Steven Mack

Steven Mack Bio & About


For professional events and republication, please use the following bio: Steven Mack is founder and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at the private training studio, Simple Solutions Fitness. He consults for Stronger By Science, a leader in fitness research dissemination, and is a former Mizzou football walk-on. Steven dedicates his professional life to helping people through his writing, speaking, and role as a personal trainer. Bribe him with Oreos -he'll happily pull back the curtain on the fitness industry.

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Steven Mack Smiling with his arms crossed in a blue shirt

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Professional Backstory: Steven graduated from the University of Missouri in 2014 after walking on to the football team from 2010-2013. In 2015, he founded Simple Solutions Fitness out of the back of his car. For about the first year, he hauled weights to homes and offices before settling in to share a commercial space with two Physical therapists at Broadway Ergonomics.

In January 2017, Steven moved SSF to its current location, 3930 S Providence Rd Suite B, Columbia, Missouri 65203, near E Nifong Blvd & S Providence Rd. In 2018, he was invited to the now defunct Kansas City Fitness Summit to interview and co-author an article on business development with longtime editor and writer for Men's Health, Lou Schuler. Over 7 years as its sole employee, Steven grew SSF, hosted and spoke at numerous presentations and developed a 13-week internship through which he hired his first employee, Maggie Hillmann.

  • Get in touch: email Steven at simplesolutionsfitness dot com (please don’t use Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. I’m not great about checking them)
  • Social Networks (from most to least used): Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Past Speaking Appearances:

This list is intended to give you a variety of options to best inform the content you’d like us to collaborate on.

  • Fitness Routine Demonstration and Workout - CARFAX, Inc. - 10/1/15
  • Organized Employee Stretch and Walk - CARFAX, Inc. - 2/5/16
  • Deskercise, Exercises, and Stretches for Work - CARFAX, Inc. - 3/4/16: I spoke on how you can stay active and mobile when you sit all day for work.
  • 5 Simple Eating Habits - CARFAX, Inc. - 6/1/16: I spoke on how you could simplify nutrition into the diet planning principles of adequacy, balance, calorie (energy) control, nutrient density, moderation, and variety.
  • A Comprehensive Fitness Program - CARFAX, Inc. - 8/26/16: I demonstrated how you could simplify fitness into pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, and carrying.
  • Glute Stabilizing and Strengthening - SSF (In-House) with Columbia Chiropractic Group - 6/24/17: Dr. Brittany Ramirez and I presented on the importance of the glutes for function and demonstrated how to train them.
  • Healthy Eating and Fitness - Great Circle Transitional Living Program - 8/22/17: I showed teens how they could eat well and remain active within changing living circumstances.
  • Balance and Deskercise - Monarch Title Company- 8/15/19: I showed Monarch employees how they could break up long days of paperwork with office-friendly exercises and stretches.
  • Strength Training for Runners - Fleet Feet Columbia (at SSF) - 1/20/18: I dished and demonstrated strength training movements for runners.
  • Foam Rolling and Stretching for Runners - Fleet Feet Columbia (at SSF) - 5/12/18: I wrote and talked about the concept of foam rolling for runners.
  • Deskercise and Healthy Nutrition - Bohon & Ressel Family Dentistry - 7/9/18
  • Reclaiming Your Lifting Routine - Veterans United Home Loans (Echo Studio) - 12/4/18: Coordinating a series with the Health and Fitness coordinator, I wrote and spoke to VU employees about strength training for women.
  • Nutrition for Your Fitness Goals - Veterans United Home Loans (Echo Studio) - 3/28/19: This was a nutrition piece from the series for VU.
  • Balance and Deskercise - Rotary of Columbia - 8/15/19: Per request, I spoke about balance, socialization, and the fear of falling in older adults as well as deskercise.
  • Strength Training for Runners - Fleet Feet Columbia (at SSF) - 9/18/19
  • How to Develop Motivation for Your Fitness Goals - Veterans United (Echo) - 11/14/19: I was invited to speak about one of the leading psychological theories on motivation, SDT, and present it in a fitness context.
  • How to Develop Motivation for Your Fitness Goals - Veterans United (Papa) - 11/19/19: The talk went well so we wanted to share it with another office location.
  • Strength Training for Women: Building Your Workout - Veterans United (Papa) - 12/11/19
  • Strength Training for Men: Building Your Workout - Veterans United (Papa) - 12/18/19
  • Offseason Strength Training for Runners - Columbia Multisport Club - 1/9/20: I spoke on the research related to strength training and its role in improving running efficiency.
  • Strength Training Basics: Creating a Full Body Routine - Veterans United (Remote) - 2/17/21: With a large portion of the workforce at home, I was invited to present a comprehensive overview of a full-body fitness routine recorded for employees while addressing some of 40+ questions.

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