Personal Training

Not every Wellness Recreation Member wishes to learn an exercise program and workout independently. Personal Training is available for $32.50 per 1-hour session (we sell 4-session packs). Your certified personal trainer will schedule a series of workouts with you and will meet you at the Cornell Fitness Center of your choice. By leading you through your workout, your personal trainer will ensure that you are exercising safely and effectively. This is an attractive option for Wellness Recreation Members who are looking for motivation or accountability.

Prior to scheduling your first Personal Training session, you will need to:

  • Complete a brief Personal Training Request Form so that we can match you with a certified personal trainer.
  • Submit your Personal Training Request Form by:
    • Scan and email to or
    • In person at 305 Helen Newman Hall or
    • Through campus mail to 305 Helen Newman Hall.
  • Purchase an initial “4-pack” of one-hour personal training sessions for $130.00:
    • In person at 305 Helen Newman Hall (checks or credit cards accepted) or
    • Through campus mail to 305 Helen Newman Hall (make checks payable to Cornell University) or
    • By calling (607) 255-5133 and speaking with Debbie (credit cards only).
  • Once your Personal Training Request Form and payment have been received, you will be contacted by a certified personal trainer to schedule your initial personal training session.

Personal Training FAQ’s

How do I cancel my session?
Cancellations must be made 12-hours in advance, by e-mailing or calling your certified personal trainer, so that your workout can be quickly rescheduled. No refunds are available.

What if I want to workout with a friend?
Group Training is available, contact for rates.

I want a trainer who will run with me or do outdoor workouts.
Our personal training currently only takes place in one of the Cornell Fitness Center sites.

I want to request a specific trainer. Can I do that?
Yes, if the trainer is available. There is a place on the Personal Training Request Form to indicate your preferences.

I am looking for morning, evening or weekend Personal training sessions.
At this time, we do not offer morning, evening or weekend appointments.

Can I buy a 6-pack or 10-pack?
Only 4-packs are available at this time. You may purchase as many 4-packs as you like.

If I don’t use all my sessions, when does my 4-pack expire?
4-packs of personal training sessions expire one calendar year from the date of purchase. No refunds are available.