Steve has been making an impact on people's lives for more than 40 years, originally working with kids in day camp, developmentally disabled children, and also working around the same time with senior citizens. In college days, he volunteered at a cerebral palsy center, a crisis intervention center where he successfully dealt with five suicide calls, and worked for many years at a group home with developmentally disabled adults.
He has excelled in the arts of personal training, yoga, Qi Gong, meditation, massage, nutrition, and more. He has worked with clients ranging from the ages of 4 to 106.
Steve has experience working in schools, camps, small businesses, corporations, fitness centers, chiropractic centers, wellness centers, senior rehabilitation centers, special needs schools, as well as in people's homes and working with people in addiction/recovery. He was a personal trainer, massage therapist and yoga instructor at Johnson & Johnson, AT&T and other corporate fitness settings, along with his tenure at CardioFitness in New York, The Spa at The Hilton at Short Hills and the Chatham Club.
He worked for over 16 years as a physical education teacher and was a key innovator in revising the physical education curriculum, introducing fitness journals, fitness units, character education, stress management techniques, meditation, and rock wall. Steve was also the primary adaptive physical education teacher for children with various disabilities in summer school. Steve was also at this time one of the founders and the Physical Recreation Director of ArtQuest, a performing arts camp.
Promoting our philosophy that everyone can lead a healthier, more fulfilling life, Steve has created initiatives on a local and global scale so that all who want balance can achieve it. While he was teaching physical education, Steve was the Founder of Wellness Week in Passaic County, which helped inspire International Health and Wellness week, held annually in May, with participants from around the world. To learn more, click here: www.ihaww.org.
When Steve is not helping others with their well-being, he can be found running, hiking, biking or kayaking, and when he can, he goes camping. When it’s time for something more sedentary, Steve can be found reading, watching horror, sci-fi or old movies, or listening to blues music. He loves spending time with his family and friends, but there is nothing better than spending time with his son, Dylan.
Steve holds a degree in Exercise Science and Business from Kean University, with a Minor in a Psychology.
Various types of fitness certifications
Certified Physical Education Teacher, State of NJ
Certified Personal Trainer - International Sports Assoc. (ISSA)
Personal Trainer Certification from AAAI/ISMA
Life Wellness/Holistic Health Coach
Older Adult Fitness Trainer Certification
Stress/Relaxation and Meditation Instructor
Certified TRX Trainer
Certified in Core Function Screening
Certified in Children & Teen Fitness from AAAI/ISMA
Certified Brain Gym Instructor
Training for Warriors Certification
Master of Fitness Design - Dr. Jack Barnathan-NY Strength
Extreme Tabata Bootcamp - Janice Saffel
Certified Senior Fitness Instructor
Certified Youth and Teen Instructor
Weight Management Certification from AAAI/ISMA
Sports Nutrition Certification from AAAI/ISMA
Certified Yoga Instructor from the Himilayan Institute
American Yoga Academy - Clair Diab, Yoga & Meditation
Serenity Yoga - Mark Becker
Johnson & Johnson Health (Yoga & Stress) Management
Certified Qigong instructor- Lee Holden
Qigong teacher certification- Scott Cole, AAAI
Licensed Massage Therapist, State of New Jersey
Certification in Massage Therapy (Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Touch for Health) from the Morris Institute of Natural Therapeutics
Certified in Cancer Massage, Myofascial Release, Lomi Lomi and Facial Massage Therapy from NJ Massage, Parsippany, NJ
Certified in Thai Yoga Massage from the Somerset School of Massage Therapy, Somerset NJ
Certified in Cranial Sacral Therapy and Hot Cold Stone Massage from the Cortiva Institute, Hoboken, NJ
Certified in Prenatal Massage from Castine Consulting, Maine
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist from the American Institute of Applied Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
Steve believes that everyone can lead healthier, happier, longer lives through ways that suit their needs and their lifestyles. To share this philosophy across the globe, Steve has established International Health & Wellness Week. This is an annual week-long event where health & wellness providers open their doors to promote ways to live healthier. For more information, go to www.ihaww.org