Personal Training Policies


Personal training sessions may be purchased by Sun Devil Fitness Complex members, including ASU students, faculty, staff and affiliates. Those who do not have a current Sun Devil Fitness Complex membership are not eligible to purchase personal training sessions.

Nontransferable Sessions

Personal training session packages may not be transferred from one member to another. Sessions must be used by the purchasing member.


When meeting with a personal trainer, please wear comfortable and appropriate clothing, such as athletic shoes and non-jean apparel, to comply with Sun Devil Fitness Complex policies.


Rescheduling or canceling sessions must be done 24 hours prior to your session. If cancellation occurs in less than 24 hours in advance, clients will be charged a session. Please see personal training behavioral contract for more information.


Refunds are not provided for personal training session packages. However, exceptions may be provided upon extenuating circumstances. To be considered for a refund exception, please contact the following:


Prohibited Personal Training Activities

Individuals not employed as a personal trainer through Sun Devil Fitness are prohibited from conducting personal training services at any Sun Devil Fitness Complex. Unauthorized individual observed or assumed to be training a patron will have his/her membership privileges suspended and/or revoked. Personal training services may include, but are not limited to:
Assisting a patron/s with:

  • spotting
  • equipment and adjustments
  • program writing and design
  • explaining and providing exercise techniques
  • meeting with the same individual on a frequent basis
  • encouragement and counting sets and repetitions
  • getting and returning weights for a patron
  • following a patron around and telling him/her what to exercise next
  • being paid by a patron for an exercise session

Justification of Prohibited Personal Training Activities

In the State of Arizona, no regulations exist regarding the profession of personal training. This lack of regulation causes many underqualified or uneducated "trainers" to claim the title of "personal trainer." Due to liability issues and other reasons listed below, Sun Devil Fitness requires all trainers working within the building to maintain certification through a nationally recognized organization and meet specific academic requirements essential for quality personal training. We uphold these strict criteria for trainers in an effort to ensure that the personal training program remains a quality service on the cutting edge of this field.

Personal training for our purposes is defined as one-on-one fitness instruction to another individual.

  • The Sun Devil Fitness Complex cannot adequately control the quality of personal training from individuals who are not employed by Sun Devil Fitness. These individuals may not have adequate academic background, ability, training or experience to correctly train clients. In addition, the Sun Devil Fitness Complex is very limited in its ability to regulate these individuals in order to prevent or correct potential erroneous information or techniques passed onto clients.
  • Individuals not employed by the Sun Devil Fitness Complex have not been trained by the Sun Devil Fitness staff, policies, rules, guidelines, procedures or standards, and therefore, are unauthorized trainers.
  • A legal liability arises for the Sun Devil Fitness Complex if we are aware of outside personal trainers working within the Sun Devil Fitness Complex.
  • Profiting from the use of state property (i.e., Sun Devil Fitness Complex's equipment and facilities) without consent is illegal.
  • The use of the Sun Devil Fitness Complex for outside personal training is in direct competition with the personal training service that the Sun Devil Fitness Complex offers.
  • Failure to comply with our policies regarding personal training is in direct violation of conducts prohibited under articles 14 and 15 of the Dean of Student’s “Student Code of Conduct.” Such a violation may result in suspension or permanent revocation of Sun Devil Fitness Complex privileges and submission of your name to the Dean of Students for possible further sanctions.