This week on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and Spreaker, STT interviews a man who put his foot down – to help improve speed across the country. Bill Parisi is an internationally recognized fitness business expert and the founder and C.E.O. of the Parisi Speed School. Bill holds a degree in finance from Iona College and was a two-time NCAA Division I Track & Field All-American in 1988 & 1989. While at Iona Bill competed at the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials in the javelin throw. After graduating college in 1990, Bill attended the University of Florida where he studied human anatomy/physiology and served as a Graduate Assistant Strength Coach to the Gators Track & Field and Football teams. In 1991 Bill became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists (C.S.C.S.) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Throughout this time he traveled the world to gain more knowledge about the best strategies on sports performance training. Bill eventually moved back home and founded the Parisi Speed School in late 1992. Armed with only a $500 dollar van and a motivational speech, he became one of the originators of the Youth Training Industry in the United States. In 1993, Bill opened up the first sports performance facility within a Health Club in Wyckoff, NJ. At this time, Bill was a consultant to the NY Giants and was also commissioned by Nike to help develop the original high school football combines that were held across the nation.
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