Our Coaches at Gaglione Strength

When you train at Gaglione Strength, you have the opportunity to train with experienced professionals who are passionate about what they do and motivated to coach you to achieve your goals.

Our coaches are not only knowledgeable, but they are always positive and supportive, bringing an unmatched energy to each and every training session.

John Gaglione

John Gaglione

Founder and Owner of Gaglione Strength

John Gaglione is an experienced and respected strength coach who specializes in improving maximal strength and performance for all athletes and “average joes”. He has extensive expertise and experience coaching athletes of all levels, ages, and abilities. John has coached multiple champion wrestlers and elite athletes at some of the most prestigious powerlifting competitions.

John has also written many strength and conditioning articles for major online publications such as Men’s Health, Elite Fitness Systems, Testosterone Nation, One Result, and is the featured strength & conditioning author for the Long Island Wrestling Association.

An avid strength athlete himself, John also has a lot of “under the bar experience” and has competed in the sport of powerlifting for several years achieving competition personal bests of a 900 squat, 575 Bench, and 640 deadlift.

John Gaglione is an experienced and respected strength coach who specializes in improving maximal strength and performance for all athletes and “average joes”. He has extensive expertise and experience coaching athletes of all levels, ages, and abilities. John has coached multiple champion wrestlers and elite athletes at some of the most prestigious powerlifting competitions.

John has also written many strength and conditioning articles for major online publications such as Men’s Health, Elite Fitness Systems, Testosterone Nation, One Result, and is the featured strength & conditioning author for the Long Island Wrestling Association.

An avid strength athlete himself, John also has a lot of “under the bar experience” and has competed in the sport of powerlifting for several years achieving competition personal bests of a 900 squat, 575 Bench, and 660 deadlift.

Learn more about Coach John’s story HERE.

Nick Benerakis

Nick Benerakis

“Coach Ben”

Nick Benerakis is a strength coach and certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy. Nick is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelors degree in exercise science. He is a nationally ranked powerlifter in the 198 lb weight class with a 1900 lb total, which ranked 8th in the country. He also has a 705 lb Bench Press to his name.

Nick specializes in coaching powerlifting but also takes pride in showing lifters how to take care of their bodies through routine stretching and myofascial release techniques. Coach Ben takes a hands on approach to online coaching. He is fully invested in helping you reach your desired goals.

Ron Latorre

Ron Latorre

After Ron’s law enforcement career was cut short due to a back injury, he was determined to reclaim his health and strength.

He started at Gaglione Strength as a client, wanting to learn how to squat and deadlift correctly. At 43 years old, Ron became an AAPTE certified personal trainer. Coach Ron has a remarkable ability to relate to all of our team members, especially our older members. He is also a certified Precision Nutrition Level One Coach.