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Michael Rosengart
Fitness Coordinator, Personal Training & Fitness Services

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Recreational Sports & Fitness 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Personal Training at AU! Start progressing towards your goals!

Are you interested in personal training? You came to the right place!

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Got questions about personal training? Email Michael Rosengart, the Personal Training Coordinator, at mrosengart@american.edu.

Price for One Training Session

STUDENT PERSONAL TRAINER

$45

PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL TRAINER

$90

MASTER PERSONAL TRAINER 

$135

 

The Right Fit Learn more about RecFit's Personal Training Tiers, Session Prices, and Packages.

Learn more about personal training tiers, prices, and packages.

Personal Training Tiers:

STUDENT PERSONAL TRAINERS are certified personal trainers that are currently pursuing degrees at AU. Many of these Student Personal Trainers have completed AU's Personal Training Workshop, which is a 10-week course in partnership with the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) that prepares each student to pass the NCSF personal training certification. Single-Session price is $45.

PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL TRAINERS are certified personal trainers that have established a career in the fields of health, fitness and/or sports. AU's Professional Personal Trainers are recruited based on their skills, knowledge, and experience as well as for their passion and devotion for helping individuals and groups achieve specific goals! Single-Session price is $90.

MASTER PERSONAL TRAINERS are distinguished experts in the fields of health, fitness and/or sports. AU's Master Personal Trainers have exemplary skills and credentials that help establish the standards for our personal training department as well as train and develop the personal training staff. Single-Session price is $135.

AU offers an extensive Fitness Assessment that is customized to meet every individual’s specific needs, preferences, and goals. Every personal training client is required to complete a Fitness Assessment prior to participating in personal training. Small Groups may participate in a group assessment at the start of their training program.

FITNESS ASSESSMENT $35

Complimentary for Faculty and Staff

 

Fitness Assessments are required for personal training.

 

The Fitness Assessment includes:

 

Digital Client Intake Form

Each client will receive a Client Intake Form to complete before scheduling the Fitness Assessment. The Client Intake Form will ask for the client’s personal goals, previous experience, and exercise preferences.

Client Interview

The Client Interview offers the opportunity for the personal trainer to learn more about the client and ask clarifying questions pertaining to the Client Intake Form.

Biometrics Capturing

The Fitness Assessment involves the capturing of basic biometric markers, including height, weight, resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, Body Mass Index (BMI), and girth measurements.

Postural Analysis

During the Fitness Assessment, the personal trainer will provide evaluate the client’s static posture with the assistance of a Posture Grid to identify potential postural distortions and compensation patterns.

Functional Movement Screen

The Fitness Assessment also includes the Functional Movement Screen, a systematic protocol that quantifies and qualifies the client’s quality and capacity for movement and exercise. The Functional Movement Screen provide valuable insights that help design an effective training program.

Performance Assessments

The Fitness Assessment concludes with a selection of performance assessments that are appropriate for the client’s fitness level and personal goals. These performance assessments will evaluate the client’s capacity for strength, power, endurance, and functionality.

Price for a Package of 5 Training Sessions

STUDENT PERSONAL TRAINER 

 $200  

$40 per Session 
Savings of $25 

PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL TRAINER 

 $425  

$85 per Session 
Savings of $25 

MASTER PERSONAL TRAINER 

 $675  

$130 per Session 
Savings of $25 

 

Price for a Package of 10 Sessions

STUDENT PERSONAL TRAINING

$350

$35 per Session
Savings of $100

PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL TRAINER

$800

$80 per Session
Savings of $100

MASTER PERSONAL TRAINER

$1,250

$125 per Session
Savings of $100

 

Price for a Package of 10 Sessions

STUDENT PERSONAL TRAINING

$600

$30 per Session
Savings of $300

PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL TRAINER

$1,500

$75 per Session
Savings of $300

MASTER PERSONAL TRAINER

$2,400

$120 per Session
Savings of $300

 

RecFit members that are new to personal training can purchase a First-Time Buyer Package that includes a Fitness Assessment and three personal training sessions.

 

Prices per training tier:

Student Personal Trainer $150

Professional Personal Trainer $275

Master Personal Trainer $400

   

Small Group Training Programs Themed Programs with Expert Instructors

Interested in small group training at AU!

AU's RecFit offers a variety of Small Group Training Programs that are lead by our Professional and Master Personal Trainers.

Small Group Training Programs include:

  • Introduction to Strength Training
  • Hypertrophy and Increasing Muscle Mass
  • Powerlifting
  • Cross Training
  • Sports Specific Conditioning
  • Prehab: Mobility, Activation and Stability
  • Weight Loss through Behavior Change
  • Team Building

Interested in starting your own Small Group Training Program, reach out to Michael Rosengart, the Personal Training Coordinator, at mrosengart@american.edu or CLICK HERE.

Meet the Trainers Learn more about the AU Personal Training Staff!

Meet the Personal Trainers

Browse through the personal trainer's bios down below and learn more about each of the personal trainers at AU to find the right fit for you!

Have questions about personal training? Reach out to Michael Rosengart, the Personal Training Coordinator, at mrosengart@american.edu or (202) 885-6656.

Raya is a senior currently getting her undergraduate degree at AU. She is the co-president of the Women's Club Soccer team, and has worked with the school's athletic department since 2019. She completed AU's Personal Training Workshop and is a NCSF Certified Personal Trainer.

Raya has played competitive soccer since she was young, and she started learning how to weightlift in CrossFit classes and Olympic Weightlifting sessions when she was 17 in order to build her upper body strength and gain more muscle. Raya has since then completed various trail running races, CrossFit competitions, and gotten into new hobbies such as rock climbing and snowboarding.

After getting into fitness as a teenager, Raya gained confidence in her athletic abilities, and her goal is to help others unlock their own capabilities. She likes to incorporate weightlifting in her workouts to build confidence, restore posture, and promote good mental health. Raya's goal is to make fitness fun, while helping people reach their personal goals. 

After playing soccer for so many years as a kid, Raya knows what it's like to struggle with mobility. She's also a busy college student, so she understands how hard it is to incorporate exercise into your daily routine!

Peter is a current second year graduate student in the THSP MS program through SPA. He holds a degree in Criminology and Sociology and a minor in Forensic Behavior from the University of Akron. He works at the front desk of Jacobs and Cassell Fitness Center while he is not doing personal training or working out. He is certified through the National Council on Strength and Fitness.

Sports are a family affair as Peter grew up playing travel soccer before deciding to pursue ice hockey at the collegiate level. His father is currently an assistant Women’s soccer coach at Lehigh university and his sister Barbara played collegiate lacrosse at Drew University. His second cousin coached his local high school to the state championship game in baseball this past year as well. Peter was a former collegiate ice hockey player at the University of Akron. He has been supervised and professionally trained since he was twelve years old by various personal trainers hired by the teams he has played on. He was lucky to be exposed to personal training at this young age and also gained an appreciation for physical therapy when he had a slight knee injury in high school.

His mentality and approach to fitness is to balance being competitive and intense when engaging to improve overall health with emphasizing enjoying the process of becoming fit. Peter has evolved his approach to training because he used to overtrain during the season and in the off season of sports. No longer playing at a high level of sport, he now focuses to maintain longevity and personal health as he takes a more pragmatic approach to personal fitness.

Peter believes that having a methodical, day in and day out, hard working approach to life in general promotes a “winning spirit” and long-term success. However, he wants to emphasize that working hard must be balanced out by enjoying fitness and not feeling like it is a chore. Peter looks to be creative when working out and likes to take a more nontraditional approach when training at times to break the potential monotony that can come with training long term.

Since coming to American University, Peter has lost over 50 pounds and had to reinvent how he trains to be safe and effective. He understands the challenge of maintaining a healthy diet as a college and graduate student. He also knows that life is chaotic and sometimes things don’t work out as planned but that being consistent and never giving up on yourself can promote healthy habits and make the journey to success all that more rewarding!

Carlos completed AU's Personal Training Workshop and is a NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, who has been going to the gym since sophomore year of high school and actively participated in activities such as tennis, swimming, and soccer. Thanks to his involvement in these sports, he was able to grow in his fitness journey, and now wants to help others do the same.

Carlos enjoys varying his workouts from calisthenics to bodybuilding and vice versa, which required him to learn a lot more regarding these two different types of workouts. Training splits are also really important, another reason why he has spent a lot of time studying them to figure out which one is best for his client.  

Finally, Carlos believes that having people’s best interest at heart is the best way to help them grow in their fitness journey, but also emotionally.  

Robin McClave, MS, CHES, is the Program Director of the Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities Research Lab in the Department of Health Studies at American University. Robin earned her master's in Health Promotion Management at American University. In addition to being a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Robin is also certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer. Robin has several other NASM certifications including Corrective Exercise Specialist, Senior Fitness, Women’s Fitness, Group Personal Training, and Behavior Change Specialist.

After being a long-distance runner throughout high school and college, Robin started to experience a lot of hip and knee pain. To stay active and maintain her enjoyment in competitive and endurance sports like triathlon, while also adapting to an 8-hour/day desk job, Robin sought out strategies to combat repetitive use. When she was introduced to the NASM approach and OPT model for building stability, strength, and power, she immediately produced an array of positive results in her own fitness and well-being.

From that moment forward, Robin has utilized an approach to fitness that is functional and responsive to daily use patterns, focusing on strengthening underactive muscles and lengthening overactive muscles.

Robin embraces a holistic approach to health and well-being wherein she is aware of how our thoughts and behaviors are the building blocks to a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. She understands behavior change does not happen overnight, and small incremental changes are the most long lasting. As a fitness professional, Robin believes the journey toward better health is lifelong and we all benefit from empathetic guidance and social support.

Robin’s approach to fitness and life is finding a balance between strength and flexibility. As a mom of two young girls and aspiring farmer who likes to get her hands dirty, she wants to be fit and ready for whatever challenges the day may bring while staying open to the little treasures that happen spur of the moment.

Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

NASM Senior Fitness Specialist

NASM Women's Fitness Specialist

NASM Group Personal Training Specialist

NASM Behavior Change Specialist

Certified Health Education Specialist

 

Michael Rosengart, CPT, CES, CSCS, started as the Personal Training Coordinator for American University in January of 2022. Michael has spent over twenty years working in sports and fitness as an educator, manager, strength coach, group exercise instructor and personal trainer.

Michael started his career in New York City with Equinox Fitness where he became one of the company’s Master Instructor as well as a popular group fitness instructor due to his innovated prehab and active stretch class. Michael was also an assistant kinesiology instructor and strength coach at Santa Monica College where he helped the football team to three consecutive conference championships. In addition to coaching and teaching, Michael has also author three exercise books about prehab exercises and functional training techniques.

Even though Michael was very active and competitive in sports growing up, he was officially obese at the end of the sixth grade. Fortunately, he learned to balance his diet with Weight Watchers and started a fitness routine that led to a dramatic weight loss, which he’s learned to maintain throughout the rest of his life.

Michael was also very fortunate to start his career with Equinox Fitness, which was one of the only fitness companies that operated an in-house continuing education program for the personal training staff. At Equinox, Michael learned many innovative exercise techniques and training concepts from some of the brightest minds in the fitness industry, including Gray Cook, Tom Myers, Dr. John Berardi and more.

In graduate school, Michael suffered a string of injuries while playing American Football at the University of Essex. Michael fractured his fibula, and tore his Achilles tendon twice, all in one year. Consequentially, Michael was forced to learn many different therapeutic exercises and techniques over the course of the next decade to continue with an active lifestyle.

Michael has been very successful at maintaining an active lifestyle to this day, which includes running marathons, practicing kickboxing, and playing an array of sports that include basketball, flag football, softball and more. The secret to Michael’s success has been his ability to fashion a library of therapeutic exercises and techniques in a practice of prehab.

Upon the discovery of prehab, Michael shifted his philosophy in training to focus from more is better to better is better. Michael focuses on improving biomechanical function to build physiological capacity (fitness) and optimize performance.

His approach includes a healthy dose of prehab exercises increase mobility, flexibility and range of motion while improving muscle activation to strengthen of weak muscles group and improve stability or body control in any movement.  Additionally, Michael’s astute ability to assess biomechanics helps his clients to eliminate adequately address movement dysfunctions and compensation patterns, which ultimately mitigates the risk of injury while improving one’s fitness and/or performance.

Michael describes himself as a holistic performance coach. He understands that it is just as important to perform well at work, in relationships or with stress as it is to perform well on the court, field and/or track. To accomplish this, Michael focuses on the hierarch of health, fitness and performance through detailed programming and simplistic coaching.

Michael understands that the modern lifestyle has many competing demands on our time, focus and energy. Traffic jams, work deadlines, social networks can easily interfere with the most well-intention plans to eat healthy, exercise right and sleep well. At the same time, Michael also understands that every little bit helps, and a good coach is someone that can help another person keep going despite the obstacles and find a sense of accomplishment along the way, as well as a bit of joy too.

When Michael is not working, teaching or taking class, he can usually be found playing basketball in Bender Area, working out in the one of the fitness centers, or participating in some of the intramural leagues on campus.

Michael also leads the Monday Stretch-It-Out sessions for AhealthyU, which he invites you to join!

Certifications

NCSF Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

NSCA Strength & Conditioning Specialist

EXOS Performance Specialist

EXOS Tactical Systems Specialist

EXOS Fitness Specialist

Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist

Functional Range Assessment Specialist

Kinstretch Instructor

Z-Health Elite Performance Specialist

Certified Yoga Instructor - Yoga Alliance

Functional Movement Screen Instructor

Certified USA Football

Precision Nutrition - Level Two

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Job Opportunity with RecFit Apply Online

Looking for Personal Trainers to work at AU's RecFit!

RecFit is looking for certified personal trainers to help members achieve their various personal goals in health, fitness, and performance.

REQUIRED: Applicants must be certifed in personal training.

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Have questions? E-mail Michael Rosengart, the Personal Training Coordinator, at mrosengart@american.edu.

Get Certified in Personal Training AU's Personal Training Workshop Starts September 14th

Join the AU Workshop to certify in Personal Training

Interested in becoming a personal trainer? AU's Personal Training Workshop can help!

AU has partnered with the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and created a 10-week workshop to help individuals become certified personal trainers. 

AU's Personal Training Workshop

10 Weeks - Starting September 14th

Wednesdays 1-4pm

Office Hours Available

Costs: $350

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

 

Email Michael Rosengart, Personal Training Coordinator, with any questions or comments to mrosengart@american.edu.

Join a Small Group Training Program!

Join a Group!

RecFit offers Small Group Training Programs for students, faculty, and staff. You can focus on a number of different themes in Small Group Training programs, from Introduction to Strength Training to Weight Loss through Behavior Change. You can even start your own Small Group!

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National Council on Strength and Fitness

Become a Certified Personal Trainer!

AU's RecFit has partnered with the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) to offer a 10-week Personal Trainer Certification Workshop for only $350. Includes textbook and exam fee.

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