Jeff Cavaliere is a celebrity trainer, better known as the founder of ‘ATHLEAN-X.’ He is a “strength and conditioning specialist,” certified by the ‘National Strength and Conditioning Association’ (NSCA). He gained prominence as a trainer when he became the head physical therapist of the ‘New York Mets,’ the famous American baseball team. He also worked as the assistant strength coach of the team and had the privilege of being the personal trainer of the team’s star player David Wright. He has also worked with stars such as Tom Glavine, Pedro Martínez, Carlos Delgado, José Reyes, and Billy Wagner. Jeff later became an entrepreneur and founded the ‘ATHLEAN-X Training System,’ which aims at making anyone look like an elite athlete. He started his own ‘YouTube’ channel, which has garnered more than 5 million subscribers to date. He is also hugely popular on other social-media platforms such as ‘Twitter’ and ‘Instagram,’ where he has thousands of followers.
Childhood & Early Life
Jeff Cavaliere was born on June 28, 1975, in Connecticut, US. As a kid, Jeff was an avid movie fan. He grew up watching stars such as Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and wished to look like them.
While in high school, Jeff started playing baseball and soccer. He quickly realized that getting physically strong would help him perform better on the field.
Since he was too skinny, he was embarrassed to work out at the local gym and started working out at his home instead. When he felt the exercises helped him make better use of his skills, he simply fell in love with the idea of building a strong physique.
He attended the ‘University of Connecticut’ and graduated in 1997, with a bachelor’s degree in physioneurobiology. In the year 2000, he earned his master’s degree in physical therapy from the same university.
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Jeff started his career as a physical therapist and personal trainer. In 2001, he got an opportunity to work with the popular baseball player Mark Johnson. He continued training Mark and other elite athletes for the next few years.
In 2006, the ‘New York Mets’ were looking for a new physical therapist. Mark Johnson suggested Jeff’s name. Jeff was excited to accept the offer, as working with his favorite baseball team was something that he had always wanted to do.
He was associated with the baseball team from 2006 to 2009, during which he also worked as the assistant strength coach of the team. Under his physical training, the baseball team won the 2006 ‘National League East Championship.’
When Jeff felt the need for starting his own company, he parted ways with the ‘New York Mets’ and founded the ‘ATHLEAN-X Training System.’ He started posting videos that he had created in 2006, on his ‘YouTube’ channel.
He soon became a world-renowned trainer and social-media star, with millions of subscribers on his ‘YouTube’ channel. He also became popular on other social-media platforms such as ‘Twitter’ and ‘Instagram.’
Other Major Works
In 2004, he worked for ‘Men's Fitness’ as a contributing writer. He has also authored the ‘Major League Insider Training Manual’ and ‘The Teen Sports Nutrition Blueprint.’
Jeff is one of the most sought-after lecturers in the field of strength and conditioning training. He has his unique method of training, which makes him stand out from the rest of the trainers.
Jeff Cavaliere got married in 2008. His marriage played a key role in influencing his decision of parting ways with the ‘New York Mets.’ After his wedding, Jeff wanted to settle down and spend more time with his family and friends. This made him step down as the baseball team’s physical therapist.
Jeff is still a huge fan of the ‘New York Mets’ and is planning to rejoin the team as its head physical therapist in the future.
Jeff Cavaliere is significantly active on social media. While he has more than 500,000 followers on ‘Instagram,’ his official ‘Twitter’ account has more than 29,000 followers. His ‘YouTube’ channel, ‘ATHLEAN-X,’ has more than 5 million subscribers. His ‘YouTube’ videos have garnered thousands of views.