John speakingJohn M. Cissik holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University, and a Master’s of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. He holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, U.S.A. Track and Field, and the old U.S. Weightlifting Federation. John has been involved in strength and conditioning for more than twenty years from commercial fitness, corporate fitness, universities, the Olympic level, and administration. He has written ten books on strength and conditioning and filmed four DVDs on strength and speed training. John has over 70 publications ranging from Muscle and Fitness and Ironman to track and field publications to Strength and Conditioning Journal.


John M. Cissik aspires to provide athletes and their coaches a resource to aid in improving their athletic performance and to develop research based strength and conditioning programming.  He is also heavily involved in strength and conditioning, agility and speed, and program design education, whether through talks at conferences or local workshops.


To provide confidential, evidence-based strength and conditioning solutions while giving back to the athletic and local community.

Available services


Professional Consulting
for athletes and their coaches

John serves as a resource to help an athletic program take their strength and conditioning to the next level. By being current with the latest strength and conditioning research, he saves professionals time and helps them wade through fads to find evidence-based solutions to their strength and conditioning questions.


Targeted Education
for exercise professionals

John specializes in providing education to strength and conditioning professionals. He travels to speak at conferences, has hosted workshops, and can travel to train a facility’s staff members. He provides training on the following:

  • The science behind strength and conditioning
  • Speed and agility training
  • Strength and conditioning for specific sports
  • The tools of strength and conditioning
  • Myths and misconceptions
  • Program design/periodization
  • Plus we can tailor our presentations to your needs

Each of his educational sessions reviews the most current research, incorporates current best practices, and offers continuing education units recognized by most of the certifying organizations.

John coaching

Community involvement
for children and adults

John leads a fitness and movement program for children with Down Syndrome two to three times a year. We is very excited to be able to offer this service. Click here for additional information.

John also coaches his children’s baseball, basketball, and football teams in his spare time.