The perfect team for making your NJ powerlifting experience memorable.



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John Dalessio - State Chair

I've been involved in the USA Powerlifting / ADFPA since 1996 as a lifter, coach and referee. While I was serving in the US Coast Guard, I read an article about James Benemerito competing at Men's Nationals and wanted to give it a try. After I finished my time in the US Coast Guard, I went to learn from the best. I drove an hour each way, three times a week for a year to train with the guys at Pro Fitness. It took me 12 years to finally win a national championship. So never give up! 

After the USCG, I worked as a certified strength coach and ran a fitness center before I started my current home remodeling business. I love spending time with the love of my life, my wife Maureen, and her two children Michael and Ella. My free time is spent coaching, training, running USA Powerlifting meets. ..and a million other things.