Campus Life

Wellness Programs

Do you need a Doctor's Release before beginning personal training or an orientation?
Yes, if you meet 2 or more of the following, a doctor's release will be required before a personal training or orientation appointment can be set. This is recommend by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) before engaging in vigorous exercise:

  • You're a man older than age 45 or a woman older than age 55.
  • You have a family history of heart disease before age 55.
  • You smoke or you quit smoking in the past six months.
  • You haven't exercised for three months or more.
  • You're overweight or obese.
  • You have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
  • You have impaired glucose tolerance, also called pre-diabetes.

If you are unsure of your health status, have multiple health problems or are pregnant, speak with your doctor before starting a new exercise program. A doctor's release is required for pregnant women.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Personal training involves a personal trainer designing a workout specific to your goals and going through this workout with you. Typically, personal training is a continuous process (multiple sessions) to keep you progressing with your workouts in order to achieve your goal or goals. 

Who can benefit from personal training?

  • A person who has completed an orientation and is ready for the next step in working out.
  • A person who has very specific goals such as preparing for a road race, competition, etc.
  • A person who has injuries present or past or health issues that require a specific type of workout.
  • A person who has experience in working out, is comfortable with machines and free weights, but either has been away from working out or is needing a change to their current workout.
  • A person ready to experiment with different workout routines and equipment.

How do I sign-up for personal training?

  1. Pick-up a personal training packet at the fitness center desk located in the lower level of Bandy Gym.
  2. Return the completed packet to Anne Loughren's tray outside her office door located in the fitness center.
  3. Anne will email you an appointment day and time via your DSC email. You must confirm this appointment within 48 hours.

ORIENTATION

What is an orientation?

An orientation is an orientation on the cardio and weight training machines located in the campus recreation fitness center. A campus recreation staff member, who is not a personal trainer, will show you how to use the machines and show you how to follow the structured workout that Anne Loughren, a personal trainer, has designed for you. An orientation is typically a one-time session.

Who can benefit from an orientation?

  • A person new to exercise.
  • A person who has been away from working out for a year or more.
  • A person who is uncomfortable in a fitness center.
  • A person who is unsure of how to work the equipment.

How do I sign-up for an orientation?

  1. Pick-up a orientation packet at the fitness center located in the lower level of Bandy Gym.
  2. Return the completed packet to Anne Loughren's tray outside her office door located in the fitness center.
  3. Anne will email you an appointment day and time via your DSC email. You must confirm this appointment within 48 hours.

For appointments or questions, email Anne Loughren.
Assistant Director of Fitness
AFAA personal trainer and yoga instructor.
aloughren@daltonstate.edu