The highest level of personalization comes through our one-on-one coaching. Work one-on-one with any of our coaches at JDI, who specialize not only in weightlifting and powerlifting, but strength and conditioning, sport-specific training, and physique. 

Session Rates Vary –– check out our coaches below, talk with them, and decide who would be best suited to work with you toward your goals.

Contact us to check the availability of our coaches and schedule a call!

Our Coaches

Having multiple coaches with different specialties gives you an array of talents and personalities to choose from. Choose a coach based on your needs and find the best fit for you.

Jesse Irizarry 

Founder & Head Coach - CSCS, USAW Level 1 Coach

Coaching Rate:  $150 per session 

Jesse is a former D1 Strength and Conditioning Coach and was mentored by Bill Gillespie and Dave Williams, two of the few CSCCa master strength coaches. Jesse is an expert in sport-specific strength and conditioning training as well as a seasoned coach in both the sports of Powerlifting and Weightlifting. Jesse is a master of his craft. If he cannot make you stronger, no one can.

Alex Hall

Owner & Coach, CSCS, SFN

Coaching Rate: $125 per session

Alex is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition. He has over a decade of experience in various strength disciplines. He has extensive experience working with physique athletes and is an experienced powerlifting coach who mentored under Jesse Irizarry. 

Kenny Bretania

Coaching Rate: $100 per session

Kenny is a competitive Olympic weightlifter and a certified USAW Instructor. He is an expert at coaching beginners through the unique elements of the snatch and the clean and jerk, but he also coaches several national level lifters in both weightlifting and powerlifting.

Jean Laguerre Jr.

Coaching Rate: $100 per session

Jean has been a competitive weightlifter for most of his life. He is an experienced coach and national level competitor in both the sport of powerlifting and weightlifting, a rare and exceptional combination.

TJ Leong

Coaching Rate: $100 per session

TJ is a competitive powerlifter. He is a recent graduate of Temple University (B.S. Kinesiology). TJ specializes in getting beginner lifters proficient in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. His extensive knowledge of movement mechanics makes him exceptional at coaching lifters of all levels.

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JDI Barbell is in Manhattan! We are located in East Harlem, steps away from the 4,5,6 trains, and a 5 minute walk from the 2 and 3 trains.

1767 Park Ave.

Bsmnt Level

New York, NY 10035


(917) 388-3846