Steven Mack, CSCS

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 became Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified and 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 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.

Now he runs Simple Solutions Fitness with Maggie and is the author of all the information on the site.

Steven proudly sponsors Local motion, a nonprofit focused on transportation equity. Simple Solutions Fitness participates in Bike, Walk, and Wheel Week, a week-long series of events that encourages hundreds of people in Columbia to be more active by walking, biking, using a wheelchair or riding the bus in a fun, social setting.

Steven also sponsors Columbia Multisport Club, which aims to expand sports and fitness within Columbia and the Mid-Missouri area.

Learn more about Simple Solutions Fitness >

  • 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 - Broadway Dental - 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.
  • How to Create Local Referral Partnerships - Business for Unicorns (podcast) - 5/9/22: How we work with vendors in Columbia to help take care of our clients.
  • Strength Training for Runners - Columbia Multisport Club (at SSF) - 8/11/22: How to breathe and perform core and strength training exercises for runners.

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