Steve Cook

Who is Steve Cook?

Steve Cook is an American fitness influencer and bodybuilder who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. He was born on 10th December 1984 in Boise, Idaho. He is known for posting fitness-related content on his social media.  

Early life and background of Steve Cook  

Steve didn’t exactly grow up the same way as everyone else. While other children played hide and seek, Steve was already working out in the gym. He comes from a large family, being the middle child of 7. Since his father was an athletic director, he always pushed his kids towards exercise and workouts. Needless to say, Steve became sort of a legend among his classmates in elementary school because of his muscles. While some men have to train for years before executing certain workouts in the right form, Steve was only 10 years old when he knew his way around the gym.  

Education and football career of Steve Cook.  

Once he came to high school, Steve became famous in a matter of days. News about his incredible physique spread around the school grounds, ensuring him a place on the school’s football team. He enjoyed playing football and leading his team through games and championships. Even though Steve came to high school as a muscular, strong boy, he entered University as a known football player. Steve chose to study at Utah Tech University, where he acted as a linebacker for the NCAA Division II Dixie State Trailblazers football team. Although he achieved many victories as a football player, Steve didn’t neglect his student duties. He successfully graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies, focusing on biology and psychology.  

Personal life of Steve Cook  

Steve got married at a very young age when he was just 21 years old. Since he was so young, he had to navigate his way through college and his football career while making plans for the future. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out, and Steve had to pause his studies to deal with a divorce at 23 years old. Once he finished college, Steve decided to focus on his career instead of his love life, so he stayed single for a few years. Once he dealt with everything, Steve started dating again, this time with former Miss Bikini Olympia: Courtney King. Even though they made an aesthetic couple, they broke up in 2018. Steve proposed to his second wife, Morgan Rose-Maroney, in 2021. They met in 2019 through Gym Shark and got married in 2022.  

Fitness journey of Steve Cook 

After his difficult divorce and successful graduation, Steve returned to the gym to clear his head. Focusing on exercise and workouts calmed his mind and made him more confident again. Since he spent a lot of time in the gym, Steve’s friends started to see clear results. They inspired him to participate in some bodybuilding competitions to see if he liked it. Once he won for the first time, Steve felt motivated and started to look for more because he realized that he might make a career out of his lifestyle. His next competition took time in 2010 during the Mr Olympia weekend. Steve signed up as a participant in Muscle & Fitness Male model search and, to his own surprise, ended up as a winner against another 90 men. It was such a big accomplishment that Steve got offers from two brands to become their spokesmodel.  

After agreeing to the terms, Steve became a spokesmodel for Optimal Nutrition and Even though he had his future sure, Steve was determined to get even further. He attended several other competitions, often ranking at the highest levels. One of his biggest achievements was the IFBB Houston Pro show, which he won two times in 2012 and 2014. Around that time, Steve returned back to his high school years, becoming a legend again. He became one of the most famous bodybuilders in the world, modelling for magazine covers constantly. Steve became the face that everyone saw at least once while browsing through a magazine. Since he was aware of the fame he had, Steve decided to put it to good use.  

Steve Cook on social media 

Steve created his self-titled YouTube channel in 2012 after he won the IFBB Houston Pro for the first time. He joined Instagram earlier that year, but after walking out with the gold medal, his account went viral. People started to ask Steve about his training and nutrition, until he decided that it would be easier to explain those things in videos. Steve’s YouTube channel mainly consists of workout tips and vlogs, which he films with his wife. His most popular video is The Worst Pain Ever, with over 14 million views. Steve once stated that he knows his videos influence people’s lives. He gets several messages weekly thanking him for his content. Nowadays, Steve Cook remains one of the most famous faces in the fitness industry, and he tries to use his influence for good.  

How much does Steve Cook earn? Net Worth 

As of 2023, Steve’s net worth is estimated to be over 2 million USD. Besides millions of followers and views on his social media, Steve has other ways to make money. He had won several NPC and IFBB Pro bodybuilding shows, which all come with a financial prize. Since he became the face of several magazines’ covers, he has made deals with many fitness brands. Some of the most known include Apollo and Sage, Culture Supps and Gym Shark. Steve is still one of the richest bodybuilders in the world.  

Interesting facts about Steve Cook  

  • As of 2023, he is 38 years old.  
  • His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.  
  • His height is 6’1’’ or 185 cm. 
  • His weight is 88 kilograms or 205 lbs.  
  • He has a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies from Utah Tech University, focusing on biology and psychology.  
  • While studying at University, he acted as a linebacker for the NCAA Division II Dixie State Trailblazers football team. 
  • He won the IFBB Houston Pro show two times.  
  • He is one of the most famous bodybuilders in the world.  
  • He created his YouTube channel and Instagram account in 2012.  
  • He has over 2,3 million followers on Instagram, with an additional 1,3 million subscribers on YouTube.  
  • His most popular video is The Worst Pain Ever, with over 14 million views. 
  • As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be over 2 million USD.