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Do you need help creating an exercise routine? The new 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 new fitness center after Oct. 3, 2016. 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. 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) 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. 

Meet Our Trainers

Serista Budhram

AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
Certified Spinning Instructor
American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified
Major: International Business and Finance
Minor: Entrepreneurship

Over the years I have experienced it all – weight gain, weight loss and then bulking to shredding. I have had a variety of trainers over the years who both helped and harmed my health. I was an athlete my entire life, and giving up sports in college became a real challenge for me.

I find joy in helping others and teaching them about fitness, which is why I first pursued my passion for group fitness, specifically indoor cycling. As my desire to help people persisted I decided to pursue my personal training certification.

My passion lies in the weight room. I am amazed by the positive effects that weight training has on the physical and emotional being. My favorite thing about fitness is that no matter how much you think you know, you will never stop learning – it is a universe of endless possibilities.

As your trainer, your goals will become my goals. We will work towards them together! It’s all about balance and moderation. Listen to your body, and let’s find out what works for you!

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."

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