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Ed Wietholder is the founder and President of Strength Fitness and Speed. Ed has trained many athletes and non athletes as well from the Pittsburgh area. In addition, many have benefited from his routine design and consultation across the United States.

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I have been involved in the acquisition of knowledge regarding the enhancement of athletic strength, conditioning, and other attributes for over 20 years. One might say that it is a passion of mine. I have perused literally thousands of journals and books for new information that may be applied to enhance my client’s results. Routines that I design are the end product of this knowledge combined with common sense application.

During much of this period I was a Pre-Medical school candidate at the University of Pittsburgh. I graduated cum laude in 1988, was accepted at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, and promptly decided that I didn’t want to spend most of my life inside the hospital. I spent 1 year doing research for the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and subsequently decided to learn how to be a perfusionist. A perfusionist works in the operating room running heart lung bypass machines that keep patients alive while a surgeon performs open heart surgery or heart/ lung transplantation.

I had the good fortune to work with a gifted Perfusion team and many outstanding surgeons while at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. I also saw many miracles taking place under the auspices of many gifted and talented individuals. During this time, my passion towards fitness, strength, and athleticism was satiated by writing for fitness magazines, reading medical and health journals such as the Journal of Applied Physiology, and designing routines for individuals on a freelance basis. I also obtained certifications in Personal Training through the American Council on Exercise and Strength and Conditioning for Sport through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

In 1998, I decided that I needed to pursue my passion all out and began taking steps to start up Strength, Fitness And Speed. In April of 1999 I started the business and was a perfusionist by day and a Strength and Conditioning Coach/Personal Trainer by night. I was also on call for emergencies and transplants 24 hours per day, 7 days per week every other week during this time. As the business grew, I was running out of time and energy. In March 2000, I left the Hospital to devote the necessary time to expanding the business and to fulfill the pursuit of my passion. That is my story. Let’s train.

 


 

Edward Wietholder
Certified Sport Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
347A Old Curry hollow Road
Pittsburgh PA 15236

Objective To acquire an ever-increasing knowledge base to empower those seeking a higher level of strength, fitness, athleticism and mental strength and well being.
 
Education
1984-1988
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude
Major in Behavioral Neuroscience(Pre-med)
 
Certificates  
 
2006 National Academy of Sports Medicine
 Overhead Squat/Gluteus and Hamstring Function

2006 National Academy of Sports Medicine
 Self Myofascial Release and Streching

2006 National Academy of Sports Medicine

Integrated Flexibility Training

2005 National Academy of Sports Medicine
 Integrated Kinetic Chain Assessment

2005 National Academy of Sports Medicine
Human Movement Science Certification

2002 
Corrective High Performance Exercise Kinesiology Institute
Program Design Certification
 
2002 Corrective High Performance Exercise Kinesiology Institute
Scientific Core Conditioning
 
1999 Corrective High Performance Exercise Kinesiology Institute
Swiss Ball Training Certification
 
1999 Corrective High Performance Exercise Kinesiology Institute
Medicine Ball Training Certification
 
1998 National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
 
1998 American Council on Exercise
Certified Personal Trainer


 
Experience
1998-Present 
Strength, Fitness, and Speed, Inc.
President and Head Performance Director
 
1990-1998 Freelance trainer and fitness writer
 
1990-1993 Freelance routine design through mail
 
1989-1999 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Perfusionist(Operate heart/lung bypass machines in OR)
 

Achievements 

2016-present  Strength and Conditioning Coach Baldwin Whitehall School District 

2016-present  Performance Coach for Baldwin Softball team 

2015-present  Performance Coach for South Park Boys Basketball Team 

2015-present  Performance Coach for Peters Township Girls Basketball Team

2015 Assistant Varsity Football Coach(Strength and Speed Coach) South Park
 
2015 Performance Coach for Baldwin Whitehall Girls basketball Team
 
2015 Performance Coach for the Belle Vernon Girls Softball Team
 
2014 Consultant to the South Park Boys Basketball Team
 
2014-Present Performance Coach for Bethel Park Football Team
 
2013-15 Performance Coach for Elizabeth-Forward Softball Team
 
2013 Performance Coach for Peters Township Girls Basketball Team
 
2013-Present Performance and Strength Coach for Seton Hill University Basketball Team
 
2013-Present Performance and Strength Coach for USC Boys Basketball team
 
2012-Present Corporate Trainer to Allegheny Millwork
 
2012 Consultant to Bethel Park Boys Football Team
 
2012 Performance and Strength Coach for Bethel Park Boys Basketball team
 
2008-Present Performance and Strength Coach for Bethel Park Girls Basketball Team
 
2011-13 Performance Coach for Penn Trafford Football Team
 
2011-12 Performance Coach for Bethel Park Boys and Girls Soccer Teams
 
2011-13 Performance Coach for Belle Vernon Football Team
 
2011-Present Speed and Conditioning Director of the CTS AAU Basketball Program
 
2011-12 Speed and Conditioning Coach of the Century United Soccer Organization
 
2010 Performance Coach for Bethel Park Boys Basketball Team
 
2010-11 Staff Speed Coach for Brownsville Football Team
 
2010 Performance Coach for Franklin Regional Baseball and Basketball Teams
 
2010 Performance Coach for Latrobe Girls Soccer Team
 
2010 Assistant AAU Basketball Coach for 2 teams in the CTS program.
 
2008 Performance Coach for Latrobe Football Team
 
2008 Consultant to W and J University Basketball Program
 
2006-Present Trainer and routine designer for NFL and Arena Football League Players. NFL Combine Preparation. Pro day preparation. NFL player off season trainer.
 
2001-Present Nike, Scout, and Metro camp Preparation for local high school football players
 
 
 
 
 
1990-Present Trained and designed routines for many successful clients at the high school, collegiate, professional  and Olympic level. Coach of multiple youth basketball, baseball and soccer teams. Licensed youth soccer coach. School Districts that I have trained athletes from include: Mars, Hopewell, Central Valley, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Baldwin, TJ, South Park, Brentwood, Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon, Keystone Oaks, Steel Valley, West Mifflin, Peters Township, Ringgold, EF, Belle Vernon, South Fayette, Norwin, Penn Trafford, East Allegheny, Jeannette, Serra Catholic, McKeesport, Gateway, Greensburg-Salem, GCC, Latrobe, Mount Pleasant, Steel Valley, Franklin Regional, Hempfield, Ligonier Valley, Uniontown, Laurel Highlands, Plum, Yough, Fox Chapel, Kiski, Hampton, Shaler, South Allegheny, Brownsville, Allderdice, Brashear, Bishop Canevin, Geibel, Clairton and Apollo Ridge.
Colleges include: W and J, University of Pittsburgh, Westminster, Bethany, Duquesne, Penn State, CMU, Saint Francis, Mount Union, Maine, Wheeling Jesuit, Mercyhurst, California, Rochester, Slippery Rock, Edinboro, Penn, Princeton, Adelphi
 
1990-2004 Authored many articles that appeared in national and international fitness magazines including                                            Hardgainer, Natural Physique, Pennsylvania Health and Fitness, American Health and Fitness, and                                       Musclemag International
 
1997 Winner and record time for CHP 1997 Staircase race
 
Personal Married, two children. I like to practice what I preach and strength train 3 days per week as well as                                                    cardiovascular and sprint work on the other 3.