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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: $440 
   
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)
   

GUIDED SELF TRAINING PROGRAM

(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

David Amundson 

ACE-CPT (American Council on Exercise - Certified Personal Trainer)

Major: Human Performance (Concentration in Exercise Physiology)

Born and bred in Iowa, I played football and soccer throughout high school. This was where my undying passion for working out and fitness began, when my high school built a shiny new weight room during my freshman year. After graduating, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I earned the rank of sergeant and lead the VMM-263 ordnance division. Over the course of eight years, every single Marine I mentored successfully completed his or her physical fitness and combat fitness tests (PFT and CFT) with my guidance. Moreover, I, too completed numerous PFTs and CFTs, achieving perfect scores. Then, after eight-and-a-half years of service, I was medically retired from the Marine Corps after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and type 1 diabetes. However, that did not stop my passion for working out nor derail my fitness journey. It only motivated me, and that lead me to obtaining my personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise in 2016.

Currently, I am a junior at The University of Tampa and am excited that I am learning even more about how the body functions. My passion is body optimization. Even though I now accept the fact that I likely will not beat Michael Phelps in a swimming race, I still work hard to improve and to be my best. This is how, through body optimization, I aim to take my “trainees” to their highest level achievable.

Josh Gills

ACSM-CPT (American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer)

CISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition – Certified Sports Nutritionist)

Fitness and nutrition are two of my most passionate subjects on this earth. Growing up in the south suburbs of Chicago, I was always engaged in sports or some form of exercise while maintaining a well-balanced diet. I would always test new diet and workout trends on myself to see if they actually worked. At some point I realized that they did not, or as some would say, “different strokes for different folks.” This eventually led me into becoming a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist, because of my dedication to finding the fitness routine that works for each individual and tailoring their experience to be enjoyable while seeing improvements.

I recently finished my master’s degree at Louisiana Tech University while majoring in sports performance. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama while majoring in human performance and exercise science in Spring 2015.

My overall goal is to make sure everyone I encounter reaches his or her personal fitness goals through exercise and nutrition. I find joy in knowing I can help people gain or maintain a healthy lifestyle! 

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! 

Zach MacDonald

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

Major: Human Performance  

Concentration in Exercise Physiology

Originally from Boston, I am a senior here at The University of Tampa. My plan is to continue at UT upon graduation to pursue a Master’s in Exercise and Nutrition Science after completing my undergraduate degree in December. I have played sports throughout high school, such as baseball and cross country. However, I have found my true passion is bodybuilding. I compete multiple times throughout the year in various shows throughout the country. Through my personal endeavors in the sport of bodybuilding and my academic studies, I feel I have not only developed knowledge about fitness, nutrition and exercise, but have learned how to apply this knowledge to the real world.

I believe knowledge without application is simply wasted. It is because of this I truly feel that I will be able to help you accomplish your goals with proven scientific principles. I will work hard to find a way for you to apply these changes so they will match your lifestyle. As cliché as it may sound, I have learned that making fitness a lifestyle is what really helps you to reap the rewards of what fitness has to offer. If it is not sustainable in your own life, then how can you ever expect to get results?

As your trainer, that is something you will not have to worry about! I will guide you along every step of the way to accomplish your fitness goals. I will assist you through every exercise, give you appropriate nutritional recommendations, provide motivation and teach you how to realistically apply these newfound concepts into your own life. This journey is one that takes time and patience, but it is well worth it. After accomplishing many of the goals that I have set for myself in my fitness journey, I am extremely excited to share this feeling with you and help you on your new journey to a better you!

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!