Stephen has dedicated his professional career to coaching and mentoring fitness professionals. He started in corporate fitness in 2005 working for the Personal Training Institute in Port Washington and Dolphin Fitness in Flushing. He then was hired as part of the opening team at Equinox Luxury Fitness Clubs in Great Neck and soon after was promoted to lead their personal training department. After exceeding expectations in Great Neck, he led their 85th Street Manhattan club to a 2M training department with 50+ trainers.
Searching for other opportunities to grow, in 2012 Stephen left corporate fitness to pursue entrepreneurship, co-owning & opening three private personal training studios in Long Island, NY. He set his focus on building value within the local community while also becoming the President of the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce. In 2015 he was named Business Person of the Year by the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce based on his community contributions.
After successfully coaching thousands of clients & mentoring hundreds of fitness professionals over the years, Stephen noticed a massive problem in the fitness industry: Nutrition is complex and the majority of gyms are offering the type of nutrition support and education people need. Steve founded One Sound Body in 2017 in order to address this issue and begin connecting the nutrition and fitness industries. Fitness and nutrition are symbiotic, and many people can benefit from an individualized tailored approach to both.
Most recently, Stephen has also joined Active Life Professional as their Director of Commercial Gym Operations & and has helped develop their Commercial Gym Pro Path curriculum.
- M.S. in Nutrition – Long Island University & Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to be!
- B.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics – Long Island University
Certifications & Memberships
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA
- Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach
- Serv Safe Food Protection Manager
- Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Fitness Coach
- IM=X Pilates
- Pre/Post Natal
- Kettlebell Concepts
- Active Isolated Stretching
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Member
- Past-President, Floral Park Chamber of Commerce (2020-2018)
- Business Person of the Year, Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce (2015)
Calogero “Coach Cee” Curcuru, B.S., ATC, CES
After spending 4 years playing collegiate soccer, Calogero graduated from Dominican College with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Currently employed by Northwell Health as the Senior Athletic Trainer at West Hempstead High School, COACH “CEE” brings extensive comprehension in both orthopedics and rehabilitation, which allows him the versatility to work with all ages and to help those in with aches and pain as well as those that want to reach overall fitness goals.
“My love for wellness and sports is what lead me down this path to become an Athletic Trainer. I want to bring out the best in my clients and help them achieve their goals.”
Along with my state licensure in Athletic Training, COACH CEE is also a NASM-certified Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Chelsea Clarke, M.S., RDN & Owner of Balance Chaos
Chelsea is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Personal Trainer. She received her Master’s in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Her interest in food and nutrition initially began in studying the relationship between agriculture and climate change, and she received her B.S. in Environmental Science and International Agriculture at Cornell University.
Chelsea’s approach to nutrition is to meet clients where they are at, guiding them forward step-by-step, and addressing obstacles and barriers to change as they come. Together, she works with clients to challenge food beliefs, build a well-rounded nutritional knowledge base, and identify long-lasting motivations to fuel and nourish the body and develop a healthy relationship with food.
Outside of her work, Chelsea loves to read, travel, and tackle new skills that challenge her brain and her body, like teaching herself how to longboard, practicing self-defense techniques, or learning new skills on aerial ropes.