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.
Executive Leadership Roles
2010: Parisi founded the Professional Football Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (PFSCCA), which is now partnered with the NSCA. As Executive Director of the PFSCCA, he hosts annual summits for the strength and conditioning coaches of all 32 NFL teams, where he invites top experts in the field to present the latest evidence-based research on speed, power, and injury resilience.
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 established the Fascia Training Academy, which provides cutting-edge educational resources for understanding how to better train the body’s elastic connective tissue system.
Treasurer & Board of Directors Member
Fascia Research Society
2020: 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.
Featured on The Today Show, 2019
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.
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.