A.P.E. Pre-Season Session II

Organized upon request, A.P.E. will be offering a 3 week long strength and conditioning session starting Tuesday, March 5th and concluding Thursday, March 21st. The session will have two time slots and classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:00pm and 6:00-7:00pm (the 6:00-7:00 time slot has been filled to capacity). The class is ideal for modified level athletes who will not be involved in tryouts until the end of March. This allows athletes who have been training to remain in shape, while also allowing athletes who have not been training to get in shape for their school tryouts. The class is also open to older athletes who wish to continue working out during tryouts if their schedule allows. Adjustments will be made to individual programs based on age and what their current schedules entail (tryouts/practices vs. no sport activities). Focus will again be on improving baseball specific speed, agility, strength, power and conditioning, while continuing to focus on injury prevention. This 3 week program will also bridge the gap between now and the longer In-Season program that begins at the start of April. Cost of the class is $150 and will be limited to 10 athletes. If there are any questions about the class itself, or if you are wondering if it is a good fit for a specific individual, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Gaal, certified strength and conditioning specialist, at 447-9759 or gaalbz@lemoyne.edu. You may also use this contact information to register for the class. 


A.P.E. Pre-Season Combo Hitting Class

Class has concluded. Please check back in the winter for our Off-Season session.

A.P.E. Pre-Season Combo Pitching Class

Class has concluded. Please check back in the winter for our Off-Season session.


A.P.E. Drop-Ins

APE now offers access to the weight room for any parents or brothers/sisters looking to exercise during lessons or classes.  The fee is $5 per visit and is based on availability of equipment.  This is a great option for anyone who is looking to get healthier or simply pass the time!  A waiver must be signed before access is granted.


A.P.E. Custom Group Training

If you are interested in forming or becoming part of a custom group training package, please fill out a form under the "APE INTEREST FORM" tab.  You may also fill out this form if you have any desire for individual training or are interested in joining a class. The form also has a "comments" box if you have any questions or comments!  

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for training packages feel free to contact Ben Gaal at (315) 447-9759‚Äč  or gaalbz@lemoyne.edu

Please check back to this page on a regular basis for new photos, updates on training, and specials.



APE Strength Training, St. John's Baseball and The Boston Red Sox

Congratulations to Syracuse East and APE athlete Jeff Belge on being selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2016 MLB Draft. After a tough decision, Jeff has decided to continue his career at Division I St. John's starting this fall. Good luck!

(Fall 2016)

APE Strength Training and Fairleigh Dickinson

Congratulations to CBA's Dom Spinoso on accepting a scholarship to Division I Fairleigh Dickinson for 2017-2021!

(Fall 2016)

APE Strength Training and Canisius Baseball

Good luck to Stephen Bennett as he starts his freshman campaign at Division I Canisius College

(Fall 2016)

APE Strength Training and Fredonia Baseball

Good luck to Sophomore Ben Atkinson as he returns to Fredonia for his second season!

(Fall 2016)

APE Strength Training and Wilkes Baseball

Good luck to Sophomore Nick Capozzi as he returns to Wilkes for his second season!

(Fall 2016)


Congratulations To 4 Former APE Athletes on Tremendous College Seasons

(May 2016)

Congratulations to Sam Little, Webb Little, Sam Walsh and Ryan Contegni on earning multiple Post-Season awards. Sam Little was voted Conference Rookie Of The Year, 1st Team All Conference, All Conference Tournament Team, All Region Rookie Of The Year and 3rd Team All Region. Sam Walsh was named to the All Conference Rookie Team and was also voted Rookie Pitcher Of The Year. Webb Little took home 2nd Team All Conference and Ryan Contegni was named to the All Conference Tournament Team.

APE Strength Training and Le Moyne College Baseball

(March 2016)

Freshman Sam Walsh continues his great start at Le moyne, being named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week for the second time this season (February 22, March 28). We look forward to following him the rest of the year!

APE Strength Training and the Washington Nationals

(January 2016)

Congratulations to Matt Pirro on his selection in the 2015 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. After spending his summer in Auburn, Matt is taking advantage of APE to get his Pre-Season training in before he heads to spring training. We wish him the best in 2016!

St. John's University and APE Strength Training

(Winter 2015)

APE athlete Alex Caruso has been named Pre-Season Player of the Year for the Big East Conference.  Alex is coming off an All-Star selection and league Batting Title in the highly touted Alaska Baseball League.  Alex is currently getting his training done at APE before he heads back to school for the start of another great season.  Congratulations Alex!!

George Washington University and APE Strength Training

(Spring 2015)

APE athlete Camillo Spinoso signed a letter of intent in the fall of 2014 to play baseball for Division I George Washington University. He is now preparing for his senior season at APE. We look forward to a strong season in preparation for his arrival on the GW campus this fall!

Alfred University Football and APE Strength Training

(Summer 2013)

Alfred University Sophomore Alex Peebles put in a solid summer of work packing on 10 pounds of muscle as he prepared for his upcoming season.  We expect big things this season and look forward to following this rising Wide Receiver! 

 St. John's Baseball and APE Strength Training

(Summer 2013)

St. John's outfielder Alex Caruso spent his summer playing in the NYCBL and working out with APE Strength Training.  Alex was able to put on 10 pounds of lean mass as he earned a spot in the NYCBL All-Star game.  We wish Alex the best and look forward to following this rising sophomore as he begins another year at St. John's!

Ithaca College Baseball and APE Strength Training

(Summer 2013)

Ithaca College pitcher Ryan Contegni spent his summer working out with APE Strength Training and refining his pitching skills at the CNY Baseball Warehouse.  Coming off of a solid summer season and seeing strong gains in the weight room, we expect big things from Ryan this year.  We look forward to following Ryan as he attempts to get Ithaca College back to the World Series!

 Congratulations Dan DeMauro!

(Spring 2013)

Congratulations to APE athlete Dan DeMauro on another Track Championship.  Dan followed up a Sectional Championship in the fall season by winning another Sectional Championship with Westhill this spring!

Congratulations Dan DeMauro!

(Winter 2012-2013)

Congratulations to APE athlete Dan DeMauro on his sectional championship.  Dan posed for this photo following a workout on 2/7/13... the day after winning the sectional crown!  #Dedication


Wake Forest Baseball and APE Strength Training


(Winter 2012-2013)

 Wake Forest starting pitcher Mike Pirro spent his winter break throwing at the CNY Baseball Warehouse and working out with APE Strength Training.  Taking advantage of the training facility allowed the standout sophomore to prepare for the upcoming season.  We wish Mike the best and look forward to following the former Baseball U star as he battles through another season in the ACC.


 Oswego State Baseball Endorses APE Strength Training


Scott Landers, Oswego State Head Baseball Coach

December 20, 2012



Ben is a young, energetic Strength and Conditioning Coach who takes pride in his work. In my two years at Oswego State, we have used the APE Strength Training Program that has benefited our athletes immensely.  Ben's sport specific program has shown to make our players much stronger physically and noticeably faster while maintaining the flexibility to perform at the highest level.  The APE program is outstanding for any level athlete who is committed to being the best.  I would recommend any baseball player who wants to play at the next level to use Ben and his abilities. 



Le Moyne College Baseball


November 28, 2012

Greetings from the Heights,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We have just finished our workouts for the fall semester and I am extremely happy with where we are at this point. It is now time for the student-athletes to buckle down and get ready for the stretch run of classes and finals. We are very proud of our accomplishments in the classroom as we received the “NE-10 Team Academic Excellence” award last season for the highest team GPA in the conference. We are striving for another great semester in the classroom and to repeat as award winners for the following semester.

On the baseball side of things, the fall season was a great success. The new additions have fit in very well and the team chemistry looks good. The guys have been working out very hard in the weight room and it shows as they are in great physical shape at this point. We would like to give a special thanks to Ben Gaal, a former player here at Le Moyne, who is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at APE Strength Training located in the CNY Baseball Warehouse (www.cnybaseballwarehouse.com). Ben has worked with our team the past few years and we have seen great improvements in this area of our program.

There will be some battles for starting spots as the spring season gets under way that should be fun to watch. The guys will have to continue to work very hard over break to be ready to go when they arrive back on campus in January. We will only have a few weeks to prepare before we head to North Carolina for our first game against Mount Olive. We are looking forward to another exciting season ahead.

Coach Cassidy