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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 free goal session. During the goal session you will discuss your gym likes and dislikes, goals and interests, and have any measurements and assessments performed that you are interested in.

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. 


Number of Sessions Cost Per Session
5-8 sessions $24 per session
9-12 sessions $22 per session
13-16 sessions $20 per session
17+ sessions $18 per session


Number of Sessions Cost Per Session
5-8 session $16 per session per person
9-12 sessions $14 per session per person  
13+ sessions $12 per session per person  

*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 2-3 business days 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.

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!