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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.

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) meeting with a McNiff 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 McNiff Front Desk. 

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

Branden Boston 

International Sports Sciences Association Personal Trainer
Major: Philosophy

"The ability of the human mind to push the body beyond its limits never ceases to amaze me. I made a lifelong commitment towards a healthier version of myself when I was 16 years old after being tired of my low energy levels and feeling inadequate when playing sports with my disciplined friends and peers. Through making simple adjustments to my eating habits and daily exercise routines, I felt completely transformed in a matter of months and felt a certain drive to share that transformation with the world around me. I brought that optimism with me to the men's and women's bodybuilding team, of which I am now the president, and I am looking forward to helping any genuinely passionate individual trying to bring healthy changes in their life through weight training."

Eric Masters 

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer 
National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Weight Loss Specialist 
Ellis & Associates Instructor License CPR  
Major: Human Performance

"I've had a passion for health and fitness for as long as I can remember. One thing that sets me apart from other trainers is that I hold my clients accountable in and out of the gym. I understand that going to the gym can be intimidating for some people. That's why I make it my goal to give you the confidence and skills to continue exercising long after we're done. 

My areas of specialty include beginners fitness, women's fitness, athletic enhancement (speed and strength development), high intensity training and nutrition. Whatever your goals may be, I'll work with you to not only meet, but exceed them!

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."

Chris Murphy

NSCA-CPT (National Strength and Conditioning- Certified Personal Trainer) Certification: #7247977281
NSCA TSAC-F (National Strength and Conditioning- Tactical Strength and Conditioning) 

EXOS XPS (Exos Performance Specialist)
FMS (Functional Movement Screen)
Major: Exercise Science

"I was born and raised in Tampa, FL, where I found my passion for playing soccer. I was driven my whole life to be physically fit so I could reach the highest level possible in my sport. I formerly played NCAA division 1 soccer in Connecticut, and after taking a year off of the game due to injury, I found myself continuing my dream of playing soccer at a school in North Carolina and then one summer of fourth-tier professional soccer in the US. Finally, I decided to hang up my cleats and focus on my other passion - performance coaching!  

I train all my clients with four building blocks in mind: nutrition, mindset, movement and recovery. Each of these has an equally important role in developing a well-balanced personalized training program based on your sports-specific and individual needs, which include body composition, plyometric, speed, strength, power, regeneration and energy system development based on scientifically proven principles. I also use the functional movement screen, or FMS, to screen for limitations and asymmetries in seven basic human movement patterns. This will allow for injury prevention and for building a solid foundation."  

Rohan Trench

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
Major: Human Performance with a focus on adult fitness 

"Physical fitness and improving athleticism are my passions. I was born and raised in Boston, MA, where I played football and ran track for four years in high school. There sprinting became my favorite physical activity to participate in, so I continued running track at The University of Tampa. When I am not on the track, I also love being in the weight room, going on Bayshore Boulevard for a bike ride by the water and relaxing with yoga.

I genuinely enjoy helping others reach their fitness goals. When any of my friends are trying to lose weight or become better athletes, they always come to me for workout plans and exercises to efficiently reach their goals."