Vigorous Steve is an Alias I created several Years ago when I started Coaching People in Thailand and other Asian Countries. My Real Name is Stephan, but I prefer to keep my Family Name Private as I’m Completely Open & Honest about my PED use. Unfortunately many People in Asia were unable to Correctly Pronounce my Real Name, resulting in “Sa-Tay-Fan” or “Strayfaan” or something along those lines…
After a few Years I started Introducing myself as “Steve”, an Americanized Version of my Real Name, which a lot less People had Trouble Pronouncing! If you’re old enough to remember The Jerry Springer Show; I would hear those “Steve! Steve! Steve!” Chants whenever we Played Football in High School LOL!
The “Vigorous” Addition came later after I started a YouTube Channel about the Body Building Scene in Thailand and the Rest of Asia. I Frequently heard People say I always Trained Extremely Intense, moved Heavy Weight, looked Healthy (unlike most Body Builders) and was Extremely Passionate to Share ALL of my Body Building Knowledge without Hesitation. Vigorous seemed to be an All-Encompassing Word for most Aspects of my Life and the “Vigorous Steve” Alias was Born!
Shortly after the Launch of The Vigorous Steve YouTube Channel in 2013, I met my (now) Wife Nan Wanwisa and started Coaching her for her Upcoming Competitions. She later Qualified for the National Team at the Mr. Thailand in 2014, and Represented Thailand by Placing 1st at the South East Asian Championships, 1st at the Asian Championships & 3rd at the World Championships. During these 15 Months of Continues Contest Prep, I got an Overwhelming Amount of Coaching Clients and the YouTube Channel took a Back Seat to my Growing Coaching Business.
While my Wife has already Retired from Competing with 1 Gold & 1 Bronze Medal at the Mr. Thailand, 1 Gold Medal at the South East Asian Championships, 3 Gold Medals at the Asian Championship and 4 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze Medals at the World Championships. Never Placing out of the Top 3 over 16 Competitions!!
I’ve been Actively Coaching Competitive & Non-Competitive Body Builders since 2013. In the last 7-8 Years I’ve probably helped over 1,000 Body Builders & Fitness Enthusiasts, either through Coaching, Consultations, Personal Training, Posing Practice & The Private Facebook Group.
Although I’m unsure how many People I’ve helped by Providing Information through YouTube & Instagram over the Years!
Nowadays I mostly Focus on Coaching Full-Time Recreational Body Builders who Prefer to take the Healthy Approach, while Gaining Muscle & Improve their Physique. Although I still Coach Long-Time Clients who Compete in Body Building Shows, it’s no Longer the Primary Focus of my Coaching Business!
Sometime in 2016 I realized that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Clients or Casual Fitness Enthusiasts, didn’t need 1-on-1 Coaching and would Benefit more from a 1 Hour Consultation instead. I now do several Online Consultations per Week with People all over the World, including Full-Time Recreational & Competitive Body Builders.
As an Alternative to 1 Hour Consultations, I also offer Personalized Advice by E-Mail, for Individuals who Require Full Discretion & Privacy about their Current Situation and the Problems they’re Experiencing. If you Live Anonymously with Complete Social Media Black-Out and prefer ProtonMail, Telegram & Crypto-Currency, this is the Ideal Service for you!
Due to ever increasing Demand for Online Coaching, I decided to Launch a Private Facebook Group, where EVERYTHING I know about Body Building, Health, Longevity, Blood Work, Training, Nutrition, Supplementation, Performance Enhancing Drugs, Contest Prep and the Minutia that comes along with everything in Body Building, can be found.
Some of those Articles are Published here on VigorousSteve.com, while others are Available as Individual E-Books.