Kyle Costello

Personal Trainer & Strength Coach

Kyle Costello, is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with distinction (NSCA CSCS,
*D). He holds the following additional certifications: Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC),
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach (USAW), Level-1 Functional Movement Screen
(FMS), Precision Nutrition certified Level-1 Nutrition Coach (Pn1). Along with these
certifications, Kyle is also CPR/AED/First-Aid certified from the American Red Cross and is
working on becoming a certified Special Populations Specialist (NSCA CSPS) and a certified
Performance and Sports Scientist (NSCA CPSS). Alongside coaching, Kyle is also a doctoral
student at Springfield College in Springfield, MA studying Physical Education – Exercise
Physiology and serving as a doctoral fellow teaching several undergraduate exercise physiology
labs. Kyle is also a 2019 graduate of Springfield where he received his Master of Science in
Exercise Science – Strength and Conditioning. Kyle received his Bachelor of Science in Clinical
Exercise Science from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.

Kyle previously served as the head football and baseball strength and conditioning coach at
Assumption University in Worcester, MA. Prior to Assumption, he was a Graduate Assistant
Strength and Conditioning Coach at Springfield College, working with the football, softball,
diving, track & field throwers, vaulters, jumpers, multi’s, as well as the powerlifting club. He has
also completed internships at various colleges across all NCAA divisions, including University of
Massachusetts football, Northwestern University, Springfield College, and Ithaca College. He
was also the Volunteer Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the MacDuffie School, a
college preparatory school in Granby, MA, where he implemented training programs for 14
teams and supervised a staff of 3. While completing his undergraduate studies, Kyle interned at
Annex Sports Performance in Chatham, NJ and Hackensack University Medical Center in the
Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation unit in Hackensack, NJ.

Outside of strength and conditioning and academia, Kyle is also a published researcher. Along
with a team of researchers, he published 2 articles on the topic of health and wellness coaching
in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. He is also the author of a study on the effects of
various forms of unstable load training on muscle activation in college athletes, which was
recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Kyle has also had
opportunities to present on several strength and conditioning topics such as the benefits of
utilizing advanced Microsoft Excel formulas, fatigue management with zero equipment
available, and how to get started in the field of strength and conditioning as an undergraduate
student.

Kyle is a life-long athlete, playing baseball and football since grade school. He was a member of
the 2009 State Champion Ramsey High School football team in Ramsey, NJ, as well as a 3 year
varsity baseball player. More notable than his high school athletics is his powerlifting career.
Kyle competed for the USA national powerlifting team from 2012 to 2017, competing in the
USA Powerlifting Federation nationally and the International Powerlifting Federation
internationally. Kyle is a 5 time Junior National and 3 time Junior International Bench press
record holder in the 183 pound weight class, and is 1 time Junior World Champion in the same
weight class.