Steve Jury, CPT, IFS, SPC, CFI
- N.S.C.A National Strength and Conditioning Association C.P.T. (Certified Personal Trainer)
- N.A.S.M. National Academy of Sports Medicine I.F.S. (Integrated Flexibility Specialist)
- N.S.P.A National Strength Professionals Association C.F.I. (Certified Fitness Instructor)
- U.S.A.W USA Weightlifting S.P.C. (Sports Performance Coach)
- Renegade Training:
- Board of Advisors
- Senior Level Coach
- Certified Kettlebell Specialist
- DMC Professional
- Pink Yoga Instructor
- Creator: Simply Stretched flexibility, mobility and movement program
Without a doubt, my affiliation with Renegade Training has had the biggest impact on my life and career. Going beyond mere exercise to creating a lifestyle and having a positive influence on others in and out of the gym. The ability to reach across with the hand of compassion and build people up and give them hope when they’ve given up is a responsibility I embrace! Overcome adversity and live life to the fullest!
My background in competitive sports via: Road and Track Cycling, Adventure Racing, Rugby and Futbol (Soccer) to name just a few, has helped me build an appreciation for taking care of yourself and getting the most out of the time spent in pursuit of your goals whatever they may be. As former Owner/Operator of Peak Performance Personal Training in Southeastern PA from 1999 to 2003 , I specialized in functional and non-traditional forms of strength training, techniques that I still utilize to this day.
Steve’s experience comes from a wide range of sources:
- 20+ years as a Fitness Professional
- Working with clientele from the ages of 8 yrs to 94 yrs
- Trained athletes in many sports: Rugby, Basketball, Sailing (around the world) and Figure skating.
Presenter/Lecturer for the following:
- 2004 North Carolina Strength Coaches Clinic
- Penn State Martial Arts Club
- 2004 Penn State Rugby Summer Camp
- 2011 World Tang Soo-Do Regional Clinic
Steve’s Personal Interests Include:
- Cycling (former competitive Road and Track cyclist)
- Adventure Racing
- Successful summit of Mount Kilimanjaro 19,340 ft
I grew up watching Jack Lalanne sharing how a healthy lifestyle can impact someone’s life. “I do it as a therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline”. -Jack LaLanne
It was 1987 when I “accidentally” discovered the NASM. I always knew I wanted to be involved in this field but didn’t know where or how, and thus I finally found a path to make my fitness career possible. Studying the mechanics of the human body has always fascinated me. It’s an incredible piece of equipment, better than any infomercial product. It can do amazing things if you only know how to take care of it.
Not until 1995 did I dive headfirst into the profession, and I’ve never looked back for a minute. Since then I’ve had the privilege to meet and study the work of some incredible people, who have had an impact on me both personally and professionally, including:
John Davies: Founder of Renegade Training: Who taught me the value of overcoming adversity in any area of your life, and living a life and career with passion and purpose and to be of true service to others! Jack Lalanne: The true “Godfather of Fitness” , who pioneered the health and fitness industry over 80 years ago!
Hank Polaskin : Taught me to think outside the box at an early age and just use common items ie: Cement blocks and/or bricks to get a great workout! Vince Gironda, Steve Maxwell, Vern Gambetta, Lee Taft, Rodney Corn and Leo Totten to name just a few.
It has been a blessing to have these people in my life to help guide me. Being a fitness professional is about more than just “exercise”, it is an opportunity for me to impact someone’s life in a positive way.
Over the past 20+ years I’ve been privileged to work with people from all walks of life. From sailing around the world to helping someone move more freely and have more energy. They have enriched my life as much if not more than I have theirs.
Everyday brings a new and exciting challenge that I want to share with them and make their journey one to remember as they move toward their chosen goals.
“I am an avid blue water sailor, owner of many sailboats and a licensed captain. In 2002 I had the opportunity to apply to crew on the delivery of one of the BT Challenge boats from San Francisco to Plymouth, UK around Cape Horn. The boat was a 67-foot steel hulled cutter-rigged sloop with a suit of 13 sails. It had no roller furling and no electric or hydraulic winches. In the often violent conditions of the Southern Ocean, sails had to be changed frequently, quickly and correctly, then folded on deck and stowed below. The physical demands of the four-month passage would be arduous, to say the least.
I had been a life-long runner and was in good physical condition, but the nature of the work about this ship was unique. It required excellent balance, bursts of intense cardio activity and upper body strength in unusual ranges of motion (e.g. two-handed winching on BIG winches and hoisting very heavy sails up a 90+ foot mast). Steve Jury put together a training program for me specifically designed for the nature of the work I would be required to perform. While I was certainly not the biggest or strongest member of the crew, I was easily the best prepared for the rigors of heavy weather sailing; no aches, pains, strains or injuries. I have Steve and his innovative training methods to thank for preparing me so well for the adventure of a lifetime. Being able to perform reliably in force 12 winds on 70 foot seas was the ultimate reward for all the hard training. It was well worth it!” Michael Nightingale
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