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Do you need help creating an exercise routine? The fitness center will offer 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 below.

To obtain a personal training contract, please stop by the fitness center front desk. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash, money order 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. 

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.

Need help learning how to properly use and adjust all equipment with the guidance of a personal trainer? All students, faculty, and staff are able to schedule a free (ONE-time only) Equipment Orientation with a Fitness Center Personal Trainer, where you will be given a guided "tour" of all machines, learning proper adjustment and technique. You must schedule a time at the Front Desk. 

INDIVIDUAL PACKAGE OPTIONS ($20 per session) * 5 session minimum

4 Weeks 6 Weeks
2 sessions/week: $160 2 sessions/week: $220 
3 sessions/week: $220   3 sessions/week: $340 
4 sessions/week: $300  4 sessions/week: $300 
8 Weeks Basic Plan
2 sessions/week: $300 5 sessions     $100 
3 sessions/week: $440  *Buy 10 sessions, get one session free  
4 sessions/week: $580  Additional sessions   $20

TWO PERSON PACKAGES ($15 per session/per person)   

4 Weeks 6 Weeks
2 sessions/week: $240 ($120 per person) 2 sessions/week: $360 ($180 per person)


(2 Functional Movement Screenings and 1-30 minute guidance session a week with trainer)

4 Weeks: $120     
6 Weeks: $180  
8 Weeks: $240  

*All packages begin with a fitness assessment and consultation on the first session.  Sessions are one hour.

Are you ready to take the next step?  Signing up is easy!  Make your payment with cash or check made out to The University of Tampa. Fill out the personal training contract that the front desk staff provides you.  Your packet will be turned over to one of our experienced trainers, and you will be contacted within 36 hours to begin your training.

Meet Our Trainers

Ariel Hernandez

NSCA-CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)  

NSCA-CPT (National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Personal Trainer)  

Major: Exercise and Nutrition Science 

I was born in Cuba and immigrated to the US where I was raised in Tampa, Florida. Upon high school graduation, I joined the Air Force. This is where my journey in the health and wellness field began, pursuing my degree in educational discipline. Over the last 5+ years, I have developed a passion for bodybuilding and strength sports. I would consider myself a “power-builder” or a power lifter that still wants to be aesthetic. 

After transitioning out of active duty Air Force into the reserves, I came to UT to pursue my Graduate degree in Exercise & Nutrition Science. In addition to being a trainer here at UT, I intern with the Head Strength Coach for the special operations unit at the MacDill Air Force Base.

 I'm committed to helping you achieve your goals! I'm here to help if you whether your goal is to lose body fat and tone or to gain lean muscle mass. I utilize an evidence-based approach to my training methods that is practical and fits your life style! In conjunction with your training program, I am here to help educate you. I will help explain to why and how you're doing something NOW so you will know when and how to apply the knowledge in the future. All I ask is that you can be committed to the plan/program so you can meet your desired goals. I look forward to working with you! 

Shane Martin  

NASM-CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer)  

National Personal Training Institute, - Suspension Strap Training (TRX) 

National Personal Training Institute, - Kettlebell Specialist  

Shane Martin was born in New Orleans, LA and migrated to Tampa Bay at the age of 7. At an early age he developed a passion for fitness by training in gymnastics & martial arts. His studies led him to compete in Jiu-Jitsu through his teen years. 

At the age of 20, Shane began his professional career in health and fitness industry. He currently holds a nationally recognized certification in Personal Training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

Shane's unique approach to program design allows him to maximize his clients' results by utilizing a combination of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) with strength & circuit training. He believes fitness to be a catalyst for personal growth and development using it as a powerful tool to create transformation in his clients' lives.  

Nick Miller 

NSCA-CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)  

Hi my name is Nicholas Miller and I am a Master of Science in Exercise & Nutrition Science. On top of my education, I am also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) working on more certifications to verify and validate my capabilities as a professional.

My health journey began in my undergraduate studies when I realized that the healthcare system was flawed with the mentality of curative medicine rather than preventative medicine. Exercising daily, eating healthy and even meditation essentially fulfill the role of preventative medicine by taking care of the body and using the innate ability of self-healing which the body possesses. The body is meant to move, grow, and transform and with that comes essence of life.

My central focus is to provide adept instruction pertaining to exercise form and technique, motivation and safety supervision to all clients and athletes for strength and conditioning activities.  An emphasis will be placed on multi-joint bilateral and unilateral movements to enhance strength & power, speed & agility, balance, coordination & flexibility, all while maintaining pain-free movements. 

For me, there is a commitment to keep a safe, disciplined strength and conditioning program to benefit all who participate.

In order to maintain these values, I will actively progress my professional knowledge base and accredited credentials by studying and staying up to date in the latest evidence-based research and clinical innovations.

Greg Slaton  

NASM-CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer)

Major: Human Performance (Concentration in Exercise Physiology)

Currently a senior at The University of Tampa, I transferred to UT last year and immediately fell in love with the region's active lifestyle. Growing up in southern New Jersey I participated in a plethora of sports at the middle school and high school levels, during which time I began to learn the value of sport conditioning. However, once I entered college I truly developed my passion for fitness as a lifestyle (not just sport-specific), and more specifically, for calisthenics and functional training modalities. 

Calisthenics, meaning body-weight exercise, is my area of specialization, and I have spent many years learning and growing in this newly evolving and popular style of full-body fitness. Additionally, I have spent a few years absorbing as much information as possible under the direct supervision of the off-season strength and conditioning specialist for professional NLF quarterback Joe Flacco. 

As a charismatic, highly energetic, outgoing and fun-spirited individual, the decision to become a personal/group trainer was a no-brainer (that rhymed). As your trainer, I will develop for you a comprehensive, scientifically backed program targeting not only the “glamour muscles,” but all muscles required to carry out your activity –specific and daily functional movements. Together, we will not only work hard to achieve your fitness goals, but we are going to have an absolute blast doing so!