Stuart Hart
Stuart Hart
Title: Fitness Center Director / Strength & Conditioning Coach
Phone: (352) 588-8866

A knowledgeable and driven member of the Saint Leo Department of Athletics, Stuart Hart serves as the Lions' primary Strength & Conditioning Coach in addition to overseeing the SLU Fitness Center operations on the lower level of the Marion Bowman Activities Center.

Hart is the first full-time Strength and Conditioning coach for the Lions as he develops fitness and nutrition programs for all 19 teams, including the Lions' Track teams when they debut in the Spring of 2014.

The Saint Leo alumnus works directly with the Lions' coaching staffs, athletic trainers and student-athletes to develop individualized programs that included testing protocols and nutritional information in addition to strength & conditioning.

Hart is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a United States Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach (USAW), CrossFit certified Level 1 trainer, TRX Certified Suspension Trainer, and member of the Certified Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCCa).

Initially serving a dual-role in the departmert and taking over an undersized and outdated facility, Hart's role expanded to a full-time position involved with improving the well-being of the Saint Leo student body, faculty and staff.  

The Toronto, Canada native's involvement and constant improvement to the facility has helped elevate it to one of the more elite training facilities in Pasco County.  Thanks to Hart, the facility has increased its size and also offers memberships to people outside of Saint Leo University as it functions nearly identical to any other nationwide fitness facility.

He is also responsible for any additional administrative duties that are required in operating the SLU Fitness Center and its 33 student-workers, four interns and an assistant.

He is a former member of the Saint Leo men's basketball program where he competed during the 1994 and 1995 seasons.  He currently resides in Wesley Chapel, Fla.  

Stuart Hart Certifications

  • Certified with the CSCS distinction through the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association)
  • USA Weightlifting – Certified Sports Performance Coach
  • Certified TRX Suspension Trainer
  • Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
  • Member of the CSCCa – Certified Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association