Sept. 26, 2013


HCC Offering Personal Trainer Course

BRIDGEPORT -Housatonic Community College is offering an eight-week Personal Training course starting Oct. 5.
This eight-week, non-credit course, which includes 16 hours of lecture and 16 hours of practical training, will lead to the national certification exam given in the 9th week. A 30-hour internship and CPR and Automated External Defibrillator training also are needed to complete certification requirements.

A personal trainer is a fitness professional who provides exercise prescription and instruction to clients. They motivate their clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability. Certified personal trainers can start private practices or work in fitness facilities.

The class will meet Saturdays, Oct. 5 – Dec. 7, 9 a.m. -2 p.m. at HCC. Due to limited space, individuals are encouraged to register early. To register for classes or for more information, contact Evelyn Melendez at 203-332-5057.

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.