Small Group Training

Small Group Training (SGT) combines the individualized instruction of Personal Training with the community atmosphere of Group Fitness Classes.

SGT is open to CSUB students and All-Access Members only and are free of charge! Registration is required

There is no prerequisite for SGT. You can register for any SGT, however, some groups place emphasis on certain exercise themes. If you are unsure if a group is the right one for you, please contact the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator for guidance, ( Registration is required and you can sign up in the SRC lobby starting on January 25th for our first round. Space is limted to 4 people per session. 

Sessions are facilitated by the one of the SRC's certified Personal Trainers. Sessions will initially meet in the Fitlab, located on the 2nd floor of the SRC. The program will use a variety of equipment and many aspects of the facility including the TRX, FitFloor, and our new HIIT Loft! 

If you cannot attend one of the sessions you can make it up by attending another SGT session that week, with approval from the trainer. 


Session Descriptions 

Fundamentals of Weight Training

New to the gym? Then this SGT format is for you! During these sessions, our trainers will teach proper technique for a safe and effective workout. Participants will be guided through exercise movements such as squats, lunges, lat pull downs, rows, chest presses, and bicep curls. All major muscle groups will be targeted for an overall body workout. Trainers will also discuss proper gym etiquette, to most effectively integrate new users. By the end of this 6-week course, your knowledge and confidence about using the SRC will surely be increased.


  • Ability to execute common weight training exercises using proper form
  • Increased autonomy in regards to using the SRC facility
  • Improved muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition

Women and Weights

This SGT session is designed to empower women to incorporate lifting weights into a workout routine. The goal of this SGT format is to increase strength and endurance, improve posture, and become more comfortable with a variety of gym equipment, with an emphasis on dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, and bands. Education about the benefits of strength training will also be discussed. Women with and without weight lifting experience are welcome.


  • Greater understanding about the importance of weight training and its impact on short and long term health factors, particularly for women
  • Ability to execute common weight training exercises using proper form
  • Improved muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition


This program will use various forms of circuit training in order to improve your overall strength and endurance. Participants will be working at an intensity that will stimulate improvements in all 5 components of fitness; muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility and body composition. The equipment that will be used during these classes includes but is not limited to: barbells, resistance bands, kettlebells, ladders, rowing machines, and dumbbells.


  • Differentiate between types of health-related fitness and sport-related fitness
  • Improved muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, and body composition

Triple Threat (TRX, Weights, Cardio)

Using a blend of TRX, strength/endurance, and cardiovascular exercises, the circuits in this SGT are designed to be fast-paced and time-efficient. This is the perfect combination for those seeking a full body workout with the goal of increasing physical fitness. Similar to a High Intensity Interval Training, participants will rotate between all three modes of exercise, while keeping the heart rate elevated even during rest periods.


  • Improved heart rate-response to HIIT
  • Increased practice of agility, reaction time, and power components of fitness