Steven Loder, Jackson, NJ Running Coach

Steven Loder



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Experienced NCAA strength & conditioning coach. Boston/NYC Marathon Finisher. 5k-Marathon Prep, Military/Law Enforcement PFT Prep. Sports Nutrition Guidance. IN-PERSON/ONLINE. View all coaching experience

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Steven. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$67 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Online Package
Online Training for up to 2 athletes

3 session package with Coach Steven. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 40 minutes

$191 3 sessions ($64/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Steven. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$302 5 sessions ($60/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
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10 session package with Coach Steven. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$570 10 sessions ($57/ea) + applicable fees

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Online Training for up to 2 athletes

5 session package with Coach Steven. 40 minute session length

Session Length: 40 minutes

$297 5 sessions ($59/ea) + applicable fees

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  • Valparaiso University (IN)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Sprints, Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Stride, Pacing, Gait, Form, Drive Phase, Breathing


  • Valparaiso University (IN)

  • 30 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Sprints, Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Stride, Pacing, Gait, Form, Drive Phase, Breathing

More About Coach Steven

My EnduraFIT Running and Sports Nutrition Coaching System will HELP YOU to prepare to run your best.
**Works great for dedicated Power Walkers and Hikers too!**

2002: Coached adult co-ed racing team to 1st place team finish in the 2002 NJ Marathon.
2010-present: Coached numerous running students in preparation for their first competitive 5K through marathon event.
2016 - Prepared female athlete for running component of FBI PFT.
2017- 2019: Coached several pro tennis prospects through running, agility and strength training activities.
2019 - Coached several female Middle School Cross Country runners to improve strength & conditioning performance.
2020 - Prepared Army Sargeant to successfully complete Air Assault PFT Program.
2021 - Prepared male athlete for running component of Federal ATF PFT.
2021 - Coached Female Middle School Soccer Player to improve running form who later successfully was chosen for her soccer
league All-Star squad.
2022 - Coachied a female HS Track Runner who set a new PR at the 1600m distance.
2022 - Coaching a female Army Officer to achieve weight loss and running PFT goals.
2023 - Coached two Federal DEA candidates to successfully pass their PFT.
2023 - Coaching a male athlete to compete in a Senior USTAF event for the 800m run.
2023 - Coached two FBI candidates to successfully pass their PFT.
2023 - Coached an 85 year old grandmother to improve upper/lower body strength and complete a Half-marathon Walking event.
2024 - Coached a NYPD candidate to successfully pass their PFT.
2024 - Currently coaching Coast Guard, National Park Service and FBI Candidates to prepare for their PFT.

* IN-PERSON COACHING - Jackson/Freehold, NJ Area. (By Appointment)
* ONLINE COACHING is a great way to supplement your IN-PERSON Running Coaching Sessions!
* SUPPLEMENT BETTER and Improve Performance with effective nutrition products made with ONLY High Quality Ingredients.

* Weekly followup via CU Messaging, Text/Phone and/or email
* Access to my Private Facebook Running/Nutrition & Fitness/Women's Bootcamp Training Forum pages.
* Subscription to my WEEKLY Nutrition & Fitness email Newsletter

*** ASK ME about my PERSONAL FITNESS TEST (PFT) Individual/Small Group Running, Strength & Conditioning Program. ***
* New Military and Law Enforcement Candidates for initial PFT
* Current Military and Law Enforcement Personnel preparing for PFT RE-TEST
Jackson/Freehold, NJ Areas

*** ASK ME about my PURSUIT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Small Group Running, Strength & Conditioning Program. ***
FALL 2024 Weekend Pursuit Outdoor Groups NOW Forming!
Sessions held at Multiple locations in Jackson/Freehold, NJ Areas

ATTENTION PARENTS of MS/HS STUDENT ATHLETES: Improved STRENGTH & RUNNING PERFORMANCE can lead to more lucrative College Athletic Scholarship offers! I can HELP YOUR Student Athlete achieve their athletic and higher education goals!

As an experienced competitive distance runner, NSCA/NASM Trained Strength Coach, certified Medical Exercise/post-rehab exercise specialist, Sports Nutrition/ Plant Based Eating Coach, Food Psychology Coach, IDEA Elite Personal Trainer, former NCAA Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach and Boston Marathon finisher, I have been helping motivated individuals JUST LIKE YOU get Great RESULTS and ACHIEVE their MARATHON/RUNNING, PFT, SPORTS SPECIFIC and Healthy Lifestyle GOALS for over 30 years.

PLUS, As a Post-Rehab/Medical Exercise Specialist, I possess over 10 years of experience working with patients in a Physical Therapy/Medical Practice setting.

I am COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS and will consistently Strive to Motivate you, Keep you Accountable to Your Goals!


I look forward to hearing from you and working together to make your RUNNING, Sports Nutrition and Running Specific and Strength & Conditioning goals a reality. Best wishes for smooth running and your quest to reach for the stars! - Coach Steve Loder

*Boston Marathon Finisher
*NYC/Chicago/Philadelphia Marathon Finisher
*NSCA/NASM Trained Fitness Trainer & Strength/Conditioning Coach
*IDEA Elite Level Fitness Coach
*Post-Rehab/Medical Exercise Specialist
*Former NCAA Div. l Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach
*Sports Nutrition/Food Psychology Coach
* Plant Based Eating Coach
* Naked Nutrition Ammbassador
* USTAF Athlete
* K-5 Special Education Teacher

*CoachUp.com Fitness Trainer Page > coachup.com/me/coachstevenloder
*Professional Profile > https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachstevenloder
*VISIT ME ON Facebook > @Runwithcoachsteve, @NewBeginningWellness, @ChefSteve'sFamilyKitchen
*Twitter > @bodysculpter262

Running Specific Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition and Wellness Presentations Available.
MESSAGE ME via CoachUp for more details!

1978-81; High School Varsity Cross Country & Track (Conference Most-Improved Runner Award, 1980)
1982-84: Competed in NCAA Division 1 Track/XC vs schools such as Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Illinois, Loyola (Chicago), Indiana, Purdue, Butler, Ball St. and Indiana St.
1988: NJ Waterfront Marathon: Men's Olympic Marathon Trials, Jersey City, NJ
1992-1994: Coached H.S. Boys/Girls JV Track & Field Team to Three Consecutive County Championships
1993-1995: NJSIAA Track & Field & Cross Country Official
1995: Chicago Marathon
1996: NYC Marathon
1997: Philadelphia Marathon
1998: Qualifier, Boston Marathon
1998: NCAA Division I Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach
1998-2002: New Jersey Marathon (5 times)
1994, 1998 & 2000: Competed in the prestigious Falmouth (MA) 7.1 mile Road Race
1998: Competed in the River-to-Sea Team Relay Across NJ (92 Miles)
2009: Steamtown Marathon
2010: Placed 4th in Men's Masters Division at NGA NJ State Body Building Championships
2015-2023: Completed 10K Pushups in 30 Day Challenge to raise funds for Wounded Warriors.
2023 - Completed 1776 Pushups in July Campaign to raise funds for Wounded Warriors.
2024 - Preparing for 2024 Natural Bodybuilding competition, Men's Age 50+ Division.
2024 - Preparing for 2025 Half-marathon.


1. LET'S GET STARTED! During the initial IN-PERSON coaching session (sessions are typically 60 minutes) running students complete a brief Nutrition Profile, a Running Form/Gait Analysis and a Functional Strength & Movement Screening. The results are reviewed with the coaching student and used as the basis for crafting their specific Coaching Experience.

ONLINE STRENGTH TRAINING COACHING SESSIONS are also available and are a great way to supplement your in-person RUNNING training experience. The Online Training format is very effective when used for NUTRITION COACHING and RUNNING SPECIFIC STRENGTH TRAINING activities.

2. Coaching sessions begin with a warm-up and then progress to flexibility/range of motion activities.
3. NEXT, the format for a private/partner session depends on what the PRIMARY FOCUS of a session is for that training day such as; Distance/Sprints, Agility Training, CORE Conditioning, Explosive Power, Endurance Training etc. When possible, strength training/core conditioning activities are incorporated into aerobic conditioning drills.
4. SESSIONS CONCLUDE with a cool-down > a combination of active/passive flexibility activities and > a brief Sports Nutrition Tip/Nutrition Journal Review.

Not sure what equipment is right for you?
I CAN HELP YOU with this to maximize your in-home training experience while staying within your budget.

I am also an avid continuing education advocate. So at the conclusion of coaching sessions, I typically give out copies of articles and refer my students to related MY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER, blogs, websites etc. that I feel will benefit YOU and your specific training goals.

I am available via my CoachUp Message Board or Text Message.

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My first session with Steve was terrific. He has a wealth of knowledge and was able to tell me what I needed to do to improve. I look forward to working with him going forward

Extremely helpful and nice guy !

Coach Steve was very informative. He has a lot of experience working with younger athletes and even athletes that aren’t runners, but need to run for other sports! I am looking forward to the next session and to see improvement in speed and endurance for my daughter!

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Coach Steve has really helped push me towards my goals. I found out about an upcoming PT exam with only about 2-3 weeks left so I immediately found a running coach. Coach Steve understood my circumstances and was able to perfectly fine tune a plan to meet my needs. If you are looking to up your level in terms of any kind of physical test/assessment. Coach Steve is your guy.

Coach Steve rocks! He is very informative and has lots of knowledge to share about marathon training from speed techniques to nutrition. I feel like I've taken a great deal from my first session and feel even more motivated to run! Highly recommend

Coach Steve was great working with my 13 year old son. His delivery is great. The drills and runs were thoroughly explained and the follow up recommendations were excellent.

Coach Steven is a great help in preparing for my physical fitness test. He helped me increase my endurance, speed, and pushed me to reach my goal.

Coach Steve is incredibly knowledgeable and so patient! This is my first experience with a running coach and I am finding his insight and guidance very valuable.

Coach Steve was amazing. My daughter loved working with him and especially loved the great conversations they had while training. It made the sessions super enjoyable for her and helped take her mind off all the hard work she was putting in. Coach Steve's training helped her tremendously in her running in both speed and form and it definitely showed on the fields. I would highly recommend Coach Steve to all and look forward to working with him in the future.

Love Coach Steve. He has been great for my 15 year old daughter who is trying to get in better running shape for cross country. He has given her a great plan and doing some great workouts for her. He starts with an assessment and recommendations on stretching and strength exercises. Highly recommend him!

Coach Steven is great. Kids love the workout and are dead tired afterwards. So not only do they enjoy working with coach, they get a really good workout as well. Well done coach Steve.

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Great coach my daughter was very happy!

Steve is an awesome coach. He will go over your goals and tailor your training to that goal. He is very informative and won’t steer you in the wrong direction. His Communication is exactly what you would want out of a coach with check-ins and nutritional tips as well as different stretches and work outs to incorporate throughout the week. I would highly recommend Steve.

Coach Steven was great with our son. We wanted to improve his running for baseball. What a success!!! So happy we found him.

Fantastic session with Coach Steven. He really helped understand the basics after one session and how to work towards improving my run. I look forward to working with him over the next 9 sessions.

Steven was friendly and helpful my son who is ten worked well to Stevens clear instructions and had a great work out
I would highly recommend Steven

Extremely knowledgeable and has answers to all levels of running questions. Also has in depth understanding of nutrition and strength training. Responds very fast to questions and is flexible with one on one training days.

Coach Steve is a great coach!! My son really enjoys working with him and the drills were great as well. Coach Steve is very proactive and stays in touch also gave great diet ideas for my son which he loves to follow. Looking forward to keep working with him.

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Just had my first session with coach Steve and it was great! Despite the 90+ degrees he kept me motivated and with his tips and encouragement I was able to shave 5 seconds off my 300m time! Really looking forward to our next session!

Received a very gratifying text message yesterday from one of my recent CoachUp running students who is training for the US Marshals program --"Hey Steve, just wanted to let you know that your workouts from our training sessions helped me out a lot today. We did a 2 mile run (trail), sprints, push ups, sit ups and finished off with stairs. They worked us pretty good today. Glad I came prepared. I was able to keep up and not fall out of the pack. 👍👍👍 Thanks Steve!
Steve is a real pleasure to work with. I began working with Steve about two months ago. During my initial consultation with Steve, I mentioned to him that my primary goal was to have more energy during the day so I could do more of the things I wanted to do. I also wanted to get stronger to help alleviate pain I had been experiencing from a surgically repaired torn ACL and meniscus in my right knee. I hoped that Steve would be able to help me with these issues and give me a stronger body. Steve has tailored my workouts to first strengthen the weak areas, but each of our sessions is also a full-body workout designed to get my body back in balance. Steve also helps me to monitor everything I eat and then advises me on how I can improve my diet to maximize my energy during the day. Steve is a real pleasure to work with. He makes exercise enjoyable. The exercises vary from week to week so they don't get boring and the intensity increases each week as I get stronger. He also motivates me to supplement our workouts with strength training exercise and walking on my own.
Steve has added a new dimension of motivation, enthusiasm and creativity to my workout sessions.""You rank up there with the best of them!" “I have worked with many trainers in my day and you rank up there with the best of them! You make training fun and most importantly, you really care about helping me achieve my goals. These past few months have been awesome!
Now that I have successfully completed the NJ Marathon, I just wanted to thank you Coach Steve for the excellent training program you provided. Your program was so thorough and you always provided support during those dreaded long runs! Your program enabled me to achieve a personal goal of running a marathon, and to have fun in the process. Right up to the finish line, your support and guidance was a critical element of my success. As you reminded me every week, “Relax, have Fun, and GO FOR IT! You CAN do it!” Well Steve, I did do it, and I have you to thank. I would highly recommend your program to any one thinking of running a marathon.
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