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Personal Training

Personal training will no longer be available after December 4, 2020.

Where is your path leading you?

We believe in you. Ask yourself…

How am I currently investing in myself, in my future?


What will my life look like in 20 years if I don't change anything?


What am I willing to give to gain what I've never had?

What would it look like to…


Become Active

No matter what shape you’re in or how busy you are.

Never Miss a Workout

Look forward to your exercise routine each week.

Improve your Fitness Level

Maintain and improve your fitness level as you age.

Reach New Heights

Doing what you didn’t think was possible.

Do the Things You Love

Because you have the strength, endurance, and flexibility to do so.

Feel Strong and Look Fit

Strengthen both mentally and physically

Find Your Motivation

People that are working towards something, are three times as likely to succeed.
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Become Fit & Healthy

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Stress Relief

Weight Management

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Restore Function

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Disease Prevention

Posture Correction

Training for You

Build your own fitness routine, the way you want it, how often you need it.

Your Way




At Home

training options



Small Group
Outside or Virtual only

Your Schedule





your Frequency

Every now and then

Twice a month*

Once a week*

Twice a week*

*Gym access is available to active personal training clients, those who work with a trainer at least twice a month.

Bart Lindsay, MS, CPT, CES, CAFS, 3DMAPS

Bart Lindsay, MS, CPT, CES, CAFS, 3DMAPS

Personal Training Coordinator

Emily Sawlaw, AFAA-CPT

Emily Sawlaw, AFAA-CPT

Personal Trainer

Jackie Schweighart, MS, CPPT, CMT

Jackie Schweighart, MS, CPPT, CMT

Personal Trainer

Jami Kohlmann, CPT, CES, CAFS, LMT, CLT

Jami Kohlmann, CPT, CES, CAFS, LMT, CLT

Personal Trainer, Massage Services Coordinator

Deb Lay, MS, CPT, CES, OES

Deb Lay, MS, CPT, CES, OES

Personal Trainer

Anthony Hanners, NSCA-CPT

Anthony Hanners, NSCA-CPT

Personal Trainer

Monica Towner, NASM, CPT

Monica Towner, NASM, CPT

Personal Trainer

Jason Yoon, NASM, CPT

Jason Yoon, NASM, CPT

Personal Trainer

What Makes Us Different?


Gym access + personal training for 1 price!

Not a membership. No annual fee. No contracts.

No Crowds

Only active clients can use the gym space

Wellness Approach

Physical therapy and massage services onsite

All Fitness Levels

  • Beginners
  • Older Adults
  • Medically Complex
  • Pre/Post Rehab
  • Athletic Performance

Your Questions Answered

If you are exploring whether personal training may be beneficial for you, book a free personal training session to get started.
Have a question we haven’t answered? Click below and ask away!
How do I start personal training during COVID-19?

Whether you’re an active exerciser or new to a fitness routine, start with a free 30 minute consultation, which can be done in-person or virtual, with one of our certified personal trainers.

Personal Training services will no longer be available at Mettler Center after December 4, 2020.

What can I expect if I'm coming to the center for training?
We have a COVID-19 waiver that we will be asking all clients to sign. Your personal trainer will do a temperature check prior to starting your session.

We ask that you:

  • wear a mask
    We are asking all personal training clients to wear a mask upon entering the facility.  If you do not have one to wear in, we can provide one for you.  If you are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, your trainer will make arrangments for you to be a safe distance from others.
  • maintain social distancing,
  • bring your own towel and water bottle.

The touchless refillable water stations will be available to all, but we ask that you do not drink out of the water fountains. The locker room and showers will not be available for use at this time. The restrooms are available for use and there’s a place to put your belongings.

How will social distancing be maintained?

Only personal trainers and physical therapists with their respective clients/patients and essential office staff will be in the building. We are continuing to suspend extracurricular gym access to minimize traffic and stay in compliance with state guidelines.

For personal training clients, exercise zones have been created.  Only one trainer and his/her client are allowed in each zone.  Your trainer will be mindful of social distancing throughout the entirety of your visit to the facility.

What are your cleaning practices?

Our facility is CDC compliant.

  • Surfaces in the waiting areas and on the fitness floor are regularly being wiped down and sanitized.
  • All staff wash their hands in-between clients using soap and water and are regularly using hand sanitizer.
  • All gym surfaces (to include door handles, fitness equipment, etc) are being sprayed daily with virucide disinfectant.
  • Fitness staff is cleaning equipment between clients and washing hands repeatedly.
  • Disinfectant wipes, sprays, and hand sanitizer are available throughout the facility for clients to use at any time.

We also have contactless payment options.

Clients can pay securely over the phone or with the card we have on file.
Clients can also pay in-person at Mettler Center.

What equipment do you have?

We have everything expected from a gym: treadmills, ellipticals, machine weights, dumbbells, resistance bands, medicine balls, suspension straps, jump boxes, etc. We also have some unique pieces, such as the NuStep, Keiser air pressure resistance machines, battle ropes, and Power Plates.

Is Gym Access Available?
Yes! Mettler Center offers complimentary gym access to active personal training clients! Please talk with your trainer or schedule a free consultation for more information.

All clients will need to meet with their trainer prior to coming in solo for gym access.

Gym access is a complimentary service offered to active personal training clients, individuals who meet with a trainer at least twice a month.

Gym Access Guidelines:

  • Please make sure to scan in.
  • Everyone will need to have their temperature taken and wear a mask.
  • You will be responsible for cleaning the equipment you use thoroughly.
  • Please follow social distancing guidelines, remember to sanitize or wash your hands frequently, and stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms (fever, dry cough, etc.)
  • Please bring your own water bottle and a sweat towel as Mettler Center will not have water fountains, lockers, showers, towels available at this time. Eventually, we will slowly bring these things back in stages, starting with towels.
  • All clients will need to meet with their trainer prior to coming in solo for gym access.
How expensive is personal training?
Take advantage of our free 30-minute personal training consultation (a $40 value) so you can find an option that best fits you.

Start small with what your budget allows.

Remember you have the option to get gym access and personal training for one price if you commit to training at least twice per month. After all, isn’t your health worth it?

View our prices.

What types of personal training does Mettler Center do?
We provide training options for all types of people and their goals. Our trainers have the skills and experience to program proper exercise for athletic endeavors, rehabilitation, youths, weight loss, many medical conditions, older and elderly populations, and others.

Have a specific question about training or what we offer? Ask us!

How is working out with a trainer better than on my own?
There is definitely value in both options.

Personal training can be a better fit for some depending on your exercise history, motivation, goals, and challenges you are working through. Some of the top reasons people love personal training are:

  • It’s easy: You just show up and the trainer tells you what to do. No advance preparation or forethought required.
  • Accountability. When someone is counting on you, you tend to be more consistent.
  • Education and expertise tailored to what you need
What if I don't have time to train?
We get it. Life is busy. Consider training an investment for your future. Movement is so important and it impacts all areas of life including your physical and mental well-being. When you feel like you have the least amount of time to exercise- that’s most likely when you could benefit the most.

Doing something is always better than nothing. That is why we offer virtual options so you can conveniently train from your home, office, or as you travel. You can choose a frequency that works for your schedule. Meet as often as you want with your trainer – just maintain twice per month if you would like gym access.

What if I'm too self-conscious to step into a gym?
Virtual or in-home training could be a good place to start. Or try training in our facility (at least once) it is very comfortable and non-threatening, you might be surprised how at home you feel!
What is the Power Plate?
The Power Plate stimulates a rapid, reflexive muscle response up to 50x per second improving an enchancing:

  • Functional performance and muscle activation
  • Gait and locomotion
  • Postural alignment and core control
  • Balance, stability, and proprioceptive awareness
  • Range of motion
  • Circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid
  • Recovery and regeneration through hormone release


“I could say many good things about my trainer, Bart Lindsay, but the two things I value most are his knowledge and his thought in planning my workouts to fit my needs. His knowledge of physiology means that he understands and explains how doing an exercise in a slightly different way strengthens and benefits a different set of muscles. He has done much to help me strengthen my ankle and improve balance and agility, while also strengthening muscles that will keep me functioning and mobile. You can’t put a high enough value on that kind of training and the benefits it brings. Bart is the greatest and the Mettler Center is such a wonderful asset to our community!”

“I was very skeptical about the benefits of the Power Plate. In addition I have had both knees replaced and was concerned about possible damage to them. After working with Jackie on the machine, my attitude has changed completely. My knees feel the best they have in a long time and the muscles around the knees have been strengthened. My muscle tone and flexibility as well as my balance have been improved and I am now a firm believer in the benefits of the Power Plate.”

“Jami Taylor is my personal trainer. I came to Jami with injury issues to my shoulder and wrists. I have had physical therapy for these injuries at Mettler, which was very successful. Recognizing these past issues, I wanted to learn how to get stronger, without re-injury. Jami has taken on this challenge with dedication, imagination and a sense of humor. I have already seen an increase in strength in a few weeks. I have also asked her to be available at a very early hour, and she has taken this in stride, as well. I cannot say enough about how pleased I am with Jami.”

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