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Let our certified personal trainers work with you to create a customized workout plan. With a variety of training packages, you can customize your own personal training experience to fit your budget. Start the new semester off right by getting help with your strength training or weight-loss goals from the professionals. Click the pictures below to meet our personal trainers!

Seamus Gowan
Angie Kirila
James Kopniske
Lauren McComas
Shannon Stiles
Nick Avramaut
Nick Lesh
Eve Likos
Michael Maroon
Evan Christyson

Interested in one of the various Personal Training services CSU Campus Recreation Services has to offer?

STEP ONE: Fill out the online Personal Training Request form HERE

Also fill out your Health History Questionarie HERE

*Be sure you fill out both forms before you start your training

A Fitness and Wellness staff member will contact you within two business days to schedule your initial session with a personal trainer


Personal Training
Fitness Assessment* Member Non-Member
1 session $25 $35
Body Composition Member Non-Member
30 Minute Session $10 $15
Individual Training Member Non-Member
Initial Session Pkg* $90 $110
1 session $35 $45
3 session $96 $130
5 sessions $160 $220
10 sessions $300 $430
20 sessions $550 $840
*Required for all first-time participants. Includes a fitness assessment and two, 1-hour sessions with a personal trainer

Small Group Training**

Small Group Training Member Non-Member
Initial Session Pkg.** $70 $90
5 sessions $110 $170
10 sessions $225 $355
20 sessions $450 $740
**2 or more participants-maximum of 5 participants. Prices listed are per person. Initial Session Package is required for all first-time participants and includes a fitness assessment and two, 1-hour sessions with a personal trainer.

Personal Training Services

  • To request a personal training service, fill out the personal training services request form online at or the paper form at the Customer Service Desk/Pro Shop
  • A fitness and Wellness staff member will contact the client within two business days to schedule the initial session
  • The Personal Trainer will schedule the requested service (Body composition, fitness assessment, or Initial session package) with the client
  • The client will fill out the Health History questionnaire, health and fitness goals worksheet, personal training informed consent, and the personal training agreement forms at the first meeting with the personal trainer
  • If a physician’s clearance is necessary based off of the clients responses on the health history questionnaire no personal training sessions will take place until the physician’s clearance form has been received
  • A client tracking form and audit form will be used by the Personal Trainer to document client progress
  • Individual and small group training sessions will be scheduled with the Personal Trainer at the conclusion of each session

Fitness & Wellness Services

  • All services must be purchased in advance
  • Sessions are scheduled for one hour and begin at the time mutually agreed upon by the client and the provider (Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist, Registered Dietitian)
  • Hour sessions cannot be split into two 30-minute sessions
  • All cancellations must occur 24 hours in advance
  • The client must call or email the provider (Personal Trainer, Registered Dietitian, Massage Therapist) directly to cancel an appointment
  • The session fee will be assessed if the client fails to attend their scheduled appointment or for any appointment not cancelled 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time
  • If the University closes for inclement weather, all appointments will be cancelled. All session fees will be credited.

Interested in working at the Recreation Center as a Personal Trainer? Click here to see if we are hiring.

The following are organizations and certifications that will be considered for Cleveland State University personal trainers:

  • American College of Sports Medicine ( - Certified Personal Trainer
  • American Council on Exercise ( - Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association ( – Certified Personal Trainer
  • American College of Sports Medicine ( - Health Fitness Specialist
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association ( – Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • National Academy of Sport Medicine –Certified Personal Trainer

2420 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 | 216.802.3200 | |

Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RC
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Recreation Center
2420 Chester Avenue
Phone: 216.802.3200