NFL Trainer on What Makes Bergen NJ's Best County

Buying a home you love is an investment in your happiness. Buying a home in a thriving community like New Jersey’s Bergen county is just good business. One of the hottest real estate markets in the tri-state area, Bergen includes 8 towns voted best in New Jersey to raise a family. Of the 70 municipalities that call the county home, several are billed top places to live in the U.S. All of these figures contribute to the county’s considerable rise in property value/

For Home Qualified’s Neighborhood Series, Ralph DiBugnara caught up with Bergen County business owner and lifelong resident Rich Sadiv. Rich is the head strength coach at Fairlawn’s Parisi Speed School and key advisor for Martin Rooney’s Training For Warriors system. He’s also an internationally recognized, award winning powerlifter.

For Rich, place and purpose go hand in hand. Rich made the move to fitness full time in 2010 after building his decades long career with UPS. After assisting Rooney in that years NFL Combine Rich realized his true passion. “The two most important days of your life are the day you’re born and the day you figure out why. That’s when I figured out what my why was.”

Rich has made his home in Glen Rock for the last twenty years and has seen Bergen county and its thriving communities support and sustain his fitness endeavors. “Bergen County has one of the most progressive physical fitness communities. People are looking for those things. If it’s the spartan runners, if it’s the lifters, people really want to take their fitness to the next level.”

For Rich, the centralized location of Bergen County also make it an ideal base for exploring. “From this spot right here you’re ten miles from Manhattan. You’re an hour away from the Jersey Shore. You’re an hour away from the mountains. There’s everything and anything you could possibly want.”