Personal Training

Area outside of Active Living

Tips for visiting Active Living

Masks must be worn in common areas of UCalgary. Read the mask policy here.   Change rooms and locker rooms are not available. Exceptions are made for Aquatic Centre programs that may access the change rooms (showers are closed). Drop-in opportunities are not available.  Bring your own water bottle – while you can fill your bottle, water fountains are not available. When you register for a program, we will supply you with new safety guidelines. Please review them carefully prior to your visit. 


Unlock your potential with a personalized program

Busy with school or work, and struggling to find time to be active? Do you want to lose fat, gain muscle, or just become more fit? Suffering from musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, or chronic disease?

You can get all the benefits of active living regardless of any physical, health or time limitations.

UCalgary training programs involve individualized, continuing instruction and motivation to increase your well-being and workout results.

Our team consists of expert Personal Trainers, Exercise Physiologists, and Strength and Conditioning Specialists, who are nationally certified. We will provide you with appropriate tests, exercises, and education in order to achieve your fitness and lifestyle goals.

Woman in personal training weight session at UCalgary Fitness Centre

Why choose Personal Training at UCalgary?

Highly certified

Our staff are certified by the Candian Society for Exercise Physiology, considered the gold standard in exercise science and personal training. This means that every CSEP Exercise Physiologist® and CSEP Certified Personal Trainer®  has a diploma or degree recognized by a provincial Ministry of Education.

Scientific approach

CSEP is the only agency in Canada whose certified professionals are directly affiliated with the scientists/researchers who are experts in this field. Plus, CSEP members are required to maintain their skills and proficiency through continuing education.

Work benefits

Our excellent standard of certification means our personal training services are often covered by extended health plans. Check with your health plan provider to see if you can benefit from our services while shouldering less of the cost.

Get 25% off

Current UCalgary students and Active Living membership holders receive up to 25% off regular personal training prices. 

UCalgary personal training clients doing a workout

How to register

To book an appointment for one of our services or for more information, please call 403.220.4374 or email

You will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire, some health forms (PAR-q) and a waiver. These forms can be found at the link below.

Initial Training Packages

Mandatory for all new personal training clients. Includes a detailed fitness assessment and your choice of 5, 10 or 20 one-hour training sessions. Perfect for those just starting out or looking to progress beyond their current fitness level. Measure your level of fitness using the CSEP standards and guidelines, providing a starting point to set fitness and lifestyle goals and monitor your progress.

To book, call 403.220.4374 or email

Prices for UCalgary students and Active Living members

Initial Packages (Includes fitness assessment) 

5 sessions | $380

10 sessions | $640

20 sessions | $1120


5 sessions | $300

10 sessions | $560

20 sessions | $1040

Non-member prices

Initial Packages (Includes fitness assessment) 

5 sessions | $490

10 sessions | $835

20 sessions | $1455

Purchase an initial package >>


5 sessions | $395

10 sessions | $740

20 sessions | $1360

Purchase a renewal package >>

Buddy Training

Work out with a friend! This cost-friendly option allows you and a partner to exercise together with one trainer. You will hold each other accountable while working hard, having fun, and achieving your fitness goals.

To book, call 403.220.4374 or email

Prices for UCalgary students and Active Living members

Initial Packages

5 sessions | $244 per person

10 sessions | $415 per person

20 sessions | $715 per person


5 sessions | $180 per person

10 sessions | $340 per person

20 sessions | $640 per person

Non-member prices

Initial Packages

5 sessions | $320 per person

10 sessions | $520 per person

20 sessions | $895 per person


5 sessions | $225 per person

10 sessions | $425 per person

20 sessions | $800 per person

Purchase a buddy training package

Additional Personal Training Packages

To book, call 403.220.4374 or email

Small Group Training

Do you have a group of friends or colleagues that are interested in setting up group training before work, after school, or during the noon hour? Work with our certified personal trainers to scehdule weekly sessions focusing on anything from strength and conditioning to yoga.

Email for more information or to customize your package.

Purchase a 10-session package

Body Composition Testing

Analyze your body fat percentage using the CSEP certified skin fold testing. This package includes an initial body fat analysis, as well as two follow-up appointments.

Non-members $115  |  Students/Members $92

Purchase a Body Composition Testing package

General Fitness Appraisal

A big-picture look at your overall fitness. Includes body composition testing, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, power, and flexibility. A great starting point to set fitness goals and measure your progress

Non-members $115  |  Students/Members $92

Purchase a General Fitness Appraisal

One-on-one Express

Just want to check in with a trainer to ensure you’re lifting properly or learn some new exercises? Want to learn power lifting techniques or how to modify exercises to suite your needs? We’ll tailor the session to exactly what you want to learn! Sign up as an individual.

Non-members $75  |  Students/Members $60

Purchase a One-on-one Express training package

Occupational Fitness Test Training

These one-on-one training sessions are specifically designed to prepare you for APREP and PARE tests. Includes one-month membership to the Fitness Centre.

1 session | $75
3 sessions | $225

1 session | $60
3 sessions | $180

Purchase an Occupational Fitness Test Training package

Gym Orientation for Students

Never been to the Fitness Centre or thinking about beginning an exercise program but don’t know where to start? Come to our gym orientation for only $2 and we’ll help you get on track! A personal trainer will guide you through the gym and teach you how to use various machines and demonstrate some common exercises. We will also provide guidelines on how to design a workout on your own.

After attending the orientation, you will receive a shoe tag that grants you access to our exclusive Super Circuit area.

Students $2

Youth Fitness Training

Looking for personalized training for youth 11-18 years? We offer programs for beginners, with no previous gym experience, and for developing the young athlete through sport-specific testing and fundamental movement skills.

Individual and buddy training packages available.

Purchase a Youth Fitness Training package