Paul Juris

Paul Juris, Ed.D.

The Cybex Research Institute (CRI) is led by Executive Director, Dr. Paul Juris, a noted kinesiologist specializing in education, motor skill development, sports performance enhancement, rehabilitation, and intuitive program development.

Paul works with scientists and engineers at Cybex, as well as academic research partners and distinguished fitness professionals, to provide the science for new products, deliver exercise research and education to the fitness industry, and create outstanding educational programming.

Paul was previously Vice President, Science and Education, at PGA Kinematics Lab. He served as Director of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute, where he created programming to support over 500 personal trainers in 18 clubs nationwide. His clinical experience includes a position as Kinesiologist/Research Coordinator for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He has also provided extensive sports development, rehabilitation, and educational consulting for organizations including the NBA, NHL, USTA, US Cycling Federation, the PGA, and US Equestrian Team.

He earned his Doctorate in Motor Learning from Columbia University in 1993, followed by a variety of positions in higher education, rehabilitative medicine, professional sports, and fitness. Paul was named Executive Director of the Cybex Institute for Exercise Science in January of 2007.

Scott Moody

Paul Juris, Ed.D.

Scott has been an innovative leader in the sports performance training industry, creating and researching developmental strength, speed and conditioning models for thousands of players and coaches in over 30 countries.

He created the not-for-profit National Human Performance Institute and set in motion his 4T model of Testing, Teaching, Training and Tracking. He is also the founder of AthleteFIT and pioneered Functionally Integrated Training (F.I.T.), which blends the physical side of training with tactical and technical skills.

As a Teaching Fellow with CRI, he is working to integrate his F.I.T. model into high intensity strength and conditioning programs. Scott is a featured speaker, author, and consultant for teams, clubs and organizations throughout the United States, and publishes a blog at

Following his collegiate football career at Louisiana Tech University, Scott spent two years as assistant strength and conditioning coach. Prior to that, he was an exercise specialist at Sports Care, a sports rehabilitation facility within the St. Luke’s-Shawnee Mission Health System.