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Personal Training

The Personal Training Program at UT Dallas is designed to help you with your personal fitness goals, whether you want to lose a few pounds or need help designing a workout right for you.

During your session, you will meet one-on-one with a certified personal trainer, so you can discuss your goals, obstacles, current activities and nutrition. Your body composition will be taken and recorded, so you can have an assessment of where you are and where you need to be. We will work together to produce a personalized weight training program and learn to properly use the equipment. Our goal is to practice the principles necessary to continue working out effectively, independently, and with long lasting benefits. Basic nutritional guidance and daily menus with delicious nutritional low-fat recipes will also be provided.

Print and fill out the Personal Training Registration Form prior to your session. Learn more about the packages and the program or make an appointment by contacting Frankie today!

If you're a current client, we value your feedback. Feel free to fill out our Personal Training Evaluation.

Interested in becoming a Personal Trainer? We'll help you get certified! 
Contact  Frankie to learn more about getting certified and becoming a Personal Trainer.

Personal Training Fees
  Member Non-Member
Single Session $30 $35
Basic Package (4 Sessions) $110 $130
Premium Package (8 Sessions) $188 $228
Deluxe Package (12 sessions) $269 $329
All sessions are 1 hour.

Personal Training Fees - Buddy System
  Member Non-Member
Single Session Buddy System $20 per person $25 per person
Basic Package Buddy System $72 per person $96 per person
Premium Package Buddy System $136 per person $176 per person
Deluxe Buddy Package $180 per person $240 per person
All sessions are 1 hour.

Intake Forms
Personal Training Registration Request Form
Personal Training Personal Medical History Form

Workout of the Month (February)

This High Intensity Interval Training workout is sure to give you a metabolic boost that will last all day! This Workout of the Month is brought to you by one of our Professional Staff members, Frankie Branham.

Perform each exercise for 50 seconds, with a rest of 10 seconds. Between each exercise, perform an interval of cardio (of your choice). After you complete the whole set, rest 2 minutes.
Repeat the whole set again, this time performing each exercise for 30 seconds instead of 50 seconds.

Equipment needed: one kettlebell or exercise ball, and one mat.
Warm Up for 5-10 minutes to get your body heat elevated, muscles, warm, and heart pumping.
Circuits 1 & 2
Circuit 1: Start with 50 seconds of Cardio.
Circuit 2: Goblet squat with kettle bell.
Circuits 3 & 4
Circuit 3: Cardio.
Circuit 4: Alternating side lunges with kettlebell lowered toward foot on lunge.
Circuits 5 & 6
Circuit 5: Cardio.
Circuit 6: Pushup with one hand on kettlebell. Alternate sides 5 at a time.
Circuits 7 & 8
Circuit 7: Cardio.
Circuit 8: Overhead lunge. Alternate back lunges raising kettlebell overhead each time.
Circuits 9 & 10
Circuit 9: Cardio.
Circuit 10: Seated Russian twist with kettlebell.
Circuits 11 & 12
Circuit 11: Cardio.
Circuit 12: Crunches with medicine ball, alternating center, right, center, left
Circuits 13 & 14
Circuit 13: Cardio.
Circuit 14: Overhead Triceps Extension with kettlebell
Circuits 15 & 16
Circuit 15: Cardio.
Circuit 16: Single leg deadlift right with kettlebell.
Circuits 17 & 18
Circuit 17: Cardio.
Circuit 18: Single leg deadlift left with kettlebell.
Circuits 19 & 20
Circuit 19: Cardio.
Circuit 20: Kettlebell Swing.

One-on-One Package

Individual training for specialized attention to your fitness goals. Sessions are one hour. Individual packages will include an initial assessment.

Buddy Package

Team up with a friend with similar fitness goals. Buddy Packages are limited to the 4, 8, and 12 session options and includes an initial assessment.

Full Assessment

A full physical evaluation assessing your height/weight, resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, posture and flexibility levels. You and your trainer will discuss the results of the assessment and recommendations will be made to help improve your overall fitness based on your results. Note: You must complete the medical registration packet prior to evaluation.

Exercise Design

Using the results from your fitness assessment, a trainer will review your assessment results and work with you to create a realistic short or long term goals. A personalized fitness program will be designed for you based on your goals, current fitness level and exercises preferences.

A personal trainer can put the "personal" back into your workout. Not only will your trainer devise exercises that are best suited to your fitness goals, you can usually plan your sessions for a time that is convenient for you. Since you will be exercising in private, you need not worry about competing with other students, or holding them back because your fitness level is different. This is crucial to making progress. Additionally, our trainers make a point of keeping current in the latest fitness trends and research, so you can be assured that your fitness routine will never be outdated.

Some benefits include:

  • Reduce body fat and increase lean muscle mass
  • Muscular endurance, strength, power and core stability
  • Increase cardiovascular fitness levels
  • Nationally certified personal trainers
  • All trainers are personal training certified through a credited certification institute.
  • More affordable than personal training at a commercial gym
  • Convenient session times vary on your schedule
  • Combines cardio and weight training
  • Enhance flexibility and balance
  • Increase effectiveness of your workouts
  • Learn proper lifting techniques
  • One-on-one individualized attention
  • Clean, safe, friendly, high-energy facility
  • Improve your sports performance

Body Composition

A trainer will measure your body fat percentage as well as your cardiovascular levels. This is an effective baseline measurement for you to track your training progress.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get started with a personal trainer?

Contact Frankie Branham via email explaining why you want to train, when/what times, and how often you want to train and if you prefer a male or female personal trainer.

I've never been to the Activity Center's gym. Where are the personal trainers located?

We are located in the fitness center.

Can I train even if I don't currently attend UT Dallas? Do I have to get a membership?

The non-member price includes the daily use fee.

You must have a Comet Card or driver's license when entering the building.

Do personal training sessions expire? Can I get a refund if I choose not to train anymore?

Personal training sessions do not expire. Unfortunately, you cannot get a refund once you purchase sessions unless it is for medical reasons (you would have to bring a doctor's note specifically saying you cannot workout anymore). However, if you decide not to train anymore, you can transfer your unused sessions to a family member or friend.

How long are personal training sessions?

All sessions are one hour. However, you may talk to your trainer about breaking your sessions in half to 30 minutes if you wish. It is ultimately up to your trainer. All clients are urged to come in 10-15 minutes early to warm up on cardio equipment before the client's scheduled meeting time.

Are trainers certified?

All of our personal trainers have a personal training certification that they must maintain for the duration of their employment. All of our trainers are also certified in Red Cross CPR/AED.

I can't make it to the lesson and it's today! What should I do because I didn't contact my trainer 24 hours in advance?

We understand that life is full of the unexpected. First, don't panic. Second, contact your trainer by either email or phone. If you have the trainer's personal cell phone number, call and leave a message. If you do not have the trainer's personal cell phone number, contact the Activity Center front control desk at 972-883-2090 and leave a message with your name and trainer's name.