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 7 awards and as People.com put it, "encourages kids to break a sweat- in the cutest way possible."

Steve holds a degree in psychology from Boston University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and Youth Exercise Specialist (NASM).  His creative workouts and fitness advice have appeared in national media such as Parents Magazine, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Family Fun Magazine.

Steve travels around the country speaking to children, parents, and educators about the importance of quality exercise and health education.  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.

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

What Steve Does

Programs and Services for Adults

Programs for Kids and Teens

  • 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