What our Athletes Have To Say

Joining VSP has been one of the best decisions I have made. After it was recommended by a friend, I first came to VSP with zero experience in the gym. When I was asked to write down my goals on a sheet of paper on my first day, I remember the first thing I put down: “commit to play D1 lacrosse.” A little over a year into VSP training, I made it official and committed to UVA. This goal wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t first write it on the small sheet of paper and make it evident to the trainers, who fully devote their time to helping athletes achieve their goals. Their dedication to their athlete’s success (in every aspect of sports and life), along with the amount of positivity and confidence that spreads throughout the gym is what separates VSP from the others. I recommend VSP to any person, not just athletes. It is a decision that will benefit you in every way possible.

Jack Walshe

University of Virginia and St Anthony's Lacrosse​

Jake Eckerle

Stevens Institute of Technology Wrestling

Victory Sports Performance is a unique gym because of the programs, trainers and environment. Each program is created specially for the athlete and their sport(s). As a wrestler, my program focuses on agility, endurance and strength. Over the past 4 years I have become a better athlete and wrestler due to the workouts I have been given. During workouts the excellent trainers at VSP help you focus on your individual goals and keep you motivated. Lastly, the environment at VSP is different from any other gym. From holiday parties to combines, VSP creates a friendly, focused environment and connects athletes from different schools and sports. I have and will continue to recommend athletes to train at VSP for these reasons. By training at VSP I have become one of the top wrestlers in the state. I know if I had not gone VSP I wouldn’t be where I am today. I have worked out at several other gyms before like Golds and LA but nothing compares to the workouts you will get at VSP.

Nick Grant

Long Island University Lacrosse

When thinking about joining VSP, I wanted an environment that made me feel welcomed and always pushed me to be my best. At VSP, everyone there is welcoming, happy, and great to be around. The environment is amazing and like no other gym. I wanted to gain weight and become an elite college athlete. After preparing to play college lacrosse a LIU, I wanted to be in the gym as much as possible to reach my goals. I did reach them at VSP with the help from the trainers and the other athletes there. I gained 10 pounds, my muscle mass went up, and I got faster and more agile. Going to the VSP was the best decision I’ve ever made and I couldn’t be more happy and grateful for the people there. They are like family to me and they treat everyone with the utmost respect and always think about others before themselves.

Parent Testimonials

Jeff Damasco
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Both of my boys have been training with Victory Sports Performance for some time now. They are at very different places physically. My oldest son is a Wrestler, competing at the national level and my youngest son has never taken to any sport or activity. VSP has been able to take my Wrestler and not only make him stronger, but also improve his mobility and nutrition. He’s competing better than he ever has. VSP has definitely made a huge difference in his performance. My youngest son looks forward to going to training with Anthony. His Strength, endurance and mobility have all improved along with his attitude. We have used many trainers and coaches and when it comes to Strength, Conditioning, endurance and speed no need to go anywhere else.
Keith WieczorekHead Coach St Anthony’s High School and Director Long Island Express Lacrosse
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Anthony Vernice and VSP are the ideal spot for your student-athlete to train. Personally I have entrusted Anthony and VSP with my son for the past two years. We had been to other gyms and trainers, but immediately my son and I felt at home. They truly connect and care about their athletes. Their training style encourages the athlete to reach and exceed their personal goals while enjoying the process. I assure you, your son or daughter will look forward to their sessions at VSP and the connection they make with Anthony and his wonderful staff.
Adam & Kim Gross
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My husband and I began training with Anthony 5 years ago. We were so impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. We had two younger boys at the time we began, and thought it would be great to get them into the gym. Both were competitive athletes in soccer, football and lacrosse. Our youngest who was 14 at the time when he started with Anthony. He had dreams of playing lacrosse in college. Anthony learned as much as he could about him and designed very specific programs that would help him be the best athlete he could be. My older son started soon after he saw great results physically with his younger brother. The boys enjoyed their workouts and it was never a chore to get them to go. It was their special time. They both developed a close bond with Anthony and thought of him like family. My oldest went on to play D3 football in college and the season before he entered college worked out 5 days a week to prepare for his new challenge. Anthony not only helped him reach the expected goals that the football coaches put out to the players, but he surpassed many of them. My youngest unfortunately suffered two ACL injuries during his high school lacrosse years, but with Anthony’s help as well as his wonderful trainers he came back bigger, better, faster and stronger. He will be playing D1 lacrosse in college in the fall. We owe so much of the boys successes to VSP. Anthony and his staff are professional, challenging and most importantly keep the time at the gym enjoyable because they truly care about each and every athlete! I definitely would recommend VSP to anyone looking to train for greatness!!
Bill McKenna
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We have twin girls that play competitive field hockey and we were looking for a place for them to get stronger, faster and increase their overall fitness level so they stay healthy playing the sport they love. They play different positions and have different needs and goals, one is field player and one is a goalie. Individual assessment and custom workouts for each. My girls love VSP because of the great environment and culture, the vibe is fun, supportive, competitive and intense all at the same time. The coach’s are great they are all positive and motivating, they help them get the most of themselves. You can fill a space with weights and machines but at the end of the day it’s about the coach’s and culture of the place! I recommend to any athlete that wants to get stronger faster and stay healthy. Another bonus is the flexible scheduling since we have to work around school and travel team practices, has a great app for easy sign up.
Ken and Ana Mady-Aguiar
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Our children have been training with Anthony for just under a year and their experience has truly put them on the path to fitness. They have had an extremely positive experience with personal training thanks to Anthony. Anthony is a competent, knowledgeable, passionate and well-rounded trainer with impressive qualities. Besides a vast array of knowledge pertaining to exercise programs, Anthony is also a teacher and a coach. He not only instructs the athletes with a variety of exercises, but he teaches them how they can take this with them outside of the gym and make it a lifelong skill. He emphasizes the importance of exercise and nutrition as playing a pivotal role in their lifestyle. Anthony is a motivator in that he helps each child work towards their personal goals and personal best. Our two children come from different fitness perspectives, one a soccer player the other a dancer. Anthony is adept at individualizing effective fitness programs that strengthen them in their perspective pursuits. Anthony has an uncanny ability of connecting with kids of all ages and on many different levels. Kids WANT to work for Anthony and are excited about training with him. Anthony shows genuine excitement for the kids when they accomplish steps in reaching their goals. His true belief in each child’s capabilities challenges them to work hard to achieve their goals. Anthony strikes a balance between a fun and a disciplined approach to exercise. When we asked our daughter what she likes about her training, she shared,” Anthony helps us discover what we are capable of and helps us to get there.” Anthony is excellent at utilizing an athlete’s strengths to address their weaknesses. In our son’s eyes, Anthony has become a role model who exhibits traits of hard work, perseverance and commitment to a healthy lifestyle. What makes Anthony unique as a trainer besides his excellent qualifications and competence in the field of fitness, is his philosophy in helping each individual client reach his or her personal goals and appreciating the importance of fitness in their life. We are so grateful to have crossed paths with Anthony and look forward to his continued influence in our children’s lives!!!
Nina Artura
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I cannot say enough about Victory Sports Performance. If you are looking for a place where your child and athlete can train, this is the place. Not only has VSP taught my son the proper way to work out, but each workout was personalized for his sport, strengths, weaknesses and more importantly his injuries. Anthony is not only a trainer, but an amazing mentor to young athletes. My son will be moving on to college this year to play soccer this fall and I know he will be taking an amazing amount of information with him. Thank you VSP!
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