About The Program Contact

Age appropriate, expert  functional sports performance training, health & fitness training.


Whether you are pursuing athletic scholarships, working to be an All-Shore selection, want to excel at try-outs, or need a personal training plan that will support your health and fitness goals, NEXT LEVEL can help you get there.



Youth - High School - College - Adult


Speed Training- Vertimax Training

Strength Training


Vertimax Training!


Hear it from our clients:

“The work I do off the track really makes a difference for me. My strength and power training with Rich at Next Level is an important part of my plan for the running goals I am pursuing as a pro.  Rich knows how to apply the essential strength training routine to get better results on the track.  We use advanced techniques that are so track specific that even in 10 years of running I’ve learned so many great new things!  I strongly recommend it for every serious runner looking to set new personal bests.”

Ashley Higginson


3x All-American

2012 US Olympic Trials 4th place finalist

2013 US World Championship Team qualifier

2014 USA Nationals Silver Medalist

2015 Pan Am Games Champion

Ashley trains on Vertimax!

“Coach Rich brought a completely new dynamic to our training and workouts.  Rich’s drills and techniques increase strength, coordination and endurance while also developing EXPLOSIVE speed for our players.   Practices are fun, fast-paced and there is something to learn for everyone, including the coaches!   I highly recommend it!!"

Joe S.- Head Boys Basketball Coach

Central Jersey Hawks  AAU Team

"Training with Rich was an integral part of my preparation to play D1 college basketball at SMU.  The court speed and basketball-specific movement skills we trained were a vital part of my game in college."

Kevin Dunleavy Jr.

Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Tulane University

“The strength and power I’m developing at Next Level has helped me to reach my goals on the track.”


Monmouth County  Boys

Champion: 800 Meter Run

“Following Rich’s approach to strength training and speed development helped me a great deal as a professional 800 meter runner.  He understands how to apply effective and proven training principles in the context of an overall training program.  I highly recommend working with Rich for beginners up to the elite level athlete.”

Mike Rutt

Assistant Track Coach- UMASS Lowell

USA  World Championships Team Member

2 Time US Olympic Trials Qualifier

“Coach Rich develops a strength and conditioning program that suits athletes for their specific sport.  He gives them the proper fundamentals and techniques which will allow them to prosper and excel.  He does this with positive encouragement and feedback.  I could already tell a difference in my team after the second session.”

Katie Conlon

Head Coach, Varsity Field Hockey

St. John Vianney High School

"Having seen Rich in action over the past four years as one of my coaches, he demonstrates a unique ability to combine knowledge, passion, and understanding to help athletes meet their goals. He values research and employs the most current approaches to strength training principles which are detailed and functional to fit an individual's specific sport needs.  Rich offers encouragement beyond the capacity of each training session. From high school athletes to professional runners, he displays a compassionate commitment towards helping individuals become the best they can be in their sport."

Stephanie Charnigo, PT, DPT

Professional Runner-Saucony

Hear about it in the Press:

Personalized fitness and training for athletes and those looking for a personal training plan that will support your health and fitness goals. Get to Your NEXT LEVEL! Call to schedule a free consultation (732) 566-7258

©2017 Next Level Sports & Fitness : MP|design