Looking for an expert to help you get in shape, or to help you reach your fitness goals? If so, our Campus Rec personal trainers are here for you! We offer personal training for all students, faculty, and staff at Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center and the Blatt P.E. Center.
Our trainers are certified by nationally accredited American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and set the standard in the fitness industry for their knowledge and education. Each 60-minute training session will be filled with exciting and engaging exercises designed to help you achieve your fitness goals. Our trainers will develop an individualized exercise program for you based on health history, fitness assessment and goals.
Personal Training Pricing
Student and Student Spouse
1 Session- $35
3 Sessions- $90
6 Sessions- $162
9 Sessions- $225
Program Design- $40
Fitness Assessment- $30
Faculty/Staff, Faculty/Staff Spouse, Student Alumni Members
1 Session- $40
3 Sessions- $105
6 Sessions- $192
9 Sessions- $270
Program Design- $45
Fitness Assessment- $30
Choose between 1, 3, 6, or 9 one-hour sessions of private one-on-one fitness instruction under the supervision of a nationally certified personal trainer. Personal training offers a wealth of benefits, including motivation, guidance, workouts that fit into a busy schedule, and techniques that are safe and effective.
This comprehensive, 60-minute evaluation session includes cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, body composition, and flexibility testing. The assessment is an optional $30 add-on to the price of the personal training package of your choice.
This one-session personal training option is ideal for the college student or adult looking for more direction with their workout. Your personal trainer will design a program with specific exercises and recommendations based on your goals. After the session you will be sent an individualized workout to follow on your own.
Click here to register and purchase your personal training package.
Personal Training Packet -To learn more about your interests and health history, we ask that you complete a few documents before your first session.
After registering and returning the Personal Training Packet, you will be matched by our Personal Training Coordinator with the personal trainer that best fits your goals, injury history, preferences, and availability. All subsequent sessions will be scheduled between you and your trainer. Sessions are available any time the buildings are open. Click here for building hours.
Who can get personal training?
Our services are available for almost all USC affiliates.
Current part-time and full-time students along with faculty/staff and spouses that are Strom WFC members can train at the WFC.
Faculty/staff non-members and alumni students with a Blatt PEC membership can train at the PEC. Click here for membership options.
Do you need a membership to Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center to purchase personal training?
No. All faculty/staff non-members have access to the Blatt Physical Education Center and can purchase personal training at the Blatt P.E. Center. Alumni Students can also purchase a Blatt P.E. membership and take advantage of our personal training services.
How long are the sessions?
Are the trainers certified personal trainers?
Yes, all trainers are certified through one of the following organizations, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), or the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). View Trainer bios here.
How do I get in contact with the personal training coordinator?
Phone: (803) 576-5604
Where is the Personal Training paperwork?
Click here. Completed paperwork can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 803-576-9370, or dropped off at the fitness desk in the weight room.
I have specific goals, how do I know which trainer to choose?
Our Personal Training Coordinator matches you with the best fit personal trainer based on your individual goals, pre-existing injury history, and time of availability.
Daniel believes that we all have specific needs therefore no two clients’ workout programs should be the same. Daniel has experience working with clients ranging from professional athletes to patients in clinical weight loss programs. He has worked with both diabetes and stroke patients within the hospital system but also welcomes the challenge of training competitive athletes. Dan played two years of baseball at USC Sumter, and started personal training after his first season, five years ago. Daniel is available during the day before 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Landon is currently a senior in the Exercise Science program at USC and has worked within the Fitness Department for almost two years. An involvement in sports such as wrestling allowed him to be involved with several aspects of weight training at an early age, beginning as a freshman in high school. Landon’s training philosophy is focused on both strength and high intensity interval training by building a foundation on correct form and educating clients to improve personal safety and overall results. His personal belief stems from the idea that all individuals can benefit from weight training both physically and mentally. Landon is currently available weekday evenings and all weekends.
Marcel believes that exercise is medicine and everyone should engage in some type of exercise or training. Being active helps the body more than just physically and Marcel enjoys working with clients to improve all dimensions of wellness.
Marcel has been a trainer for over 3 years. His areas of focus are weight training, weight loss, general fitness, and corrective exercises. As a trainer he enjoys meeting goals with his clients and believes that their goals are also his. Marcel is available mornings and nights during the week and anytime on weekends.
Sarah is a senior in the Exercise Science program at USC and has experience working with clients of all age groups to improve fitness level and athletic performance. She has been active in sports for most of her life, and began getting into weight training when she got to USC. Having dealt with injuries and other setbacks in the past, Sarah strives to help people overcome any hurdles that stand in their way of living a healthy, active lifestyle. Sarah is pursuing a career in performance physical therapy, and she focuses on teaching proper movement patterns in order to reduce the risk of injury and improve performance in the gym, on the field, or just in everyday life. She believes that weight training is for everyone, and with a positive mindset anything is possible.
Sarah is currently available weekday afternoons and evenings, all day Tuesday and Thursday, and weekends.
Jake Parler is a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Exercise Science. Upon obtaining his degree, he became a certified strength and conditioning specialist and started to work with both the general population and athletes. With his certification and degree, he returned to the University to pursue his Master’s degree in Applied Physiology. His training philosophy is centered on functional movements and strength training. He believes everyone, no matter age or goal, can benefit from getting stronger. Currently, Jake is not taking on clients and serves as our Personal Training Coordinator scheduling clients and providing staff development for the personal training staff.
Mitchell is currently studying Exercise Science here at USC. His passion for fitness developed while training and competing on a national level in mixed martial arts. Currently Mitchell’s personal passion is physique training and functionality but is very comfortable providing sessions geared to all fitness goals. Mitchell’s experiences have grown into a philosophy surrounding fitness that promotes overall health and forming the best version of yourself. He hopes to help people reach their goals by promoting fitness education, and safety to ensure a positive experience. He has said that training is too often viewed as a chore and that he hopes to help people feel thankful for having the ability to train by brining enthusiasm with him to every workout. Mitchell is available later in the afternoon and evenings during the week and any time on weekends.
NSCA CPT, USAW Level 1 SPC
A.O. is currently studying Exercise Science at USC and having been involved with sports from a young age, he’s dipped his feet in many aspects of fitness in order to fully understand it. As a high school athlete, A.O. competed on the cross country team and was a member of the weightlifting team. A.O.’s training philosophy is to use weightlifting movements to improve functional fitness. Athletics are key to his training ideology; however natural movement and mobility improvement are fundamental to his practice. A.O. enjoys all facets of fitness ranging from aesthetics and strength sports to trail running and OCR. Additionally, A.O. is continually involved with furthering his own discipline and resources many outlets, both old and new, for continuing his insight into the sport of strength. A.O. has been a personal trainer for two years and is currently available weekdays before noon and on the weekends.