Steve Parkin was born and raised in Jamaica. As a boy of humble means, he turned to fitness as a teenager and became a regular at the local gym, where he studied martial arts and bodybuilding. Steve also took up running, and was soon a competitive sprinter. He became an instructor and began sharing his passion for fitness with others. His hard work and commitment to achieving the highest level of personal fitness paid off when he was hired as a fitness coordinator at a premiere Jamaican resort, and asked to create a fitness program for guests. Steve developed a program for guests of all fitness levels at Sandals Beaches Resort that included land and water aerobics and personal training services.
Through his work on the resort fitness program and his own personal fitness regimen, Steve realized that fitness and a healthy lifestyle had changed his life. Steve’s life goal became helping others transform their lives through fitness.
Today, Steve shares his enthusiasm for fitness with others as a certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer in Chicago, Illinois. His certifications include A.F.F.A. Personal Training, International Fitness Association, Aquatic Exercise Association, and Jamaica Aerobics & Fitness Association. His experience includes leading his personally designed kickboxing and muscle conditioning classes at several Chicago-area health clubs. In addition, he has created a video of his renowned kickboxing class, so that his followers never have to miss a work out.
Steve also serves as a personal trainer to a large and varied clientele, ranging from individuals who are just beginning to incorporate exercise into their daily lives to marathon runners and other seasoned athletes who need cross training designed to enhance performance. Through his passion, motivation, and creativity, Steve has developed a large base of clients who attend his filled-to-capacity classes and train individually with him. Contact Fit Pro West at www.fitprowest.com to arrange training with Steve.
On a personal level, Steve continues to adhere to his strict personal work out regimen, and has recently rekindled his passion for running. He competes in middle distance races throughout the Chicago area.