Meet Our Coaches: Todd Nief - South Loop Strength & Conditioning

Todd Nief

Owner, Director of Training, Lead Coach

I have found strength & conditioning to be an incredible framework for constant self-improvement. Not only can you change what your body looks like and push yourself to compete at levels you never thought possible, but you can truly undertake the journey of mastery. I went to school for chemical engineering, but found my work coaching and working with people to be far more fulfilling.

Not everyone has the talent to be a top-tier athlete, but everyone has the potential to be a top performer relative to their individual goals. I'm passionate about always learning and experimenting, and I want to take what I have learned to help people find out what they are capable of.

I have worked with athletes looking to compete at the highest levels. I have worked with folks wanting to look better, feel better, and have more energy. I have also chipped away in my own training to become a mediocre athlete after starting off as a very poor one. I want to keep growing as a coach, and I want to keep working with people who are curious and willing to push outside their comfort zone to reach their goals.

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  • Certified CrossFit Trainer (CrossFit Level 3)
  • CrossFit Specialty: Competitor, Gymnastics, Kettlebell, Movement & Mobility, Running, Powerlifting
  • DNS "A" Course (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization)
  • DNS Certified Exercise Traininer (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Level 3)
  • FMS Level 2 (Functional Movement Systems)
  • GRIP 1 & 2 (Global Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention)
  • GRIP Performance 1
  • OPEX CCP Level 2 (Formerly OPT)
  • Poliquin BioSignature Level 2
  • POSE Running Coach
  • PRI (Postural Restoration Institute): Myokinematic Restoration
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • SFMA Level 2 (Selective Functional Movement Assessment)
  • USA Weightlifting Level 2