Niagara College Fitness Program offering free personal training to the community

Students from Niagara College’s Fitness and Health Promotion program are ready to help approximately 111 individuals achieve their personal fitness goals this year.

The college program, based at the Welland Campus, is now accepting applications from community residents who are willing to commit to fitness assessments and weekly personal training sessions from February to April 2018.

Those who are accepted as clients will work with a second-year student from the college’s Fitness and Health Promotion program under the supervision of program faculty. Each client will receive an initial fitness assessment, a free 50-minute training session each week for 11 weeks (to take place between the weeks of Feb. 5 and Apr. 23, inclusive), a personalized full-week training plan (to be completed outside of the college), a fitness assessment at the end of the program, as well as counseling along the way. There is no cost to the clients.

“It’s a win-win. Our clients gain the advantage of free training, with individualized fitness plans and personal training sessions from our knowledgeable students who are being trained to meet national industry certification standards,” said Michael Hart, professor within NC’s Fitness and Health Promotion program. “Our students gain real-world experience to prepare them for a career in the industry, which is a perfect example of applied education at Niagara College.ᾯ

Community residents from all fitness levels are encouraged to apply. Student trainers will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must meet specific participation requirements to be accepted as clients. To view details and download application instructions, click here.

All training sessions will take place at Niagara College’s Welland Campus.

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