Don Saladino, top fitness expert and owner of Drive Clubs, is among the nation’s most sought-after exercise authorities.
Always a few steps ahead of traditional fitness trends, Saladino is in high demand as a personal trainer for professional athletes, golfers and celebrities. His client roster includes the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Billy Crudup, Morgan Hoffmann, Keegan Bradley, Ryan Gosling, Hugh Jackman, Michael J. Fox, Calvin Klein, Liev Schreiber and Maggie Grace. He serves as a brand ambassador for top-tier health brands.
Don Saladino graduated from Sacred Heart University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science, where he played 4 years Division I baseball and served as team captain both junior and senior years. He continues to further his education and is currently certified as TPI-3, SFG II, SFB, RKC, FRC, NASM and FMS.
He sits on the board for the Don Monti Memorial Research Cancer Foundation and is an active fundraiser.
Don lives in Cold Spring Harbor, NY with his wife and two children.
Owner of Drive Clubs
In 2006, Don and his brother Joseph opened Drive495, a state-of-the-art golf and fitness training club in Soho, NY. Don's Drive495 team includes strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, PGA teaching professionals, and a holistic nutrition and lifestyle coach, who collaborate to provide an integrated approach to fitness. In 2016, the Saladinos opened a second location in Manhattan, Drive443.
Saladino has been tapped as a fitness expert in publications such as Cosmo Body, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness and Met Rx. He has also been featured in Origins, In Touch and People; and has made appearances doing live fitness demos on “The Today Show,” “People NOW,” “Fox5 News,” “The Better Show” and “The Juice.” Other past contributions include reoccurring content for Blake Lively’s former site Preserve Us, where Saladino created mini workouts and advice for readers.