Updated: Mar 1, 2019
Joe Grasso is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He is also an ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist and an ACE Weight Management Specialist. All these certifications are accredited from The National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
Joe Grasso's Early Years
At the age of 8, Joe Grasso began his influential immersion into the world of fitness. Lifting up to 10 hours a day, it became apparent that Joe would excel physically in many aspects of life, not to mention positively impact the lives of others.
By his senior year in high school, Joe weighed in at a lean, well built 220 pounds. He possessed the admirable ability to bench the 220-pound stack 54 times, do one-armed incline bicep curls with 150-pound dumbbells, complete the mile run in 5:15, and easily run 20 miles at a 7-minute mile pace. After high school, Joe continued heavy training, NEVER resorting to performance enhancers such as steroids or growth hormones.
Joe found a way to translate his talent through a career-oriented setting. He began a program of self-defense which included karate, full contact martial arts, and jiu-jitsu. Later, he became a police officer and specialized as a beat officer, a training officer, and a violent crime team (gang unit) detective. Joe obtained real life combat experience in the street, as he successfully handled and diffused numerous violent encounters.
In 1989, Joe emerged as the first person in the United States to initiate a professional, private training facility, which leveraged into high-end personal training. Joe's personal training techniques, which he pioneered as a child, brought incredible results to clients. One of his clients shed 5-7 inches off of his waist in a mere 10 visits, while another acquired 8 pounds of lean muscle in only 3 weeks. Skeptics decried that these results were impossible to obtain, however, several clients endorsed the reality of Joe's personal training techniques and word quickly spread.
Joe Grasso was even featured on Fitness Magazine in 2004, a premier international fitness training magazine, rated Joe's Training Facility the #1 Personal Training Facility in the USA. Since his initial opening, Joe has personally supervised and/or trained over 350,000 individual hour workout sessions.
The Birth of Joe Grasso: Elite Training
Corporate executives from around the world flew in to get trained by Joe. After achieving certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and becoming an American Council On Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, Joe hired trainers to work under his tutelage. Professional athletes began demanding Joe's training services in 1997, so he obtained his current 6,000 sq. ft. location at 2163 Martin Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
Joe's success did, however, meet a brief hiatus in 2001. After suffering a faulty chiropractic manipulation of the neck, Joe was left severely paralyzed without the use of his right arm. Miraculously, spinal surgery and therapeutic strength training afforded Joe the use of his right arm again, far beyond what experienced surgeons projected for him.
Joe Grasso Today
Today, Joe Grasso Elite Training continues its longstanding history as a first-rate training facility for an eclectic range of clientele. Joe Grasso is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He is also an ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist and an ACE Weight Management Specialist. All these certifications are accredited from The National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) If you, a family member or a friend want to start your training click here: https://www.joegrassoelitetraining.com/blank-6