JIM SMITH, CPPS
Welcome to Diesel Strength & Conditioning. My name is Jim Smith, but most people just call me Smitty. I truly appreciate you stopping by and checking out the site. For an ‘official’ bio, you can check it out at the bottom of this post.
You’ll see it’s been a long journey for me to get to where I am today.
To learn about the vision and ideals of DieselSC, you simply have to understand a little bit more about me.
I am a Father who is absolutely committed to my family and everything I do is to try to support them and give them love and security each and every day. I love my friends and I always try to be there to give them the support and the strength they need to achieve their own dreams.
My Mother was a kind soul and eternally optimistic. She always showed me how to be grateful and look for the beauty in life – and I try to do that every single day.
As far as my dreams, they are built on my purpose and passion – which is helping others become stronger in and out of the gym. When I help others grow stronger and get them to start to believing in themselves, I am fulfilled. My heart soars and I feel immense peace. This is why I was put on this earth and I have worked every single day since I was a kid to feel this peace.
I grew up on a farm and learned the importance of hard work early on. Feeding horses and cows before I got on the bus in the morning and putting up hay all summer, my work ethic developed early on. I developed a love of training at 14 when I started wrestling in school and loved how strength training gave me much more than just strength. Training has been my life ever since.
Jim is the founder and owner of Diesel Strength and Conditioning. For the past 20 years, Jim has been helping Olympic and pro athletes from the NHL, NFL, and UFC, as well as, high school and collegiate athletes from various sports achieve their strength and performance goals.
Along with Joe DeFranco, Jim created the world-renowned CPPS certification, called by Muscle & Fitness magazine “the best curriculum for trainers we’ve ever seen.” Jim is also on the Fitness Advisory boards for LIVESTRONG.com, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, and Schwarzenegger.com and is regularly featured in Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness and Men’s Health magazines.