Niagara College fitness program offers free personal training

Niagara College Fitness and Health Promotion students are revving up to help at least 100 people achieve their fitness goals for 2015.

The program based at the Welland Campus is now accepting applications from College staff members as well as residents from the community who are willing to commit to fitness assessments and weekly personal training sessions from January to April 2015.

Accepted applicants 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 12 weeks (to take place between the weeks of January 26 and April 20) a personalized full-week training plan (to be completed outside the College) a fitness assessment at the end of the program and counselling along the way. There is no cost to the clients.

“Our clients gain the advantage of free training with individualized fitness plans and personal training from our knowledgeable students who are being trained to meet national industry certification standards” said NC Fitness and Health Promotion professor Michael Hart. “As they help our clients achieve their fitness goals our students gain real-world experience that prepares them for a career in industry which is a perfect example of applied education at Niagara College so it’s a win-win.”

College staff and community residents from all fitness levels are encouraged to apply. Student trainers will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.

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A two-year diploma program Niagara College’s Fitness and Health Promotion program trains students to meet the increased consumer demand for qualified fitness professionals. Graduates have the opportunity to become certified personal trainers authorized by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – the gold standard in exercise science and personal training in Canada. 

Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit vocational and general interest Part-Time Studies courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences advanced technology media applied health and community safety supported by unique learning enterprises in food wine beer horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit

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For inquiries about the Niagara College Fitness and Health Promotion program’s free personal training sessions please email Mike Hart at

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