The Driven Strength and Fitness Story

Rory Fitzpatrick founder of Driven Strength and Fitness
Our founder

Rory Fitzpatrick

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


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


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!

Riley coach at Driven Strength and Fitness


Riley is a senior at Temple University where she is pursuing a degree in Exercise & Sport Science and is a player on the lacrosse team. She graduated from Souderton High School in 2019 where she was a 4-year varsity lacrosse captain, and a member of the inaugural Unified Track & Field Team. Riley is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and is CRP/AED certified. She has also been a lacrosse coach for 5 years and a Special Olympics coach for 8 years. In her free time, Riley enjoys surfing, snowboarding, working out, and hanging out with her dogs.

Pat coach at Driven Strength and Fitness


Pat graduated from West Chester University in 2021 with a degree in Exercise Science, during his time there he was a part of West Chester’s lacrosse team. He is currently pursuing his CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is CPR/AED and first aid certified. Pat has trained various levels of athletes and adults from untrained to Division 1 commits. His go-to style of training is maximal strength/power and general preparation movements to keep you healthy long term. In his free time, he enjoys lifting heavy, playing sports, and accidentally falling asleep on the turf.

Grace coach at Driven Strength and Fitness


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!

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