Foster Performance | Personal Training & Nutrition
Foster Performance | Personal Training & Nutrition

Foster Performance | Personal Training & Nutrition

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Introduction: Hey, I'm Steve! I'm a personal trainer in New York City. I provide elite, science-driven wellness coaching for clients of all ages and abilities. In-Person and remote personal training and nutrition are my specialities. I have developed an integrated, holistic wellness system that meets clients where they are and focuses on commitment, learning, and effort. I'm extremely passionate about helping others achieve their health goals. I have worked with clients and athletes of all ages and abilities, in a wide scope of training modalities, since 2009. I graduated from Dickinson College with degrees in Biological Anthropology and Health Studies. I've studied biomechanics, nutrition, and physiology at The University of Queensland, and I was previously a member of the Northeastern University Sports Performance team. I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, Precision Nutrition Coach, and self-defense coach. My specialties are postural restoration, strength training, skill acquisition, rehabilitation, Olympic Weightlifting, and body composition. I love traveling, music, cooking, and learning about different cultures. I don’t like scary movies (because they’re really scary).
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9 years in business

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Blaise P.
Mar 26, 2024
For years I've had low back pain which resulted in the inability to sit without discomfort, extreme tightness and discomfort after any sort of running or sports, and many years of frustration as my physical fitness was hindered by this issue. I couldn't squat or deadlift without discomfort and sometimes significant pain, and I felt like I had been hit by a truck after any sort of intense cardio. The final straw was when I started to experience discomfort just from sitting at work. Within only a few sessions with Steve, my discomfort was all but gone. I was finally able to sit without pain, and I was finally able to play soccer without increased tightness and discomfort afterwards. What's more, Steve kept working on improving my flexibility and strength, so that to this day I haven't felt an ounce of low back discomfort. He also equipped me with the knowledge and various workouts to continue in my strength and flexibility journey -- targeting specifically the weakness and inflexibility that caused the issue but also working on my overall athleticism. Throughout our sessions, Steve was always pleasant, professional, and provided the knowledge to take home and continue this wonderful journey of fitness and health. Not having to feel that discomfort in my low back has been a tremendous relief, my only regret is that I didn't see Steve sooner!
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Bruce A.
Mar 26, 2024
Steve is hands-down the best trainer I've ever worked with! We've been doing virtual PT sessions since April 2020, and I've never been fitter. Honestly, I was pretty skeptical when first starting out online personal training, but it works so well. I literally have this guy in my pocket, it's so convenient. I can't recommend Steve highly enough!
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Thumbtack Customer
Mar 17, 2024
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From Google

From Google

Steve is the best personal trainer Ive worked with, full-stop. Hes helped me address some lingering deficiencies by thoughtfully personalizing my program, and I appreciate his ability to adjust the pre-planned workout on the fly when I walk in with any new injuries. His insights and approachable manner make him a great trainer for individuals at any starting point.
Foster Performance | Personal Training & Nutrition's reply
Thank you Mark!!!
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Thumbtack Customer
Mar 16, 2024
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From Google

From Google

If I could give Steve six stars, I would.Having worked out with him for over five years now, both in-person and virtually, I think his programs and advice have improved my physical and mental health tremendously and have given me -- a person who was usually lost in the gym and unable to put together a solid workout on my own -- the knowledge I need to feel confident about how to keep myself healthy. His workouts change regularly (which keeps me interested) and are tailored to meet my goals. Aside from all of that, he's a really funny guy and makes each workout a blast.
Foster Performance | Personal Training & Nutrition's reply
You're the man, J!
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Thumbtack Customer
Mar 12, 2024
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From Google

From Google

Steve one of the most knowledgeable, caring, and attentive trainers I know. Ive been doing his virtual programming on and off for a few years and I really appreciate his philosophy and approach to exercise. He understands the importance of creating a training program that is effective yet realistic and fits in well with your lifestyle.Its clear that Steve takes a lot of time to individualize each persons training program and doesnt try to prescribe a one-size-fits-all approach. As a person with a desk job, I appreciate how Steve tailors my workouts to counteract the sedentary nature of my job. The physical/aesthetic changes I see from following his programming are great, but the real value is that it makes me FEEL good & strong and helps me be a more functional human in my day to day life.
Foster Performance | Personal Training & Nutrition's reply
Thank you, Katie!
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  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I graduated from Dickinson College with degrees in Biological Anthropology and Health Studies. I've studied biomechanics, nutrition, and physiology at The University of Queensland, and I was previously a member of the Northeastern University Sports Performance team. I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, Precision Nutrition Coach, and self-defense coach. My specialties are postural restoration, skill acquisition, rehabilitation, Olympic Weightlifting, and body composition.

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    Effective coaching - be it physical, emotional, financial - should represent one’s best understanding of how to create lasting change. When I see personal trainers acting like drill sergeants at every session, I see an imperfect understanding of how permanent change really happens. Eh, it’s probably too much intensity. Even boot camp is temporary. Conversely, when I see personal trainers treating their clients like fine china, I see fear or a lack of confidence in their ability to change someone. Eh, it’s probably *not enough* intensity. Nuance and subtlety are rare artifacts these days, especially on the internet. In a minefield of clickbait and gurus and divisiveness, focus on nailing the basics every single day. This is how real change occurs: slowly, habitually, without intensity, sans montage music. Your low hanging fruit - sleep, moving, eating, socializing - will get you 95% of the results you’re searching for without any fat burners, double-secret exercises, or getting screamed to do more burpees at by some hardass in a tight shirt. #OneMoreRep!!!!!!!!! Change comes from within. My job is to show you that.

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