Personal Training

Personal Training

CMU Fit The Department of Athletics, Recreation and Physical Education provides Personal Training services to the campus community at Carnegie Mellon University. All of our trainers are nationally certified. Personal Training offers Carnegie Mellon students, faculty and staff a convenient and affordable way to achieve their fitness goals. Your individual private session is 30 minutes. These exercise prescriptions are tailored by your trainer to meet your unique fitness goals. Contact Pattye Stragar, or 412.268.1235 with any questions.

Meet the Trainers!

See the Personal Training Flier for cost and details. You can purchase your personal training package at the Jared L. Cohon University Center Equipment Desk. Credit cards or Plaid Ca$h only please.

Fill out the Personal Training Inquiry Form and submit to the Cohon University Center Equipment Desk or

Schedule an appointment online with a certified personal trainer.

Learn more about the program and the trainers on staff who can assist you with your personal training needs.

In order to save time during your first 45-minute orientation session, please fill out the Personal Training PAR-Q Form (Personal Assumption of Risk Questionniare).


Below you can learn how to assess your fitness level.  Find out what exercise will help you with any imbalances.

Why should I do fitness assessments?  

These assessments are an easy way for you to identify your strengths and weaknesses as an athlete or active person. By knowing what improvements need to be made, you can spend your time in the gym more effectively. This will allow you to make improvements on your exercises or general well-being. By knowing where you stand in each aspect of fitness, it allows you to become more motivated to become a balanced person and you can watch yourself make progress which will help boost self-esteem. Every active person should be aware of their capabilities so they know when they are pushing their limits and can help prevent injury. These six easy-to-complete assessments have instructions and visuals that will guide you through the process of each test. At the end of each fitness test, you will find suggestions for ways to help improve that area so you can achieve your desired fitness ability. 

Here you will find 6 fitness assessments that will help you test your ability in:

  • cardiovascular endurance
  • muscular strength for abdominals
  • muscular strength for chest
  • any muscle imbalance(s)
  • muscular endurance for abdominals
  • shoulder mobility 

Each assessment is easily explained and includes information on what group you would be classified in as well as based on that classification, an exercise prescription on how you could improve. Pictures and videos are additionally included to help guide you.

Here is where you can get started: Read Document (pdf)

Cooper Run Assessment    Sit Up Assessment   Push Up Assessment
Overhead Squat Assessment   Plank Assessment   Shoulder Flexibility Assessment



 Push Up Video    Modified Push Up Video    Sit Up Video