Est. 2003

Long Island's Strength Mecca

Welcome to the Family

When you enter Blue Collar Barbell, you’re surrounded by the best in the world. Everyone is striving and achieving with you. This is what separates us from the big chain gyms. At Blue Collar Barbell, you’re not just another member, you’re family.

Join Us for All Your Strength Needs

We offer private, personalized one on one training, group, team, strength and conditioning, programming, and coaching. All programming is done on an individualized basis. We work on your time, may it be at 4 am or 4 pm, we’re here to help you accomplish your long and short term goals. TODAY!

Shawna Mendelson strength coach powerlifting trainer, nutritionist, and personal trainer

Shawna Mendelson


Shawna Mendelson has been in the Strength/ Fitness industry since the early 2000’s. She is one of the leading strength coaches in the industry. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through NASM, and has a MS degree in Kinesiology/Sports science and is certified in nutrition and CPR/AED.

Shawna has numerous world records in the sport of powerlifting and is known as one of the strongest women in the world. Shawna is the second strongest woman ever in her weight class. Her best lifts to date are 725lb Squat, 565lb Bench Press (ATWR!), 510lb Deadlift, 1685lb Total. Besides powerlifting, Shawna is also a Scottish Highland Games athlete, as well as a National Physique Committee (NPC) competitive bodybuilder.

Shawna represents Southern Powerlifting Federation (SPF) as the New York State Chairman.

Shawna’s passion is introducing dynamic, results-driven strength and fitness programs to enable people to become healthy and fit for life!

Jay Curry bodybuilder, strength coach, nutritionist, and private trainer

Jason Curry


Jason Curry has over 25 years of experience, specializing in bodybuilding and strength training. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Plattsburgh State University of New York in Pre-medical Studies.

Jason holds certifications from:

  • National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a certified personal trainer (CPT) and fitness nutrition specialist (FNS)
  • C.O.R.F.I.T. as a certified personal trainer (CPT), Master Level Trainer, and Master Nutrition Specialist.
  • The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Bodybuilding Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Sport Nutrition Specialist, Elite Trainer, Master Trainer.
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • New York State Emergency Medical Technician – Defibrillation (EMT-D), CPR, and Basic Life Support Adult/Infant (BLS).

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