“After years of training in local weight rooms surrounded by muscle heads, I thought being strong meant wide shoulders and big biceps. Once I heard about Driven and Gary’s sport specific knowledge I thought I should try it. Since I started at training I have drastically increased my speed, strength and agility.
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. In addition, working with such great motivators like Gary and Joe, I feel that I can reach new PR’s every time I come in. It is simply the best training I have ever been involved in. ”
— Mike Ricca, Former Mendham Baseball Player & Lehigh University Baseball Player
“Brennan had done some speed and agility training in in the off season in recent years but we went to Driven since it added the strength training we thought we were missing and found the program much more complete. We quickly saw advancement in the strength exercises in upper body, core and lower body which led to better quickness and conditioning leading into the next sports season.
The programs are already in place for you and coaches are ready to assist at all times. Exercises are carefully watched to make sure they are performed correctly to keep from having injuries. As you progress more advanced exercises are added so the program never gets stale. There is no doubt you will be impressed with the results you see with Driven training.
Players will become much more complete as athletes by combining strength training with speed and agility, and by being in much better condition they are less likely to fall to muscle injuries.”
— Kyle Poskitt, Father of Roxbury Lacrosse Player
“In my experience this (Driven) training was in large part why we have had the success that we have had as a program over the last three years. Without this, we would not have had the speed, strength, endurance, or quick recovery times that we have and we would not have been able to reach our goals as a team and individually so quickly. If you want to get to the next level athletically then this is an excellent way to do it.”
— Janel Jones, Morris Hills Varsity Soccer Coach
“I was also very interested in Driven’s preventive injury training that specifically targets lowering the risk of ACL injury. My two younger daughters have been “Vespering” for about 2 years now and they are just fitter. They come home drenched in sweat, tell me they did a PR in the deadlift and are very proud of what they accomplished during their sessions.
While they sometimes dread going, it’s not because they don’t want to go, it’s only because they know they will be working hard. My daughters are stronger, faster and more agile and we love the results!”
— Betty Ingling, Mother of Muhlenberg Soccer Player and Morris Hills Soccer and Softball Players
“The competitiveness of high school sports requires more than just going to practice. Since starting at Driven, my son has seen significant results in strength, flexibility and quickness. The best thing about training here is the personal attention and instruction you receive throughout each session.
Your workouts are tailored to your sport and are individually designed for you. This translates into motivation to keep improving! 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
“Driven Fitness and Performance programs are fun for the boys and also tailored for each individual’s needs. This was apparent when my son missed a few months of training due to school and basketball commitments.
Gary did not just throw him back into the group. He spent time in advance to come up with a “catch up” training program for my son. Then he texted me the next day to ask how my son was feeling, making sure he was not too sore. What other training does that? Gary genuinely cares about the kids and they know it, too.”
— Stephanie Skehill, Mother of Mendham High School Varsity Basketball
“My son is a focused athlete with very good fundamental baseball skills. What he lacked was a structured environment to develop his strength, speed, agility and desire to work “off the field.”
Since training at Driven his strength is up significantly. He has gained 10+ pounds and he went from a sled push of 350 pounds to 550 pounds in a three month period. More important than his physical improvements is his focus to make this type of workout a part of his daily/weekly routine.
What separates Driven is the continued change in the program created specifically for him. This constantly works muscles and range of motion from different angles and provides a more comprehensive workout. Also, the constant feedback from the Driven team, real time while they workout, provides the guidance and correction to ensure proper training.
It has given him a drive and focus to work off the field and become a more well-rounded athlete. The days of reminding him he has to workout are over. He now comes to me and asks, “Can you drive me to Driven today?”
For other young athletes, a couple of workouts with Gary and team and they will become self-motivated.”
— Todd Cilio – Father of Mendham High School Baseball Player
“Jeffrey wanted individual training specifically geared toward improving his lacrosse skills related to strength, speed and agility. I was hugely impressed at the transformation Jeffrey realized in just 3 short months and his lacrosse skills improved dramatically as a result.
Jeffrey really appreciated the focused training and what motivated him was how fast he saw results of his hard training. If you want to improve your kids performance both in strength and agility, Driven drives results.”
— Jeff Roberts, Father of Roxbury Lacrosse Player
“Gary is an outstanding teacher who instills in his athletes not only the motivation to excel, but also provides the knowledge and tools for his athletes to take responsibility for their development. On many occasions I have watched a workout session. As a parent and teacher, I appreciate the way he “works the room.”
Each athlete may be doing a different activity at the same time, and Gary walks to each athlete providing encouragement, advising on proper technique, explaining why it must be done the right way, and what the benefits are. Gary customizes each workout for each athlete.”
— Bob Chernow, Father of Mendham & Columbia University Baseball Player
“My son injured himself during football season and while we were following the rehab protocol, we needed to make sure that he was not only completely healed, but also ready physically for his upcoming baseball season. We heard about Gary and Driven through friends who have a son on our HS basketball team. My son and I went to meet with him and he laid out an extensive rehab and training plan that not only made sure his injury was completely healed, but also got him ready to compete for the upcoming baseball season.
Our son instantly bonded with Gary and his staff and they worked with him to make sure he accomplished his goals in the timeframe we laid out. He is in great shape and is very confident that his injury is completely behind him. We are very pleased with our decision to send our son to Gary and Driven, and we plan to continue training with him going forward.”
— Mike Susini, Father of Randolph Baseball Player
“We were looking for a trainer for my son Michael a sophomore in HS to prepare him for the upcoming baseball season. His goal was to increase his strength and speed prior to tryouts starting in early March. Since starting his training at Driven, Michael has seen significant results in his strength and speed. As a matter of fact, he made the HS JV Team and he feels it is in direct response to his training at Driven.
Gary took the time and interest in explaining to Michael about Driven’s program and what it was going to take to achieve his goals. Once the initial review was completed, Gary mapped out a program and the results were second to none. For everyone on the fence, try it out for 30-60 days and they will never look back. If you want results, join Driven.”
— Michael Townsend, Father of Randolph Baseball Player
“I knew as my son was getting older that that to compete at a higher level in Baseball he was going to have to get faster and stronger. I have noticed that Logan has become much stronger and his agility and conditioning is remarkable.
We love that the coaches at Driven are hands on with all the athletes during their workout and very positive and encouraging. The Driven program is very structured and has amazing results. The coaches work with the athletes on specific drills based on what sport they are training for.”
— Chris Shortall, Father of Mendham Baseball Player
“My daughters participate in a premier soccer club which provides them with year round training and league/ tournament games with sport-specific trained professionals and coaches that focus on skill development but I felt like they needed a different type of training focusing on overall performance affecting their strength, balance, agility, power and endurance.
Pretty much what I looked for and hoped for in training, I believe my daughters received. They were sore after every session, but they were satisfied with a feeling of accomplishment and improvement. It certainly reflected in their performance on the field. I would hear opponents’ parents pointing to my daughters stating how fast and strong they are as they are not easily beaten or put down and yelling out to their own children to watch out for them. They’re petite and would easily be picked on to bring down, but they would either avoid the opponent or beat them so as not to be stopped or simply bounce up with injury prevention when they are attacked.”
— Maricel Bowe, Mother of MatchFit Girl Soccer Players
“High school sports are increasingly more competitive, both physically and mentally, and injuries are common. Our son wanted to improve his athleticism and take his game to the next level; as parents we also wanted him to avoid injury as much as possible. Driven Fitness and Performance has provided the means to achieve both of these goals. Andrew has trained with Gary for a couple years and has benefitted tremendously. The combination of resistance training and weight training has helped him in all his sports. He has seen noticeable improvement in leg strength, agility, explosive movement and vertical jump since working with Gary.
Our son has realized that his commitment to training, along with the guidance Gary provides, pays off because he can see the visible results, and it reinforces his desire to improve and motivates him to continue. Gary structures a comprehensive workout for small groups of athletes and because he keeps the group size smaller he is able to customize aspects of the workout to address the specific needs/goals of individual athletes. Our son has improved his overall athleticism, and he has also gained more confidence in his abilities.
Gary’s passion for training and his ability to connect with our son on a personal level has helped Andrew achieve his goals and inspires him to continue to strive. The Driven Fitness and Performance program is an incredibly well-rounded program. Talk to Gary, try a workout session and have your child talk to some of the athletes currently training with Gary. Working with Gary at Driven has been one of the best training decisions we ever made!”
— Anne Kraemer, Mother of Mendham High School Basketball Player
“My daughter played JV basketball as a freshman, but did not get the game minutes she desired because there were stronger, more explosive players that she was competing against. We knew she needed to get stronger and more explosive.
After training, not only did my daughter get stronger and more explosive, but she had more confidence when competing on the basketball court during tryouts. As a result she became a starter and team captain on the JV team in her sophomore season because the coach was so impressed with her improvement. The individualization of the program, which is tailored to the specific athlete and sport really separates Driven from all the others. Give it a try. You’ll love the results.”
— Glen Stackhouse, Father of Morris Hills Basketball Player
“As a parent I would absolutely recommend Driven. I think it was a safe, age appropriate workout. The most benefit that Nick and I both saw was that you, as coaches, were very hands on and invested in the kids. For Nick, the positive reinforcement and relationship you established with him really made him comfortable and strive to work his hardest.”
— Tony Mantone, Father of Randolph High School Basketball Player
“Will had a recent growth spurt and had never done any real strength training. Although the skills were there, he was getting pushed around by older and stronger kids. In order to stay on the floor, he needed to get stronger and quicker. After training at Driven we think that he progressed in strength, especially in the lower body. It has also increased his confidence to mix it up inside. We really liked the structure of the program. There is very little wasted time during the sessions. In addition, the individual programs are well thought out and get the best out the kids. Finally, there is a competitive spirit with the collection of kids at each session.
I would definitely recommend Driven to other parents and players. You need structure in a training program in order to progress. Driven gives you that structure to quickly improve.”
— Mike Flanagan, Father of Randolph High School Basketball Player