Strength & Conditioning

UTSA Campus Recreation's Strength & Conditioning programming helps bring clients closer to their health and wellbeing goals.  We offer free Fitness Assessments, Equipment Orientations, and Lifting Clinics in addition to an option of Personal Training from nationally certified personal trainers at a much more affordable rate when compared to gyms around San Antonio. Whether your goals are to lose weight, build strength, up your cardio, or simply improve your health, our team can offer customized programs to push you forward.
There are a variety of ways that you can engage with our Personal Trainers for assistance along your fitness journey. Click the links below for more information.

 

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Fitness Assessments 

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Meet A Trainer

Lifting Clinics

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Personal Training

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Become a Personal Trainer, Get Certified

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Equipment Orientation

This is an opportunity for members to familiarize themselves with the strength and conditioning equipment available at UTSA Campus Recreation. The orientations are conducted by one of UTSA Campus Recreation's nationally certified personal trainers and focus on one of three areas: cardio equipment, machine lifting equipment, or free weight lifting equipment.

Tutorials last approximately 30 minutes and can cover any machine(s) you want to utilize! Free for all UTSA students and Campus Recreation Members.

Equipment orientation requests will be processed daily, Monday through Friday.
Register for an Equipment Orientation

If you submit a request over the weekend, it will be processed the following Monday. After you register, a personal trainer will contact you within approximately three business days.

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Fitness Assessments

 All UTSA Rec Center members are offered two free Fitness Assessments per semester. 

A Fitness Assessment will:

  • Help you understand your current fitness level
  • Allow you to compare your fitness level to the norms and standards of people who are the same age and gender
  • Help you (or a trainer) develop an exercise program to fit your specific needs based on your assessment results
  • Serve as a motivator to adhere to a training regimen and re-assess at a later date to view progress                       

How to Register for a Fitness Assessment

Fitness assessment requests will be processed daily, Monday through Friday.

Register for a Fitness Assessment

Note: If you submit a request over the weekend, it will be processed the next Monday. After you register, a personal trainer will contact you within approximately three business days.

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Personal Training

How to Register for Personal Training

​All Personal Training packages come with a Fitness Assessment before the sessions begin. If you want to Share-A-Trainer, then all members must register at the same time and pay at the same time. 

Only UTSA Campus Rec members are allowed to register for personal training sessions.

Personal training requests will be processed daily Monday through Friday.
Register for Personal Training

If you submit a request over the weekend, it will be processed the next Monday. After registering, a personal trainer will contact you within approximately three business days.

 

Types of Personal Training Packages

One-on-One Training Packages
60- Minute Sessions Package Price Cost Per Session
4 $150 $37.50
8 $245 $30.63
12 $325 $27.08
16 $425 $26.56
20 $525 $26.25

Share-A-Trainer

Training for you and your friend, and it must be the same two (2) people getting trained for the length of the package of sessions purchased. Each session is 60 minutes in length.

Share-A-Trainer Packages
Sessions Package Price Cost Per Person Per Session
4 $175 $21.88 each
8 $260 $16.25 each
12 $350 $14.58 each
16 $450 $14.06 each
20 $550 $13.75 each

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Women on Weights

This is a program running for six weeks early in the fall & spring semesters. There are 12 total sessions, two per week. There are two available sections. This is a group setting using the MAC Fitness area of the Rec Center. The purpose of the program is to familiarize the participants with weight lifting. The class will utilize a combination of dumbbells, kettlebells, machine weights, TRX straps, medicine balls, and body weight. 

Fall 2024

Monday/Wednesday - 8 PM - 9 PM
The class will run from September 30 - November 6
Registration deadline: September 26
Cost: $99. Get $10 off if you sign up by 9/10/24

Tuesday/Thursday - 8 AM - 9 AM
The class will run from October 1 - November 7
Registration deadline: September 26
Cost: $99. Get $10 off if you sign up by 9/10/24


Fall registration opens soon!

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Lifting Programs

Let us develop a workout plan tailored to your strength level! You provide us with your maxes, and we will deliver a plan that challenges you to reach your goals. Our strength and conditioning Coordinator personally assembled all lifting programs, which are sure to give you one heck of a workout!

Take a look at our current Lifting Programs below:

  • 3-Week Hypertrophy Lifting Program

  • 3-Week Strength / Power Lifting Program

  • 12-Week Strength / Power Lifting Program

  • 12-Week Toning Lifting Program

  • 18-Week Progressive Lifting Program

  • Monthly Lifting Program

Register for a Lifting Program

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Weight Room Clinics

Our Weight Room Clinics are crash course sessions where you can learn the fundamentals of our special topics for the day and primarily focus on weight lifting. Clinics are free to attend and held in the main weight room. Best of all, you get FREE GEAR for attending! All clinics are from 2 PM to 4 PM.

1) Exercise Prep: Warm-Up & Cool Down – 9/10
2) Functional: TRX / Kettlebell – 9/24
3) Strength: Squat/Front, Squat/Deadlift – 10/8
4) Olympic Lifting: Snatch/Clean/Jerk – 10/22
5) Program Design – 11/5

Register for Weight Room Clinics!

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Become A Trainer / Personal Trainer Certification

 Becoming a Personal Trainer might not be as daunting as you think! Check out our page on Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor Certification for more information on how to become a Trainer and how to apply for a job at Campus Rec!

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Meet a Trainer (MAT)

If you would prefer to meet a trainer in person, our Meet a Trainer (MAT) sessions are happening all semester. Catch us out at the South Entrance, and we can chat about your goals, do a body fat percentage test, test your vertical jump, and get some cool swag! No sign-up is necessary; just come on in. 

Meet A Trainer dates/times for Fall 2024 TBA

 


Our Trainers

 

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Felton Payton

Major: Political Science
Certification(s): Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid
Specialties: Maximal Strength Training, Strength & Conditioning

 

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LaShaun James

Major: Psychology
Certification(s): NASM Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid 
Specialties: Muscular Development Training, Resistance Training, Maximal Strength Training

 

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Carolina Wiltsey

Major: Kinesiology – Exercise Physiology
Certification(s): NASM Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid 
Specialties: HIIT, Strength & Conditioning, Resistance Training

 

Nate Gonzaga

Nate Gonzaga

Major: Kinesiology
Certification(s): NASM Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid 
Specialties: Olympic Weightlifting, Strength & Speed Development, Bodybuilding

 

Marco Perez

Marco Perez

Major: Kinesiology – Exercise Physiology
Certification(s): NASM Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid 
Specialties: Strength & Conditioning, Maximal Strength Training, Olympic Lifting, Weight Loss

 

Aiden Mercado

Aiden Mercado

Major: Kinesiology
Certification(s): NASM Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid 
Specialties: Stength & Conditioning, Olympic Lifting, Weight Loss, Maximal Strength Training

 

Michelle Aldana

Michelle Aldana

Major: Kinesiology
Certification(s): NASM Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid 
Specialties: Stength & Conditioning, Resistance Training

 

Jonathan Daley

Jonathan Daley

Major: Kinesiology
Certification(s): NASM Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid 
Specialties: Muscular Development Training, Resistance Training, Strength & Conditioning