Taken from www.maxwellsc.com/biography
“There’s nothing new under the sun, it’s how you put it together,”
says Steve Maxwell.
Steve Maxwell’s apparently supernatural talent at program design comes from 35 years of experience in fitness training and coaching.
Recognized as one of today’s most creative strength and conditioning coaches, his talent for constructing fresh, well rounded, and effective mixed-modality workouts is legendary.
Steve holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from West Chester State University, in PA. He was the first American to earn a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, certified by Relson Gracie.
Steve is widely known as the American Master of the Russian Kettlebell. He is also the man who taught the first kettlebell classes in the United States—at Maxercise Sports/Fitness, the gym that he owned and operated for 16 years in Philadelphia. His creativity and ability with kettlebells is internationally renowned.
Steve’s development of Joint Mobility workouts for dynamic mobility is the latest example of how he integrates multiple disciplines and techniques, producing an effective and accessible system for retaining or regaining range of motion.
Steve is highly in demand for Strength & Conditioning, Joint Mobility, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminars. He has worked with various US Government agencies, including DEA, Secret Service, and FBI as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies throughout the country.
He’s trained professional athletes, including players for the Phillies, Dodgers and Eagles. He also owned and operated Maxercise Gym, one of the top training gyms in Philadelphia, for 16 years.
He was named one of the Top 100 Trainers in the US by Men’s Journal, and has been published and featured in books and magazines including: Men’s Journal, Mens Health, Muscle Media, Hard Style, The Russian Kettlebell Challenge and The Naked Warrior.
Steve has a long history of competitive grappling. He wrestled competitively through high school and college, and then in the US Army. His BJJ competition record includes six Pan American Championships and three International Master-Senior Championships.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Career Highlights
1997 National Purple Belt Champion GJJTA
1998 Runner-up Purple Belt GJJTA
1999 Purple Belt Pan American Champion
2000 Brown Belt Senior World Champion
2000 Brown Belt Senior Pan American Champion
2001 Brown Belt Senior World Champion
2002 Black Belt Senior Pan American Champion
2002 Black Belt Senior World Champion
2004 Black Belt Senior Pan American Champion
One of three American Black Belts to hold a world title.
Fit for Whatever Comes Next
Always teaching, always coaching, Steve travels around the world leading seminars in Strength & Conditioning, BJJ, Kettlebells, and Joint Mobility.
Besides his incredible strength and vitality, Steve is best known, perhaps, for his natural ability to connect with his clients and students, thereby bringing out their best effort and performance.
Steve and I are in final discusions regarding his October trip over to Ireland. If you want more info, please drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.