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Metro Elite Club Locations

Metro Elite has several training facilities across the Metropolitan NY area, on in NYC, another one Long Island, and two in New Jersey:

Lost Battalion Hall - Rego Park (Queens), NY

The Lost Battalion Hall (LBH) Weightlifting program is conducted at at a facility owned and operated by the NYC Parks & Recreation. Created in 1961 by Morris Weissbrot, Lost Battalion Hall has produced some of the top lifters ever to come out of the NY Metropolitan area. It is located at 93-29 Queens Blvd and is easily accessible by highway (Long Island Expwy. to the Queens Blvd. exit heading East and the Junction Blvd. exit heading West. The R subway train stop at Woodhaven Blvd. is 2 blocks from LBH.

Olympians, Stan Bailey, Leston Sprauve, Jerry Hannan, Butch Curry and  Phil Grippaldi all trained extensively at LBH. Women's World Champion Karyn Marshall trained at LBH as well, during her years of highest performance at international levels, including her World Championship victory in 1987. 

Pan American and multi-time National Champion, Gary Hanson trained at LBH, as did Jr. World Record Holders, Victor Schreiner and Artie Drechsler and Jr. World Team members Mario Lazzaro, Tom DiFillippi and Ed Herger.

 Coach Artie Drechsler is available at LBH Tuesdays and  Thursdays from 7 PM to 10 PM and Saturdays from 1 PM to 5 PM. He is recognized by USA Weightlifting as a Sr. International Coach and is the author of "The Weightlifting Encyclopedia". Coach Joe Triolo, a USA Weightlifting Club Coach works at LBH Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 10 PM.

Membership at LBH cost $100 per year (payable by credit card or money order).

Flemington, NJ - Central NJ

Coach Peter Roselli has a club in Flemington, NJ. A former national level lifter, coach Roselli has developed multi-time National Champion and Jr. World Championship medalist, Danica Rue. He has also coached Matt Rue, who has been Jr. National Champion and Jr. American Recordholder, as well as a Jr. World Team member. Peter is also recognized by USA Weightlifting as a Senior International Coach. You can contact Peter at: ptroselli@earthlink.net.

Farleigh Dickinson University at Florham, NJ - Northern NJ

Coach Nick Curry coaches at FDU. He has developed a number of National level lifters as in as assistant strength coach at FDU. He is recognized by USA Weightlifting as a Senior Coach. You can contact him at: w8liftah@comcast.net.

Bethpage, NY (Long Island)

Coach Chris Smith coaches at Totally Fit in Bethpage. Coach Smith has a Masters degree in Physical Education and is recognized by USA Weightlifting as a Club Coach. He has coached numerous athletes to the national level. You can contact him at: eleiko2@aol.com.