Click each below to learn more about our staff and trainers



Pete Knutsen

Owner and Competitive powerlifter heading a group of lifters utilizing developing powerlifting methods. Also qualified to train sports specific methods

Rheta West

All-time world record holder squatter in both equipment and raw. Started the powerlifting crew that has now grown so large it has broken into several smaller groups. Pioneer for women in powerlifting heading a growing women's only powerlifting group. Owner of PR featuring the Jakked Life line

Joe Dardano

The original owner of Hercules. Joe first opened this gym in 1976. He was a bodybuilder, judged bodybuilding competitions, and continues to train a select group of clients. Joe is our respected backbone.

Phil Molinaro

B.S. / A.A.S. / C.P.T
Instruction in Strength Training, Bodybuilding & Nutrition
Home training also available

Robert V. Scarantino

Certified Personal Trainer with 20 years experience
Body Building
Nutritional Counseling
Strength & Conditioning
Be prepared, there is no mercy!