Don's Story


Don Saladino is one of the most in-demand and respected trainers in the business.  For over 20 years, he has coached actors, athletes, musicians, and titans of business function at their full potential. He is also responsible for some of Hollywood’s most coveted physiques: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Liev Schreiber, Sebastian Stan, Morgan Hoffman, Hugh Jackman, & David Harbour are among his roster of clients who have trained with him at Drive495 gym in Soho, Manhattan.

Saladino has been tapped as a fitness expert in publications such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Met Rx and most recently, was featured on the cover of the March issue of Muscle and Fitness. He has also been featured in Origins, In Touch, US Weekly, and People; and has made appearances doing live fitness demos on The Today Show, Page Six TVPeople NOWThe Better Show, & The Juice.

Now Saladino is sharing his tried-and-true programming, along with cutting edge techniques, with a worldwide audience through his social media accounts and the Playbook app, of which he serves as CTO.

His ability to be at the forefront of fitness trends has garnered him the iconic Muscle & Fitness cover, as well as, made him a sought-after brand ambassador for top-tier health brands.

Don lives in Cold Spring Harbor, NY with his wife, Mel, and their two children, Amelia and Donny Jr.

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Owner of Drive Health Clubs


In 2006, Don opened Drive495, a state-of-the-art golf and fitness training club in Soho, NY. The 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. 


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