Zach (Right) with Quattro Deuce on Left (Navy SEAL) & SPARTAN Race Founder, Joe DeSena (Center)

Zach (Right) with Quatro Deuce on Left (Navy SEAL) & SPARTAN Race Founder, Joe DeSena (Center)

Zach Even – Esh is The Founder of The Underground Strength Gym (Locations in NJ with Manasquan & Scotch Plains), Creator of The Underground Strength Coach Certification & Author of the Best Seller, The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength & Conditioning.

Zach has also served as The Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for The Rutgers University Wrestling Team & The Lehigh University Wrestling Team.

Since Zach began training athletes in 2002, Zach has coached and consulted with D1 Teams / Coaches, Youth Athletes all the way to Adults in their 60s. Zach continues to lead The Strength & Performance Industry by consulting with Strength Coaches around the world, D1 Coaches, Teams, Athletes & Programs.

Zach holds a BA in Health & Physical Education from Kean University and an MA in Health Education from Montclair State University. Zach began his own training in 1989 after his brother convinced him to join the wrestling team his freshman year at Edison High School.

Since 2002, Zach has been training athletes from all sports, the beginning of which started out of Zach’s parents garage and backyard, then, at his first home in Edison where he began molding struggling athletes into All Area & All State Athletes.

Most of all, these athletes developed Strength in LIFE; Greater Self Esteem, Work Ethic, Confidence, Leadership & Character.

Above, Fall of 2006 Training Footage

This training at The Underground Strength Gym has evolved through constant learning and experience in training several thousand athletes ranging from the youth level to the Olympic level since 2002.

Zach and his team of coaches are evolving, refining and constantly improving their training methods day in and day out because THAT is what the kids deserve, EXCELLENCE. 

That is what The Underground stands for: The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.

We do not work with athletes, teams, parents, organizations, etc that are “kind of interested” or :kind of dedicated”. Nothing worth achieving is going to be easy. We love to blend hard work with FUN Training to keep our family of athletes and adults engaged and excited to train consistently.

We expect the same discipline from ourselves as a Team of Coaches and we expect the same from the parents of athletes, coaches, teams, organizations that we work with.

Through the years (since 2002) we have learned that our most successful athletes have supportive parents and sport coaches. If you’re looking for a “special offer” or a unique discount, we are not the training facility for your child. We offer world class coaching and rapid results.

The success stories from The Underground Strength Gym began piling up in 2002 and has since transformed countless athletes into All Area, All State, All Conference, State Champ & National Champ Accolades. The results have been unmatched.

In 2008, Coaches from around the world began flying to NJ when Zach opened his methods up for learning via The Underground Strength Coach Certification.

With over 2,000 articles online, in magazines, newspapers, videos and more, Coaches all around the world caught notice of these athlete transformations and success stories and have been flying to NJ from around the world to learn Zach’s training methods to bring home and implement for their own success with other athletes.

We understand many gyms look the same, with the same equipment, etc. BUT….. It is The Coaching that changes the game and makes the BIG difference. Our success stories are countless, every month at The Underground Strength Gym the athletes here are shocking the naysayers and achieving success both in the sports arena and in life that they never achieved before.

If you or your child commit to training at The Underground, you can expect nothing less than a life changing experience here, one that will teach them life lessons, not just training that prepares them for sports competition.

Our Prices & Membership Details are explained HERE, please read the web site thoroughly before signing up for a Trial Workout.

Our goal at The Underground Strength Gym goes BEYOND Strength & Conditioning. Regardless of your age, our team of Coaches will mentor and guide you to become a Champion in LIFE, not just sports.

Our commitment to you or your child is not something we take lightly. We will be 100% dedicated to you and in turn, you must have the same commitment to the Champion Lifestyle. This takes consistent, hard work. Couple this with a scientific physical preparation program and the results are powerful.

We only work with supportive parents who understand that training for excellence is NOT a part time hobby or a quick fix.

Our minimum training commitment is 3 months unless you’re a college athlete here for vacation or Summer. If you have a special requirement in which you need a monthly membership, please let us know.

Cancelling your membership is Easy; Just e mail us 2 weeks before the 1st of the month and we’ll part as friends. We want YOU to be Happy first & foremost. No silly contracts here where we lock you into something. If you don’t want to be here, we do NOT want to move forward either.

Adults who are serious about their fitness can also train with us.

There is no better feeling that comes from being strong, healthy and full of energy.

We look forward to helping you and / or your child achieve their goals in life AND sports!

Live The Code 365,

Honesty, Integrity, Commitment & Work Ethic

— Zach & Team Underground Strength —