Personal Training

Do you need help creating an exercise routine? The McNiff Fitness Center offers one-on-one training sessions with one of our several nationally certified personal trainers who can help you improve your current routine or design something completely new. Check out our trainers and packages below.

To obtain a personal training contract, please stop by the McNiff Fitness Center front desk. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash or check made out to The University of Tampa.

All packages begin with a fitness assessment consisting of body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance components. A consultation to determine needs and goals will follow the assessment. Sessions are one hour.

All sessions/packages are non-refundable except in cases of health issues with doctor's note prohibiting physical activity. Packages purchased during the academic year must be used by the end of the spring semester of the same academic year, or remaining sessions will be forfeited.

Package Options

4 Weeks
2 sessions/week $120
3 sessions/week $180
4 sessions/week $240

6 Weeks
2 sessions/week $180
3 sessions/week $270
4 sessions/week $360

8 Weeks
2 sessions/week $240
3 sessions/week $360
4 sessions/week $480

Basic Plan
5 sessions $75
Additional sessions: $15 each

Partner Packages

8 sessions
$192 ($96 per person)
$12/session/per person

12 sessions
$288 ($144 per person)

16 sessions
$384 ($192 per person)

Equipment Orientation
1 session FREE to all members. 

Meet Our Trainers

Rob Haughey

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer; USAW Sports Performance Coach
Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, The University of Tampa
Master's degree in Exercise Science, University of South Florida

"I have always had a love for sports, health and wellness. After my first day of weight training, I completely fell in love with the activity. Combining my personal exercise experience, a degree in exercise science and several years of personal training has made me into a great personal trainer that can adapt to any challenge thrown my way."


  • Sport-specific training
  • Strength training
  • Nutrition

Joel Metzger

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
Major: Exercise Science

"I served in the United States Navy from 2007-2011. It was during that time that I developed an acute passion for physical fitness. As my knowledge grew, I found myself helping fellow shipmates. Upon getting an honorable discharge out of the service, my predisposition to become a personal trainer was top priority. I received my certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I am now at UT in a strong pursuit of a bachelor's degree in exercise science emphasizing athletic training. I am confident I have the capability to train and get anyone to their specific goals with a constantly expanding, diversified knowledge of training techniques. I look forward to meeting you and am excited to guide you into your pursuit of excellence."

Pat Damiano

CrossFit Level One Certificate Holder
CrossFit Football Certificate
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certified Personal Trainer
Major: Exercise Science

"Fitness has been a passion of mine since my freshman year of high school, and I knew I wanted to become a personal trainer before I even started college. Being a trainer is something I am very serious about, and I believe that I can help clients of all fitness abilities become more physically fit and happier with the way their bodies look, move and feel. In 2013 I earned my CrossFit level one certificate and really enjoy the sports and competition-oriented workouts, but I can still assist my clients in meeting goals based on weight, strength, flexibility or activities of daily living."

Ali Swank

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
Major: Exercise Science, Adult Fitness concentration, Recreation minor

"I chose to become a personal trainer because of the passion I have for fitness, especially running. Running got me interested in health and from there, I learned more about the benefits of weight training, flexibility and healthy food choices. I specialize in running of all distances and have completed four half marathons since my freshmen year of college and numerous 5K races. I am the secretary of the Spartan Running Club."