Gaglione Strength Board of Advisors
Over the years, Gaglione Strength has formed relationships with individuals who are experts in highly specialized in their fields. For that reason we created a Board of Advisors to recognize the people who have helped mold our program to what it is today.
With this list, we know all of our team has access to the absolute best resources from any possible industry related to what we do at Gaglione Strength.
These individuals have been mentors to me as well as the staff at Gaglione Strength. They have made a huge impact on what we do on a day-to-day basis. Without the influence of these people the gym wouldn’t be what it is today. The Board has given their stamp of approval on our program and we are grateful for that!
Zach Even Esh
Strength Coach and Entrepreneur
Zach Even Esh is the founder and owner of Underground Strength gym in Edison and Manasquan location in NJ. I have personally attended all levels of the Underground Strength Certifications and has helped out at various USC events. Zach is an expert on wrestling strength training and has helped influenced all of the wrestling strength and conditioning programs at Gaglione Strength. Zach has been a huge mentor of mine in business and in life. Zach values of work ethic, honesty, integrity and commitment have helped mold me to the man I am today.
Powerlifter and Inventor
Mark Bell is the inventor of the Sling Shot, founder of Super Training, the Power Podcast and Power Magazine. Mark Bell is one of the leading experts in the field for the sport of powerlifting. I have personally attended Mark’s first ever seminar at the Underground Strength gym and have helped out at his later clinics in Massachusetts and Florida. Legend has it he even sat in on a very important meeting to discuss the power shoe to a Reebok executive over a ”carb night”. Joking aside Mark has been a huge influence on all of the powerlifting programs at Gaglione Strength and we use his products on an everyday basis.
Powerlifter and Team Coach
Jesse Burdick is a highly sought after strength and powerlifting coach at Combat Sport Academy and is the found of Power WOD. He is one of the smartest powerlifting coaches out there and is a certified ART therapist as well as a board member to Men’s Health and Muscle and Fitness. Jesse helped me shed over 60 lbs of fat with his diet coach and helped train me to my first nationally ranked total and 850 squat. Jesse has been a huge mentor for me and helped me get my life on back on track.
Online Strength Coach and Speaker
Brandon Lilly is the creator and founder of the Cube Method, co-founder of the Reclaiming Real Strength Tour seminar series and highly sought after online powerlifting coach. He has hit world class numbers in both equipped and raw lifting. Brandon’s cube method rotation and training philosophy has been a paramount influence on all of the programming at Gaglione Strength. He has personally spoke at several times at our gym and is a huge motivation and mentor for our powerlifting team.
World Ranked Powerlifter and Founding Member
Mark Greenstein is one of the founding members and been with Gaglione Strength since the beginning. Mark came in as a competitive cross fitter and then decided he wanted to give powerlifting a try. His first meet he hit a nationally ranked total. Through hard work and dedication Mark became our first Raw Unity Champion and world ranked lifter. He hit an 1825 total which at the time was 5th best all time in the history of the 198 class in the sport of powerlifting and pound for pound one of the strongest lifters in the entire country. At the time of this writing his total still ranks him in the top 10 in the history of the sport. Mark is a great example of what hard work and following the program under an experienced coach can do for you.
James “Smitty” Smith
Strength Coach and Author
James Smith is a World renowned strength coach, founder of Diesel Strength and Conditioning, Co-found of the CPPS certification with Joe Defranco and author to a host of best selling books and DVDs on performance training. I have been learning from James Smith since I started coaching and I attend the very first ever CPPS certification in addition to many of Smitty’s seminars and education courses. I am constantly learning from his work and courses and have helped out and will continue to help out at future CPPS certifications to show my gratitude for all James has taught me. Smitty has had a huge impact on how I train athletes as well as correct movement patterns and keep our team healthy while still training hard and making progress.
Physical Therapist and Titleist Performance Coach
Jim is the founder of Functional Performance Physical Therapy and highly sought after PT out of LI NY. Physical Therapy Degree from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Alberry is also a level 3 certified medical professional by the Titleist Performance Institute and certified ALINE. He has personally helped me recover from a partial rotator cuff tear and shoulder dislocation that allowed me continue my personal powerlifting career after a injury during KB sport training. Dr. Alberry is our go to PT and helps keep our athletes healthy and advancing in their sporting events and personal lives.
World Renowned Group Expert and Coach
Jedd is a five time world record holder in group sport, specifically the pinch. He currently holds the number two position in the “Two Handed Pinch Dead Lift” set in 2011 with 121.65 kg | 267.33 pounds! He’s been published in My Mad Methods, Men’s Fitness, and Experience Life. He is also one of the founders of the Diesel Crew and highly successful internet entrepreneur. Jedd has personally taught me everything I know about group training and his information has helped many of my wrestlers improve their performance and reach their goals. Jedd has been a great mentor and colleague that is always there for me if I need someone to bounce ideas off.
World Record Strongman and Honoree Board Member
Mike is a former World Record Holder Strongman. Jenkins won the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic, finishing ahead of former champion Derek Poundstone, Zydrunas Savickas and Brian Shaw. Mike was a speaker at our first ever seminar at Gaglione Strength in Farmindale. He founded Jenkins Strength and Crossfit Gamma. Mike always put other people first. He died suddenly on November 28th, 2013. We held a charity event in his name to help pay for his funeral costs. With permission of his wife Keri, he will always be an honorary member on our board, as he had a tremendous impact on my life not only as a strength coach, but as a person as well.