About Steve Maxwell

About Steve Maxwell
“There’s nothing new under the sun, it’s how you put it together,” says Steve Maxwell.
Steve Maxwell’s apparently supernatural talent at program design comes from 35 years of experience in fitness training and coaching.
Recognized as one of today’s most creative strength and conditioning coaches, his talent for constructing fresh, well rounded, and effective mixed-modality workouts is legendary.
Steve holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from West Chester State University, in PA. He was the first American to earn a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, certified by Relson Gracie.
Steve is widely known as the American Master of the Russian Kettlebell. He is also the man who taught the first kettlebell classes in the United States, at Maxercise Sports/Fitness, the gym that he owned and operated for 16 years in Philadelphia. His creativity and ability with kettlebells is internationally renowned.
Steve’s development of Joint Mobility workouts for dynamic mobility is the latest example of how he integrates multiple disciplines and techniques, producing an effective and accessible system for retaining or regaining range of motion.
Steve is highly in demand for Strength & Conditioning, Joint Mobility, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminars. He has worked with various US Government agencies, including DEA, Secret Service, and FBI as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies throughout the country.
He’s trained professional athletes, including players for the Phillies, Dodgers and Eagles. He also owned and operated Maxercise Gym, one of the top training gyms in Philadelphia, for 16 years.
He was named one of the Top 100 Trainers in the US by Men’s Journal, and has been published and featured in books and magazines including: Men’s Journal, Mens Health, Muscle Media, Hard Style, The Russian Kettlebell Challenge and The Naked Warrior.
Steve has a long history of competitive grappling. He wrestled competitively through high school and college, and then in the US Army. His BJJ competition record includes six Pan American Championships and three International Master-Senior Championships.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Career Highlights:

    • 1997 National Purple Belt Champion GJJTA
    • 1998 Runner-up Purple Belt GJJTA
    • 1999 Purple Belt Pan American Champion
    • 2000 Brown Belt Senior World Champion
    • 2000 Brown Belt Senior Pan American Champion
    • 2001 Brown Belt Senior World Champion
    • 2002 Black Belt Senior Pan American Champion
    • 2002 Black Belt Senior World Champion
    • 2004 Black Belt Senior Pan American Champion
  • One of three American Black Belts to hold a world title.

Fit for Whatever Comes Next
Always teaching, always coaching, Steve travels around the world leading seminars in Strength & Conditioning, BJJ, Kettlebells, and Joint Mobility.
Besides his incredible strength and vitality, Steve is best known, perhaps, for his natural ability to connect with his clients and students, thereby bringing out their best effort and performance.

Steve’s Services

Learn about Steve’s Courses

MaxwellSC Store
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Online Personal Training!
Train under the personal direction of Steve Maxwell, world-class athlete and physical educator with close to forty years experience.

Personal supervision is one of the secrets to success in physical training of any kind. During the last 60 years alone, people have purchased millions of books and training courses from experts in the exercise field but usually with little or nothing in the way of worthwhile results. High hopes quickly turn to disappointment. It’s difficult to communicate clearly on the subject just by written word.

The solution is a person-to-person approach to the problem. I’m now offering my services for telephone and online workout supervision. I’m convinced that very few people have the capacity to select workouts and work themselves out in a productive way on their own. If it were easy, guys like me wouldn’t have jobs.

Facts are facts’but people are individual. Even in this modern age, fitness training is still as much art as science. Each person is unique with unique issues. Many trainers follow so-called .cookie-cutter. workouts but the application of training techniques must be made on an individual basis. Standard, printed programs will never produce the same results as individualized, person-to-person training instruction.

And it doesn’t matter what equipment you have available. Any progressive resistance equipment can be used: barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, dip bars, kettlebells, pull-up bars, clubbells’all can be incorporated into a productive program.

Are you following a workout plan from a muscle magazine, popular book, local gym or a combination of the above? Are you getting the results you want?

If not, avail yourself of my forty-plus years of experience in the field of physical training by signing up for online or (limited) phone consulting.

Private Phone Consultations

Steve Maxwell is available for private phone consultations! The rate is $100 per hour and scheduling depends upon Steve’s availability. Once you have purchased your phone consultation Steve will follow up to schedule an appointment that suits both of your schedules.

Due to Steve’s hectic schedule and his desire to respond to these requests in a timely manner, we request only serious inquiries that pertain to health, exercise, and overall fitness. Thank you for observing and respecting this stipulation!

Contact us if you have questions or comments pertaining to private phone consultations.

Private Training Sessions

Contact us for inquiries/arrangements/schedule availability.

Imagine the progress you’ll make with Steve Maxwell as your personal strength and conditioning coach!

Sessions are held in and around San Francisco at Steve’s discretion. Typically local parks or possibly in your home if the location is convenient.

The cost is $200 per session. Session length can vary. Steve’s workouts are less than an hour, hard, and furious. Frankly, nobody’s ever asked him to stick around longer.
Important note regarding Steve’s personal training services

Because Steve’s programs are personalized and overseen with acute attention, in order to maintain the highest quality of service to the list of current trainees, Steve is no longer taking on new clients. If you’d like to be added to the wait list, please contact us and you will be notified when Steve has an opening.