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Personal Training

Get the expertise of a certified fitness trainer

Macalester has a personal trainers available to help you meet your fitness goals.  Whether you are a beginner or looking to reach that next level, these personal training classes are designed to fit your needs.  Contact them to discuss your fitness needs and gain more information.


Pricing is based on frequency and length of sessions.  Please contact the personal trainer for pricing.  Your payment is due prior to the start of your training session.  Payments can be made by cash or check.  Checks should be payable to the individual.  This is nonrefundable and your preferred session time is based on availability for that week.

Nathan Downey

Nathan Downey came to Macalester as the Assistant Sports Performance Coach in the summer of 2023. He is responsible for training men’s and women’s volleyball, soccer, and golf. He also serves as Macalester’s primary personal trainer and instructor for the WHAM classes.

Downey has experience working in the private sector as a personal trainer and small group instructor for a wide variety of ages and abilities. He transitioned from a private gym in North Mankato where he worked as a personal trainer, small group instructor, and sport performance coach.

He received his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Exercise Science from Minnesota State, Mankato. He then received his masters degree from Minnesota State, Mankato in Exercise Physiology. Downey has experience in coaching and programming in the private sector and at the collegiate level. He also has experience in leading small group fitness classes for the general population. He oversees 5-7 teams, runs the WHAM fitness classes, oversees the Nutrition Area, and assists with anything and everything sport performance related.

Contact Nathan at: [email protected]