STEPHEN VALDEZ-JONES Fitness Trainer At Gym In Key West, Florida

Stephen was first introduced to the world of strength and conditioning while playing high school and college football.  His passion for fitness and the ties to health and performance led him to Major in Exercise Science at the University of South Florida.

Originally from Key West, Florida, Stephen is a sixth generation Conch with roots that run deep to the island.  He played college and semi-pro football in Iowa and Florida before hanging up his cleats for good.

Stephen began his CrossFit journey in July of 2015. It took almost a year to get him through the doors, but after only a few weeks, Stephen decided that CrossFit would be his platform to becoming a better semi-pro football player.  It didn’t take long though before that interest grew into the coaching and competitive side of the sport.

His passion for CrossFit stems from the athletes he coaches and the ongoing positive support that is known worldwide through the CrossFit Community.  Through the years of coaching and competing, Stephen has learned various lessons that he values and uses daily.

Outside of the box you can find Stephen with Coach Vanessa, at their home gym or at the field with his “bonus kids”.  His enthusiasm for athletics still spills over into his daily life.  When not at work, Stephen still pursues his passion for competing and CrossFit.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)


  • Key West, FL


  • University of South Florida, B.S.


  • Football
  • Track
  • Basketball
  • Roller Hockey
  • Weightlifting