Personal Training

What is personal training? 

Personal Training is the science of teaching a client how to move their body correctly and efficiently in every exercise and movement. Personal trainers also help clients customize their workouts to their goals and needs so they can maximize their individual potential! 

Benefits of working with a personal trainer include:  

  • Customizing an exercise program to meet the client's personal fitness goals.  
  • Assisting clients with general conditioning, weight loss, weight gain and improvement of their overall health and fitness.  
  • Providing clients with accountability and motivation in workouts.  
  • Providing weight and cardiovascular training instruction. 
  • Increasing a client's knowledge about fitness and workout routines. 

For questions about personal training and how to register, please email

Personal Training Fees

Introduction Package

45 minute consultation + assessment, 3 personal training sessions, and 1 program design - $230

Personal training – 1 person

5 sessions - $250
10 sessions - $405
20 sessions - $760

Buddy training – 2 persons

5 sessions - $175 per person
10 sessions - $265 per person

Buddy training – 3-4 persons

10 sessions - $250 per person

all prices subject to HST


  • 1 personal training session is one 45-minute session with the personal trainer

Small Group Training  

  • Small group fitness training is the sweet spot of keeping the fitness experience large enough to be fun and interactive while small enough to maintain the quality of modifications and progressions specific to individuals. A group of six will work with our certified personal trainer. 
  • Small group training takes place in our private personal training studio 
  • Derek Smith, UPEI Personal Trainer, is an Affiliated Kinesiologist, CrossFit Level 1, CPT -CSEP trainer, and Yoga Instructor RYT200. Since Derek is an Affiliated Kinesiologist, training receipts can be used by clients for benefits claims with insurer if applicable per their health plan. 
  • Alex Arsenault, UPEI Personal Trainer, is an Affiliated Kinesiologist, BSc in Kinesiology.
Current Full-Time UPEI Student $65
UPEI Faculty/Staff $75
All Other Participants $150

How to register for Small Group Training

Personal training and assessment policies 

  1. Payments are to be made at the Panther Central Desk. All prices add HST. Payments may be by cash, cheque, debit, Visa, or Mastercard. Payments are due on day of the appointment.  
  2. No refunds will be issued for services purchased. 
  3. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to reschedule the session. If the cancellation is less than 24 hours the appointment will not be reimbursed/re-scheduled. The trainer is required to wait 15 minutes for the client to show up for the scheduled appointment. If the client fails to show up for the scheduled appointment, the appointment and fee(s) will be forfeited. If the client is late for the appointment the trainer is not obligated to make up the missed time. For example, if the client is 15 minutes late and arrives for the appointment the session will only be 30 minutes. 
  4. Only UPEI personal trainers are permitted to assess or train individuals and athletes in the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Any other trainers who act in the capacity of a personal trainer are not permitted. This includes one-on-one instruction, exercise prescription, modification, technique instruction, and any job function typically associated with personal training or working with members of the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. 
  5. All personal training session packages must be used within six (6) months of date of purchase. Sessions not used in this timeframe will expire with no refund.