About Us

Varsity House Gym is dedicated to helping youth athletes ages 11 through college, and regular individuals ages 30+ perform better, gain confidence, lose fat, and get in the best shape of their lives without wasting valuable time in the gym. We provide world-class coaching and nutritional guidance, in an inspiring atmosphere, with a team dedicated to giving our clients the Best Hour of Their Day.

We understand how confusing living a healthy lifestyle, safe training, and proper nutrition can be.
Which is why since 2006 our team has created thousands of simple training plans that have helped our clients achieve their fitness goals, so they can look and feel the way they have always wanted to.

Meet TeamVH!

Joe Riggio – Founder | President

Hi I’m Coach Joe. I’ve been helping people look great, feel great, and perform their best for over 25 years. Fitness never came easy for me coming from a big Italian family (lot of pasta), so I made it my life’s work to help others become the best version of themselves.

We have created an amazing team of professional coaches to help guide you every step of the way! We can’t wait to see you in the gym.

Dan Goodman – Owner | CEO

Hi I’m Coach Dan. I’ve been an athlete (football) my entire life and wanted to help other athletes, their parents, and our community get the most out of their lives.

To me Varsity House means a dedication towards providing our community with lasting results and a place that becomes the BEST HOUR OF THEIR DAY.

We can’t wait for you to experience all the TeamVH has to offer!

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We can’t wait to meet you.

Mike Capriglione – General Manager

Hey Everyone, I am Coach Mike and I am literally the first ever Varsity House employee.

I started back in 2009. I went from Vacuuming and cleaning the whole gym by myself every week to the director of Training in 2014. I recently, in 2021, became the General Manager.

I enjoy helping people prove that “YOU CAN DO IT” and seeing them achieve goals they never thought possible.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you become the next success story!

Adam Menner – Training Director

Hey everyone! My name is Adam Menner and I’m the Director of Training here at the Mecca, Varsity House Gym! I played basketball my entire life growing up which was plagued by injury.

The rehabilitation process is what made me fall in love with the science of training.

I help everyday gym goers and athletes feel better, move better, and perform better by taking a holistic approach. I can’t wait to help you!

Joey McNearny – Head Coach

Hi I’m Joey. I trained with Joe when I was 11 years old and have been a member of TeamVH ever since. When I was young, I struggled with my weight and sports and fitness where my way of staying in shape.

I’m a Phys Ed teacher now love educating people on how to stay physically active, get fit, and be healthy.

See you in the gym!

Vin Pagliaroli – Head Coach

Hi I’m Vin! I started coming to Varsity House Gym as a member at the old gym in February 2014. Since that day I was instantly hooked and spent the next 6 straight years training as an athlete. Because of this gym it helped me get the chance to play 4 years of collegiate football at SUNY Cortland where I graduated with a degree in Criminology. The culture of this gym is unmatched amongst the staff and clients. It’s amazing to see where this gym was when I joined compared to where it has grown now. I can’t wait to help you look, feel, and perform your best.

Kat Espinal – Head Coach

Hi I’m Kat! I am an aspiring powerlifter who is a hardworking, determined and resilient coach looking to help others become the best version of themselves.

VH is my safe place, I’ve developed many friendships in the past 2 years with my coworkers and clients that’s made me realize that Varsity house is a special place. It’s more than just a gym, it is a community of great like-minded individuals.

I can’t wait to help you reach you own personal goals!

Stephanie Boyaci – Associate Head Coach | Nutritionist

Hi I’m Coach Steph!

I’m one of the newest coaches here at Varsity House, I am super grateful to be working alongside some of the best coaches sin the industry. I’m also a nutritionist and LOVE helping people find the right balance of diet and exercise to fit their goals and lifestyle.

I’m so excited to be part of your fitness journey!

Alex – Coach

Hi I’m Alex!

I have been training here since I was in middle school and loved it so much I became a part of Team VH as a coach! The staff helped train and prepare me for every sport that I have ever played. Without their coaching and guidance I never would have been able to play 5 years of softball at the University of Rhode Island.
I want to help influence other athletes and adults like those previously have done for me. You can achieve anything with a great coach supporting and guiding you.
I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

Three Easy Steps To Get Started

Step 1:

Book Your Free Week

Submit your info here and one of our expert coaches will reach out to see what you’re looking to accomplish.

Step 2:

We’ll Build Your Custom Plan

Meet with one of our expert personal trainers who will help you design the perfect fitness and nutrition plan that’s right for you.

Step 3:

Start Looking & Feeling Your Best

So you can stop guessing about your fitness and nutrition and start living a healthier more action life with the ones you love.

Are You Ready to Look & Feel the Best You Have in Years?

We Specialize in…

Giving real results!

Our Orangeburg NY area clients love the Personalized Coaching, Inspiring Atmosphere, Flexible Class Schedule, and Friendly Community that Varsity House is known for. Every day, our Coaching and Mentoring helps our clients to be their best.

We specialize in: Strength Training, Speed Development, Agility & Change of Direction, Explosive Power Development, Flexibility, Injury Prevention, Adult Fitness, 6-Week Body Transformations, Fat Loss, and Nutritional Guidance.

Our services include: Private Training, Small-Group Training, Group Functional Training, Performance Training for Athletes, and Nutritional Coaching.

Schedule Your FREE Risk-Free Goal Setting Session
We can’t wait to meet you

At Varsity House we have the supportive community, atmosphere, and coaches to motivate our clients to TRAIN OPTIMALLY and get real results that last.

Whether you’re a…

Division 1A football player looking to improve your performance on the field, or a regular individual who hates the  generic, mundane gym scene, Varsity House can design a program that will help you become the best version of yourself.

Become the Best Version of Yourself Today!