Recreation and Wellness Center

Personal Training is available to all students and faculty at UCF. Sessions are 60 minutes long and the initial consultation is FREE. All of our trainers are certified by the following organizations: ACE, AFAA, NASM, NSCA, CSCS and ACSM.

Personal Training can define your fitness goals, teach you new exercises, increase muscular strength, endurance and/or flexibility, provide functional training opportunities, motivate you to achieve your goals, and equip you with tools to support your healthy lifestyle.

To get started with Personal Training, fill out the online Personal Training Registration Form (below). A Personal Trainer will contact you to schedule a session.

NOTE: Due to the popularity of our personal training program, please be advised that there may be a wait before a trainer becomes available.

Personal Training Rates
Student Rates
$20 per session
$80 for 5 sessions

RWC Member Rates
$30 per session
$125 for 5 sessions

Buddy Sessions
$30 per buddy session
($15 per person)

*interested in achieving your fitness goals in smaller groups at a more affordable rate? Check out the Small Group Training link below!

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Katie Valley
Personal Training Lead

Certifications: ACSM-CPT, ACE Group Exercise, American Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED

Education: Currently seeking a Bachelor's of Science in Health Services Administration

Interests: Running, lifting things up and putting them down, being in the sunshine, and making people smile!

Specialties: Strength and conditioning, sports-specific training, weight loss, functional training, TRX suspension training, kickboxing

Philosophy: Be so good they can't ignore you.

Kayl Karadjian

Certifications: NFPT certified personal trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid

Education: Seeking a B.S. in Sports and Exercise Science

Interests: Video games, sports, Sci-Fi, reading, and movies.

Specialties: Strength and hypertrophy training

Philosophy: Hard work and determination are the keys to success.

Alex Trujillo

Certifications: ACSM-CPT, AFAA Primary Group Exercise, American Red Cross-First Aid/CPR/AED

Education: Pursuing a B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science

Interests:Diverse forms of exercise, reading, taking my two dogs to Baldwin Park, funny or thought-provoking movies.

Specialties: Assessing and correcting bio-mechanical deficiencies, TRX suspension training, athletic development and performance, circuit training.

Philosophy: If you were to purchase a car, would you then drive for 100 years without taking care of it? If the car's wheels were crooked, and the axel was off, and the transmission was malfunctioning, would you continue to drive it? Of course not! Understanding the way our body works and moves is a matter of mechanics, and I can teach you to see your own problems and fix them in the way that a mechanic might fix a car. I believe in teaching clients to move better, so that they can feel, look, and be better.

Cory Hutchins

Certifications: AFAA- CPT, Maddog Spinning, American Red Cross First Aid and CPR

Education: Pursuing a B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science Program

Interests: Spearfishing

Specialties: Strength training, circuit training, weight loss

Philosophy: You have to want a change in your life. Live fearless, and open minded because with determination and hard work, anything is possible

Adrian Arnette

Certifications: NASM-CPT, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid

Education: Seeking a B.S. in Physics

Interests: exercise, volleyball, philosophy, science, music

Specialties: sport performance/sport-specific training, fat loss and muscle tone, full body improvement

Philosophy: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates

Meghan Doughtery

Certifications: AFAA-CPT, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid

Education: Seeking a B.S. in Biology

Interests: Powerlifting, Puppies, Animals, oxford commas, and Adventuring!

Specialties: Strength training, weight loss, weightlifting/powerlifting

Philosophy: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take- Wayne Gretzky" -Michael Scott

James Maggert

Certifications: ACSM-CPT, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid

Education: Seeking a B.S. in Health Sciences: Pre-Clinical

Interests: Finding new challenges, playing all forms of sports, studying and learning new things

Specialties: Strength and hypertrophy training, circuit training, weight loss

Philosophy: Dreams don’t work unless you do.

Bryce Starr

Certifications: NASM-CPT, Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED

Education: Pursuing Bachelors in Sports and Exercise Science.

Interests: Living in the moment while reaching for my optimal level of overall total body wellness through a balance of nature and physical fitness.

Specialties: Fat loss, improving lean body mass, increasing total body wellness and overall physical fitness.

Philosophy: Improving total body wellness is more than just increasing physical activity, it involves committing to a lifestyle.

Daniel Sharvit

Certifications: NSCA-CSCS, AFAA-CPT

Education: B.S. Sports and Exercise Science, Pursuing M.S. Sports and Exercise Science

Interests: Soccer, Reading

Specialties: Weightlifting

Philosophy: Any physical activity is the key to a healthy lifestyle

Kathleen Palmer

Certifications: ACSM-CPT, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid

Education: B.S. Health Sciences Pre Clinical, graduating from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program May 2016

Interests: triathlon training and competing, strength training, lounging at the beach/pool, and playing with puppies!

Specialties: In addition to strength training and circuit training that I like to focus on in a training program, I have taught small group training and GE classes using the TRX; a great tool to always keep your core engaged!

Philosophy: Train Hard AND Smart! Find a training program that you can sustain for years to come; something that is safe, effective and gives you happiness and confidence!

Matt Jacobson

Certifications: AFAA CPT, American Red Cross First Aid and CPR

Education: Interdisciplinary Studies with Focus on Education and Behavorial Studies

Interests: Anything outdoors, adventuring, sports, just having fun!

Specialties: Strength and Power- Endurance

Philosophy: You've got to start somewhere, and have fun while doing it!

Sandra Gaemmerler

Certifications: ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Spinning Certified Instructor, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid

Education: Masters in Sports and Exercise Science, currently working on my Bachelors in Dietetics and Nutrition

Interests: Love trying out new restaurants and cuisines, having fun with friends, and anything pink

Specialty: Body weight workouts, interval training, mind/body exercises

Philosophy: Training the body, trains the mind. As your physical health improves, so does your mental.

Myles Russell

Certifications: ACE Personal Training; American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED

Education: Currently working for a bachelors in Health Sciences Pre-med

Interests: Rock music, saving bugs from being killed, hearing funny stories

Specialties: Muscle building, strength training, fat loss, and happiness

Philosophy: Unless you hit the lotto or get enrolled into Hogwarts, nothing will change your life the way working out will. Exercising isn't meant to be your life, but it's going to help it in countless ways.

Chris Parrott

Certifications: ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED

Education: Holds a B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Physical Therapy

Interests: Reading, cooking, and all sports!

Specialties: Movement Based Training, Corrective Exercise, and Injury Prevention.

Philosophy: "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath, then you'll be successful" - Eric Thomas

Rebecca Kennedy

Certifications: ACSM-CPT, AFAA Group Exercise; American Red First Aid/CPR/AED

Education: Currently seeking a Bachelor's of Arts in Communications Sciences & Disorders, but looking to apply to graduate school in the Sports & Exercise Program

Interests: Lifting weights, drinking coffee, running, laughing (and making others laugh!)

Specialties: weightloss, hypertrophy

Philosophy: You lose yourself in the things you love. You find yourself there, too.

Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.