The Driven Strength and Fitness Story

Rory Fitzpatrick founder of Driven Strength and Fitness
Our founder

Rory Fitzpatrick

CEO & Operating Owner

Why I started Driven Strength and Fitness? Growing up I was involved in track, football, and wrestling. Early in my high school I was introduced to strength and conditioning and saw how it transformed my body, confidence, and performance. What was my hobby quickly became my passion which then became my purpose. In 2017 I founded Driven Strength and Fitness here in Exton, PA. My purpose was now to give to others what strength and conditioning has given me. Our Vision Driven Strength and Fitness strives to impact the community and people who live there. To achieve this we want to make a positive impact on our clients to increase their physical and mental well-being. Our Mission: Our coaching service improves athletic performance, health and fitness, and aims to meet all of our clients’ individual goals. We use top-notch training techniques with the most current evidence-based methods to improve these markers.

Our coaches

John coach at Driven Strength and Fitness


Head Coach and Precision Level 1 Nutrition Coach

John is the Director of Training and Nutrition here at Driven Strength and Fitness. John graduated from Temple University with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. During his time at Temple, John played Ice Hockey and completed his internship in the Olympic Sports strength room. John holds his CSCS, CPR & AED, and his Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification. John has been working here at Driven since 2018 where he has worked closely with our Downingtown Boys Lacrosse team and our adult groups. In his free time, John enjoys surfing, skateboarding, collecting sea glass with his wife at the beach and when he is not doing those things, you can catch him at the ice rink with his son helping him with his athletic endeavors.

Andrew coach at Driven Strength and Fitness


Level 2 Performance Coach & Personal Trainer

Andrew graduated from West Chester University in 2020 with a degree in Exercise Science, with a focus on strength and conditioning coaching, and a minor in athletic coaching. Andrew holds his NSCA-CPT and a First Aid, CPR and AED certified through the Red Cross. Andrew has been coaching athletes for 4 years, previously coaching for the West Chester University football team, and with adults for a year, previously working as a personal trainer at the West Chester Area YMCA. In his free time, Andrew enjoys working out, reading, nerding out to Marvel and Star Wars movies, and spending time with his girlfriend, Shannon, and friends out in West Chester. He is also passionate about all sports, but especially loves football!

Grace coach at Driven Strength and Fitness


Level 2 Performance Coach & Personal Trainer

Grace graduated from Towson University in 2019 with a degree in Chemistry. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is CPR and First Aid Certified through Red Cross. Grace has been training adults in a group fitness high-intensity interval style workout for the past two years. She is excited to expand her skill set by working with athletes on Strength and Conditioning here at Driven. In her free time, Grace enjoys traveling both within the United States and abroad, skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, and reading crime/mystery books!


Level 1 Performance Coach

Evelyn graduated from the University of Scranton in 2022 with a degree in Kinesiology and is pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is Red Cross Certified in CPR and First Aid. While she is in her first year of training at Driven, she had previous experience in coaching soccer. She is excited to broaden her skill set in a strength and conditioning atmosphere to help her towards her degree. In her free time, she enjoys soccer, running, reading, and baking!


Coaching Aid

Vinnie is a senior at West Chester University, where he is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. Vinnie is in his first year with Driven, but he has previously worked in several Physical Therapy clinics. After graduation, he plans to hone his coaching skills before enrolling in Physical Therapy school. Vinnie’s favorite sports are soccer and weightlifting.


Client Success Manager

Astrid has been recognized for her work in customer service and client success departments in a variety of industries. As an experienced business and people manager, she would be your back-end support as you work to succeed in your fitness and athletic journey, and make your Driven experience worthwhile!

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