Strength and Conditioning and Cycle Coach
Steve Goldberg received a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 1994. Finding his entrepreneurial spirit too great a distraction to be ignored, he spent the next 18 years as the owner / operator of a chain of successful retail businesses in and around the Washington Metropolitan area. In 2013, having just sold off the last of his companies, Steve received the unfortunate news that he had torn his ACL (for the third time in 6 years). After the original tear and two reconstructive surgeries, he was told by the medical establishment that there was nothing they could presently do for him and that he should, “try to take it easy” and “maybe get a second opinion”. Unwilling to accept a physically deteriorating life of inactivity, Steve found himself on the door step of Launch Sport Performance. There Dr. Liz Wheeler advised him that with a few little lifestyle changes and a great deal of hard work and dedication, rehabilitation without surgery was a very realistic possibility.
Despite a lifetime of passion for physical fitness, six years of repeated knee injuries had taken a toll on Steve’s body; but never being one to quit, he threw himself in to his rehabilitation program wholeheartedly. In the capable hands of Head Physical Therapist Kristen Spencer he learned how to reawaken muscle pathways that injury had long since shut down and turned off. With the dedicated and inspiration of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach TJ Burns behind him, he learned how to make these reawakened and rebalanced muscles strong. Cycling classes at Launch Sport Performance rounded out his wellness prescription by taking his cardio vascular training to all new levels.
At 42 years of age, Steve is now in the best shape of his life. The whole experience has left him with a deep appreciation for just how much the human body is capable of achieving and the importance of maintaining a lifestyle of lifelong health and physical fitness. Steve is a NSPA Certified Personal Trainer. He teaches group cycling and group fitness classes here at Launch. He is available for one on one or small group strength and conditioning training upon request.