Steve has a B.S. in Biology from Southampton College of Long Island University. He holds multiple certifications including the USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach and USAW Club Coach and is the head coach of Team13 Weightlifting. He is also one of the first Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialists (FRCms) in the country. He currently competes in Olympic Weightlifting in the 105kg (231lb) weight class after spending a few years as a nationally ranked powerlifter in the 220lb weight class. He specializes in athletic performance and Olympic weightlifting, working with high school, college and professional athletes. He has worked with first time lifters to MLB draft picks as well as athletes coming back from previous injuries. Steve is a proud husband and father.
Mike is an AMF Certified Sports Nutritionist/Fitness Trainer who has been playing organized sports for over a decade and recent triathlete. Mike places a large emphasis on improving technical skills and athletic ability, helping push athletes past personal records. Whether it is strength training, weight loss or speed training, determination is the backbone of his training method.
Rich came to Team 13 Fitness as an intern in 2012 and has since worked his way up to becoming a head coach. Rich has also acquired a CrossFit Level One certificate and is currently a competitive Olympic weightlifter. Though it’s only been a few years since he stepped into a gym for the first time, the fitness environment and more specifically Team 13 Fitness, quickly became his home. Rich knows what it’s like starting from rock bottom and it shows in his understanding and compassion when welcoming newcomers to weight training. Always trying to move forward and challenge himself, Rich’s new endeavor at Team 13 is to become the lead instructor for the future CrossFit classes that will be held at Team 13, as they are currently in the process of becoming a CrossFit affiliate.
Wayne Warsaw comes to Team 13 Fitness with a vast amount of experience in football and linemen-specific training. Wayne’s football career spanned more than twenty-six years, starting as a standout in High School to his college days at C.W. Post, then on to many years at the minor-league level which concluded with him recently being inducted into the 2013 AAA Minor-League Hall of Fame. Wayne also had a brief stint at the professional level, playing Arena football for the New Jersey Extreme. Amongst his many accolades on the field, what he’s most proud of is the completion of his Bachelors in Education from Stony Brook University. “What I learned from the teaching program directly transfers to coaching, and my philosophy on the matter remains the same: Whether I’m in a classroom, on a field,or training someone in a gym, teaching is teaching; there’s a method to achieving success with students regardless of the content or environment.” Wayne is currently studying for his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and looks forward to helping offensive linemen advance and achieve success on whatever level of football they’re playing.
Rob is a former HS athlete, competing in both soccer and wrestling. He has also briefly trained in MMA, specializing in 'no gi' Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai - something he is eager to get back into soon. He is an avid weekend warrior playing soccer and looks forward to joining a competitive men's league in the fall. He has been lifting seriously for six years, having done some powerlifting and body building and is currently implementing Olympic weightlifting into his training. He is looking into earning a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) Certification, a USAW (USA Weightlifting) Level One Sports Performance Coach Certification and a FRCms (Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist) Certification. Rob's background is in business and public relations with a specialization in social media. He is the Team 13 'go-to-guy' for all things social media and a self-proclaimed fashion expert.