Athlete Testimonials

Our athletes know a thing or two about fitness and training. Here’s what they have to say about training with XP.

Zach Malatesta
Zach Malatesta

Zach Malatesta
Atlanta Gladiators ECHL
Wilmington, MA native

I have been working with Pat and the guys at XP for the past 10 years and there is no way I would be at this level in my career without all of their help. Pat, Ben and Nicco helped me come back from my ACL surgery last year and got me ready for this season. Their dedication and hands on training is the best in the business and I cannot thank them enough for all of their help.

JD Dudek
JD Dudek

JD Dudek
Boston College/ Edmonton Oilers prospect
Auburn, NH native

The guys over at XP have made my game and my body feel at 100% day in and day out. I can’t thank them enough for their commitment to make me the best player I can be.

 

Dom Malatesta
Dom Malatesta

Dom Malatesta
Acadie-Bathurst Titan / QMJHL
Wilmington, MA native

I’ve been training with XP for over 5 years now. Pat, Ben and Nicco have helped make me into the player I am and I wouldn’t be where I am today without these guys.

Tyler Bird
Tyler Bird

Tyler Bird
Wheeling Nailers ECHL

After the completing my first off-season at XP, I can truly say I feel the best I ever have going into a season. Pat and the staff at XP have helped me not only get stronger and faster, but also have helped correct my body positioning to maximize my potential. The one on one programming designed for me is unlike anything I have had, and am looking forward to the coming years and the continued growth I can have from XP.

Steve Marino
Steve Marino

Steve Marino
Bentley Lacrosse
Wakefield MA, native

The staff at XP are second to none. I am always confident that I will be able to perform when it matters most thanks to the work we do. Aside from getting stronger and faster, the injury prevention work we do keeps me on the field as well.

Matt Thomson
Matt Thomson

Matt Thomson
Northeastern University
Reading, MA, native

Pat Gigante, Nicco Riparo, and Ben Piecz have dedicated years of their time to help me refine my training habits and strive to reach my peak physical/mental performance. I am beyond grateful for their interest to further my success as a player as well as a person. I look forward to continuing to raise the bar. We’re just getting started.

Jordan Torres
Jordan Torres

Jordan Torres
Brown University Lacrosse
Andover MA, native

XP Athletic Performance has played a crucial role in my athletic success. I have been working with Ben, Pat, and Nicco for 4 years and can attest to their knowledge, attention to detail, and amazing trainer-to-client relationships. Each trainer works hard to make the gym a welcoming community, and it is a great place to get better each day!

Beth Kirkorian
Beth Kirkorian

Beth Kirkorian
Tufts University Field Hockey
Windham, NH native

I found XP after my freshman year of high school and have trained there ever since. Prior to XP, I never found a gym that tailored my program to my specific needs, accommodated my busy schedule, and that I loved. I knew I wanted to play at a high level of collegiate sports in addition to focusing on my academics. The trainers at XP gave me all the tools to increase my strength, speed, skills, and mental game and prepared me to excel when I arrived at Tufts. I have worked through rigorous conditioning programs whether I am at XP, the school gym, or away on vacation. I am able to complete a workout made just for me no matter where I am, which has developed my work ethic and athletic performance.

Ananda Kao
Ananda Kao

Ananda Kao
Tufts University Lacrosse
Andover MA, native

I started training at XP to become a better athlete and to be able to play at the collegiate level. The trainers at XP always push me to be my best and because of them I have become a stronger, faster, and more confident athlete. I trust them in their knowledge and abilities to keep me healthy while also challenging me in order to bring my game to the next level. They are very accommodating of student-athletes and the individual programs allow for flexibility depending on other school or athletic commitments throughout the year.

Jacqueline Diffley
Jacqueline Diffley

Jacqueline Diffley
St. Lawrence Women’s Hockey
Burlington, MA native

Training at XP these past few years has really helped me develop as an athlete. My overall strength and endurance has greatly improved due to the intense and efficient training I’ve experienced at XP. I look forward to each and every summer to get better with great trainers and I can’t thank them enough for what they have done for me!

Jackie Leone
Jackie Leone

Jackie Leone
Colgate Women’s Ice Hockey
Andover, MA native

XP is a great gym that has prepared me extremely well to be able to compete at my best playing Division I hockey at the collegiate level. Pat, Nicco and Ben all work with me to improve my strength, speed and agility off ice, which has certainly translated over to my on ice play. The trainers at XP take a genuine interest in helping me reach my goals as an athlete by pushing me in the weight room to step beyond my comfort zone. Through the programs they provide me with and the training they give me, I have been prepared to play at the Division I level and have been fortunate enough to compete for a NCAA National Championship.

Brian Cameron
Brian Cameron

Brian Cameron
Saint Anselm Ice Hockey
Wakefield, MA native

I have been training with XP for 4 years now and Pat, Nicco, and Ben over at XP have escalated my performance by exemplifying the correct way to train, recover, and rehab. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Best in the business.

Craig Needham
Craig Needham

Craig Needham
Youngstown USHL/ UMaine Commit
Medford, MA native

XP has been my home in the summer for a while now and it keeps getting better with each year. Pat’s constantly coming up with new exercises to keep the gym ahead of the game while also keeping an enjoyable atmosphere. You learn so much from all the trainers each day about getting stronger, bigger and faster, while also learning about taking care of your body with stretching, rehab, and eating. Pat has made me realize how important the details are for everything you’re doing to make sure you get the maximum out of each exercise. Every year I get anxious just thinking about getting the summer going and I can’t wait to get back and attack each day. “Love the game, and it will love you back.

Mike Gurska
Mike Gurska

Mike Gurska
Wilkes University Men’s Hockey
Revere, MA native

XP to me is much more than just a workout facility. For the past four years, I’ve been glad to call XP one of my favorite places to be. Pat, Ben, and Nicco have been able to create a fun, engaging, tight-knit culture that runs nonstop. The family like environment makes XP a great place to train for athletes of all sports, ages, athletic abilities. As opposed to being another paycheck or a spot to fill, I really feel appreciated by Pat and his staff as I have continuously grown closer and closer with all of them. I’m happy to say that XP has become a home away from home.

Johnny Deroche
Johnny Deroche

Johnny Deroche
UVM Men’s Hockey
Lynnfield, MA native

XP constantly pushes athletes to reach their fullest potential. They are extremely dedicated and I trust them in my development.

Mike Gillis
Mike Gillis

Mike Gillis
Hamilton Golf
South Hamilton, MA native

Through my years training at XP, the knowledge and positivity of Pat Gigante, Nicco Riparo, and Ben Piecz have helped me become an all around better version of myself. There’s a difference between training and knowing how to train, which I quickly learned with the guidance of the staff at XP. They are truly interested in not only helping you reach your goals, but care about us athletes and want the best for us. It’s this family-like atmosphere combined with everyone’s drive for improvement which makes XP special, and has helped me improve every day.

Justin Longo
Justin Longo

Justin Longo
Saint Anselm Men’s Hockey
Wakefield, MA native

I’ve been with Pat and Xcelerated performance for the last 10 years. The individual programs Pat supplies his athletes along with recovery and therapy work for athletes who have previous and ongoing injuries has been enormous for my hockey career and physical strength. I owe a great deal of my success to Xcelerated performance.

Jake Witkowski
Jake Witkowski

Jake Witkowski
BU Men’s Hockey
Melrose, MA native

Working out at XP with Pat, Nicco, and Ben has been incredible for my development both on and off the ice. I wouldn’t be where I am today with out them. Best in the business.

Adrianna Kippenberg
Adrianna Kippenberg

Adrianna Kippenberg
Plymouth State Soccer
Wilmington, MA native

I have been an athlete since I was a young girl, and working out has always been a part of my life. But it wasn’t until entering XP that I fully understood what it meant to get results, in order to progress as an athlete. Pat, Ben, and Nicco have made my perspective on fitness and a healthy lifestyle change in the most positive ways. I have never felt more at home inside of a gym. XP has the mindset, equipment, and positive atmosphere for all ages to come and find joy in exercise. The hard work they put in to each specific athlete and trainee that comes through their gym is what sets them a part from others. I truly have enjoyed growing as an athlete and changing my lifestyle, to what makes me happiest, through XP and their dedicated staff.