Personal trainer provides women campus workouts

By Megan Seals

For Union women, getting in shape is now a little easier than before. Kelly Knott, a certified personal trainer with Ageless Fitness, is extending her training services to Union’s campus.

Knott recently started training women on campus in “Union Boot Camp,” a month-long training session.

“I do strength training, weights, cardio and abs,” Knott said. “I focus on the full body. Then when the client is not with me once a week, I will give the client a workout to do on her own so she will (be challenged to) stay in the gym.”

Women who are interested in training with Knott can work with her in either a semi-private or small-group training session.

With semi-private training, a student and partner can train with Knott one hour a week for $75 monthly per client. Along with the one-hour training a week, the students will be given a workout to complete on their own before their next session.

In the small-group training, clients share a one-hour session with three individuals, combining a one-on-one session with the energy of a group, which cost $60 per month per client.

In addition to group workouts, Knott also does basic one-on-one personal training, which runs $35 per hour. Her other individual training session is called “Intro to Fitness,” which includes private consultation, a custom fitness program and two one-hour training sessions, and costs $99.

Knott said she focuses on the mind, body and spirit. She does her training sessions in Union’s Wellness Center.

“The Wellness Center is where I began my workout with a personal trainer,” Knott said. “After working out there, I loved the atmosphere and what it brought. So I went to Matt Brunet, director of wellness services, and he said I could do my training there.”

Knott works on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. She said she is willing to give discounts to female students if they are interested in training.

Becca Menhart, sophomore athletic training major, recently finished the boot camp with Knott in October.

“Kelly was upbeat and encouraging throughout each part,” Menhart said. “She pushed us hard and we got great results. I loved doing the training with Kelly. It was amazing, and I wish I could do it all year. I highly recommend Kelly to anyone who is looking for a trainer.”

Menhart said the training consisted of cardio exercises, a variation of weight exercises and also ab exercises.

“A strong core basis for a strong body,” Menhart said.

Interested people can contact Knott, at her e-mail address,, to ask about her services, location or pricing information.

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