SVZ Internal Performance Center is more than just another personal training team. We pride ourselves on having the most attentive, educated, and skilled staff to handle the simplest to most complex biomechanical issues related to muscle function. So don't wait and contact us today!

Steve Van Zandt

Fitness Trainer Davie

Owner/ Exercise & Rehab Specialist


Steve is the company owner and founder of SVZ Internal Performance Center. In the face of a confusing and contradicting fitness industry many people struggle to find a strategy that is both manageable and sustainable. Steve believes in a fad-free approach to exercise that must be perfectly tailored around an individual’s goals, lifestyle, physical abilities, and structural limitations.

Prior to his career as an exercise specialist, Steve led soldiers as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, which included a year tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Steve has since obtained numerous certifications and degrees including being Florida's only Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist (RTSm) and course instructor, NSCA’s Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) and personal trainer (NSCA-CPT), and ISSN's Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN). He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion, and a Masters degree in Health & Fitness Management, which included the highly touted Muscle Activation Techniques™ Specialist Certification (MATcs).


Steve’s knowledge in biomechanics and force principles has allowed him to establish a diverse client base ranging from post rehab individuals to elite level NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB athletes. Steve maintains a high thirst for knowledge as he continues to tirelessly dedicate himself to daily study and research.










James Muchowicz


Mark Nawrocki

Exercise & AIS Specialist 


James is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer with over forty years experience as an Allied Health professional. He studied massage Therapy at the Florida College of Natural Health in Gainesville, Florida and has been licensed since 1979. He also studied Exercise Science at Florida Atlantic University and Fitness Institute International under Dr. Anthony Abbott.


James is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the American Council of Exercise. He became the 2006 Trainer of the Year for Fitness Institute International, awarded to him by Dr. Anthony Abbott for his work with people of advanced age and those with medical conditions.


James specializes in Activated Isolated Stretching having done his internship at the Aaron Mattes Therapy Clinic in 1999. He was tutored directly by Aaron Mattes during his internship. James goal is for his clients to be fully functional in the absence of pain and discomfort.



MFR Therapist


Mark Nawrocki is a licensed massage therapist, residing here in Sunrise, Florida!  As a massage therapist with 12 years of experience,  He specializes in sports massage, injury recovery, relaxation, and combines a variety of techniques that he has studied during his training. You will find elements of Myofascial release, Neuro Muscular Therapy (or Trigger Point), Active Isolated Stretching, Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Thai, and many other styles. He switches between these styles almost unconsciously as he feels and listens to what different areas of your body needs and responds to. He is professionally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Body work.




Interested in joining our team?
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* All applicants are required to attend or have previously attended the Resistance Training Specialist Level 2 course upon employment. For more information please checkout