Campus Life

Personal Training

Personal training involves a personal trainer designing a workout specific to your goals and going through this workout with you. Typically, personal training is a continuous process (multiple sessions) to keep you progressing with your workouts in order to achieve your goal or goals. However, for some, a training session when needed can be beneficial.

Who can benefit from personal training?

  • A person who is new to working out.
  • A person who needs structure to their workouts.
  • A person who has very specific goals such as preparing for a road race, competition, etc.
  • A person who has injuries present or past or health issues that require a specific type of workout.
  • A person who has experience in working out, is comfortable with machines and free weights, but either has been away from working out or is needing a change to their current workout.
  • A person ready to experiment with different workout routines and equipment.

Do you need a Doctor's Release before beginning personal training?

Yes, if you meet 2 or more of the following, a doctor's release will be required before a personal training or orientation appointment can be set. This is recommend by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) before engaging in vigorous exercise:

  • You're a man older than age 45 or a woman older than age 55.
  • You have a family history of heart disease before age 55.
  • You smoke or you quit smoking in the past six months.
  • You haven't exercised for three months or more.
  • You're overweight or obese.
  • You have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
  • You have impaired glucose tolerance, also called pre-diabetes.

If you are unsure of your health status, have multiple health problems or are pregnant, speak with your doctor before starting a new exercise program. A doctor's release is required for pregnant women.

How do I schedule an appointment for personal training?

  1. Pick-up a personal training packet at the fitness center desk in Bandy Gym.

Contact Us

Name: Anne Loughren, M.S. AFAA-CPT
Department of Health and Wellness
Assistant Director of Fitness
DSC Personal Trainer
Location: Bandy Gymnasium 
Email: aloughren@daltonstate.edu

Fitness Center Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
​Friday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
​Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 4 - 8 p.m.
Phone: 706.272.4443
*When classes are not in session, hours will be adjusted accordingly.