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


Steve Leo Wall of Fame


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