About steve

Steve Ettinger is a nationally recognized kids fitness expert, speaker and children’s book author.  His first book, Wallie Exercises (Active Spud Press), earned a bunch of awards and as People.com put it, "encourages kids to break a sweat- in the cutest way possible." 

Over the past several years Steve has traveled (mostly in his truck) to every continental US state.  Along the way he speaks at schools to kids and teachers, discussing the importance of exercise, mindfulness, and creative exploration.

After graduating from Boston University with a degree in psychology, Steve earned a bunch of fancy fitness certifications like his NSCA CSCS and NASM YES.  He is a trained behavior therapist and uses his unique background and high-energy presentations to inspire kids (and grown-ups) to be healthy, happy and active.

His workouts and fitness advice have appeared in national media such as Parents MagazineNew York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Family Fun Magazine.

Born and raised in Oak Park, CA, Steve now lives in New York City.

What Steve Does
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)
  • Youth Fitness Specialist Certification (ACE)
  • Precision Nutrition Certification (PN)
  • Certified FMS Professional Level 1
  • Youth Exercise Specialist (NASM)
  • Jr. Fit Youth Fitness Specialty Certification (AAHF)
  • Advanced Regional Diploma (NSCAA)
  • Advanced Coaching Certificate (AYSO)
  • Double Goal Coach (PCA)
  • CPR and AED
Steve's School Visits
Road Trips are a Lot Like Children