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Our Trainers

All trainers have both in-house and national training certification by groups including the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and National Academy of Sports Medicine.

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Jordan Bartholf, ACSM

Jordan is a working towards her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, planning to graduate in August 2021. She graduated from South Dakota State University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science, where she worked as a personal trainer for two years prior to starting with UofSC Fitness. After working with various strength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers throughout her high school years, Jordan decided to obtain her own certifications to allow her to share her passion for exercise with others. Jordan’s training focuses around intentionally-designed programs made to maximize client goals, enforcing proper technique and mechanics, and finding ways to make fitness an enjoyable part of everyone’s life. Whether you have never stepped foot in a gym before or are looking for some fine-tuning, Jordan enjoys working with all types of clients and working towards any and all fitness and health goals.

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Sara Steger, NSCA-CPT

Sara is a junior studying exercise science on a pre-medical track here at UofSC. Along with being a personal trainer, she also serves as the Faculty and Staff Personal Training Assistant, coordinating events and activities for Blatt PEC. Her passion for fitness stems from her athletic career since high school. She discovered her interest in weight training and nutrition as a cross country and track athlete. She now dedicates her time to strength training as a competitive powerlifter. Sara believes that everyone can find their strength with the right motivation and programming. She is dedicated to helping clients feel comfortable in a gym and make the positive changes to achieve their goals. Focusing on fitness has changed her life and she knows that it can do the same for others. 

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Ben McGuire, ACSM

Ben McGuire is a senior getting his degree in finance while seeking to attend physical therapy school. Ben is a part of the Men’s Club Volleyball team and helps with the Women’s D1 Volleyball team. He believes the best workout plan is one you can enjoy doing and loves exploring many different types of fitness. His focus with clients is on physique development and athleticism.

Dylan Little

Dylan Little, NSCA

Dylan is currently a sophomore majoring in finance and management. His passion for fitness began through his love of sports and grew when he made the transition from basketball to weightlifting in his junior year of high school. While Dylan’s background in his own training is more hypertrophy based, he is a goal-oriented trainer who is focused and committed to all types of different clients. Training has given him the confidence and the mindset to do things he never thought possible and strives to help everyone experience the physical and mental benefits that training provides. He promotes safe and effective training styles no matter what the goal may be. 

Neily Curry, NSCA-CPT

Neily is currently a senior studying elementary education. Neily’s athletic background traces back to six years of competitive cheerleading. She began weight training coming into college as a way to stay active and developed a passion for it. She has experience in various outlets of exercise such as plyometrics, group fitness, yoga, powerlifting, and now focuses on Olympic Weightlifting. Neily is drawn toward clients who want to improve their body composition, strength, and overall mental-emotional well-being. Above all, Neily wants her clients, especially women, to feel comfortable in and out of the weight room. 


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