Become a Personal Trainer

Personal Fitness Training (PFT) is a 10-week non-credit course that prepares you to become a personal trainer. The class meets twice per week for 1.5 hours each class and includes lecture, discussion, work time and exercise. You will learn the fundamental skills of personal training and gain experience coaching a mock client through an initial package and 3 training sessions based on their individualized goals.  Upon completing the class, you have the option to take the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer exam to obtain your nationally accredited certification. We will answer all questions about the exam, including cost, in our PFT info session and throughout the course. You will also have the option to apply for a personal training position with Campus Recreation.

For questions, contact the Coordinator of Fitness at Taylor.Sidore@colostate.edu or (970) 491-5682.

Spring 2022 Course Offering

  • Registration opens January 17th at 12am and closes February 4th at 11:59pm
  • Class dates: February 7th – April 20th
    • Mondays & Wednesday 5:30-7pm
    • Meeting Room A
  • 20 person cap
    • This course is only eligible for CSU enrolled students
    • It is preferred for those that enroll in the course are able to work for Campus Recreation as a Personal Trainer for a minimum of 2 semesters if hired once the course is complete.
  • Cost: $65
Participant and personal trainer participate in an exercise with a medicine ball.

Become a Group Class Instructor

FIT is a 10-week non-credit course that prepares you to become a group fitness instructor. The class meets once per week for 1-1.5 hours and includes lecture, discussion, work time and exercise. You will learn the fundamental skills of teaching a class and gain experience teaching strength and cardio or cycling class formats. Upon completing the class, you will be able to take the American Council on Exercise (ACE) group fitness instructor exam to obtain your nationally accredited certification ($199 exam cost not included). Taking the ACE exam is not required to work for CSU Campus Recreation. Following the class, you will have the option to audition for an instructor position with Campus Recreation.

For questions, contact the Assistant Director of Fitness at Torin.Kaletsky@colostate.edu or (970) 491-3319.

Spring 2022 Course Offering

  • Class dates: February 9th – April 20th
    • Wednesday 5-6:30pm
    • Meeting Room B
  • 25 person cap
    • This course is only eligible for CSU enrolled students
    • Following the class, you will have the option to audition for an instructor position with Campus Recreation
  • Cost: $70
A group fitness class is in session!

“The biggest success of being a personal trainer is helping my clients be able to move better overall. When a client comes back to me and says they biked to classes, or were able to work with no pain, or they could lift a heavier box when helping a friend move is a win. Being a personal trainer is continuously filled with successes and wins and I absolutely love that aspect of my job!” -Courtney Therrien