Reach Your Goals with Personal Training!

Working with a trainer is one of the fastest and most successful ways to improve your health. Michigan Tech’s personal training services focus on customized health and exercise programs to help you achieve your lifestyle and fitness goals. We can help you lose weight; tone and build muscle; increase strength; gain mobility; improve your overall fitness; train for a specific sport; reduce your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes; and more.

Purchase an SDC membership and rent a locker to get the most out of your personal training program! An SDC membership gives you access to most of our facilities, plus the following great benefits:

  • 20 percent discount off adult HuskiesFit program fees
  • 10 percent discount off youth HuskiesFit program fees
  • Free admission to Public Skating
  • Free admission to Open Rock Climbing
  • $5 discounted admission to Open Log Rolling
  • $5 discounted admission to Kayak Skills Clinics
  • Husky Club benefits include a $25 discount for the first annual SDC membership
  • Convenient payroll deduction plans for Michigan Tech faculty and staff
  • Complimentary mini lockers are available in the Fitness Center and Pool area (ideal for ID's, wallets, phones, etc.)
  • Towel service
  • Access to spacious locker rooms with showers and saunas. Lockers available for rent. The SDC is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please do not leave valuables unattended.
  • Complimentary sports equipment issue at Information Desk.

Our personal trainers will develop an exercise program specifically for you. Our trainers have the knowledge and skill to work with you to achieve your personal health and fitness goals. A trainer acts as an expert guide and consultant, assisting clients to achieve individually selected fitness goals. He or she does this by teaching the client how to perform the exercises correctly and effectively. Personal trainers design training programs while giving clients the knowledge and tools to eventually develop a personalized program that can be modified and followed throughout life.


Personal training services are offered as one-on-one or two-on-one partner sessions. Enjoy free use of the Fitness Center on the days of your personal training appointments.


The Michigan Tech Fitness Center, located on the second floor of the Student Development Complex, offers a complete state-of-the-art workout experience: treadmills, elliptical and rowing machines, exercise bikes, stair climbers, free weights and more! The Fitness Center also features flat-screen TVs with AppAudio option, air conditioning, and noise-absorbing carpeting, so your workouts aren't just successful – they're enjoyable too!

Activity Level

Varies by individual and program


  • Single person session $30
  • Single partner session (2 people) session $44

Special Requirements

Prior to purchasing training session passes, email one of the trainers listed below to arrange an appointment. Training sessions are by appointment only. Once an appointment has been made, the trainer will email you a printable confirmation of the appointment to bring to the Ticket Office as proof in order to purchase the training session pass. If you’re new to the fitness scene or just want to see all that the Michigan Tech Fitness Center has to offer, the SDC offers complimentary tours for new and prospective members.

All training session passes are valid for 3 months from the date of purchase, non-refundable and non-transferable between trainers. Please see our Personal Training Terms and Conditions.

Youth Fitness Center Usage Policy

Fitness Center participants must be 16 years old for admittance without a parent. Children 12-15 years old may be approved to use the Fitness Center if the child and parent meet with a personal trainer for a fitness orientation, a parent is present while the youth uses the Fitness Center, and a minimum one-month membership is purchased for the youth. Orientation fee is $20.


If you are interested in working with a personal trainer, please contact one of the student personal trainers listed below.

Student Personal Trainers

Michigan Tech Recreation has an integral partnership with the Michigan Tech Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology Department. Students majoring in Exercise Science and Sports and Fitness Management have the opportunity to be referred by professors to work as student trainers in the SDC Fitness Center and put their education into practice. These students have successfully completed a solid foundation of courses such as Kinesiology, Exercise Assessment and Prescription and/or Personal Training which prepare them to work as a student personal or group trainer at the SDC.

Michelle LaFave

Michelle LaFave is a third-year Exercise Science student at Michigan Technological University, planning to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Michelle is a member of the Michigan Tech Women's Basketball team and is extremely familiar with strength training, conditioning, building muscle, and losing fat. Being a student-athlete, Michelle knows what it takes to achieve challenging goals and get the results you're looking for. She likes being able to spread her knowledge about fitness and nutrition to help her clients achieve their own goals. Michelle brings a positive energy and encourages clients to work hard to get the most out of their experience. When Michelle isn't busy playing basketball, she enjoys weight lifting, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, music, cooking, and learning more about health, fitness, and nutrition.