Personal Training

Are looking to start using the weight room or just hoping to shape up your old fitness routine?  Our personal trainers would love to help. You will be matched with a trainer that fits your personal goals and abilities, given an orientation of the fitness facilities and have a personal fitness program developed just for you!

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Complimentary Hangar Fitness Centre Orientations

New to fitness, new to campus or just looking for some guidance? Sign up for a FREE fitness centre orientation today. Meet with an experienced and educated staff member who will show you what to expect of your fitness routine at The Hangar including the functionality of the equipment and basic gym etiquette. Orientations will be approximately 30 minutes in length.

Click here to sign up for a Hangar orientation. Someone will be in touch with you within 3 business days.

Please note that Hangar orientations are intended to show users the equipment, how to generally use it, and to answer basic questions about the facility. Orientation should not be used for those looking for guidance on specific exercises or fitness routines. If this is what you’re looking for, please refer to our personal training options, below.

Personal Training Start-up Package

Everyone looking to participate in personal training should start here. A start-up package gives you a great opportunity to meet with one of our trainers, discuss your goals and intentions and ensure that together you discuss and decide on the package or plan that is best suited for you. To get started with personal training, please purchase a start-up package in person at the gym or online. After purchase, someone will be in touch with you within 5 days to set up your first meeting with a trainer. Please note that you do not receive a training plan at the end of a start-up package; this is merely an orientation and introduction package. If you would like to receive a personal plan or meet with a trainer on an on-going bases, please discuss these options with you trainer during your start-up package.

  • $75 start-up package fee includes an initial interview, goal setting, fitness assessment and 2 personal training sessions

Click here to purchase a personal training start-up package.
Someone will be in touch within 3 business days of your purchase.

Personalized Training Packages:

Personalized training packages give you the best blend of guidance from your trainer as well as giving you the tools to be successful on your own. This option allows you to receive a 4, 6, or 8 week training plan that fits you personal goals, needs and fitness level as well as one, weekly training session with your trainer along the way. The weekly sessions with your trainer throughout the package will help ensure you’re staying on track, continuing to execute your exercises properly and give you the guidance to increase your goals or reps – or even just help mix up the routine – all to help reach or exceeding the original goals you set for yourself.

  • 4 Week personalized plan + 4 personal training sessions – $165
  • 6 Week personalized plan + 6 personal training sessions – $245
  • 8 Week personalized plan + 8 personal training sessions – $325

Personalized Training Plans:

Do you feel confident about executing a plan without ongoing support from a trainer? Then this option is for you. After your stat-up package – where you’ll be originally oriented with a trainer as discuss your goals and intentions – you can purchase a personalized plan. A trainer will then meet to discuss the your plan – if you didn’t cover this during start-up – and then you will receive a 4, 6 or 8 week personalized plan that you will execute on your own. The plans come with 1 or 2 sessions for demonstration with your trainer, as noted below.

  • 4 Week Personalized Plan (includes 1 session for exercise demonstration) – $80
  • 6 Week Personalized Plan (includes 1 session for exercise demonstration) – $105
  • 8 Week Personalized Plan (includes 2 sessions for exercise demonstration) – $160

Personal Training Sessions

Looking for new ideas to switch up your training routine? Can’t be motivated to make it to the gym without a trainer waiting for you to arrive? Not sure how to work out on your own or just need someone there to motivate you through your workout? Then purchasing single training sessions is the option for you. There will be no on-going plan given with this option; rather, this allows you to have a trainer present throughout your workout for as many sessions as you see fit. 

1-9 sessions: $30/ sessions

10 sessions: $270 – buy 9 sessions and get one free!

Interested in training with a buddy – we offer partner training sessions upon request. Please speak with someone in recreation for details.

Missed Session Policy:

If you are unable to make a scheduled session with your Personal Trainer, please notify your trainer directly or call the Recreation Customer Service Desk at 250.807.9200 at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session. If you do not notify either your trainer or Recreation at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session, you will be charged for the scheduled session.


Training Staff

Julia Watts
Certified Personal Trainer


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Rachel Garrett

Certified Personal Trainer


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Ashley Larson
Certified Personal Trainer


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Would you like to become a certified personal trainer for UBC Recreation?  We are now accepting applications, please send a cover letter and resume to