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Hey...I Just Wanted to Say Thanks

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Hey Everybody - Stew Smith here...

I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to all of you who have been a part of my own journey and thank you for letting me be part of your fitness journey as well. Whether you're a loyal reader of my articles, a follower on social media, a coachable client, or a long-term customer, your support means the world to me.

First and foremost, I want to thank each and every one of you who takes the time to send me emails and ask questions. Your curiosity and engagement inspire me to create content that is both useful and relevant to your fitness goals. Knowing that my work is helping you on your journey is incredibly heartwarming, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.

I know there are times I may appear less than grateful when I get questions that could be easily found on google, but I do appreciate that you trust asking me still. This is how I teach taking initiative and doing basic research into a potential profession you seek. I do have many answers but not all of them and easily referenced material is not something that I put into memory. I have many articles to assist you with your keep digging and finding answers. 

To those of you who have been dedicated readers of my books, articles, and other content, I appreciate your continued support. Your interest in my work motivates me to keep pushing the boundaries and striving for excellence in everything I create.

And to those of you who have chosen to work with me as clients, I am truly thankful for your coachability and openness to learning. As a coach, there's nothing more rewarding than seeing my clients grow and succeed, and I am honored to be a part of your fitness journey.

A special thank you goes to those who move from out of state, find jobs locally, in order to train with me and the local group of like-minded men and women who are preparing for some type of tactical profession ( military, police, fire, special ops). That trust in me does not go unnoticed and is why I make it part of my day to be a better coach for you and your goals. 

Last but not least, my long-term customers hold a special place in my heart. Some of you have been with me for over 20 years, and I can't express how much your loyalty means to me. I feel like we have grown together over the years, and I consider many of you to be not just customers, but friends.

Also, I should not forget those who have been publishing my writing and articles for decades now.  Publisher Andrew Flach at Hatherleigh Press - remember the days?  Good times. Thanks for the start. Plus who has been publishing three articles a week for 20+ years now. Thanks for continuing what you do. 

So, to each and every one of you, thank you. Thank you for your support, your encouragement, and your trust. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your fitness journey, and I look forward to continuing to provide content that helps you achieve your goals. You are all appreciated more than you know. Let's keep pushing forward together!

PS - I am not retiring anytime soon. In fact, I do not see me retiring. Seriously, my retirement plan is NOT to retire. Why stop doing something I love doing? So, if you want help, that’s what I do…. Check out these resources that have helped spec ops candidates succeed where others have failed for the last 20+ years!

Training is What We Do: 

Need Programming for Fitness Tests and Beyond?  We are all about getting you TO and THROUGH your future training program.  See how that works.  

There is More To than a You May Know

(In fact, there are more than 40 books, 1000+ articles, online coaching - and more) 

Who is Stew Smith CSCS? Coach, Trainer, Writer, PodcasterI'm the former Navy SEAL that tactical candidates go to for books, ebooks and online coaching to prepare themselves to get to and through intense tactical assessment and selection programs and qualify for service in their chosen tactical profession.  See More at

Where to Find More Information About Optimal Performance Training Programs

When you start training again, consider the seasonal tactical fitness model.  I call it A WAY to train and obviously not the only way to train. But it offers the opportunity to never neglect your weaknesses, helps with flexibility and mobility, but will also put you at a level of physical abilities where you are happy with your overall ability to do just about anything. We have a system where the seasons dictate our training. When it is nicer outside, we tend to run and do more calisthenics. When it is colder and not so nice, we lift more, run less, and still maintain our outdoor activities with shorter runs and rucks. Check it out: Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization System.  

These Seasonal Tactical Fitness BLOCK Periodization programs will walk you through 4 x 4 weeks cycles with 16 weeks of each season in two programs. (32 total weeks)

Increase Strength & Crush the PST / PAST
3 Weeks Strength - 1 Week PT / Cardio Focus 
(16 weeks)

These programs will walk you through 4 cycles with 12 weeks of each season in two programs. 

The Specific Military / Special Ops Physical Fitness Workouts 

Navy SEAL Workout Phase 1
Navy SEAL Workout Phase 2 - 3
Navy SEAL Workout Phase 4  Grinder PT
Navy SWCC Workout

Army / Air Force Advanced Fitness / Special Ops 

Army PFT Workout (Prep For Rucking, OPAT, ACFT)
Army Special Forces / Ranger Workout
Army Air Assault School Workout
Army Airborne Workout
Air Force Special Warfare IFT / OFT / Selection Prep


Advanced Running Program - Special Ops Supplement Plan
USMC OCS / TBS Workout


The Combat Conditioning Workout
Air Force PJ / CCT Workout  Battlefield Airman Prep Course
The UBRR Upper Body Round Robin Workout / Spec Ops version


The Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer / Navy SAR Workout
The Service Academy Workout (West Point, Navy, Air Force Academy)
The Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp Boot Camp Workout


The Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Workouts

The FBI Academy Workout  |   FBI Workout Vol 2  
The DEA Workout
The FLETC Workout - Ace the PEB
The PFT Bible: Pushups, Sit-ups, 1.5 Mile Run
The Fire Fighter Workout - Ace the CPAT


Online Coaching Options

Online PT CLUB - Weekly Workouts created personally for you.

New Member's Only Content / Services Program!

If you want access to years worth of workouts, many of the top eBOOKs, favorite workouts of the week, free fitness APP, closed Facebook Group, video / picture library of exercises, and more access to LIVE Q/A sessions check out the Stew Smith Fitness Members Section

The dashboard below has the links to all the information, archives, videos, and links to workouts, podcasts, live Q and A lessons. 

Consider this! - A Membership Program and Gain Access to Exclusive Content
(click for Fitness Club Dashboard - members only)

Best of all, if you have questions, email Stew Smith himself (  Join the tactical fitness group discussions, latest articles, videos, podcasts at the Stew Smith Tactical Fitness Training Closed Group on Facebook.


Questions?  Just email -

At - List of Products and Services

  1. FREE Articles
  2. Podcasts and Swimming Videos (Youtube, TikTok, Instagram)
  3. eBooks
  4. Books and eBooks in PRINT
  5. Stew Smith Fitness Club membership site
  6. Online Coaching  

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