Big Blue Personal Training

Big Blue Personal Training

Student Trainers

Leading you Toward your Wellness Goals

Big Blue Personal Training (BBPT) is a student-run venture at Millikin where student trainers can help you reach your health and wellness goals!

  • Body composition analysis: Get a better understanding of the importance of how and what your body is composed of and how that makes a difference to your overall weight.
  • Fitness assessments: Want to know where you are starting from? Or maybe what your strengths and weakness are with your physical fitness? We can help you identify these areas to better your overall health and well-being.
  • Personal Training: Work 1-on-1 with a nationally accredited personal trainer to help you get to your goals faster!

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About Us

At Millikin University, the Department of Exercise Science and Sport (ESS) students have a unique opportunity for undergraduate majors. The final examination of the Principles of Strength and Conditioning course (ES418) is the National Council on Strength and Fitness personal training certification exam. Upon successfully passing the exam, students become nationally accredited certified personal trainers. This provides much opportunity and opens up more doors for additional career paths for students. It also enables them to pursue jobs in the field earlier than students at other Universities. 


Meet the Trainers

Senior Trainers

Meagan Booth, CPT Meagan Booth  

It’s never too late to become the best version of yourself. I have always enjoyed learning how food and fitness can affect the human body in both positive and negative ways. Growing up in a healthy home lead me to my passion for nutrition, fitness, and helping others. When I heard about Millikin’s Big Blue Personal Training student ran business I knew I couldn’t pass out on an opportunity to live out my passion.

Brianna Trimuel, CPT  Brianna Trimuel




Marissa Padilla, CPT  Marissa Padilla




Personal Training

Looking to lose weight, get stronger or just feel better? BBPT can help you get started with a new fitness routine, help you target a fitness achievement or simply help you achieve a health or fitness related goal. A BBPT trainer will create a personalized program just for you.

Personal Training

Our certified trainers combine optimal intensity workouts, that are movement based, with the motivation and encouragement you need to take you to the next level of fitness. BBPT personal trainers are HFR majors and certified through nationally accredited National Council on Strength and Fitness.

We offer training specifically designed for:

  • Weight loss
  • Strength training
  • Recreational or Sport specific training
  • Core conditioning
  • And much more!

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To make an appointment

Call 302.715-BBPT (2278) or view the calendar tab for available times.


Millikin University's BOD POD® Assessment

The Bod Pod

What are the benefits of the BOD POD®?

Did you know that body composition is one of the best indicators of overall health? The BOD POD® is one of the most accurate tests for assessing body fat and lean body mass (i.e., muscle, bones, and organs). The feedback that you receive from the BOD POD® can be used to measure your current health and where you want to be in the future. 

How long does an assessment take?

The overall assessment will take approximately 10-15 minutes. The first 2-3 minutes will be imputing demographic data relating to the client, such as name, height, and date of birth. You will then be sitting in the BOD POD® for 3 minutes. Reviewing the results and goal planning will take however long needed.

The Bod Pod Assessment

How accurate is it?

The BOD POD® is a test that uses air displacement technology to determine body composition. It is as accurate as hydrostatic (underwater) weighing, but quicker and easier. The range of error for this test is ± 1 to 2.7%.

Follow these simple instructions for an accurate reading:

  1. No food, drink, or exercise for at least 3 hrs before testing.
  2. Remove glasses and jewelry.
  3. Wear minimal form fitting clothing:
    1. Men- spandex shorts or swim trunks
    2. Women- spandex type swimsuit or bike shorts and sports bra (no wire and padding)
  4. A swim cap to cover your hair will be provided.

How much does it cost?

  • Millikin Community (faculty, staff, students and alum)- $40 per session or package deal $75 for 2 sessions
  • Outside Community- $50 per session or package deal $90 for 2 sessions       

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To make an appointment

Call 302.715-BBPT (2278) or view the calendar tab for available times.


Personal Fitness Assessment

Whether your goal is to perform better or to lose weight, we offer testing and screening options which can provide you with valuable information about your body and help identify barriers which could impede your progress. The Personal Fitness Assessment (PFA) serves two basic purposes. It allows our trainers to objectively evaluate your present level of physical fitness, which is helpful in assessing your needs, setting goals, and developing your Personal Workout Plan. It also helps you to monitor your progress and make any necessary modifications to achieve your fitness goals.

The PFA evaluates the five major components of physical fitness, including:

  1. Muscular strength
  2. Muscular endurance
  3. Cardiorespiratory endurance
  4. Body composition  (Measured in our BOD POD®.)
  5. Flexibility

After your PFA, our trainers will sit down with you and go over your results. We will also take that information and discuss options to get you to your goals!

PFA Going Over Results

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To make an appointment

Call 302.715-BBPT (2278) or view the calendar tab for available times.

Exercise Science and Sport Pavilion

Big Blue Personal Training is located in the Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC) DISC_logo


1295 W Wood St, Decatur IL 62522

Bod Pod location:

West Towne Square


West Wood St, Decatur, IL 62522