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Steve Leo

Owner/Performance Coach

Steve grew up in Hawthorne, NJ where he was a 3-sport varsity athlete (football, baseball, and wrestling). His athletic career was very successful—being named the captain of his wrestling team and receiving all-league honors for both baseball and wrestling.

Steve holds a degree in Sports Management from Centenary College.

He has been training athletes for 20+ years on all levels including high school, college, NFL, MLB, US Olympic, WNBA, and MLL.

Steve was hired in 2011 to train the New York Jets during the NFL lockout.

  • Currently the Head of Strength and Conditioning at Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, NJ

  • Head Track and Field Coach Gill St Bernard's 

  • Host of the Parisi podcast

  • Co-Host of the Vertimax Vive Podcast

  • Board Member: Seton Hall :Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times Certificate Program


  • Parisi Speed School Master Trainer/Advisory Committee Chairperson

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine CPT

  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

  • USA Track and Field Level 2 Coach

  • Vertimax Master Trainer

  • GAIN Network Member

  • FMS Functional Movement Screen Expert Level 2, FCS

  • TRX Suspension Trainer

  • Dynamax Trainer

  • Training for Warriors Level 1

  • Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y Clinician

  • NJ State Recreation Supervisor

Coaching Experience:

  • Gill St Bernards Sprints/Jumps Coach

  • Rockaway Township Track and Field Head Coach (2x League Champions)

  • Assistant Wrestling Hawthorne and Bergen Catholic HS,

  • Head Wrestling Coach Saddle River Recreation

Currently lives in Rockaway Township, NJ with his wife Michelle and their daughters Samantha, 15, and Maggie, 11

About: About

Steve Leo Wall of Fame

About: Testimonials

Greg Olsen Miami/Bears/Panthers

Chris Simms Tennessee /Bucs

Matt Simms Louisville/Falcons

CJ Johnson Kentucky/CFL

Chase Blackburn NY Giants

Brad Smith Jets/Eagles

Mark Brunell NY Jets

Mark Sanchez NY Jets

Justin Reimer Umass/Eagles

John Ciurciu RutgersAFL

Mike Carti Bryant

Justin Trattou Miami/Vikings

Scott Gragg 49ers

Chris Olsen UVA

Corey Bell Edinboro

Connor Lutz Delaware U

John Pickens Northwestern

Lance ball Maryland/Broncos

Anthony Smith Penn St

Jimmy Braun Marist

Joe Sandberg Upenn

Jeff West Rhode Island

Gary Webb Montclair State

Joe Martinek Rutgers/NY Giants

Brain Saxton NY Giants/Falcons

Howard Cross NY Giants

Jesse Chatman NY Jets

Eric Smith NY Jets

Kerry Collins NY Giants

Rob Tardio BC/Patriots

Andrew Molitoris FDU

Kyle Molitoris FDU

Greg Depugh Monmouth

Matt Hills Kean

Nick Rafferty Rutgers

Matt Musselli Bloomsburg


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