Bill Parisi, Founder & CEO

Bill Parisi is an internationally recognized performance coach and fitness business expert in youth speed training who shares his enthusiasm and passion for sports performance training through presentations to business owners, athletes and coaches every year.

Since 1992, more than 1 million athletes have trained through the Parisi Training System, in over 100 facilities and health clubs worldwide.

Parisi has served as a consultant and/or featured lecturer for several sports-related organizations, including the NFL, USA Football, Nike, Reebok, and numerous sports industry associations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).

In addition to speaking, writing, and consulting, Parisi has been featured on Fox Sports, ESPN, The Today Show, CNBC, ESPN the Magazine, Sporting News, The New York Times, U.S.A. Today, CBI, Men’s Health and Running magazine.

Parisi lives in Wyckoff, NJ with his wife and two sons.

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Executive Leadership Roles

It all started with the Javelin...

Bill Parisi’s drive and determination all began to come into place in the late 1980’s at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., where he was a multiple-time NCAA Division I All-American in track and field. He also competed at the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials in the javelin throw. He currently still holds the Iona College school record for the javelin throw and in 2003 was selected into the school’s Hall of Fame.

After graduating in 1990 with a degree in finance, Parisi attended the University of Florida and served as a Graduate Assistant Strength Coach to the Gators’ track and field and football teams.

1991: He furthered his expertise in applying scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance by qualifying for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) designation through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Throughout this time, he also traveled the world to gain even more knowledge about the best strategies on sports performance training.

1992: Bill eventually moved back home and founded Parisi Speed School in late 1992. Armed with only a $500 van and a motivational speech, he became one of the originators of the youth training industry in the United States.


Bill opened up his first sports performance facility in Wyckoff, N.J. At this time, he was a consultant to the New York Giants and was also commissioned by Nike to help develop the original high school football combines that were held across the nation.


Bill’s facility in Wyckoff became the highest-grossing club per square foot in the country, generating $987,000 within 3,000 square feet in one year. This success, and excessive growth of his client base allowed him to open his second club in Midland Park, N.J. This 17,000-square-foot facility again dominated the marketplace and became nationally renowned in terms of sports performance training.


Bill built his flagship facility in Fair Lawn, N.J., a 32,000-square-foot center that has been home to more than 250,000 athletes and hundreds of professionals in every major sport. This facility has become synonymous with world-class training, and 2009 Men’s Health named it one of the Top 10 gyms in the country.


Bill opened his fourth facility, a 29,000-square-foot location in Morris County, N.J. It was then that Bill had that “a-ha” moment; He realized in order to have a positive impact on as many youth athletes as possible, it was time to launch the program nationally through a franchise format.


Over the last 30 years, Parisi has authored and been featured in a number of books in the fitness industry.

Author, 2011

Co-Author, 2015

Co-Author, 2019

Contributor, 2021

Contributor, 2021

Men's Health Mag, 2021

Author, 2021

Co-Author, 2023

Featured on the Today Show, 2019

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