Athlete Testimonials 


"Training with Jon was great for my development! I would definitely recommend Drees Performance Training for any athlete that is serious about improving their performance!"

Michael Forney - Mr. Hockey Finalist, 80th overall NHL draft pick (2006)

"Being a division 1 athlete has its perks and challenges, I am expected to be growing in strength and speed everyday and without the help of Jon at DREES PERFORMANCE TRAINING this would not be possible. I spent my 2016 summer working with Jon for 3 months and have seen amazing results in that time. I have never felt stronger or healthier. Jon is passionate about strength and conditioning, and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm he brings to every session. His easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. He makes each training session challenging, yet fun. He also places a high value on correct form with each exercise. He motivates me to push past my perceived limits, to get the most out of each training session. I have incredible energy, my physicality, and mentality have improved immensely, and I've gained huge improvements in my athletic ability. If you are serious about improving your performance, Drees Performance training will lead you every step of the way. 

The following are my test results from the end of the 2015-16 hockey season and my test results from the start of the 2016-17 hockey season:
* Bench press: 115lb then - 125lb now
* 300yd shuttle run: 84s then - 76.5s now
* 10 yard dash: 2.01s then - 1.71s now
* 20 yard dash: 3.43s then - 3.18s now
* 2 mile: 19.21 then - 18.01 now"

Erin Deters - Bemidji State University

"I trained with Jon for 2 months before my final season of volleyball and I saw significant gains in my strength, quickness, and vertical jump. Jon challenged me to push myself and better myself as an athlete. He is very approachable and willing to help, as well as extremely knowledgeable when it comes to training and fitness. I would recommend Drees Performance Training for anyone who is seriously looking to develop themselves as an athlete."

Lindsey Ryan - Luther College

"I trained with Jon in the last 6 weeks of summer before I had to go back to school. In that short amount of time I was able to put on 5 pounds of muscle and noticeably improve my strength, lifting techniques, quickness, and eating habits. Really like the 1 on 1 help and would definitely recommend to anyone."

Will Missling - Gustavus Adolphus College

"I hired Jon after doing a search for Personal Trainers in the area. My goal, to continue rehab and BJJ strength training while away from my regular training/rehab team in NYC, post ACL reconstruction.

As the Owner of a Health & Wellness business in NYC for over a decade, I've experienced the best and worst in the marketplace - and Jon gives the best a run for their money.

In his caring and professional manner, Jon delivers sound techniques which are ever evolving even in session. He understands mechanics and assessment as the foundations for delivery of appropriate workouts, and appropriate workouts = results. He honed in on specific muscle movements necessary to protect my knee from further injury, while grasping the performance needs of a BJJ practitioner - giving me workouts suitable for both. I was able to work into my hips and quads in a way I hadn't considered when training for my last competition. I feel strong and confident in my lower body, which is absolutely crucial for success in my sport.

I bought my Godson a membership with Jon for performance training as he transitions from HS sports to college. For the driven and dedicated young athlete I could think of no better place to go to up the ante. Overall money and time well spent at Drees Performance Training, a super place to land and glean as many tips as you can for your fitness toolbox!"

Joy Oriol


"My 12 year old son started training with Jon in January 2016. After two months you could see the difference in appearance, endurance and confidence. He looks forward to each training day. Jon and his programs have been a great motivator and has easily been one of the best sports performance training decisions we have made."

Betsy Tupper


"Jon really helped me with my strength and speed. After spending only a few months training with him I had my best season at Mayville State. The ball was traveling further off the bat and my power numbers really increased. I also felt a lot more explosive running the bases than the previous year. Jon did a great job keeping me motivated."

Dustin Brend - Mayville State University 2nd Baseman, 2 time DAC Champion


"Before working with Jon I didn't know what I was doing in the weight room. Jon showed me how to do things right and how to get bigger and stronger. He was willing to work around my schedule which was really nice. I made big improvements in every lift and test we did. Jon helped me gain almost 30lbs of muscle this summer and also a starting spot on the varsity football team."

Dominic Kruse - Senior LB/RB, Lincoln High School Prowlers