Learn about our Personal Training Services, Prices, Policies and the trainers themselves.
The Tucson J offers a wide spectrum of personal training experiences to suit everyone’s needs. From one on one training to buddy and semi-private training, our certified personal trainers will work with you to achieve your fitness goals in a safe, healthy and effective manner. Whether you need sport specific training or just want to feel healthier, stronger and happier, our staff of personal trainers are up to the task.
The training staff at The J is among the most experienced and knowledgeable in Tucson. Our staff boasts five members with at least 15 years in the fitness industry. Experience like that is hard to find in one facility.
In addition to our outstanding personal training staff, our fitness center, pool, spa, and additional resources at The J are unrivaled in Tucson. Whatever you need to reach your fitness goal, you can find it at The J.
Personal Training Sessions and Prices
|Session Type||Time per Session||Description||Single Session $||NEW 5 Session Package $||NEW 10 Session Package $|
|One-on-One||1 Hour||1 Trainer 1 Client||$60||$285 ($57 per session)||$550 ($55 per session)|
|One-on-One||1/2 Hour||1 Trainer 1 Client||$40||$185 ($37 per session)||$350 ($35 per Session)|
|Buddy||1 Hour||1 Trainer 2 Clients||$90||$430||$820|
|Buddy||1/2 Hour||1 Trainer 2 Clients||$55||$260||$500|
|1 Trainer 3 – 5 Clients||N/A||8 Sessions for $125 (1/2 hour)
$125 ea. ($25 per session – 1 hour)
$230 ea. ($23 per session – 1 hour)
|Template Training||1 Hour||1 Trainer 1 Client||$185 for two Sessions||N/A||N/A|
|NEW Non-member One-on-One||1 Hour||1 Trainer 1 Client||$85||$400 ($80 per session)||N/A|
|NEW Non-member One-on-One||1/2 Hour||1 Trainer 1 Client||$65||$300 ($60 per session)||N/A|
Personal Training Program Descriptions
- One-on-One Personal Training provides you with direct access to a highly qualified JCC Personal Trainer who will design a program to help you meet your specific health and wellness goals.
- Buddy Training allows you to workout with a friend while still receiving a personalized training
program from a Tucson J Personal Trainer.
- Semi-Private Training is still individualized training but is more affordable. Groups of 3 or 4 will work out together, support each other and still experience individualized guidance from a JCC Personal Trainer.
- Template Training is where a JCC Personal Trainer will create a workout profile for you to follow on your own. It includes two personal training sessions where the trainer will review the program and demonstrate the exercises. The length of time that the profile can be followed is determined between you and the trainer depending on your specific goals and budget. Access through email is offered two times per week in addition to the one-on-one sessions in case you have followup questions.
- Non-members can now try Personal Training at the JCC. Non-members can enjoy the entire
facility on the day of their training session.
Personal Training Policies and Special Restrictions
- Cancellation Policy – Clients must cancel with 24 a hour notice. If a client cancels within 24 hours of the scheduled session they will be charged full price for the missed session.
- Session Scheduling – All sessions must be purchased prior to the training appointment. Trainers will not schedule a session unless the client shows credit in their account for the specific service requested.
- Liability Forms – All personal training clients must fill out the following forms prior to participating in Personal Training sessions: 1) ParQ Health Assessment 2) Liability Waiver 3) Acknowledgement of cancellation policy 4) Approval or decline to have trainers run credit card charges for sessions on behalf of the client.
- Semi-Private Training – A group of 3 or 4 participants must be established prior to the purchase of the training sessions. If one group member cancels within 24 hours of the appointment time they will be charged so the small group training can still take place for the rest of the group. If a member of the group cancels with more than a 24 notice the trainer will contact the rest of the group to determine if the others would still like to meet. If the group is less than three there may be an up charge to the two who wish to train.
- Template Training – The purpose of Template Training is to offer an economical method for those members who are looking for fitness training guidance but do not want to meet with a JCC Personal Trainer every week. Once the template is provided the the member is allowed two follow-up emails a week but the client must recognize that there cannot be unlimited access to the trainer.
- Non-members are invited to try out personal training through the two options listed above. The maximum number of sessions for a non-member are 5 sessions total. $10 from each session purchased will be credited towards membership fees. Non-members are allowed to use the entire facility on the day of their training session.
- Expiration Date – All sessions must be used within 12 months of purchase date.
Have you ever thought that you might benefit from working with a personal trainer? Here is a member’s personal story that might give you a better sense of what to expect when you schedule that “ultimate” one-on-one.
From Pauline Roed
In August of 2004 I realized that my half-hearted attempts at returning to some level of physical fitness were just that – half-hearted. The truth is that just having gym memberships were doing me no good at all! The simple reason? I paid the dues and never attended! High blood pressure, a family history of heart disease, high cholesterol levels, and an approaching 60th birthday, I knew a private trainer was the only way to achieve any results.
Call Sports and Wellness and ask for Amy Dowe to set up an appointment at 520-299-3000 x 251.
Personal Training Bios
Mike is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney (B.A. Education) and has been an I.F.P.A. Certified Personal Trainer for over a decade.
Although Mike specializes in weight loss/health management and strength, speed & conditioning for sports, he has worked successfully with a wide variety of clients, ranging from high school and college level athletes to the mom’s, dad’s, grandmother’s and grandfather’s out there looking to improve their quality of life.
Having been an athlete most of his life, Mike has also spent time in the coaching ranks coaching basketball, track & field and baseball at various locations. Most recently, he served as the Junior Varsity Head Baseball Coach at Sabino High School in 2012 and 2013. During that time he also the director of the program’s strength and conditioning program.
Mike currently serves as the strength and conditioning coach for the Tucson Stingrays swim club who are based at the Tucson JCC.
Mike’s motto – “The pain & discomfort of working towards a goal is nothing compared to the joy of reaching it”.
Linda graduated from Providence College in 1988 with a B.A. in Economics and received her Elementary Education Teaching Credentials in 1991 from Roger Williams University. Her career as a personal trainer began in 1990 while still in college. Linda is passionate about fitness and has completed 16 marathons and numerous half marathons.
Linda is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (1998) and completed her Fitness Professional Certificate from Pima Community College. Linda also completed an internship in personal training at the JCC in the Fall of 2005. She also holds a certification in TRX Suspension Training.
Proper safety and form are always her main focus. She recognizes the importance of effective, efficient workouts-quality over quantity.
Linda’s philosophy in training is to provide each client with the motivation, direction and knowledge to make positive lifestyle changes and encourages them to take on new challenges. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and fitness levels, but has extensive experience working with the senior population and those recovering from joint replacement surgery. Her goal is to keep her seniors active and independent, allowing them to enjoy the highest quality of life!
Spencer Roberts, MS has a wealth of knowledge and experience in coaching both individuals and groups in maximizing their fitness and health. He was certified as a Master Fitness Trainer by the United States Army in 1986 and earned his Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Arizona in 1989. Spencer has developed and implemented training programs for athletes and non athletes alike. His philosophy is “quality vs. quantity” and understands the challenges of fitting training routines around the responsibilities that life presents.
Spencer has been a personal trainer JCC for 10 years. He has been active all of his life, first as a football player in high school and college and later as a triathlete/duathlete. He has represented Team USA in three World Duathlon Championships as an age grouper.
” My passion lies in helping others achieve their fitness and health goals. I train all age groups, from kids to folks in their eighties. I truly believe we are all athletes…it’s just some are in training and some are not.”
Spencer is married with two college age children. He coached their middle school cross country and track teams. That allowed him to truly understand the competing priorities we all face. Spencer will work with you to become the very best athlete you can without compromising your other commitments and priorities.
Veronika obtained a B.S. degree in Sports and Fitness from the Technical University of Munich located in Germany. Veronika is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise, as well as a Silver Sneakers Fitness Instructor.
She has been a personal trainer for the last 17 years and actively involved in the fitness industry for 35 years. She has extensive experience working with older adults, but welcomes all ages.
Veronika is very enthusiastic about exercise and is motivated to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Lloyd specializes in sport-specific training, and has numerous years of experience working with young athletes. Lloyd is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Sports Conditioning Specialist, a TRX Level 1 Certified Instructor, and NFHS Certified Track and Field Coach. Lloyd is currently completing his Associates of Arts at Pima Community College, and plans to transfer to ASU to complete a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Wellness.
Lloyd is an experienced and accomplished athlete: Track and Field at Pima 2005 – 2007, participant in 4 x 100 relay at NJCAA Championships, Southern Tucson 400m Regional Champion in 2005 – 3rd place in Arizona, and is currently training to compete in the USA Track & Field Arizona Open Track Meets in 2015. In his spare time Lloyd plays in a co-ed soccer league in Tucson and runs 5 k’s competitively.
“Refuse to be satisfied, because there is always more to do.”
Patty is a graduate of the Fitness Professional Program at Pima Community College, as well as a certified personal trainer through American College of Sports Medicine. Patty has been a member of the J for over 10 years, and interned for the Wellness Department before becoming a licensed personal trainer.
Patty has a love and passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals, and would love to train you in your pursuit of health and wellness!
Shelley graduated from the University of Arizona in 1988 with a B.S. in Management Information Systems. Before leaving to start her family, she was a software engineer for IBM for 4 years. Shelley’s career in fitness began in 1996. Her certifications include: American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Group Fitness and Personal Training, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)-Corrective Exercise Specialist, Spinning®, Threshold Training – Levels 1 and 2, TRX Suspension Training and Les Mills Body Pump. As an Internal Tester for Heart Zones USA, she tested Heart Zones System software for Triathlon Hall of Famer and company owner, Sally Edwards.
Shelley utilized her programming background to develop a fitness website so that she can share information that she thinks is beneficial to a lifelong commitment to physical fitness. With her website, Shelley creates customized Heart Rate Training Zones for her clients so that they can learn how to train efficiently, burning more fat for fuel. She also creates customized resistance training programs for muscular strength, power and endurance and tracks her clients’ progress with a database she designed and developed. Reports generated from her database serve as a motivational tool for her clients’ continued adherence to their fitness goals. Shelley also offers 30-minute Semi-Private Training sessions in Body Pump, TRX and Spinning for clients who prefer time- efficient workouts in a small group setting.
Shelley loves working with all ages and fitness levels of clients! Each client is like a computer program to her; she figures out how his/her code operates so that she can develop a specialized plan to achieve the desired results.
Rhina has been a member of the JCC family for over 22 years as a Group Fitness Instructor. She received a Bachelors in the Sciences from the University of Nevada-Reno and pursued graduate work at the University of Arizona. She has been in the Health and Wellness industry for almost 30 years. As Co-Owner of Summit Wellness for five years, three years as Director of Health and Safety Services for the American Red Cross, and 14 years at Canyon Ranch, Rhina understands that the road to optimal health is not easy, but so worth it!
Rhina has completed 51 marathons. Has qualified for the Boston Marathon 15 times and has ran it five times. An avid community volunteer, she has been a part of Angel Charities for Children for the past 16 years, has served in the Greater Tucson Leadership Health Care and Education Committees, and has been a Board-member of several agencies dealing with at-risk youth and education.
Rhina’s personal training clients include athletes, celebrities, youth, the weekend warrior as well as folks trying to lose weight in a healthy way. Her background includes working with physicians, nutritionists, behaviorists and other fitness professionals. For the past ten years, Rhina has expanded her knowledge by personal training at a physical therapy clinic gaining more exposure to special needs clients including pre and post rehab, MS, Parkinsons, arthritis, and osteoporis.
Rhina holds certifications by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, Schwinn Cycling, Body Pump, Resist-a-Ball, Above-the Bar, and Functional Movement Screening.
Most recently, Rhina was voted the Top Group Fitness Instructor by Tucsonans in the Arizona Daily Star.
“It’s never too late to start living healthier. And always too soon to stop”.
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Oscar, a seasoned JCC fitness center employee for over decade, will now be offering personal training here at the Tucson J.
Oscar has been assisting members as a JCC Floor Trainer and is now very excited to work with members one-to-one as a fitness professional.
He specializes in simple yet effective workouts that are based in his personal experience and passion for weight training. He focuses on good form and safe technique to assist members of all levels to stay fit at any age.
Mary Teachey Maher
Mary established her Fitness career as a highly-requested instructor and trainer specializing in program development using the Scientific Method. Her clients range in age from 17 to 93; from children to great-grandmas! With proficiency in both water- and land-based fitness modalities, she motivates, educates and challenges her clients to continually set goals and celebrate success! Her training focuses on accountability through record-keeping and systematic evaluation.
She is a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) alumna; Alaska Mountaineering 2000, with technical climbing experience and summits of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker. She studied classical ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and modern for 13 years as a youngster. She is an ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer, NASM-Corrective Exercise Specialist, ACE-Group Fitness Certified Instructor, Enhance Fitness Leader, and a Nautilus Institute Accredited Coach, with continuing education in Environmental Medicine through the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
After completing a BS Biology with Honors, and a Chemistry minor from UNC-Chapel Hill, Mary earned her MS in Physiological Sciences from the U of A in 2001. With over two dozen publications in peer-reviewed journals on Diabetes prevention and management, microcirculation, cardiac arrest and stroke, she completed her Research career and followed her passion for empowering people to create positive and lasting lifestyle changes.
In addition to owning and operating her own Aquatics personal-training business, Mary also works as an educator for other Personal Trainers and counsels her peers in program development. When she’s not training clients, Mary also enjoys presenting at conferences and for specialized groups regarding Osteoporosis, Senior Wellness, and Physiology.
Colin is a Certified Personal Trainer and Orthopedic Exercise Specialist with the American Council on Exercise. He is also licensed group fitness instructor for both aquatic and land-based classes as well as a certified Spartan SGX Coach.
He understands the challenges of finding time to workout with a busy schedule and is passionate about designing safe and effective workouts to suit individual fitness needs and goals, whether that’s rehabilitation following knee surgery, weight loss and toning, or cross training for an obstacle course race. He’s worked with a variety of age groups and fitness levels in both small group and one-on-one settings.
Colin’s personal passion for fitness began with gymnastics in grade school, followed by distance running in college, and more recently cross training and Spartan obstacle course racing.
Kyle is a born and raised Tucsonan and a certified Personal Trainer through International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).
Even though his heart will always be in Tucson, he did live on the east coast for a couple years working with and training exotic animals at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species. He worked hands on with monkeys, tigers, leopards and even an elephant.
He does have a history and love for animals, but Kyle’s passion is fitness. That passion developed at a young age through sports and athletics. With his knowledge and experience playing and coaching a wide range of sports; Kyle is very good with sport specific exercises, along with strength and resistance training.
Kyle knows that to get the most out of a workout; form is the utmost important thing, making this his main focus in each workout. He has experience working with people of all ages. Kyle also has experience working with those who have special needs, something he takes pride in since he has a special needs sister-in-law. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new routine; Kyle is excited to help you obtain your goals.
Lani Randle is a NASM and AFAA-certified National Personal Training Institute graduate, specializing in suspension training, kettle-bells, womens fitness, and general nutrition. Her technical knowledge and 10+ years of personal experience allows her to design and employ training programs tailored to each client’s needs. Lani has completed her Bachelor’s of Science, Master’s of Business Administration, and she continues her education in varying individual and group exercise training modalities. Work and family have given Lani the opportunity to live in Germany for multiple years and travel extensively throughout the world. An avid runner, Lani likes training for full and half marathons, and she recently enjoyed training her son on his first 5K.