Our Coaches at Gaglione Strength

John Gaglione

John Gaglione

Founder and Owner of Gaglione Strength

John Gaglione is a strength coach out of Long Island, New York. John trains a wide variety of athletes at his facility located in Farmingdale New York. He specializes in improving maximal strength for all athletes and “average joes”.

He currently leads a powerlifting team of over 40 members. At the time of this writing, he has helped over 80 lifters achieve national ranking in their division.

John has also written many strength and conditioning articles for major online publications such as Elite FTS, Testosterone Nation, One Result, and Men’s Health.

An avid strength athlete John also has a lot of “under the bar experience” and has competed in the sport of powerlifting for over a decade. His best competition equipped lifts are a 900 squat, 575 Bench, and a 660 Deadlift.

He’s also the only known man to squat 800 pounds in 6 different weight classes and leads from the front!

Learn more about Coach John’s story HERE.

Melissa  Granados

Melissa Granados

“Coach Melon”

Mel has had an inspirational body transformation starting in the 181 class and settling in nicely lt the 148 division as an athlete with our team!

Along the way she has totaled over 1000 pounds in three weight classes and hit nationally ranked totals both raw and equipped. 

Most recently took home gold and best lift at the XPC finals at Arnold Classic in the year 2020!  Like Coach Gaglione she leads by example!

Mel is officially our newest staff member and coach !

She specializes in coaching strength training yet also takes pride in showing adults and athletes alike how to take care of their bodies through proper nutrition and life style habit coaching.

Coach Mel takes a hands on approach to coaching. She is fully invested in helping you reach your desired goals.