Personal Training

Rocky mascot at the squat rack

Built Like a Bulldog Personal Training Program is designed to help students, faculty, and staff decode the world of exercise with a little help from one of our certified UNC Asheville student trainers. Whether you need an introduction to weight equipment, help with your power clean technique, or want to see exercises that will strengthen your arms like Rocky's, you can make an appointment with one of our trainers to walk you through everything you need to know.

Email our trainers with general questions or job inquiries at builtlikeabulldog@unca.edu 

How much does it cost?

First Time Offer Special Rates

For your first time training with the Built Like a Bulldog program we want to offer a special reduced rate which includes your initial assessment and one 60-min session

Students  $25
Faculty/Staff  $35
OLLI/Alumni/Spouse $55

Regular Package Rates

Students:

Number of hourly sessions Cost Hourly rate
1 $18 $18
5 $75 $15

 

Faculty/Staff: 

Number of hourly sessions Cost Hourly rate
1 $25 $25
5 $100 $20

 

OLLI/Alumni/Spouse/Other:

Number of hourly sessions Cost Hourly rate
1 $30 $30
5 $125 $25

 

DualFit Rates

For your first time training with the DualFit program we want to offer a special reduced rate which includes you and your partner's initial assessment and one 60-min session:

Students (per person cost) $15
Faculty/Staff (per person cost) $25
OLLI/Alumni/Spouse/Other (per person cost) $45

After the starter package, it's a flat rate per person no matter how many sessions are purchased at a time: 

Students (per person cost) $10
Faculty/Staff (per person cost) $20
OLLI/Alumni/Spouse/Other (per person cost) $25

 

* Payment must be made by cash or check (payable to UNC Asheville Campus Recreation).

* You must attend one session per week to keep your trainer and spot in the program.

* Any unused sessions will expire after 6 months of inactivity with the program. 

* You can purchase multiple packages (i.e. you can buy five of the 5 session packages at once) or just one at a time.

* Cancellation Policy- If you cancel a session with less than 24hrs notice you will be charged for that session.

* Refund Policy- There will be no refunds on any unused sessions. 

How do I schedule an appointment?

Fill out the Built like a Bulldog form for a first time appointment. You will be contacted by Built Like a Bulldog within 72 hours (during the business week) to begin the training process. For returning clients, please get in touch directly with your trainer.

Please be aware that this is not the right service if you are nursing an injury. If you need physical therapy or an injury screening, contact Mission Sports Medicine at 828.251.6480.

Who are the personal trainers?

Caroline

Why I became a personal trainer: Fitness and weightlifting have become key components of my life. When I watch others meet their goals, especially strength related, it creates a feeling of excitement that nothing else can. I want to help people achieve that level of excitement and motivation to keep furthering in their fitness journey.

Training Philosophy: To see progression you have to push past what is comfortable. If you can do this successfully and repetitively, you’ve also progressed mentally.

Favorite exercises/specialties: My personal favorite exercise is the deadlift. Not because I’m the strongest at it, but it makes me feel powerful. My specialties are strength and hypertrophy training as well as training for rock climbers.


Jacob

Why I became a personal trainer: I became a personal trainer because I have been involved in sports my entire life but never really got “in shape.” Throughout my child hood, and into my teenage years, I was overweight and never felt comfortable in my body. Junior year of high school I finally decided I needed to make a change. I started going to the gym and watching YouTube videos about health and fitness and wanted to learn more. After a month or two of eating right and going to the gym, I saw some positive results, and was instantly addicted. Once I saw how this was changing my life, I began helping friends and family achieve their own health goals.

My Training Philosophy: My training philosophy is instead of wanting to be like someone else, try to be better than YOU were yesterday.

Favorite Exercises and Specialties: Strength training, barbell training, HIT(including sprints), plyometrics, agility training, free weights


Samantha Markowski


Why I became a personal trainer: Fitness has been an integral part of my life for as long as I remember, from being a gymnast for
11+ years to playing volleyball throughout high school. Motivation has always been a huge
factor and I want to be that same motivation for others, help them sustain a lifelong habit, and
assist in reaching their full potential.

Training philosophy: My training philosophy is built around the principle of living a healthy lifestyle and my goals are
to influence those starting out and continuing their fitness journey in a positive way. I believe
that building a strong foundation of proper technique, followed by consistency and progression,
will allow you to achieve any fitness goal you set your mind to.

Favorite exercises/specialties: Lunges are my exercise of choice, but burpees come in a close second. I believe that lunges are
a great exercise because there are so many variations and progressions you can use to change
up your routine while still using the same muscle groups. Burpees are such a fun, yet
challenging full body exercise to really get your heart rate up. My specialties include
hypertrophy, endurance training, and HIIT.

DualFit Partner Personal Training

What is DualFit?

Do you work out better with a buddy? Do you feel intimidated to work out by yourself with a trainer? DualFit is our answer! It's a partner personal training program- one trainer + two friends/partners/significant others= FUN and EFFECTIVE. 

 

How much does it cost?

This program actually makes the per person cost cheaper than one-on-one personal training! Please see below for the cost break-down: 

Starter package= Assessment + One 60 minute session 

Student (per person cost) $15
Faculty/Staff (per person cost) $25
OLLI/Alumni/Spouse/Other (per person cost) $45

Normal Sessions

Student (per person cost) $10
Faculty/Staff (per person cost)  $20
OLLI/Alumni/Spouse/Other (per person cost) $25

 

How do I sign up?

Fill out the DualFit intake form for a first time appointment. You will be contacted by Built Like a Bulldog within 48 hours (during the business week) to begin the training process. For returning clients, please get in touch directly with your trainer.

Please be aware that this is not the right service if you are nursing an injury. If you need physical therapy or an injury screening, contact Mission Sports Medicine at 828.251.6480.

Incentives!

We like to offer our clients a special "word of mouth" deal to keep them exercising and happy! Refer a friend and get a free session once they complete their starter package.