Wesley Thomas Okerson, celebrity trainer to the likes of Tom Cruise and Gerard Butler, and star of the hit NBC show “Strong.” Wesley is a highly accomplished private, personal trainer from Maryland. Wesley earned his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland in 2001 and relocated to Los Angeles soon after. He quickly made a name for himself working with many of the biggest talent agents, managers and lawyers that led to the training of many of their clients. His first big break came in 2007 when he became Mr. Tom Cruises’s private, personal trainer full time. During his two year span with Mr. Cruise, Wesley traveled through Europe and spent over six months in Berlin, Germany with Mr. Cruise during the filming of the movie, “Valkyrie”. While overseas Wesley began training Mr. Cruises’s wife, Katie Holmes for the New York City Marathon, and within three months the two would cross the finish line in New York’s Central Park in front of thousands of spectators.
His responsibilities also included personal training, building on-site gymnasiums in many different locations, California, New York, Louisiana, Germany, and Tennessee. His current other well known clients include Sasha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher, Ed Weeks, and Casey Wilson to name a few. Okerson is currently Training Mr. Gerard Butler in preparation for his upcoming, new movie projects.
Wesley is an innovative and forward thinking young man that will continue to push the limits of his abilities. As one of the co- creators of organized KAOS, Okerson promises a new and innovative shift in the way people will view home fitness and training with the partnership of Red Thread Pictures. The sky will be the limit!