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Coach Russo has been producing World Champion Powerlifters, from Youth to Grand Masters, for over 20 years. Whether you are new to the sport, or have past experience, you will not leave our facility without personal growth.  Contact us today to find out more.

Strength Training options for all ages and types of individuals that will stimulate both body and mind. Whether you are looking for a casual workout, or are planning on competing in a Bodybuilding show, we will teach you what you need to find success.

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Athletic teams, from Youth to High School, have taken their game to the next level with the Strength Training programs offered at Connecticut Strength. Focus, commitment, comradery, and overall team strength come together under our roof.

Contact Coach Russo today for more information.
Phone: 860-863-1220

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Coach Patrick Russo has influenced countless Athletes throughout his 20+ year professional career as both an Athlete and a Coach. As a former UCONN Huskey football player and Defensive Captain, Coach Russo received the honorable Rocco Morano Award, a prestigious recognition to honor elite athletes for being a 4-year Letterman. Coach Russo knows what it takes to create greatness and demands this level of greatness in the Athletes he coaches. His passion and intensity for sport is equal to the level of class and professionalism that he brings to it.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Coach Russo continued to play professionally in the Arena Football League, before starting a family and opening his own gym at the age of 23. As a young business owner, Coach Russo was also asked to take on the role as Head Strength Coach for a local high school Weightlifting Team where he proceeded to win 3 State Championships, 7 NVL Championships, and produce over 500 High School State Championship Powerlifters. The State of Connecticut has honored him with his own citation for producing the highest team total weight lifted in Connecticut High School weightlifting. His two sons, now 15-years old and 17-years, old both hold multiple World Records in the Strict Curl and Full Power, respectively.

In 2017 Coach Russo joined the 100% RAW Drug Free Federation. Leading his team to victory as Strict Curl Team World Champions in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Coach Russo was honored by the President of the 100% RAW Federation with the prestigious Coach of the Year award (2018, 2019). As Head Coach of Team USA, Coach Russo meets regularly with Strict Curlers both Nationally and Internationally. His list of World Record Strict Curlers has passed 50 individual lifters, ranging from 11-year-old Youth, through 70-year-old Grand Masters. He has been known as the go-to-Coach if you are chasing a World Record, or if you make the conversion from Wide to Narrow. His techniques and insane programming makes him stand out above the rest. His Coaching style is not for everyone, but those who stay become Champions. His stable of World Championship Curlers is thick, quick, and nasty. Coach them hard, love them hard!!!

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360 Sandbank Road, Cheshire CT 06410

Coach Russo: 203-213-6231

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