Steve Mitchell
Director of Programming, the FOUNDRY powered by FLPT

Steve leads the charge on our newest endeavor, The Foundry powered by Finish Line PT, that seeks to help New Yorkers forge their fitness through functional strength training, mobility, and recovery. (Ruthie is his trusty assistant, hanging out in the clinic and providing moral support).

Since 2007, he has been an assistant coach for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, and in 2016, he became a coach for the New York Flyers’ Fall Marathon Training Program.

Prior to joining the Finish Line staff in 2016, Steve worked for Equinox, starting as a personal trainer and then transitioning to a role in the Equinox Fitness Training Institute. In that position, he managed all the education initiatives, which included planning and implementing hundreds of events for 2,000+ trainers in nine different regions and overseeing the onboarding of all new club openings. “This role enabled me to work with many inspiring minds in the fitness world and learn from my interactions with people in both the corporate structure and in the field. I’m excited to bring this experience to Finish Line PT.”

Steve has served as the Camp Director for Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology’s Camp Sunrise since 2009, providing children who have or have had cancer with the opportunity to have a normal camping experience.

Since 2006, he has run 14 marathons. He says he only has one “sub 3” under his feet, and he’d like to get another. Steve is a very beginner triathlete and welcomes any advice from you multi-sport pros out there!

Professional Certifications

  • ACE Personal Training Certification
  • Kettlebell Athletics
  • Trigger Point Myofascial Compression Techniques
  • RRCA Level 1 Coaching Certification
  • USATF Coaching Education Level 1
  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science

The Skinny

  • Hometown: Baltimore, MD
  • College: Towson University
  • My teams: Go O’s!!!
  • Favorite music to listen to at work: Salt and Peppa Pandora Station
  • Best way to stay active: For me – running. For you – whatever is fun. If it’s no fun, you’re not going to do it!

What I Like:

  • About working at FLPT: I have been a fan of Finish Line since it was two rooms in the basement of a gym. Finish Line PT is the kind of place you want to come into every day. It served as a major support system to me as a patient and continues to do so as an employee. Plus, I get to wear shorts to work.
  • About FLPT patients: They work hard, and they play hard. They understand that rest and regeneration are just as important to achieving their goals as going out for a hard training session.
  • About running: The thing I love about running is that you see the change as you’re making it. Training actually works. It can be measured to exact times, down to the minute — or it can be as free and simple as going out without a watch and running for the fun of it. And of course, I love the social aspect — logging miles while making friends and having the best conversations.