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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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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

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.

 


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