Personal Training: Getting Started

You must be a current CFC member to be eligible for personal training.  Registration takes place in the CFC main office (319 Helen Newman Hall, Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, closed at lunch). You must bring your Cornell ID to purchase services. If you have questions, you may contact Sue Fine, Program Coordinator for Personal Training and Fitness Education;

  • A "Fitness Intake*" is a required first appointment for all services other than body composition testing.
  • Prior to attending the Fitness Intake meeting, you must print and complete the following forms: Fitness Intake Packet and the PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire).**
  • Bring this completed paperwork to the Fitness Intake meeting. This information will be reviewed by one of CFC’s Personal Trainers with you, and will not be released to anyone other than program staff without your permission.
  • After attending this meeting, if no medical clearance is necessary, you will be able to purchase Personal Training sessions.
  • If medical clearance is required, it will need to be received prior to purchasing Personal Training sessions.

*If know you will need medical clearance and want to have a private consultation with the Program Coordinator for Personal Training and Fitness Education, please e-mail  or call (607) 254-6710.

**If you would like a copy of the Fitness Intake Packet sent to you via e-mail, please send your request to