Affordable Conditioning & Training

Affordable Conditioning & Training

4.9 (18)
25 hires on
1 employee
20 years in business

About this pro

Hello~ My name is Steven Leppert.  It depends on if you're looking for baseball or personal training.  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 All Star catcher and lifetime MLB coach Don Leppert. I have been coaching and teaching for over 25 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 a game this season and see you play. I not only focus on the basics & fundamanetals, but their minsdet, attitude, and the cerebral (mental) approach to hitting, and the game itself.

I enjoy assiting people lead healthy lifestyles, and coaching and mentoring those from 5-82, whether it is with baseball, or personal training.  I currently have a 5 yr old who I have switch-hitting, and a 61 yr old who I worked with for 2 years now who won the MVP and Most Improved Player at The Rockies Fantasy League Camp in 2019.

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Phoenix, AZ 85083
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18 Reviews


  • James Hicks

    Coach Lep has done wonders working with our son. His confidence on field has improved tremendously. He has been able to take the skills learned in sessions with Lep directly on to the diamond and his game has improved by leaps and bounds. We will continue working with Coach Lep for sure.

  • Bruce Twersky

    Coach Steve is amazing! Very personable and a great coach. On day 1, he had my 6 year old in a more athletic stance and throwing the ball better than I've seen in years of coaching him myself. He also makes it fun with games to mix things up, all while teaching to have fun!

  • John Lott

    Steve is a caring and talented coach. My son loves every session with him and we would both highly recommend.

  • Robert Mendoza

    Lep is absolutely a professional and was a great experience for my son! I definitely received giving him a try!! :)

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

First, I try to assess their experience.  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 until age 17 going to Three Rivers Stadium most 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 since 2001.

Winner of Body for Life Transformation Challenge & $5,000. I lost 36 pounds of body fat & gained 6 lbs of muscle in 90 days. I could NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT A TRAINER. 

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


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 always have water, a nutrition bar, banana 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 I specialize in 'seasoned citizens' in regards to Personal Training BECAUSE I AM ONE. ;)

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I helped Becki F lose 30 lbs in 90 days, and he was literally crying & elated. I helped a shy, introverted teen in making his Jr. High which he was ecstatic & improved his entire confidence.

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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