About Jeff Fields MS ATC CSCS
Jeff Fields is an expert at utilizing unconventional strength training methods to help his clients reach their peak potential. He has been a consultant to personal trainers, conditioning coaches, world-class athletes and international competitors, both in the US and abroad.
Jeff has been a long time advocate of training martial artists by applying cutting-edge sports science to their conditioning programs. In addition he is known for bringing the best that the martial arts has to offer to the training of mainstream sports and fitness.
He is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds a Masters degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Florida, conducting his major research in Sport Psychology.
He has 30 years experience in the martial arts and holds black belt ranking in multiple disciplines and has instructed civilians, military and law enforcement personnel in the US and abroad, and served as a combat medic in the Israeli Military.
Jeff is the Director of Education for Integrated Performance Concepts, Inc. In addition he is co-founder and developer of Kettlebell Conditioning Systems and has taught kettlebell conditioning techniques to fitness professionals around the country.
Currently, he is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for SUNY Purchase College, as well as an adjunct faculty member for the college. He works with Lifestyle Integrated Fitness Training, a performance enhancement company that specializes in training athletes of all ages, from middle school through college. Lifestyle Integrated Fitness Training counts among it's clientele Olympic and professional athletes. Jeff also holds seminars and workshops throughout the U.S.
A Partial List of Jeff’s Past and Present "Clients" and Credits Include:
Ryan Lee's Bootcamp(I and II)-Jeff had the honor of presenting at each of Ryan Lee's Bootcamps in Stamford, CT. These highly popular symposiums, unique in the world of strength and conditioning, included some of the industry's best and brightest. Jeff was fortunate to have shared the roster with the likes of Mike Boyle, Brian Grasso, Lee Taft, Jeff Martone, Jim Labadie and Alwyn Cosgrove to name just a few. Jeff's presentations were embraced by the conference attendees and presenters alike. His unique approach to training included "Martial Arts Conditioning Techniques" and "Combining Body Weight Circuits and Warrior Games".
American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA)-Jeff held three lecture/lab classes. He presented his "Martial Arts Agility", "Warrior Games", and "Quick Bodyweight Circuits" exercise programs. According to many of the attendees his classes were not only some of the most fun sessions that they attended, but they walked away with tons of new training ideas.
Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI)-EFTI is responsible for teaching the personal trainers of Equinox fitness clubs, considered to be among the industry’s finest. Jeff was a one time "master educator" for EFTI. He provided Kettlebell certification workshops at Equinox locations across the country as well as other workshops on topics that included functional training, olympic weightlifting, sport psychology and exercise program design
United States Naval Academy-Jeff was recruited to conduct a special “warrior training” seminar for future Naval and Marine Corps officers. The seminar included hand to hand combat, knife fighting, Jeff's special brand of "Warrior Training", and functional bodyweight circuit training. The five hour seminar was a huge success.
Member of Canadian National Fencing Team (cadet)-This young fencer, ranked number one in Canada and top ranked in the US, train privately with Jeff. His goal is simple; make this elite fencer more explosive, agile and stronger than anyone he fences.
Members of the US National Karate Team- Jeff worked with members of the US delegations to the Pan Am and Maccabia Games.
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National Association of Professional Martial Artists (NAPMA)-Jeff presented on “Performance Enhancement Techniques for the Martial Artist” at NAPMA’s 2003 World conference.
US Law Enforcement and Military Personnel-Training focused on practical self-defense and physical conditioning. Many of the servicemen involved remarked that the training was some of the most innovative they had experienced. Among the personnel were members of the California State Police and US Air Force EST teams.
Israeli Military Personnel-Jeff was honored to have the opportunity to train several of Israel’s finest. Training focused on practical martial arts and “no-nonsense” physical conditioning.
US National Wrestling Team (World Maccabia Games, Israel)-Jeff was one of 13 American Certified Athletic Trainers selected to work with the US Maccabia sports medicine delegation and was responsible for the health and well-being of the US wrestlers.
Members of the US National Figure Skating Team
“Team Image” Figure Skating (NY)-Jeff conducted targeted conditioning sessions designed to improve the skater’s overall performance
UNICEF World Cup All-Stars-Jeff provided athletic training services to some of the world’s best soccer players. He was responsible for the “injury care and prevention” of the “Rest of the World” Team at the Rose Bowl in California.
“Team California All-Stars” vs. FVB Stuttgart (exhibition soccer game)- Jeff was once again responsible for the health and well-being of some of the United States best soccer players.
Nyack Fighting Arts-Nyack Fighting Arts is the premier organization for Pekiti Tersia Kali (Filipino Martial arts), Kajukempo and Hsing –I Kung Fu in Rockland County, NY. Jeff not only trained with this great organization, but designed many of the conditioning programs used to prepare fighters for competition.
Dominican College Sports Medicine Department (NY)-Jeff conducted a special workshop on “Core Conditioning” for the college’s athletic training students. The students agreed that it was one of the most informative and fun workshops they had attended.
Israel Junior National Swim Team-Jeff was responsible for the very successful “dry-land” conditioning program of these elite Israeli swimmers.
Israeli Regional Swimming and Fencing Teams (International Competitors)- Jeff’s innovative and unconventional programs got undeniable results for many of these young athletes.
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