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.
Cassie Brown, ACSM-CPT
Available early weekday mornings, evenings and all weekends
Cassie is a senior in the Exercise Science program at USC with a focus in Athletic
Training. She has been passionate about sports and was a professional athlete for
over five years before retiring. Her experience as a professional athlete is what
got her into fitness so she could better excel at her sport. After experiencing many
different injuries and working with athletic trainers and physical therapists, she
became passionate about helping athletes heal after their injuries and return better
than before the injury occurred. She believes that exercise should be a staple in
everyone’s life and encourages a proper training program combined with proper training
technique. Cassie is currently available early weekday mornings, evenings and all
Landon Campbell, NSCA-CPT
Available weekday evenings and all weekends
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.
Available weekday mornings and evenings and all throughout the weekend.
Allison is a senior working towards her degree in Exercise Science. As a competitive
gymnast in high school, fitness has always been a huge part of her life. She began
getting into weight lifting in college as a way to compensate for the loss of the
physical activity that came with gymnastics. This quickly turned into a passion, which
now revolves around physique and strength training. Allison feels comfortable training
individuals of all goals and believes it's possible for anyone to develop a devotion
to training. She wants to inspire others to find the motivation to improve themselves
and enjoy exercising. Allison believes at the end of the day, it's important that
her clients feel they've created a better version of themselves.
Sarah Onderko, ACSM-CPT
Available weekday afternoons and evenings, all day Tuesday and Thursday, and 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.
Jake Parler, NSCA-CSCS
Not currently accepting clients
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
Alia Sadek, NSCA-CPT
Available early weekday mornings, evenings and weekends
Alia is a junior studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has worked within
the Fitness Department since 2015. Her interest in physical fitness began after her
cross country career during high school and has grown exponentially since. Alia began
with a solid foundation of cardiovascular and endurance training then transitioned
to resistance training, becoming passionate about physique and strength. Focusing
on nutrition and muscular hypertrophy, Alia believes no goal is unattainable with
the proper tools and mindset. The experience she has gained since beginning resistance
training makes her passionate about motivating new individuals to the gym and assisting
clients to reach fitness goals ranging from aesthetic, strength, and cardiovascular
Mitchell Tanner, ACSM-CPT
Available later in the afternoon and evenings during the week and any time on weekends
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 bringing enthusiasm with him to every
A.O. Westley, NSCA-CPT, USAW Level 1 SPC
Available weekdays before noon and weekends
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.