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I refer to myself as the Grand
Poobah. If you're in our target
demographic, you'll get the
COMPANY: 29 Again
We believe "29 Again" at least hints
at who we're for; who we're not for,
and the results we'll help you get.
CSCS, ACSM, NSCA-CPT, ACECPT, ACE-CES, NASM-PES, PN1
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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE
QUOTE OR SAYING?
"Are you in earnest?
Seize this very minute-
What you can do,
or dream you can, begin it,
Boldness has genius, power,
and magic in it."
- usually credited to Goethe
(with some controversy)
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alongside some of the most recognized
names in the industry, including Pat Rigsby,
J.C. Santana, Dr. Wayne Westcott, Phil Kaplan, Alwyn and Rachel Cosgrove.
Stephen has been active in major fitness
industry events and national organizations,
including IDEA, Club Industry, National Board
of Fitness Examiners, Fitness Management
Magazine, and as State Director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association
(NSCA). Among his proudest achievements
was being selected and serving as the first
full-time personal trainer in any state to serve
on the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness
(Maryland). As a representative of the Maryland Council on Aging, he has spoken at the
Maryland State Fair and at numerous retirement communities.
Stephen started in the industry in 1979
while playing football at Duke University on
an academic scholarship. A voracious reader
and fascinated by how to increase performance, he worked closely with the strength
coach to develop strength training programs
for his teammates. He graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and worked
for General Motors but knew he did not want
to do that work long-term. He always had
his foot in the industry and worked at gyms
part-time until he decided to take on the career full-time. When he attained his Certified
Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
credentials in 1991, he began training the
people who were primarily hiring personal
trainers at the time - the "up-and-comers"
and professional upper echelon of the Baltimore area.
In the years following, Stephen developed
as a trainer, leader and businessperson. He
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