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At Driven Fitness and Performance everything we do from top to bottom is of the highest quality to ensure we are equipped to help you reach your goals and achieve your dreams.

Who Are We

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Driven isn’t just what we do, it is who we are. 

For the courageous who are looking to change their life. 

For the passionate who want to reach their potential. 

For the determined who will never stop chasing excellence.

We are the blend of science and fire. Passionate coaching, meets family environment so that you do not just train, you thrive.

Everything we do at Driven is dedicated to creating the optimal training experience for you.  We do not cut corners, we do not throw together cookie-cutter workouts and we do not sacrifice quality for quantity, ever.

Driven training applies scientific and orthopedic principles to create customized training sessions for each individual in our small group training sessions. This ensures that each Driven member is training at their own pace.

At Driven are committed to excellence and therefore we are committed to you.

MEET OUR FOUNDER

Gary Vesper

Founder/Coach

Gary is the Founder & Owner of Driven Fitness and Performance in Succasunna, NJ. At Driven he applies a no-nonsense approach to training that blends cutting-edge applications with intensity, focus and a whole lot of fun! It is Gary’s mission to help people reach new levels that they never knew they had through the purposeful training programs at Driven.

As a former college athlete Gary remembers very vividly the love and devotion he put into becoming the best player he could become. Now, as a strength and conditioning coach for adults and athletes from all walks of love he applies that same passion, energy and thirst for improvement to the Driven community.

Being a highly competitive athlete Gary had aspirations of playing basketball throughout his high school and college career. He trained hard and developed into the best player that he could become but unfortunately Gary’s career was cut short due to severe and multiple ACL knee injuries. These continuous injuries left Gary on the sidelines for years wondering what he was doing wrong and what he could do differently to prevent this from happening to other athletes and how to recover from them more effectively.

It was then that Gary set out on a mission to reinvent what training should look like to increase performance, decrease injuries and live a healthier lifestyle. Since 2009 Gary has dedicated himself to this mission

Over the years Gary has worked for physical therapists, endlessly studying anatomy and training theory, earning certifications and coaching private and group sessions.  He also had the invaluable opportunity to go through a mentorship experience with Dustin Collier of Andover Mohawk Physical Therapy as he rehabbed my final injuries. During this time I enhanced my understanding of functional anatomy and injury mechanisms to better apply it to fitness and athletic performance.

Gary is a Performance Specialist with EXOS (XPS), a Functional Movement Screen Specialist (FMS) through Functional Movement Systems, a speed and agility specialist through Athletes Acceleration (CSAC) and a Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach (Pn1).

More proud than he is of his certifications, Gary has relentless passion and drive to continue to become a better coach and apply what he learns so that the Driven community enjoy the absolute best and safest training experience.

Gary started training athletes and adults from very humble beginnings. In the summer of 2012 he began training local athletes in parks and high school weight rooms. He would travel to parents home and train them while the kids were at camp or after work and he would go to camps training athletes. As he families noticed his passion, knowledge and ability Gary’s training programs continued to grow.

In 2014 Gary started an Athletic Development program in a local commercial gym while continuing his adult personal training. In one year he grew this program to training nearly 1,000 athletes and countless adults. The growth and development of this program was a tremendous learning experience on how to deliver a completely comprehensive training program so that athletes and adults don’t just get a great workout but remain healthy and strong throughout the process.

Gary driven by his passion to become the best coach and deliver the best experience then set out on his own in the spring of 2015 when he opened Driven Fitness and Performance.  In the past 18 months Driven has seen tremendous growth because of the same principles energy, passion and consistent improvement.

It is Gary’s mission for Driven to become the pinnacle of sport-performance and adult strength and conditioning in our area. His vision is that Driven becomes synonymous with excellence and when families talk of Driven in the local community people understand that they give everything they have over there to meet that standard of excellence.

Gary would like to personally thank you for reading about his passion and determination to represent something special here at Driven Fitness and Performance. If you ever need anything please feel free to reach out.

“There is no doubt you will be impressed with the results you see with Driven training.”

Kyle Poskitt, Father of Roxbury Lacrosse Player
“As a father to young athletes I have seen a lot of places, but none like Driven!”
Bob Walter, Father of Mount Olive Baseball Player
“I never thought I would be able to do some of the things I am doing here!”
Pauline O’Donnell, Busy Mom of Three

“Working with Driven has been one of the best training decisions we ever made!”

Anne Kraemer, Mother of Mendham High School Basketball Player

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