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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. Is Driven the same as Cross Fit?

A. Although we are lifting weights and doing conditioning exercises, Driven steers away from gymnastics movements and most Olympic lifts which have a high injury rate. We also have a smaller group size of 6:1 client to coach rather than 20+:1 client to coach ratio you might find in a Cross fit gym.

Q. There are a lot of similar gyms out there - why should I join Driven versus another facility?

A. Driven staff members are all certified by high standard organizations, such as NSCA. We specialize in improving athletic performance for young athletes and quality of life for active adults with semi-personalized programming that is constantly changing.

Q. Who should join Driven?

A. With today's youth athletics becoming more and more competitive, we train our young athletes to become stronger, faster and more conditioned. Our training focuses on reducing the risk and frequency of common athletic injuries! We train middle school, high school and college-level athletes from all different sports. We train adults of all ages that are health-conscious and want to improve their fitness and overall quality of life. We can tailor programming for any prior or current injuries.

Q. Do Driven members set goals and work toward them?

A. The goal for our athletes is to increase strength, speed, power and overall athletic ability. Athletes are tested quarterly for improvements in several categories to assess their improvements. Our adults are also assessed quarterly on several different parameters.

Q. Do you have to be an athlete or in great shape to join Driven?

A. Not at all! We have clients at all different levels of fitness. You just need to be motivated and willing to be coached and you will see improvements! We also offer a beginner package for adults that are new to strength training.

Q. Does Driven offer one-on-one personal training?

A. Yes, we recommend this if you have modality issues such as a chronic injury or are just leaving physical therapy.

Q. How often should I train at Driven to see results?

A. We understand that life is busy, but we recommend a minimum of twice a week to see improvements. Increasing the number of sessions per week will help to prevent plateaus and see further progress.

Q. What is Driven's metabolic conditioning class like? How is it different from boot camps at other local gyms?

A. Driven's metabolic conditioning sessions are 45 minutes long and focus on cardiovascular fitness for clients that are looking for a calorie "burn". The classes are never the same and use combinations of sleds, tires, body weight exercises, rowers, bikes and more. Although the classes are challenging they can be scaled to meet the fitness level of beginners to advanced clients.

Q. Should I do metabolic conditioning or small group training or both? 

A. It depends on your fitness goals. If you are looking to improve cardiovascular fitness, then metcon classes are recommended. If you would like to increase strength and overall fitness and/or manage nagging injuries, our small group training is for you. We have membership options to fit your needs and schedule.

Q. Does Driven rehab injured athletes or adults?

A. We do not rehab injuries, but we do bridge the gap between physical therapy and returning to a high level of performance. We have had many clients come back after surgeries and other injuries. We prefer one-on-one training to address the individual needs of the injured/rehab client.

Q. What does a typical Driven workout look like for athletes?

Our workouts vary each week and are designed with a progression in mind. For athletes attending two or three times per week, the workout will be different each day.

Our athletes train for 90 minutes and a typical workout consists of:

  • 10 minutes of dynamic warm-up
  • 20 minutes of speed and agility work
  • 50 minutes of strength training
  • 10 minutes of high-intensity conditioning

Q. What does a typical Driven workout look like for adults?

Our adult functional group training consists of full-body functional movements and the program is designed to build muscle and improve body composition.

  • 10 minutes of mobility and soft tissue work
  • 40 minutes of strength and corrective movements
  • 10 minutes of high-intensity conditioning