Jose Soto, B.A, ACE CPT, is the Founder of the NJ HIIT Training Program. He is a Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Conditioning Specialist through the American Council on Exercise, a Strong First SFG Lvl1 Instructor, TRX Lvl1 Instructor and a Certified Physique and Figure Specialist through NESTA. Through his education and experience, Jose's mission is to use his enthusiasm and knowledge to inspire, educate and empower others to live healthier, balanced and forward thinking lives.
Jose has been involved in organized team and individual competitive sports since childhood in his hometown of Elizabeth, NJ. This was Jose's initial experience with teamwork and motivational leadership. After High School Jose fulfilled his childhood dream of enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. While serving, he specilized in Artillery Communications and was later assigned as a Vehicle Commander in a Convoy Security Team with the 1st Marine Division during operation Iraqi Freedom. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant in 2009. It was through the Marine Corps, that Jose learned more about the upmost importance of teamwork, camaraderie and how to achieve personal success through the empowerment of a team. This teamwork philosophy acquired through team sports and the Marine Corps was then integrated as the core philosophy at NJ HIIT: "Personal Success Through Group Empowerment".
Jose is currently also a professional Firefighter with the Millburn Fire Department. He is a guest physical fitness instructor at the Morris County Fire Academy and is currently NJ HIIT's Police & Fire Candidate Coach where he trains and helps both state and local Police and Fire prospective recruits achieve a greater score in their entry level physical fitness exams.