injuries


  • A personal trainer demonstrates to a trainee the proper technique for using a piece of resistance equipment.

Who are our trainers?

All of our 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.

Each CSEP-certified trainer needs:

  • 120 credit hours of post-secondary education
  • 100 hours of practical experience in health-related fitness
  • 30 professional development credits every two-years
  • 8 core competency areas addressing theoretical and practical knowledge

How to register

  • Register online:

    Go to the registration page and select the package/service best for you. If you have questions about our services and which package is the best fit for you, please email us at personal.training@umanitoba.ca.

  • Register in person

    Review our PT services to determine which package/services you intend to purchase before your visit. If you have questions about our services and which package best fits you, please email us at personal.training@umanitoba.ca.

  • After you register:

    Our staff will check registrations daily (Monday-Friday) and will 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 and cancelling or rescheduling an appointment.

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

Learn from our pros

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

Craving change

  • How-to workshop for changing your relationship with food

    We're introducing Craving Change workshops to our list of services!

    • Understand why you eat the way you do
    • Comfort yourself without food
    • Change your thinking to change your eating

    *Participants must be in attendance for all the virtual sessions if a certificate of completion is required. 

    Personal training clients:

    Craving Change sessions are free for personal training clients. If you're an existing client and would like to join the next session, please email us at rec_services@umanitoba.ca. However the cost of the manual must be paid.

    New customers:

    If you're not a personal training client and would like to join, you can register online by clicking the link below.


    Book a Craving Change session


    Under course type, select nutrition and hit search to see available Craving Change courses.

Contact us

Active Living Centre
145 Frank Kennedy Centre
430 University Crescent

Joe Doupe Recreation Centre
030 Brodie Centre
727 McDermot Avenue