Jess Banda, a former U.S. Navy diver, runs a private consultation practice specializing in strength training and structural bodywork, in Mystic, Connecticut.
During his military service, Jess Banda expanded his theoretical and practical strength training education at training facilities in Bermuda, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Turkey, Malta, Tunisia, Italy, Sardinia, as well as across the United States. He is a Licensed Massage Therapist, certified by the Poliquin Strength Institute and writes for numerous publications, including: S.W.A.T. magazine, MMA Worldwide magazine and T-nation.com.
After his military service, Jess Banda continued his formal education studying under and/or working for the following:
“Jess Banda is responsible for increasing my fastball velocity 25+ MPH within a six month period, when I was only 17 years old. While numerous strength coaches have a firm grasp of the theoretical aspects of strength training, Jess Banda possess the all-too-rare ability of designing training programs which help you achieve your full genetic potential. Additionally, his vast knowledge of therapeutic bodywork modalities and stretching techniques, have allowed me to maintain peak performance levels injury free.” Matt Harvey, NY Mets
“Over six years ago, I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in both forearms. Over ten months and $9,000 in chiropractic, massage therapy and physical therapy fees later, I was right back where I started: in dire pain. The discomfort in both forearms was so devastating at night, I was only able to sleep 2-3 hours at a time before awaking in pain. With the lack of sleep negatively affecting my work performance and quality of life, I decided to undergo endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery. A few weeks prior to my scheduled surgery, a friend of mine, strongly recommended I consult with Jess Banda, as she had been working with him successfully for over fourteen months. After my first session with Jess, he found my carpel tunnel syndrome was only a symptom of another issue, thoracic outlet syndrome. The evening after our first session, I slept for 7 hours straight. After three sessions, my pain levels had diminished by 30%. After our fifth session, I cancelled my surgery. I am grateful for having met Jess, who not only saved me from a needless surgery and thousands of dollars in medical expenses, but was able to help me return to a pain free and productive life.” Angela Winters, Fitness Model
“As an endurance athlete focusing on the 70.3 distance, I had battled recurring IT Band issues for about 2 years prior to working with Jess Banda. My first session with him was a week before my “A” race of this season, and the soft tissue/stretching work he performed was seriously a game changer. That race ended up being my best of the season, resulting in a podium finish and qualification for Worlds. Since this first issue I’ve continued working with Jess on a remote basis using him as a strength coach, and have been virtually injury-free since. I would highly recommend him as both a strength coach and for any soft tissue/rehab needs. “ Mary Robbins, Triathlete.