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Jeremy Piaser: Co-owner/Head Coach

 

Starting from a young age, Jeremy Piaser has well over 25 years of experience in Martial Arts. Along with training, Jeremy continues to compete in MMA, Catch Wresting, Advance Division Grappling, and Sport Sambo. He is the only Sambo fighter to have ever won both the USA and Canadian Combat Sambo Championships.  As a co-owner of a Martial Arts school, Jeremy has been working with children and adults for over 10 years. In addition to Martial Arts instruction, he works as a Strength and Performance coach with a diverse group of clients of all ages and fitness levels from high school, college, and professional athletes to men and women who want to integrate fitness into their lives.  With founding Building Strength and leading by example, Jeremy hopes to reach a large number of people with the message that the foundation of strength is essential to leading a healthy lifestyle as well as the key to a top performance in a sport.

Experience:

  • Co-Owner/Instructor: Wantagh Martial Arts 2003-2017

  • Strength Coach/Member: Team Renegade MMA

  • International Competitor

Some of Jeremy’s notable accomplishments:

Awards:

  • May, 2013 – Recipient of the ASA Master Sportsman

Sambo:

  • Bronze Medal: 2014 US Sambo Nationals

  • Gold Medal: 2014 ARNOLD CLASSIC SAMBO Wrestling INTERNATIONAL OPEN Championships

  • Gold Medal: 2013 Sambo US Open and Pan American – Combat Sambo

  • Silver Medal: 2013 Sambo US Open and Pan American – Sport Sambo

  • Gold Medal: 2012 North American Freestyle Sambo Championships

  • Bronze Medal: 2011 Sambo US Open and Pan American

  • Gold Medal: 2007, 2008, 2009 North American Freestyle Sambo Championships

  • Gold Medal: 2007 Canadian Combat Sambo Challenge

 

Steve Bonetti: Co-owner/Head Coach

 

Joining the US Army at 17 years old, Steve quickly learned the importance of physical fitness. It was one thing to be strong for your own health, but entirely different to be strong for others. Being weak could be the difference between life and death. The physical requirements of the 82nd Airborne Infantry motivated Steve to be as fit as possible. Seeing the positive effects working out had on him not only physically, but more so mentally, motivated him to spread that lesson to others.

Certifications/Education:

  • SGT US Army, 82nd Airborne Division, 1-505 PIR: 2002-2008

  • 10+ years in fitness industry

  • B.S. – Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

  • NSCF - CPT

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • CrossFit Kettlebell

  • CrossFit Gymnastics

  • CrossFit Kids