Steve's Bio

Stephan S Little, ISSA-CFT.President & Director, The Fitness Professionals

My experience in the field of fitness began in my teenage years, when I became interested in and pursued the sport of bodybuilding.  Beginning at age 17, in 2 years time, I transformed my thin, adolescent physique into a competitive, lean and muscular physique entering and winning several local and national bodybuilding titles in the junior ranks.  I continued training activities throughout my college years, remaining in the competitive ranks, graduating with a degree in mathematics from the University of Richmond, in Richmond Virginia.

I turned my sights on a career in the high technology software industry, secured a position in sales, and by virtue of continual record setting performance, was quickly promoted through the ranks to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing; a position I have subsequently commanded with a number of successful high technology software startups.

Late in 2001, as a seasoned general management executive, I left the field of high technology software to re-engage in the pursuit of my first passion; the pursuit of fitness, and development of fitness lifestyles. 

By the middle of 2002, I was again approaching competitive condition, having shed almost 90 lbs of accumulated, travel worn, “executive” body fat.  I entered, and placed second overall in the Team Muscle USA Challenge.

By the middle of 2002, I was again approaching competitive condition, having shed almost 90 lbs of accumulated, travel worn, "executive" body fat.  I entered, and placed second overall in the Team Muscle USA Challenge.

I dedicated my energy to mastering the science of health and fitness and completed study for both the ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certifications. I followed this up and completed study for certification in the area of ISSA Fitness Therapy.

ISSA Certified. ISSA the world leader in fitness certification since 1988

This advanced certification has equipped me to address the fitness needs of people who may have been diagnosed with a clinical condition or who are in the process of recovering from a condition of degraded health or injury. More recently I completed the certifcation testing authorizing me as a Healthexcel Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor. This has allowed The Fitness Professionals to offer you the most advanced nutritional assessment and programming method available in our industry today. Just another step in providing you with access to "best health and fitness technologies ."

In launching my health and fitness consulting practice, The Fitness Professionals, I have dedicated myself to delivering to you the simple truth to establishing a healthy and fit lifestyle. The suite of services we offer deliver RESULTS. Results that are based on time tested, sound exercise and nutritional strategies. The primary objective of my practice is to provide education and instruction combined with planning, coaching, training and motivational support that empower my clients to take control of their own health and fitness lifestyles and to achieve their greatest potential.

In creating my practice, I have established a personal goal to use the blessings of my background and training in the service of helping others live happier, more energetic and satisfying lives by helping them reclaim their health and fitness.