My Story

I began weight training during high school as most others do, but it wasn’t in an effort to make me better for sports. By the time high school had begun, I was winding down my athletic hobbies, soccer & baseball, and becoming wrapped up in my other passion, playing drums, set and marching. I marched in the high school band throughout my years while finding interest in weight training. The images I saw in Flex & Muscle & Fitness truly inspired me to one day have my face grace the cover of one of those magazines.

After completing high school, I decided it was time to learn all I could about bodybuilding and begin my career in this great sport. It was January 1, 1990 as a New Year’s Resolution for me to join a hard-core gym and find all the information I could about the sport. As luck may have it, I joined a place called Masters Gym and ran into a fire fighter who happened to personal train on his off days. His name was Joe Troccoli. He won the lightweight class at the USA’s the same year Flex Wheeler won the heavyweight and overall. This man immediately became my mentor. I would learn from him for the next nine years. He taught me about humility and respect for the sport and always working to the best of my ability. He taught me life lessons that I now share with upcoming perspective bodybuilders.

My bodybuilding career began in 1993 while attending the University of Florida, GO GATORS!!!!! My first show produced a middleweight class win, along with the overall. The taste of success made me want more.


  • B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation (University of Florida, 1998) GO GATORS!!!
  • I.S.S.A. Personal Training Certification, 1991
  • C.P.R. certified since 1989

Contest History

  • 1993 Gainesville (1st Middleweight & Overall)
  • 1994 N.E. Florida (1st Light-heavyweight & Overall)
  • 1994 S.E. USA (7th Light-heavyweight)
  • 1995 Jr. Florida (2nd Light-heavyweight)
  • 1996 S.E. USA (2nd Light-heavyweight)
  • 1998 Southern States (1st Light-heavyweight & Overall)
  • 1999 Nationals (6th Light-heavyweight)
  • 2000 Nationals (7th Heavyweight)
  • 2001 Florida State (1st Heavyweight)
  • 2001 Nationals (15th Heavyweight)
  • 2003 Nationals (2nd Heavyweight)
  • 2005 Nationals (12th Heavyweight)
  • 2006 Nationals (7th Heavyweight)
  • 2007 Sunshine Classic (1st Heavyweight)
  • 2007 U.S.A.’s (5th Heavyweight)
  • 2007 Nationals (10 Heavyweight)
  • 2008 Nationals (7th Light-heavyweight)
  • 2009 Natinals (7th Heavyweight)

“A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

  • 30 minutes one-on-one personal training $30
  • 60 minutes one-on-one personal training $50

Contest preparation ( 24-36 weeks total ) $1,200

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Person specific meal plan $100

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"Best friend, coach, guide and person to work with. His knowledge expertise go beyond perfect when it comes to any goal in mind. This three years working with him wouldn't have been the same in terms of results if it wasn't for Jeff."

− Hansel de Haro, #teamschwartzer

“Todays preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement.”

“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow”

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