As a former fat guy and self-proclaimed “work in progress”, Steve is the driving force for Dallas Underground Strength & Fitness. He has made every mistake in the book when it comes to health and fitness in his own life. As a former collegiate wrestler, martial artist and a life-long workout junkie, he discovered his calling was to empower others to forever change their bodies and lives for the better. Steve has a unique ability to translate his own personal failures into remarkable successes for the people he works with.
This has made him one of the most sought after fitness professionals in North Texas since 1995. Steve was the principle director of Priority Fitness, LLC, a private personal training and fitness consulting company provided fitness and wellness solutions for numerous fitness and athletic performance companies including Lakes Tennis Academy, FIT-BODY Personal Training, and Lean Bodies, Inc. His clinical experiences includes cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy in various hospitals and allied healthcare facilities in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area.
In 2005, Steve created the “2000 Lb. Melt Off Challenge” and led a group of 68 participants to lose a total of 1,872 lbs in six weeks using a specialized fitness and nutritional program. Additionally Steve has been involved in martial arts for over fifteen years, and is an instructor at Integrity Martial Arts at EC Athletics.
One of Steve’s passions is to help student athletes reach their full potential. Over the years, he has worked with numerous high school, collegiate, professional and Olympic caliber athletes, and had the privilege to work with legendary Strength and Conditioning Coach Bob King, CSCS. Steve is proud to have athletes receive athletic scholarships to Boston University, University of Texas, University of Oklahoma, University of Tennessee, Notre Dame University, Texas A&M, United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in basketball, football, women’s soccer, and volleyball.
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