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(615) 898-2104


Campus Recreation P.O. Box 556 
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Personal Training Programs and Counseling

Primary Group Exercise Certification

3/21/2015 -- 9 am - 6 pm
1848 Blue Raider Dr, Murfreesboro, TN
Workshop Code: 15030079

What is it?
A review of AFAA's Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines, anatomy, exercise science, exercise evaluation, and exam criteria. It includes practical application of group exercise, a study guide overview, and questiion and answer sessions. The day will conclude with practical and written exams.

Who is it for?
Any group exercise instructors whose training and educational background has prepared them to take the AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification exam. We recommend precursors such as early registration, self-study before the program, and group exercise teaching experience. Current CPR/AED certification will be required before certificate is issued.

What does it cost?
The workshop fee is $299 (a 10% discount is available for current AFAA members). This fee includes: one-day certification review, primary group exercise certification (v4) study guide, certification examinations, one-year AFAA membership ($68 value) or membership extension to current members, subscription to American Fitness magazine, and AFAA certified personal trainer certificate and I.D. card. 

Recommended Study Materials
AFAA recommended materials are Fitness: Theory & Practice, 5th Edition, Standards & Guidelines Reference Manual, Practice Test for Primary Group Exercise Certification (v4), Exercise Science Fundamentals Self-Study, and The Practical Way DVD.

Register by phone (800) 923-2346 or fax (818) 990-2118 attn. Host Site Dept.



Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

3/27-29/2015 -- 1-9:30 pm; 8am - 6 pm; 8am - 6 pm
1848 Blue Raider Dr, Murfreesboro, TN
Workshop Code: 15030830

What is it?
This workshop is a three-day certification workshop including lectures, practical demonstration, written and practical exams. The curriculum includes understanding wellness, health screening and risk appraisal, anatomy and kinesiology, exercise physiology, injury prevention, nutrition fundamentals, weights management, and more.

Who is it for?
It is for the aspiring and experienced fitness professional working one-on-one with exercise clients. Recommended precursors: early registration, complete study guide, complete Personal Fitness Trainer Online Preparatory Course, 200+ hours of weight training experience, successful completion of AFAA’s Primary Group Exercise Certification, and training in exercise physiology, kinesiology, and injury prevention.

What does it cost?
The workshop fee is $499 (Special corporate affiliate discount rate available). Included in this fee are the following: 3-day certification workshop, personal fitness trainer certification (v4) study guide, one-year AFAA membership ($68 value) or membership extension to current members, subscription to American Fitness magazine, AFAA certified personal trainer certificate and I.D. card, 15 AFAA CEUs.

Recommended Study Materials
AFAA recommended materials are Personal Fitness Training: Theory & Practice, 2nd Edition, Personal Fitness Trainer (v4) Study Guide, Practice Test for Personal Fitness Trainer Certification (v4), and personal Fitness Trainer Assessment DVD.

Register by phone (800) 923-2346 or fax (818) 990-2118 attn. Host Site Dept.

One-on-One Personal Training

For those who need a little help getting where they want to be when it comes to exercise!

$40 per session 
3 sessions for $100 
5 sessions for $175

Develop a plan that works for you; meet when you have time in your schedule!

Sign up in the Campus Recreation Office anytime

Get Fit, Stay Fit

Take control of your body and develop a plan to address your fitness goals.

This program features a session with a coach/trainer, fitness assessment, 30-class aerobics punch card, and more!

*$50 for MTSU Students
*$60 for Faculty, Staff, and Campus Recreation Members

*All additional sessions are $20

Faculty & Staff Wellness Program

Weekly personal training sessions, as well as beginning and ending fitness assessments, allow you to track your progress.

Included in this program is a 30-class aerobics punch card!

Sessions and costs are:
Full Session: Jan. 26-April 24, $200
Session A: Jan. 26-March 6, $125
Session B: March 16-April 24, $125
*All additional sessions with a personal trainer are $20

Boot Camp

This six-week program is open to MTSU students, staff, and Campus Recreation members. 

You can sign up for the whole six-week session up front, or drop in for $1 per class. Classes meet 3 times per day, so you choose which one(s) best fit your schedule; feel free to mix & match! Times are 6:15-7:00, 12-12:30, and 5:00-5:45.

Spring Sessions are:
Jan. 26-March 6
March 16-April 24

Session Registration:
$35 - 1 class per day
$55 - 2 classes per day
$75 - 3 classes per day
or try it out for $1 per class

You can sign up in the office or register online here.

Other Programs

Orientations for the weight room and cardio equipment are free. Sign up in the weight room. 

Fitness testing is ideal for those who want to set specific goals or who just want to know their fitness levels. 

Fitness counseling is for anyone who needs assistance setting up an exercise or wellness program. 

Nutritional Coaching is for those who wish to develop an enjoyable, sustainable personal eating plan suited for your lifestyle. 

For more information about any of these programs, contact our office, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. or call, the Fitness Department at 615-898-2104.