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Health and Wellness

Personal Training students seek simulation clients

The students of the Spring 2019 Personal Trainer Development course are seeking clients who are interested in becoming healthier and stronger by serving as simulation clients during their class. Students in this program are eager to have hands-on experience and apply what they have learned this semester on individuals who are willing to engage in five weeks of personal training. They will be using Madison College's newly developed state-of-the-art lab space and advanced personal training equipment. 


  • There are 28 spots available, and sessions are free.
  • Clients will be matched with a personal training student to engage in one-on-one training sessions.
  • Clients will be interviewed and assessed in person by their trainer.
  • Clients will complete a packet of information, all of which remains confidential (health history form, lifestyle questionnaire, personality inventory, readiness to change questionnaire.)
  • A medical clearance form might be necessary depending on results of the health history form. In such cases, the client’s physician will need to give permission to exercise and/or list specific limitations.
  • Clients will meet for an initial postural analysis with the student trainer (scheduled at a time convenient for both) and functional movement screening that will be performed with the ISO Free Tecnobody, as well as a series of physical performance evaluations.
  • If applicable, the client may meet with the trainer for muscular endurance or strength and cardiovascular testing.
  • The student trainer will use information gathered from the aforementioned paperwork, client-student trainer conversations, and tests to develop training goals and an individualized exercise program for the client.
  • The goals and program will be reviewed by the course instructors, Akaylah Jaeke and Becky Ingebrigtsen.
  • Clients will meet with the trainer to review the program and walk through it together.
  • Clients will be asked to provide feedback to the student trainers and course instructor about their experience.

Clients will meet with student trainers for five personal training sessions:

  • Introduction and Functional Assessments (week of Feb. 25-March 1)
  • Physiological Assessments (week of March 4–8)
  • Functional Programming (week of March 11–15)
  • Resistance Training (week of March 25–29 )
  • Cardiorespiratory Training (week of April 1-5 )

*Clients will leave with a program to continue exercising after their sessions are finished. 

To sign up go to

Published February 13, 2019.