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Personal Trainers

Sometimes, a little help and motivation go a long way on the road to overall fitness. Through a tailored fitness program, our qualified personal trainers can help you meet your fitness goals. The overall goal of this program is to assist participants in achieving the benefits that accompany physical fitness and activity.

Regardless of your goals, our trainers can help you reach any of the following results:

  • Increased energy
  • Decreased body fat
  • Gain muscle & strength
  • Save time during workouts
  • Train as a competitive athlete
  • Eliminate boredom and stay motivated
  • Increase flexibility
  • Decrease the risk of injury
  • Achieve personal fitness goals
  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Lower blood pressure & cholesterol
  • Begin exercising for the first time         

Personal Fitness Services

1. Jump Start

An introductory package to our personal fitness and nutrition services. With Jump Start, you receive:

1. A 30-minute nutrition consultation with a registered dietitian

2. A personal fitness evaluation with a certified personal trainer

3. An equipment orientation focused on your equipment of interest.

Cost: $60 (Free for alumni with purchase of membership)

2. Program Design

Looking for guidance on your fitness journey, but don’t want to financially commit to a personal trainer? Our personalized fitness program is built around your needs and fitness level in order to get you moving in the right direction.

Once you submit the Fitness Service Request form, you will be able to set up a goal setting session with a member of the fitness staff. Next, you will be provided with an individualized, 4-week, workout program and a 30-minute instruction session.

Cost: 2 Days/week: $35

         3 Days/week: $50

         4 week program: $65

3. Fitness Consultation

Whether you’re an experience gym goer or just starting your fitness journey, we want to give you a fresh perspective on how to utilize different pieces of equipment in our facility to best fit your needs. We will spend 60-minutes showing you around free weights, resistance machines, and/or our new cardio equipment.

Cost: Member $25 / Non Member $35

4. Personal Fitness Evaluation

A certified personal trainer will conduct a PFE that aligns with the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines. This will help you gauge your current muscular endurance, strength, flexibility, and overall fitness level.

Cost: Member $25 / Non Member $35

5. Body Composition

Curious about what your body composition is? We have a variety of options including: BIA, skin fold, and circumference measurement. All of these procedures are non-invasive and follow ACSM guidelines.

Cost: Member $10 / Non Member $20

5. Personal Training

Through a personally tailored fitness program, you will be working 1-on-1 with our qualified personal trainers to meet your fitness goals. The overall goal of personal training is to assist our participants in achieving their goals and improving their quality of life through physical fitness. Regardless of your goals, our trainers can help you with the following: Increase your energy, decrease body fat, improve body composition, gain muscle and strength, decrease injury risk, increase flexibility, improve cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and much more!

What you can expect in your first session

Trainer/Client Consultation - The first thing we want to do before we get into any physical training is to understand you as a person. This includes understanding your goals, previous habits/activity, and address any health concerns that currently play a role in your life. Achieving an understanding of these various factors allows us to create safe and effective programming to help you reach your goals.

Personal Fitness Evaluation (PFE) -  Once we have an understanding of your background and where you want to go with your fitness, we will have you complete a personal fitness evaluation that aligns with ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) standards. This evaluation will help us gauge your current fitness level. It’s important to understand this is not a competition or test, give it your best and we’ll do the rest!

Orientation – Following the PFE, we will allow you to cool down while we give you an orientation of our space and equipment. Whether you’re an experienced gym-goer or brand new to fitness, we want to give you a fresh perspective on how we may utilize different pieces of equipment or space to best meet your individual needs.

Plan of action - At the conclusion of your orientation, we’ll sit down and map out where we’re going from here. This includes scheduling sessions, giving you an overview of what we have planned for your workouts, and completing the purchase process. This is where you can get excited, because the next time you meet with us, you’ll be on your way to a fitter you!

Registration

We’re excited to work with you and glad you are making the commitment to personal training, but before we can get started, you need to complete our request form. Simply visit the link below, fill out the required information on all three pages, and submit! No need to create an account or cost, simply click, fill, submit.

https://www.formlets.com/forms/CG7OnKnVjf6rPI8v/

Once we receive your request form we will pair you with a client that will best fit your needs and they will reach out to you to schedule your first session. Please allow up to 5 business days for this occur as we process our request in the order in which we receive them.

Personal Training Fee Structure

# of Sessions

Students & Members

Non-Members

1 Session$25$35
5 Sessions$100$150
10 Sessions$175$250
20 Sessions$300$425

*Student rates are only available for Full-Time Students.

**Session cost is set and will not change based on the length of the session.

If you have any questions concerns, please contact Ellen Lowe at ellen.lowe@sdstate.edu. 

Meet Your Personal Trainers

Tenille Bowser

Year in School: I graduated from Brigham Young University in Hawaii in 2003.

Major & Minor: (major) Exercise and Sport Science

Certifications: I am certified in Group Fitness, Pilates, and Queenax. 

Fitness, Exercise, Athletic Experience: I have been teaching group fitness classes here at the wellness center for 6 years. While in college, I worked as a student trainer in an athletic training room while in college.

What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer? I enjoy getting to know the clients and helping them achieve their goals.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? I enjoy boating with my family.

What are some other hobbies or interests you have? I enjoy skiing on the water and snow, wakeboarding, snowboarding and running. I also enjoy spending time with my husband and kids, especially cheering them on in their activities.

What are your career aspirations? I’d love to always be involved in the fitness industry helping others and maybe even work my way back into the medical field someday.

Colton Cogdill

Year in School: Sophomore

Major & Minor: (Major) Exercise Science: Pre-Chiropractic

Certifications: I am a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 

Fitness, Exercise, Athletic Experience: I played football and ran track in high school. I got into strength and conditioning in junior high. I also played football in my freshman year at Black Hills State University.

What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer? I enjoy helping people reach their fitness goals and being a positive impact on peoples’ lives.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? I enjoy shooting any kind of firearm. I particularly love shooting a shotgun and going pheasant hunting. 

What are some other hobbies or interests you have? I enjoy being outside and doing anything recreational such as hiking in the Black Hills or riding ATVs. An interesting fact about me is that I used to do a lot of custom leather work in high school.

What are your career aspirations? I aspire to one day run my own chiropractic clinic.

Jordyn Bernstein

Year in School: Senior

Major & Minor: (major) Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy, (minor) Health Science

Fitness, Exercise, Athletic Experience: In high school, I was involved in athletics. Since coming to college, my knowledge of the human body and the science behind the movement has been greatly enhanced through my academic studies. When I have time, I enjoy coming to the wellness center and working out by myself.

What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer? I love getting to know, connect, and see the progress that my clients make.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? I enjoy spending time doing anything on the water: boating, kayaking, swimming, etc.

What are some other hobbies or interests you have? An interesting fact about me is that I have gone deer hunting with my dad and sister every year since I was 12 years old.

What are your career aspirations? I plan to attend physical therapy school and become a physical therapist following graduation.

Jordan Campbell

Year in School: Freshman

Major & Minor: (Major) Exercise Science

Fitness, Exercise, Athletic Experience: I competed in high school football and track. I have been into fitness and have been working out seriously for 3 years.

What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer? Interacting with different people and giving others the tools to reach their goals. 

What is your favorite outdoor activity? I enjoy playing football or doing any activities on the lake.

What are some other hobbies or interests you have? My other hobbies include writing and making music, hanging out with friends and family, and following the NBA.

What are your career aspirations? I am undecided, but as of now, my desired career path is either strength and conditioning or physical therapy. I would prefer to work around athletics.

Hailey Koenen

Year in School: Senior

Major & Minor: (major) Public Health

Fitness, Exercise, Athletic Experience: I have been weightlifting for around 8 years. I swam all the way through high school. 

What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer?I love seeing the growth of clients and seeing them reach their goals.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? I love hiking and camping. I also enjoy climbing outdoors. 

What are some other hobbies or interests you have? I love rock climbing. I also work at the climbing wall, so you can always stop by to say hello and climb with me! 

What are your career aspirations: I would like to continue personal training for a few years and then open up my own weight lifting gym.

Gage Yandell

Year in School: Freshman

Major & Minor: (Major) Construction Management

Fitness, Exercise, Athletic Experience: I am in competitive powerlifting and swimming.

What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer? Sharing my passion for training with others.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? I enjoy fishing.

What are your career aspirations? I aspire to be a Project Manager and Health Coach.

Trey Bruns

Year in School: Junior

Major & Minor: (major) Exercise Science

Fitness, Exercise, Athletic Experience: I have been in basketball for 4 years and I have been lifting for 4-5 years.

What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer? I want to help people achieve their goals. Helping people live a healthy lifestyle, and feel better about themselves.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? I enjoy jogging, football, basketball, hiking.

What are some other hobbies or interests you have? I enjoy working with my dad’s business and working on cars.

What are your career aspirations? I want to be a personal athletic trainer and strength coach.

Natalie Swanson

Year in School: Senior

Major & Minor: (Major) Exercise Science and Pre-PT

Certification: I am a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. 

Fitness, Exercise, Athletic Experience: I am pursuing a 4-year degree in Exercise Science. I have taught group fitness for the past 2 years in various settings.

What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer? My favorite part of personal training is developing genuine relationships with clients.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? I love hiking and Spike ball although I’m not great at it.  

What are some other hobbies or interests you have? I enjoy the theatre. I had an opportunity to play Belle in Beauty and the Beast in my high school play.

What are your career aspirations? I aspire to be a physical therapist of some variety. I have specifically enjoyed the time I have spent shadowing pediatric physical therapy and outpatient services. 

Kasey Klapprodt

Year in School: Senior

Major & Minor: (Major) Exercise Science

Certification: I am a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. 

Fitness, Exercise, Athletic Experience: I have been a former division 1 athlete and trained all ranges of ages of people.

What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer? being able to help someone achieve their personal goals and watch the growth that happens during that process.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? I love hunting and fishing.  

What are some other hobbies or interests you have? Anything to do with the outdoors because it is a big part of my life. Everyone in my immediate family played a college sport.

What are your career aspirations? I would like to become a health administrator of a long term care facility.