The Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences (HMNS) Personal Training Service has run for the past 6 years and is highly popular among members of the UQ community.

The aim of the service is to assist individuals who are not currently active to become physically active in a way that will enhance their health, fitness and functioning.

The service is delivered by undergraduate students in their third year of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences program. Students are closely supervised by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist creating an environment where they are able to apply the technical skills they have acquired in the first two years of their training while delivering a high quality service.

If this sounds like a service you would be interested in, please read on! 

Who is eligible for the HMNS Personal Training Service?

One of the key educational aims of the HMNS Personal Training Service is to provide students with an opportunity to work with clients who do not meet Australia's national physical activity guidelines - 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity at least five times per week. Therefore, you will be eligible for this service if:

  • You are not currently regularly active (i.e., less than of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity 5 times per week)
  • You are NOT already participating in a sport or, wanting sport-specific training (e.g training for a fun-run or triathlon)
  • You do NOT want a rehabilitation program for a specific condition or injury (e.g chronic low back pain, ACL tear, Type 2 Diabetes, Stroke). 

What does the service include?

The service includes a pre-and post-assessment session and eight personal training sessions over Semester 1. There are two packages: Standard Package and Extras Package. They are described below and we ask you to indicate which you would prefer when you complete your online application form. 

The Standard Package, which we have offered for several years now is as follows:

Start:  Week starting Feburary 26th 2018

Finish: Week ending May 21st 2018

Overview:  One-on-one personal training service for ten weeks

Week 1: Initial Assessment Session

Weeks 2 - 9: Training Sessions (2 weeks off due to holidays/Commonwealth Games)

Week 10: Final Assessment Session

Cost: $200

Session Times

Sign up for one of the following five session times - 6:30-7:30am; 7:30-8:30am; 4:30-5:30pm; 5:30-6:30pm; and 6:30-7:30pm - on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Program features

  • Comprehensive pre and post-training fitness testing of key markers of health (aerobic fitness, body composition, flexibility and strength), as well as a full written report explaining your results

  • Eight weeks of one-on-one personal training sessions in the newly renovated HMNS personal training facility, located in the School of HMNS (building #26)

  • An integrated home/community program which will allow you to continue your progress outside of sessions and at the conclusion of the 10 weeks

  • Education on exercise, health and physical activity giving you the tools to empower yourself on your own personal health journey

  • Excellent value - a comparable program would cost a minimum of $500 in commercial based practices.

The Extras Package includes everything in the standard package plus the ability to attend at least one of the following three group classes per week:

  • Monday 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
  • Monday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Sessions will be a combination of Boot Camp and Gym Circuit classes and will be suitable for those who enjoy the group training environment and/or would like to attend additional supervised sessions. 

This will be run by different students each time, but will give fantastic variety of exercise, great support with other trainees of the program and help build on your fitness each week.

Cost: $250

Again, this is excellent value, with each group class costing less than $6.50 each.

How do I register?

ITS SIMPLE! Just follow this 3 step process:

Step 1: Register your interest by clicking on the "Register Here" button and completing the survey

Step 2: Your registration will be screened to assess eligibility

Step 3:  Eligible clients will be notified ASAP after 8.01.2018

Please Note: Registering your interest does not guarantee you a place in the program. Registration will be assessed in the order of which they are received (ie. first in first served). There are limited places so please register early to avoid disappointment. 

Applications close 21st Febuary 2018.

All applications will be reviewed and acceptance will be based on eligibility for the program and submission time - first-in-best-dressed. You will be advised of the outcome of your application via email by no later than 22nd of February 2018. Session times and payment will be arranged at that time.

Register Here     

On Behalf of the HMNS Personal Training Service Team 2017.