Athletic Overdrive

Co-Owner of Athletic Overdrive

16 years as a Personal Trainer
American Heart CPR/AED Instructor
American Heart First Aid Instructor
21 years of coaching multiple HS Sports

Captain of the 1989 Hall of Fame Wrestling Team
One time Javelin School Record holder
League & County Honors in Football, Wrestling & Track
Specialty training of; O-Lineman, D-Linebacker
Upper weight wrestlers, Shot putter & Disc Throwers
Committed to helping athletes achieve their goals

John Valenti is a dedicated high school football/wrestling / indoor/outdoor track coach and has been for the past 21 years. John has coached in both public and parochial high schools with most of his accolades as the head throws coach for Hasbrouck Heights High School in Bergen County New Jersey. As the throws coach for Hasbrouck Heights, Coach Valenti implemented a very unique strength and conditioning program that constantly challenged his throwers both physically and mentally. This “odd object training” and “core conditioning system” that is so widely used now, has been used by the Hasbrouck Heights throwers for the past 15 years.

As a track coach, John has coached 16 different male and female high school athletes that rank among the top 50 on the Bergen County Track All-Time Performance list, and out of those athletes, 7 of them rank in the top 26 All-Time. Also as a track coach John has coached more 50 plus ft. shot putters in Bergen County than any other track coach in county history, not to mention the 8 different girls that have thrown over 36 plus ft, four of which were 39 ft shot putters. Coach Valenti is also responsible for coaching over 12 1st team All Bergen County Athletes, 57 1st Team All League Athletes, and has coached 18 State Group 1 Champions.

He has had many of his former throwers get accepted to colleges and receive athletic scholarships to schools that include University of Delaware (Irene Cudeno), Monmouth University (Joe Sentipal, Bryan Fill), Coastal Carolina (Bryan Fill), Towson University (Taylor Condal), Felician College (Renee Wilson), as well as the countless number of athletes that have competed in Division 2 and Division 3 schools like Ramapo College, Montclair University, William Paterson, New Haven, and many more. In addition, he has also had 10 of his athletes qualify and be invited to the Penn Relays, also known as The Championship of America, in Shot, Disc and Javelin.

2010 NJ State Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee, Robert Brady stated “Coach Valenti’s training philosophy has taken our throwers, and ultimately our program, to another level. I owe a lot of our team’s success to him and his weight team’s ability to rise to the level of competition and score big points in big meets.”

Graduated from AIU with a degree in Business Management.


Jeff Seidel

Personal, Sport-specific Trainer, CPR Certified

Jeff is the co-owner and head trainer at Athletic Overdrive. Jeff's passion lies in helping athletes of all ages reach their fullest potential in their respective sports.

Jeff was a stand-out high school athlete, acheiving many honors in football and track.

Football:Highschool Sports Accolades
1st All County
1st Team All North Jersey 2X
All State 2X
Bergen Record Athlete of the Week

Track and Field:
2X All County
2X All North Jersey
Penn Relays
Nationally Ranked
All State Honorable Mention Previous School Record Holder in the Shot Put
Member of the Hasbrouck Heights Wall of Fame

College – Attended Ramapo College of New Jersey
School Record Holder in Shot Put Indoor & Outdoor
Rookie of the Year
1st Best Throw in D3

Coached 5 years on the High School level
Varsity Football Coach
Track & Field Throws Coach
Football Strength & Conditioning Coach

Ivan Ruiz

Marketing Manager, Head CrossFit Trainer

CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
Certified Personal Trainer

Ivan has been incorporating CrossFit workouts into his routines since 2008. He became addicted to CrossFit almost immediately, and developed an affinity for teaching and coaching its principles. Ivan decided to become a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and as a CF-L1 certificate holder, he looks forward to helping others reach their fitness goals through CrossFit.

Favorite WOD: CINDY

Favorite Lift: DEADLIFT

Brian Fill

Bryan Fill was a highly recruited 3 sport athlete in high school with honors of Bergen Record's athlete of the week.

Although highly recruited for wrestling and football, he decided to pursue javelin at Monmouth University. He was ranked 14th in the country with a personal best throw of 223 feet his sophomore year. He then transferred to Coastal Carolina University to finish out his javelin career.

Brian Fill is a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in football, wrestling, and track and field athletes.

Brian Regan

2 years Certified Personal Trainer.

Brian attended Pace University where he was a four year starter at Defensive Back. In his 4th season of college football not only was he named Captain of his team, he tied the most single season interception record (10). Brian loves working with Defensive Backs in his spare time and looks to offer his experience to make a difference.

Stacey Marino

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/ AED Certified
NYC 2013 Marathon Finisher

I come from a dance and long distance running background. I started Crossfit in early 2013 at AOD and that just changed the way I look at fitness. With the sport of CrossFit, I was immediately connected to phrases like.. competitive environment.. quality of movement.. virtuosity.. race against the clock. When I heard the words "not specialized," knowing the only thing I had to offer was my built up endurance, I decided that this was the next challenge I was looking for as an athlete.

Fitness has changed my life and anybody I've shared it with. That's why I'm so passionate about it. You gain energy, confidence, focus, discipline, control, and motivation. You are extending minutes and hours to not only your life - but the quality of life with every workout and every healthy meal. I make people feel good about themselves, improve their quality of life, gain control of their bodies, and break through mental barriers by doing things they never thought their bodies could.

I do what I love and love what I do, I am ecstatic about life and the opportunity that coaching and personal training allows me to share my excitement with others.

Favorite WOD: Hotshots 19

Mike DeFranco

Football- Outstanding running back
Records Athlete of the week of October 2000.
First team All League, 2nd team all county, 1st team group 1 all state.
224 carries 1539 yards 19 touchdowns in one season.

Baseball- Pitcher and 3rd base
1st team all league, honorable mention all county.
Invitation to Milwaukee brewers training camp summer before freshmen year of college.
Full Scholarship to a Division 1 junior college.

Globe Institute Of Technology
Played for two years then transferred to St. Thomas Aquinas college.

Certified personal trainer.

Anthony Seidel


Bio to come

Lorenzo Tattoli

Personal Trainer for two years. Played Varsity football at Hasbrouck Heights High School for three years winning one State Championship in 2007 with an undefeated season as inside linebacker. Played varsity baseball as a catcher for three years winning first ever State Championship in 2007 at Hasbrouck Heights High School. Played two years of basketball and two years of winter track.

Currently attends Long Island University CW Post studying Physical Education with a concentration in Sports medicine and Coaching. Also playing Division II collegiate football for the CW Post Pioneers with one Conference Championship in 2011.

Was named 1st team All-League for football two years, 1st team All-County for football two years and 2nd team All-State for football as an inside linebacker. Named 1st team All-League three years in baseball and 1st team All-County two years in baseball as a catcher.

CPR and AED Certified; Adult and Pediatric/First Aid Certified

Jessica Sarubbi (CPT)

Sport-Specific Personal Trainer

Registered Nurse at Hackensack University Medical Center (9 years)
CPR/AED certified (adult/pediatric)
First Aid certified (adult/pediatric)

Specialty Training:
-Speed Agility
-Long Distance Running/Marathon Training

All County volleyball player
All County/All State javelin thrower
Competed at Penn Relays (javelin)
Bergen County Athlete of the Week (javelin)
4 time finisher of the NYC Marathon

Jeff Marques

Certified Personal Trainer and Sport Specific Trainer

Specializes in Motocross and BMX

CPR and AED Certified; Adult and Pediatric/First Aid Certified

Active in Athletic Overdrive training for two years. Expert in motocross racing in NY district 34. Has been training with and working with motocross and bmx athletes since 1997. Very knowledgable in gym based workouts for extreme sport athletes.

Graduate of the West Point hockey camp program and active in ice and roller hockey programs and training.

Libardo Torres (LT)

Sport-Specific Trainer and is CPR/AED Certified

LT is a former three-sport athlete at Hasbrouck Heights High School, which included football, basketball, and track & field. After graduating in 2009, he attended Kean University where he continued to play football for four years on the Offensive Line. Going into his final season, he spent his last few months of summer training with Jeff here at AOD. That summer led to his interest to change majors to an Exercise Science-related field.

After his senior-year season, LT took an Assistant Coaching position at Abraham Clark High School as the Head Offensive/Defensive Line coach. In only his first season, he had five of his players receive All-League Honors; two were named 1st Team All-League, and three were named 2nd had Varsity experience, and he made a transition from Linebacker to Defensive Line. At the conclusion of the season, he was also selected to coach in the Phil Simms’ NJ North-South All-Star Football Classic. He’s among very few first-year coaches to be selected in the game’s history.

LT has obtained his degree from Kean University this summer, B.A. Global Fitness & Wellenss..