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Personal Training

Personal training involves a personal trainer designing a workout specific to your goals. With each program or change of exercises provided to you by the trainer, you will learn how to perform the exercises properly, be given direction on the overall design of the program, and have accountability to your workouts. 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 only when needed can be beneficial and keep you moving forward. As a personal training client, you will also have the ability to contact the trainer with any questions related to your program and fitness routine. Personal training is a tool used to keep you on track with your fitness goals, so make an appointment today!

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. Contact Anne Loughren via your DSC email at aloughren@daltonstate.edu.

Contact Us

Name: Anne Loughren, M.S. NASM and AFAA-CPT, AFAA-CGFI, AFAA-Sunrise Yoga Specialization
Department of Health and Wellness: Campus Recreation
Assistant Director of Fitness
DSC Personal Trainer
Location: Library 214
Email: aloughren@daltonstate.edu

Fitness Center Hours: Bandy Gymnasium is under a renovation
Monday - Thursday: Closed
​Friday: Closed
​Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Phone: 706.272.4443
Email: aloughren@daltonstate.edu
*When classes are not in session, hours will be adjusted accordingly.