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My name is Gary Vesper and I am the Founder and Owner of Driven Fitness & Performance located at 19 Route 10 in Succasunna. We are a premier training facility for adults and athletes who are searching for a location to help them feel better, look better and perform better. I look forward to sharing more about me, my company, and how Driven can help athletes and adults from all walks of life enhance performance and live an improved life.

“What separates Driven is the continued change in the program created specifically for him. The days of reminding him he has to work out are over. He now comes to me and asks, “Can you drive me to Driven today?

Todd Cilio, Father of Mendham High School Baseball Player

“I was hugely impressed at the transformation Jeffrey realized in just 3 short months and his lacrosse skills improved dramatically as a result.”

Jeff Roberts, Father of Roxbury Lacrosse Player

“The best part of Driven and the program is the individualized attention you receive. I have my own program matched to my specific athletic ability and sport. It is simply the best training I have ever been involved in.”

Mike Ricca, Mendham Baseball Player & Future Lehigh University Baseball Player

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MEET OUR FOUNDER/COACH’S

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.

Joe Figurelli

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Joe has been known to many as a charismatic, detailed, adaptable exercise science professional with experience in sport-specific coaching, motivational speaking and personal fitness training. He demonstrates substantial multi-tasking skills, has the ability to establish strong clientele relationships and exhibits a knack for promoting healthy and successful lifestyles. Joe discovered his passion for exercise science and the study of human movement and function at an early age. Growing up, he was constantly involved in sports such as football, baseball, wrestling, and soccer. That being said, he was always fascinated in finding new ways to push himself to the limit, and discovering new ways to make himself better. After graduating high school, Joe attended the County College of Morris in New Jersey, where he went on to pursue his Associate’s Degree in Exercise Science. Once he completed that, Joe went on to finish his undergraduate Exercise Science degree at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

From there Joe decided to pursue his Master’s degree and went on to graduate with a Master of Science Degree in exercise science, with a specialization in sport and exercise conditioning. During his time in the graduate program at East Stroudsburg University, he was enrolled in classes such as biomechanics of human performance, advanced exercise assessment/programming, advanced physiology and advanced sport nutrition. He was also a member of the Exercise Science Club. While enrolled in the graduate program, Joe worked as the graduate assistant coach for the men’s and women’s soccer teams as well as a variety of both male and female athletes at the Division II level.

In the summer of 2016, Joe was accepted into the strength and conditioning program at Boston College where he interned as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. During his time at Boston College Joe worked with the men’s and women’s basketball teams, men’s and women’s hockey teams, the men’s and women’s soccer teams, as well as the men’s baseball team. He also trained a variety of professional athletes competing in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League.

Joe’s philosophy as a strength and conditioning coach is to improve the on-field and real life performance of each and every athlete while decreasing the overall risk of injury. He consistently creates an exciting atmosphere that will motivate individuals to perform to the best of their ability while being able to bond with each and every individual inside the facility.

As a coach at Driven Fitness and Performance Joe applies his passion, knowledge and experience to create a training experience that brings out the very best in people. His inspiration

makes training fun and rewarding while helping people reach new levels of health, fitness and performance.

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