Testimonials

Testimonials

“The physical strength and mental toughness my sons have acquired through their consistent training with Scott Goodpaster and the world-class staff at CFF has been the single biggest advantage they carry into every practice and every match. I considered it a huge contribution to their success on and off the mat. The CFF staff have always shared their success and constantly prove themselves as great role models of hard work and high character.”

– Tad Kowal, Father of 2 wrestlers in the CFF program

“Being strong can be the difference between success and failure at the collegiate level. Working with Scott at Cincinnati Functional Fitness has been a crucial element to our training and success at Ohio University. Scott’s approach is systematic, scientific and geared to the sport of wrestling. His passion for continuing to improve as a coach in order to enhance the performance of his athletes is unmatched.”

– Joel Greenlee, Head Coach, Ohio University

david_taylor“This is the best shape I’ve ever been in. The best I’ve ever wrestled was this year, after training with Scott Goodpaster. It really paid off and he’s a great guy. I can’t explain how much he has helped me in addition to other people.” CLICK HERE TO VIEW DAVID’S TESTIMONIAL VIDEO >

– David Taylor, 4-time Ohio State Wrestling Champion

KH“I started training at CFF in my sophomore year of HS. Scott Goodpaster and CFF’s program helped strengthen my core and body through grueling workouts. CFF is a huge reason why I went on to achieve my goals in wrestling. Over the next 2 years, while working out with CFF, I compiled 85 wins, placing 4th my Junior year and then State Runner–Up as a Senior both at 189lbs. The Program Scott put me through got me to where I am. I cannot thank Scott enough for being such a mentor and a friend, and I highly recommend CFF for athletes who want to achieve their goals!”

– Kevin Hyland, Elder HS

IKTest“I came to Scott Goodpaster before my Junior year wrestling season looking to get bigger and stronger. He took the time to explain his training methodologies and helped me understand that my core was weak. This was the reason for my strength problems on the mat. Scott’s workouts helped me to strengthen my weaknesses so that I was able to receive a national ranking throughout my Senior year. I placed 3rd in the state tournament my Junior year and 2nd my Senior year.
I cannot thank Scott enough for the hard work and effort he put into me. He was able to push and motivate me in a way that no other trainer has been able to do. I credit him for helping me get to UPenn to wrestle at that next level. Not going to Scott Goodpaster for your Strength & Conditioning needs would be a mistake. Thanks for everything Scott.”

– Ian Korb, Elder HS

aj“Since the summer before my freshman year of high school, I have trained at Cincinnati Functional Fitness with the goal of building strength for wrestling. Over the past 5 years, Scott Goodpaster and the world-class staff at CFF have had a huge impact on my wrestling career, helping me develop into a top-level wrestler, and taking my strength, endurance and character to levels beyond what I thought was possible. As a result of my training at CFF, I can honestly say that in my final year of high school wrestling, I never wrestled an opponent who was physically stronger than me. In addition, CFF has given me the confidence to attack any challenge, on the mat or in life, knowing that I have the ability to win. Thank you, CFF, for helping me grow from an average athlete into a champion!”

– A.J. Kowal, OHSAA D-I State Runner Up

jrtest“I want to thank Scott for helping and encouraging me to reach my goals. I had severe back problems that would keep me off the mat for days at a time. Thanks to his training techniques i was able to be on the mat everyday with no pain at all. Thank you Scott for everything!”

– Jerome Robinson, Cleveland St Ignatius, 2 Time Ohio State Champ

dustin“Scott is an awesome trainer. He really knows what he’s doing and he’s helped me so much. If not for him, I wouldn’t have made it to state.”

– Dustin Carter

jaredDeciding to train at CFF was the best athletic decision I ever made. I have enhanced my strength, power, speed and agility to beyond what I thought I could. I put on five pounds of muscle in three months. I truly believe CFF has prepared me to wrestle for Chattanooga.

– Jared Presley, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Popolizio“Scott Goodpaster is a wealth of fitness knowledge. He’s passionate and energetic. He wears his passion on his sleeve when teaching and demonstrating his body weight training system. It is right on the money for wrestling. He’s tailored it to be wrestling specific. Coaches and Wrestlers would be doing themselves a service by connecting with Scott Goodpaster.”

– Frank Popolizio, Journeymen Wrestling New York State

sfetzer“We use Scott’s system to gain and maintain strength throughout the season. Our wrestlers love his workouts because it’s effective and provides them with an advantage in strength and stamina over their opponents.”

– Scott Fetzer, Former Head Wrestling Coach at Lakota West High School

Gaier“The body-weight training that Scott introduced to our team this past year did more for our overall strength and conditioning of our wrestling team than any program I have implemented in my 25 years of coaching.”

– Jeff Gaier, Former Head Wrestling Coach at Moeller High School

wstarks“Scott Goodpaster’s high energy training will take wrestlers to the next level. It is as intense and relentless as he is. I’m 100% confident that Scott’s new training will help wrestlers improve their agility, quickness, and strength. I look forward with great anticipation of the results that the wrestlers will show with this training.”

-Walter Starks, Official for the Ohio High School Athletic Association

MikeB“Scott Goodpaster’s methods of training are in the elite category of what I have experienced throughout my collegiate and international career. I honestly have not met anyone else that can give wrestlers the training or the edge that Scott can. I wish that I had met him earlier in my career, but am grateful for the opportunity that I have had to learn from and be trained by him.”

-Mike Baria, 2 Year Captain of Harvard University Wrestling

CamPurdue“You have sculpted me into the athlete and person that I am today. As long as you have a little heart and determination, Scott Goodpaster can turn you into anything you want to be. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. In the future, no matter how good I get it will always be known that I was ‘Goodpaster Trained’.”

– Eric Cameron, Indiana University Wrestling

stevem“I had the great fortune to meet Scott Goodpaster at an MMA Certification seminar at the Institute of Human Performance in 2010. Scott is one of the most motivating, knowledgeable, and experienced trainers in the industry. Cincinnati Functional Fitness is a 1st class training facility where some of the top wrestlers in the country come to train using Scott’s innovative training methods designed to mimic movements and positions the wrestlers will encounter during a wrestling match. Scott Goodpaster is a great inspiration, a genuine person, and someone I would be proud to call a Great Friend.”

– Steve Mologousis NASM CPT,PES, CES
Founder of “The Functional Athlete”
Sports Performance and Training Center
Chicago, Illinois

CoachJames“Scott Goodpaster’s bodyweight program was one of the best things I have implemented into my program. It allows me to keep my wrestlers on the mat, get a great strength workout and quickly transition back to focusing on wrestling. I highly recommend it to any wrestling team.”

– James Conniff, Head Wrestling Coach at Edgewood High School

tylerhardke“I started training at CFF after my sophomore year and Scott immediately invested himself in helping me chase my goals. I quickly began to develop strength, power, quickness and the confidence to win. With Scotts help the following season I jumped four weight classes and placed 5th in the state tournament. In less than a year I had changed from an over powered 130 pounder into a dominating 152 pounder. Scott not only trained me a few hours a week but regularly came to my matches and called to check on how things were going and because of these things we have formed a great friendship. He not only has improved me as an athlete but as a person by being an outstanding role model. My senior season I qualified for the state tournament but with an injury failed to reach my goals of being a state champ but the journey with Scott was amazing. I will attend and wrestle at Notre Dame College and owe much credit to Scott and CFF.”

– Tyler Hardtke

kimbrell_test“The decision to train at CFF this past year was the best decision I could have made. I felt stronger than all my opponents and my body stayed healthy. Training with Scott at CFF is something I would recommend to any wrestler that wants to go to the next level.”

– Tommy Kimbrell, Fairmont HS

“My son, Patrick Campbell, has been wrestling at a very high or elite level since the 5th grade. Over those years, he has regularly attended the very best wrestling camps in Ohio , Pennsylvania and Virginia as well as receiving excellent teaching by his youth, middle school and high school coaches. In my opinion, none of these made a greater single contribution to his wrestling success than working with Scott Goodpaster at Cincinnati Functional Fitness. Scott’s training gave Patrick the strength, toughness and steely determination to make impressive wins at the highest levels of Ohio wrestling.”

“As a parent, we are interested in more than just our children’s athletic prowess. Scott Goodpaster also made an important contribution to Patrick’s development as an outstanding young man. Scott’s own personal standards are of the highest integrity, unceasing commitment and genuine concern for others. These exemplary personal qualities make him a fantastic role model for young people and I could clearly see Patrick’s growth as person from working with Scott and the other fine wrestlers training with him at CFF.”

“In today’s complicated world, lots of people and organizations made outlandish claims about what they can do. Scott Goodpaster and CFF truly deliver, above and beyond your expectations. My recommendation is that any parent or athlete who wants to seriously commit themselves to excellence in wrestling should make Scott Goodpaster the first place they go outside their high school training room.”

– John Campbell