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Personal Training at the Rec Center

Personal training is a safe, effective and individualized approach to fitness. Our professional training staff is committed to helping each individual achieve his or her personal health/fitness, post-rehabilitation, and/or sport-specific goals through the utilization and application of sound training principles.

About Personal Training

TrainerThe Department of Recreation Services is committed to ensuring the safety of all clients. Therefore, all our trainers possess certification from a National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited organization, or a National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE) affiliate. While each applies his or her own unique approach to training based upon personal philosophy, education and experience, all personal trainers adhere to the fitness guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Moreover, all fitness training staff are required to possess Emergency Response Certification in First Aid, CPR and AED.

Benefits of Using a Trainer

Trainers2Did you know that 70-80% of people who start an exercise program drop out within the first two to three months? Our trainers provide the education, motivation and guidance necessary for a client's success. With each one-on-one training session, a trainer is there to ensure proper technique, form, safety and efficiency.

Whether you are just starting out, in need of motivation, or looking to improve your quality of life, personal training will:

- Maximize workout time
- Optimize energy, stamina and strength
- Help you set and achieve realistic goals
- Offer new program/workout ideas
- Encourage proper fat loss and/or muscle gain
- Help establish a lifetime exercise habit

Featured Personal Trainer


Ilyas is currently pursuing a B.S. in Dietetics & Nutrition (FIU) and is certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).

He has a strong passion for exercise and has been heavily involved with the Lose It Program. He performed all the metabolic tests and was the liaison for the meal plans. Many of his Lose It group participants lost weight, and is particularly proud that one of his participants lost the most overall - 43 lbs - and won the Fall 2012 competition.

"I'm always in the gym giving advice and working out. I love the Rec Center!"

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FIU's Biometrics® Nutrition Program is the only university-based recreation center licensed program in Florida. The 6-week nutritional weight loss plan designed by registered dieticians uses real foods in a customized meal plan along with exercise. To schedule a consultation, contact Lia Jiannine at (305) 348-6835. Click here for info.

Metabolic Testing

Metabolic testing is a way of measuring your resting metabolic rate (RMR), which is how many calories you burn at rest. Metabolic testing is important because it: 1) tells you how much you can eat and still lose weight, 2) is sensitive to the right number of calories you need, and 3) will help you keep on track.

To schedule a test, contact Lia Jiannine at (305) 348-6835. Click here for info.