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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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. She discovered her interest
in weight training and nutrition as a cross country and track athlete in high school.
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.
Dylan Little: NSCA
Dylan is currently a junior 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.
Sam Gunning: ACE
Sam is currently a senior majoring in exercise science and is on the pre-medical track.
Sam competed at the national level for team North Carolina wrestling, and it was here
that he was introduced to weight training and developed a passion for the gym. He
is capable of training those who need to learn the basic fundamentals of weight training,
as well as those who need guidance through advanced training programs. Sam often expresses
how life-changing his relationship with exercise has been and hopes to help others
find a similar passion for training. No matter your goals, Sam will provide you with
the tools and insights that you need to achieve your goals.
Fun Fact: In 2021, he coached a client to a drug-tested national squat record with
the USAPL organization.
Allison Tracey: NASM
Allison is a junior studying exercise science with intentions of entering the healthcare
field after school. She has been participating in sports such as track & field, cross
country, and soccer since her childhood. She began weight-training in high school
during rehab from an ACL tear and hasn’t looked back. In college, Allison began training
for powerlifting competitions and found a love for strength training, and she has
several years of experience with olympic weightlifting and bodybuilding-style training.
Allison’s wants her clients to experience the life-changing benefits that training
has provided her and the confidence to start working towards their goals both inside
and outside of the gym.
Dominic Campbell: NSCA
Dominic is a sophomore student majoring in computer science here at UofSC. He discovered
his love for the weight room while training with his high school football team. Once
he began to lift on a consistent basis, he was able to utilize strength building to
cut fat and gain muscle through the specific process of body re-composition. With
his experience, gained knowledge, and personal insight, it is Dominic’s goal to assist
others on their journey to reaching their goals. Having a strong and healthy family
is a core value for Dominic, and he believes that exercise is not simply for aesthetics,
but also to have an impact on holistic wellness as it relates to mental, physical,
social, emotional, and financial dimensions. Dominic actively engages in strength
training daily with the weight room being a space to clear his mind and working towards
becoming the best he can be.
Ben McGuire: NSCA
Ben has a finance degree and currently is preparing for physical therapy school. He
has worked as a personal trainer throughout his undergraduate career while also interning
with strength and conditioning for the athletics department. During the past year
of covid, he worked full time at a physical therapy clinic developing his injury prevention
and rehabilitation knowledge and skills. Ben has played volleyball since he was a
child, which sparked his interest in fitness and sports performance training. His
approach for his clients is finding a good balance between fitness and the rest of
life. He can help with weight loss, building muscle, recovery from injury, injury
prevention and sports performance.