Coach CJ Appenzeller
IYCA – High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified Physical Preparation Specialist
Underground Strength Coach Level 2 Certified
The story of CJ Appenzeller is the story of the underdog. CJ began his journey in strength looking to achieve the upper hand in his sport (baseball). In high school as a freshman he was told he’d never make the team that too many good ballplayers tried out, and to make the team he was too small, too weak, and too un-skilled. CJ found strength training through his uncle Chas – a bodybuilder who did things the right way - BIG on BASICS from the first time he ever deadlifted in his parents basement his life was permanently changed. CJ went on to play college baseball at the Junior College and division 3 level and after an injury ended his career in baseball CJ knew he could no longer delay his true passion and calling – Helping others find the physical and mental strength inside of them and helping the underdog in sport and the underdog in life realize their potential for greatness. Appenzeller Training Systems was originally founded in a 180 square foot storage closet in 2011 and has grown into our current day 2500 square foot facility in West Berlin, NJ. CJ specializes in blending physical training with transforming mindsets and helping individuals create success through small consistent positive changes.