Steve Freides

profilephoto01-001370000076TsXAAUMy passion for strength began at age 42. As I recovered from a severe back injury that initially left me bed-ridden and then unable to walk without a limp for a year and a half, I realized that I needed to be stronger. By the time my injury was 5 years behind me, I had set the first of several state, national, and world records for my age and weight class as a deadlift-specialist raw powerlifter.

Strength is my passion. I am a Senior StrongFirst Instructor, and also Director of Community Engagement for the company.

I am available for personal and small group training in my modest-but-sufficient basement gym. If I can help you, please contact me.


Accepting new students. Training offered online.
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Imran Khan
Steve is an amazing instructor. I knew he was highly regarded when I first sought him out but after training with him he far exceeded my expectations.

He clearly and concisely instructed us on the correct technique, form and drills. He is a exceptionally polite and well mannered individual and it has been an unbelievable privilege to refer to him as my teacher. He is patient and very methodical in his instruction. You wont find a more courteous and thought provoking kettlebell instructor and also someone who practices what they preach - his numerous accolades testify to that. His is an inspiration to novices like me.


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StrongFirst Elite
Kettlebell Instructor SFG II
Barbell Instructor SFL
Bodyweight Instructor SFB


City: Ridgewood
Zip code: 07450
State: NJ
Country: United States
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