Trainers

For all your personal training needs please reach out to Alicia at 843-792-1494.

Trainer Alicia O'Connor 

Alicia O'Connor

The center’s Director of Personal Training and exercise physiologist has over 25 years of experience in all areas of personal fitness and wellness training.  She specializes in helping people stay injury free and pain free while improving fitness and lifestyle habits. She loves working with post-rehab and disease management.  Alicia is an athlete spending many hours on the ski slopes the past 20 years as a professional ski instructor. She also surfs, hikes, and stays active as she “walks the walk”!

James Johnson

Dwight Gore

Brooke Sease 

General Availability: M-F 8:30am - 1pm

Training Motto: Live a better life through exercise.  

Education & Certifications: Southern Methodist University, Athletics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certified Personal Trainer. Rock Steady Boxing Certified Trainer.

Walker Condon

General Availability: M-F 9am - 4pm

Training Motto: Practice, patience and dedication will take you a long way.  Count every feat as a victory! 

Education and Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer, NASM. Rock Steady Boxing Certified Trainer. Fitness Background: Personal Trainer, NASM, Division 1 Cross-Country Runner, Boston Marathon Participant.

Matthew Blair Davis

General Availability: M-F AM

Inspiration for becoming a Personal Trainer: Father having a heart attack due to being overweight and a smoker, and Grandmother having multiple sclerosis

Training Motto: As a muscle and human movement specialist, I believe in thoroughly assessing an individual's function to find the strengths and weaknesses before designing a program. One of my main goals with clients is to find the "cause" behind any dysfunction and fix it. You will always leave sessions with me feeling better and more mobile.

Education and Certifications: BS and MS degrees from Florida State University, Nationally Certified as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Exercise Physiologist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Kinesio Taping Practitioner, Sports Performance Coach, Master-Level Personal Trainer, Russian Kettlebell Instructor, Golf Fitness Specialist, Youth Fitness Specialist, Triggerpoint Therapy, TRX Suspension Training & Rip Training, ViPR Instructor, Jungshin Fitness Instructor. Fitness Background: Personal Trainer, Fitness Director, Regional Director, Strength & Conditioning Coach since 1998

Kalonda Pinckney

General Availability: M-F 5:30am-10am

Training Motto: While training, there’s a difference between pain and discomfort. PAIN, we stop! DISCOMFORT - we push! 

Education and Certifications: Certified fitness specialist, Certified personal trainer, Certified wellness coach, Certified fitness instructor, Associate in general technology. 

Cindi Day

General Availability: M-F 6am-3pm

Training Motto: "If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it" - Muhammad Ali

Education and Certifications: Fitness Specialist Certification, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, IFTA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Rock Steady Boxing Certified Trainer, 200 hour YTT. 

Galen Bennett

General Availability: M - F

Training Motto: Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Education and Certifications: B.S. Kinesiology: Exercise and Sport Science from Coastal Carolina University, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Youth fitness instructor at the Charleston Air Force Base Youth Center.

Kelsey Quillen

General Availability: M-F 8am-6pm

Training Motto: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

Education and Certifications: Fitness Specialist Certification, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, IFTA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Rock Steady Boxing Certified Trainer.

"Marteola" Marty Rivers

Education and Certification: BS, WSI, CPO, Certified Personal Trainer and Master Swim Coach.

Fitness Background: more than twenty years of experience developing and implementing individualized and group swim lessons and programs for students at all levels. In his coaching career, Marty has trained one State Champion and several winners of the HCC competition at MUSC.

Marty started swimming at the age of 13 and brings a dynamic and functional approach to swimming that enables students to meet and exceed their potential by developing their mental and physical stamina and capability.

Milan Edwards

General Availablity: M - F 5:30am-3pm

Health & Wellness Background: United States Airforce Physical Training Leader & Instructor. Former Culinary Nutritionist with Meal Prepping Service. 

Training Mottos: "Habits create Freedom!" Freedom to realize you’re stronger than you think and capable of more than you can imagine. Once you’ve tasted that, you’ll never go back! "Pain is only temporary!"

Education & Certifications: Fitness Specialists Applied Science Degree, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, IFTA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Fitness Specialist Certification, CPR & AED Certified. 

Leslie Shields        

General Availability: M-F 6am-4pm

Training Motto: Becoming fit doesn't start in the gym, it starts in your head. Making the mental decision to make your fitness a priority is the most important step. Once you've conquered that, the sky is the limit!

Education and Certifications: B.A. in Economics and M.B.A. from Clemson University, World International Training School (W.I.T.S.) Certified Personal Trainer II.

Cairo

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