Since 1992, more than 1 million athletes have trained through the Parisi Training System, in over 100 facilities and health clubs worldwide.
Parisi has lectured for a number of sports and health organizations including the NFL, Nike and Reebok, International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and Perform Better.
He has been featured on Fox Sports, ESPN, CNBC, CBI, and in Running Magazine, Club Industry Magazine and Men’s Health Magazine.
Parisi lives in Franklin Lakes, NJ with his wife and two sons.
Executive Leadership Roles
2011: Parisi was honored with the Professional Achievement Award at the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach’s dinner at the NFL Combine. 32 Head Strength & Conditioning Coaches were the judges for the award. He was asked shortly after to help take the PFSCCA to the next level.
What once was a small group of men joining for an intimate dinner during the NFL Combine, is now a full-day event of education and networking, followed by a memorable Awards Banquet with over 100 NFL Strength & Conditioning Coaches in attendance.
Parisi Prep Academy
2018: Parisi launched Parisi Prep Academy, a small, private supplemental educational enrichment program that provides students with the opportunity for academic growth as well as personal and physical development prior to entering high school.
Fascia Training Academy
2019: Parisi embarked on a journey to better understand the fascia system and its impact on health and performance. Parisi dives into the research presented through a series of interviews in his 2019 book, Fascia Training: A Whole System Approach. With the completion of the book came the launch of the Fascia Training Academy, an educational resource to share the science behind the fascia system for fitness and health professionals.
Treasurer & Board of Directors Member
Fascia Research Society
2020: Bill Parisi joined the Fascia Research Society as a member of the Board of Directors as well as the role of Treasurer.
The Fascia Research Society (FRS) facilitates, encourages and supports the dialogue and collaboration
between clinicians, researchers and academicians, to further understanding of fascia.
Over the last 30 years, Parisi has authored and been featured in a number of books in the fitness industry.
COMING SOON! The Anatomy of Speed, published by Human Kinetics.
It all started with the Javelin...
Bill Parisi’s drive and determination all began to come into place in the 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.
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.
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 within a health club 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. 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.
In 2005, Parisi Speed School began franchising to health-related businesses in the U.S.
In 2009, Parisi Speed School had expanded to over 50 locations in the United States. The franchise would go on to be named to Franchise Times “Fast 55” list and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 50 New Franchises. Parisi Speed School has been recognized with over 20 awards since 2009, and 15 times by Entrepreneur Magazine alone.
Decades of Strategic Partnerships
Bill Parisi is committed to aligning Parisi Speed School with the top names in the Fitness Industry. In 2009, Parisi signed a partnership with Perform Better that has continued for more than 10 years. In 2012, Atlantic Sports Health of Atlantic Health System was welcomed as the Official Sports Medicine Partner to Parisi Speed School. In 2021, Parisi Speed School became an official sport partner with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.