Club Industry was not involved in the creation of this content. Montvale, NJ (November 27, 2017) Jeff Rivers has a thing for the gym. Growing up in the small town of Stillwater in upstate NY, Jeff played football in high school but was a little overweight and not happy with the way he looked. So, he hit the gym. Back then there was not a lot of equipment available, so Jeff and his friends did some fundraising, to the delight of the coaches, and Jeff and his teammates built their own gym.