About Steve Maxwell
"There's nothing new under the sun, it's how you put it together," says Steve Maxwell.
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 has a long history of competitive grappling. He wrestled competitively through high school and college, and then in the US Army. He now holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His BJJ competition record includes several Pan American and World Championship gold medals.
Steve is also known as the American Master of the Russian Kettlebell. Steve founded Maxercise Sports/Fitness, in Philadelphia PA, the first gym in the U.S. to offer scheduled kettlebell classes.
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 holds a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from West Chester State University, in PA.
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 has also been published and featured in books and magazines including: Mens Health, Muscle Media, Hard Style, The Russian Kettlebell Challenge, and The Naked Warrior.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 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