Affordable Conditioning & Training

Affordable Conditioning & Training

5.0 (5)
7 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee

About this pro

Hello~ My name is Steven Leppert.  I am a former College All-American @ Jacksonville State University in Alabama, where I was named to their All-Time Team, captained them to the College World Series and played in the prestigious Cape Cod League. I am a former pro baseball player with the Reds Organization and oldest son of former Major League catcher and coach Don Leppert. Give your son/daughter/team that extra push and incentive they may need from someone who STARTED as a freshman in H.S. and College, and was drafted twice, once in the 16th round out of H.S. by the Blue Jays and the 5th round out of College by The Reds, where I played professionally for 4 years. I concentrate on hitting, switch-hitting, bunting, pitching, throwing mechanics, base running, stealing bases, catching, infield and outfield play and game situations. If you become a regular client(s) I would like to attend some of your games this season and see you play and/or practice.

I enjoy assiting people lead healthy lifestyles, and coaching and mentoring those from 4-85.

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Credentials

Phoenix, AZ 85050
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Walter F

    great working with Lep

  • Rebecca Fox

    I like the experience and expertise that Steve Leppert brings to my conditioning and training. I am recovering from a lower back fracture and Steve has been conscientious of making sure I am stretching properly and strengthening my core to help support my back. Steve is a positive influence and motivator that keeps training fun and interesting. He also provides nutritional information and advice that helps me with my overall fitness goals. I would recommend Steve to everyone. And in fact, I am going to hire Steve to help my daughter reach her fitness goals as well. 

  • Cheryl Pendergrass

    My son is new to baseball and has begun working with Steve. My son has had such a boost in confidence and skills in just a few sessions and has such a great time while there! Steve has a great way of working and cares about the whole kid! We will be continuing and continuing!

  • Jane Turock

    Very informative, easy to work with. My ten year old grandson had a fantastic time learning new skills and refining old ones.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First, I try to assess their fitness level.  Second, We simply play catch and I see how they throw and receive the ball.  Third, I ask them to loosen up and run a bit.  Then, depending on their position, we work on their strengths & weaknesses and how to improve them.  In HS I started as a Freshman with 8 Seniors, played SS and Catcher.  At JSU I played 3rd my Freshman year, C my sophomore year, and played CF my Junior Year.  For the Reds I played 2nd, 3rd, SS, C, CF and even pitched a few innings.  I was a lead off switch hitter, and once ran a 6.38 60.  I have played every position at some level, and have a firm grasp on all.  As far as pitcher's, once they turn 13-14 I turn them over to a qualified pitching coach.  Growing up as the son of a Major Leaguer I saw many of the greats play, and was a sponge as a toddler going to a MLB ballpark every day.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Drafted twice, once out of H.S. (16th round) and College (5th round).

All Conference - Gulf South

College All-American

I.S.S.A. Certified Fitness Trainer

I.I.S.A. Certified In-Line Sk8 Instructor

HERE IS A NOTE FROM MY COLLEGE BASEBALL COACH, Alabama Hall of Famer Rudy Abbott.

Rudy Abbott, is in The Alabama Hall of Fame, as a Baseball Coach with the JSU Gamecocks and winner of over 1000 games in his illustrious coaching career.
Steve Leppert was drafted by the Blue Jays out of high school, but elected to go to college and was one of the greatest catchers to ever play for The Jacksonville State Gamecocks & was also an excellent infielder & switch hitter. He hit .423 his Junior year and was 23 of 24 in stolen bases and was named as an All-American. If I had a son wanting to get a head start on baseball I would want my son to work with Steve. Not only does he have the College World Series experience, his dad Don coached and played in the Majors for the Pirates and Senators, and he also coached for The Blue Jays, Astros and Twins.  Steve followed in his footsteps & played pro ball for the Reds/Pirates. Steve brings a level of energy and experience to the job as a baseball instructor. He gives his players insight others can hope to learn someday. I strongly recommend Steve's instruction if you want to be an outstanding baseball player.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Individual, group and package rates.  The more you schedule, the better the pricing.  I usually have water, and a nutrition bar snack for them as well.


How did you get started teaching?

My father was a Major League Player/Coach, and after my professional baseball career I entered the fitness industry, encompassing high end exercise equipment sales, facility planning & design, Health Club Management, Personal Training Instruction and Sales.  I love helping, instructing and coaching.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked from ages 4-85, special needs students, disabled children and adults, a paraplegic, Mrs. Indiana, amatuer/professional athletes, and specialize in 'seasoned citizens' in regards to Personal Training.

Baseball players from 5 and up, to college players.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Assisted a kid in making his Jr. High team...in which he was elated.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don't just shop rates, talk before and try one lesson before committing to more.  Less isn't always more, and make sure they at least played and started in college, if not further professionally...


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What is your goal(s) and expectations, and be thorough in communicating that.  Also, in this day and age, you're welcome to film the session(s), or parts dependent upon your phone etc.


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