Washburn University’s Personal Trainer program is a brand-new service offered at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) through the fitness and wellness program. The SRWC created this program to engage, educate, and empower our members. This FREE service is available to any SRWC member (students, faculty/staff) to receive 4 weeks of one-on-one training with a personal trainer. After the 4-week individualized training block, all clients receive a 4-week progressive program that allows them to continue working towards their goals and improving upon their fitness abilities created in the training sessions. Trainers in the program completed 4 weeks, 8 classes, 16 hours of course preparation twice a week to prepare to train clients. Not only does this service provide free personal training it offers an opportunity for Washburn students to receive hands on experience applying what they learn from the classroom into practical application.

What Can a Personal Trainer Do For You?

  • Help set both short and long term fitness goals
  • Design a personalized exercise program to meet your goals that include cardiovascular, resistance, and flexibility training
  • Provide you with motivation and accountability
  • Teach you proper form and technique for resistance training and other exercises
  • Answer your questions about proper exercise or goal setting



To participate in the training program you will need to fill out a request form at The Rec or link below during our registration periods. There is limited space available, so it is first come first serve. If you have questions email James.Thayer@Washburn.edu.

Personal Trainer Bios

Training Policies

Clients can register free one-on-one personal training in the 3 training blocks offered. There are 3 registration dates in this semesters that open a week before training starts. Each session is one hour and includes a warm-up, workout, and cool-down. Clients need to come to all sessions in athletic attire and close toed tennis shoes. Please be respectful of your trainer's time and effort to prepare for your session: Cancellations should be given at the clients’ earliest convenience (more than 24 hours in advance). Sessions canceled less than 24 hours in advance will result in the loss of the session.

Registration Dates & Training Blocks

Registration Opens: October 13
Block 2: Oct. 13 - Dec. 12
6 weeks

Amy Mentzer

The Benefits of Exercising While Battling Anxiety or Depression

The Benefits of Exercise While Pregnant

Why Rest Days are Just as Important as Working Out

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Danielle Welborn

COVID-19 Home Workout Techniques

The Importance of Stretching

Warm-ups and Cool Downs

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Dylan Grospitch

Static vs. Dynamic Stretching

The Deadlift

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John Wonderlich

Starting a Fitness Routine


Core Training

Mental and Physical Benefits of Exercise

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Regular Semester Hours
Monday- Thursday 6am-11pm
Friday 6am-9pm
Saturday 9am-9pm
Sunday 12pm-9pm
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Phone & Email

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