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Every athlete has the desire to be the best. With True Athlete Performance, they can improve their maximum potential through hard work, dedication, and a focus on proper form and technique. Established in 2009, True Athlete Performance boasts a management team with over 25 years of experience and an exceptional staff of trainers with degrees and experience in the field of sports performance enhancement. No matter what sport an athlete plays, True Athlete Performance specializes in teaching them how to move efficiently with power and precision, skills needed in any sport. Our programs have been specifically designed to work with athletes of all ages and skill levels to improve performance and ability.

 

Management Team Virginia Training Staff Maryland Training Staff

 

Management Team

ROB Rose, CSCS, CCS - President
Rob Rose

Bio:

  • Established First Athlete Training Program in 1995
  • Established True AP in 2009
  • BS, Exercise Science (George Mason University)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Conditioning Specialist (CCS)
  • Nationally Recognized Speaker For:

- NSCA, NSPA, Merritt Athletic Clubs, Total Training Seminars, US Lacrosse, Club Industry, Athletic Business

 
 

 

  • Favorite Sport:  Basketball, Flag Football
  • Favorite Hobby:  Scuba Diving, though I don’t get to do it much!
  • Favorite Place to Visit:  Chicago – Best City in the U.S.
  • Favorite Music Band:  Third Eye Blind
  • Why I Got into Training Athletes:  I was an athletic trainer at GMU and loved working with athletes to get them better.
  • What I Like Most about Training:  The variety of athletes we work with – different sports and levels  
  • Favorite Sports Team:  Dallas Cowboys
  • Favorite Food:  My Homemade Spaghetti!
Rob Rose
Rob Rose

Contact Information:

Email   rrose@trueap.com
Twitter @RobRose_Trueap
Cell Phone 703-568-5657
Nutrition Site:   www.advocare.com/11106393

 

 

Kris Johnson, CSCS, CCS - Vice President
Kris Johnson

Bio:

  • Training athletes since 2003
  • Graduate of Western Illinois University
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CCS)

 

 

 

 
 

 

  • Favorite Sports: Football and Basketball
  • Favorite Hobbies: Woodworking and house projects
  • Favorite Things to Do in Free Time:   Spending time with my wife (Helen)  and 2 daughters (Kayden and Kenley)
  • What I Like Most About Training: Watching athletes who thought they didn’t quite have what it takes......make it to the next level and more through their hard work and determination. Jimmy V said it best, “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.”
  • Favorite Sports Team:  “Da Bears” (Chicago!)
  • Favorite Food:  Spinach Pie
  • Favorite Place to Visit:  Aruba
Kris Johnson
Kris Johnson

Contact Information:

Email   kjohnson@trueap.com
Twitter @kjtraining
Cell Phone703-477-4483
Nutrition Site:   www.advocare.com/11106393

 

 

Matt Diener, CSCS, CCS - Vice President
Matt Diener

Bio:

  • Training athletes since 2006
  • BS, Sport Management (Mount Union College)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Background playing football, basketball, and baseball
  • Played defensive back on 2 NCAA Division III National Championship Football teams at Mount Union (2005, 2006)
 
 

 

  • Favorite Sport: Football
  • Favorite Music: Rock/ Alternative
  • Hometown: Hastings, NE
  • What I Like Most About Training: Finding new ways to help each athlete get the most out of every training session.
  • How I Got Into Training: I realized in college that I’d love to work with athletes, and then after an internship with True AP, I was sold that I wanted to make a career out of helping athletes improve performance!
  • Favorite Sports Team(s):  Detroit Tigers and University of Michigan Football/ Basketball
  • Favorite Food:  Eggs and Bacon
Matt Diener
Matt Diener

Contact Information:

Email   mdiener@trueap.com
Twitter @Diener_TrueAP
Cell Phone440-465-3584
Nutrition Site:   www.advocare.com/11106393

 

 

Aaron Smith, CSCS, CCS - Vice President
Aaron Smith

Bio:

  • Has Been Training Athletes Since 2006
  • Certified Conditioning Specialist – National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA-CCS)
  • CPR/ AED Certified
  • Graduate of East Carolina University
  • Football and Baseball Background

 

 

 
 

 

  • Favorite Sport: Football
  • Favorite Music: Country
  • Hometown: Wilmington, NC
  • What I Like Most About Training: I get a lot of fulfillment helping my clients reach their goals. Whether it's helping an athlete excel in his/her sport, or helping a fitness client reach a weight loss goal, it's very rewarding to help those I work with succeed.
  • How I Got Into Training: When I was younger I had a cousin in college I really looked up to. He lived far away and I didn't see him very often. One holiday I saw him and he had gotten into really good shape. He had been lifting weights and I thought it was really cool. I started getting into fitness then and just became obsessed with it. Enjoyed it so much through school and with the sports I played I knew I wanted to make it my career.
Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith

Contact Information:

Email  asmith@trueap.com
Twitter @asmithtraining
Cell Phone301-580-6525
Nutrition Site:   www.advocare.com/120325867

 

 

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Virginia Training Staff

Kevin Brown - Performance coach
Kevin Brown

Bio:

  • Lead trainer/ basketball speed and skills trainer
  • Has coached high school level basketball and AAU
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CCS)
  • Has been training athletes since 2002

 

 
 

 

  • Favorite Sport:   Basketball
  • Favorite Place to Visit:  Bethany Beach, DE
  • What I Like Most About Training:  Seeing our athletes grow and mature over the years. Also getting to watch them compete in their sport.  Last, knowing that I'm helping our clients reach their potential as an athlete.
  • Favorite sport teams:   Georgetown Hoyas Basketball, Washington Redskins
  • Favorite Foods:   Pasta/ Steak/ Salad/ Cheeseburgers
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown

Contact Information:

Email   kbrown@trueap.com
Twitter @kbtrainer3
Cell Phone703-915-2377
Nutrition Site:   www.advocare.com/120626517

 

 

Bruce Tran - Performance coach
Kevin Brown

Bio:

  • Performance Coach/ Volleyball Director
  • Has Been Training Since 2008
  • Have Been Coaching and Instructing Volleyball Since 1995
  • Graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Physical Education
  • Attended Falls Church High School

 

 
 

 

  • Favorite Sport:  Volleyball
  • Favorite Place to Visit:   LA/Manhattan Beach, Italy, France
  • Favorite Type of Music:  Pop/Alternative/Rock
  • Hometown:  Fairfax, VA
  • Favorite Sports Team:  LA Lakers
  • Favorite Food:  Cheerios, PBJ, Pizza, Sushi
Bruce Train
Kevin Brown

Contact Information:

Email  btran@trueap.com

Cell Phone703-915-2377

 

 

Justin Conway - Performance coach
Justin Conway

Bio:

  • Performance Coach/ Personal Trainer
  • Track & Field Sprint Coach – Herndon High School
  • CPR/ AED Certified
  • Graduated from High Point University – 2011
  • Football, Basketball, Track & Field Background

 

 
 

 

  • What I Like Most About Training:  Helping people surpass their goals
  • Favorite Sport:  Basketball/ Football
  • Favorite Hobby:  Par 3 Golfing
  • Why I Got Into Training Athletes:  Starting out as a walk-on and ending up as an All-Conference sprinter helped me realize the importance of hard work and motivation.  Now, I strive to be an example for others.
  • Favorite Sports Teams:  Redskins/ Nationals

 

Justin Conway
Justin Conway

Contact Information:

Email  jconaway@trueap.com
Twitter @conaweezy
Cell Phone703-915-2377
Nutrition Site:   www.advocare.com/120626463

 

 

Randy Devine - Performance coach
Randy Devine

Bio:

  • Trainer/ Performance Coach
  • National Association of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
  • CPR/ AED Certified
  • Graduate of James Madison University in 2008
  • Graduate of Georgetown Grad School in 2011
  • Played Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, and Track in High School

 

 
 

 

  • Favorite Hobby:  Snowboarding
  • Favorite Place to Visit:  Myrtle Beach
  • Favorite Type of Music:  Hip Hop and Alternative
  • Why I Got into Training Athletes: Passion for sports and the opportunity to make a difference
  • What I Like Most about Training:  Seeing the improvement and success of an athlete
  • Hometown:  Burke, VA
  • Favorite Sports Team:  Washington Capitals
  • Pets:  2 dogs - Skippy and Apollo

 

Randy Devine
Randy Devine

Contact Information:

Email  rdevine@trueap.com
Twitter @Devinert
Cell Phone703-216-9299
Nutrition Site:  www.advocare.com/120925024

 

 

Val Arduini - Performance coach
Val Arduni

Bio:

  • Lead Trainer/ Performance Coach
  • Graduate of Shepherd University
  • Played Football/ Baseball at Westfield High School (Chantilly) *All District/ All-Region/ All-Met/ All-State Selection in 2006
  • Played College Baseball

 

 
 

 

  • Favorite Hobby:  Hunting and Fishing
  • Favorite Place to Visit:  Florida
  • Favorite Type of Music:  Country
  • Why I Got into Training Athletes:  Being a former athlete, I enjoy the atmosphere of working and training hard.
  • What I Like Most about Training:  Watching clients improve and be successful
  • Hometown:  Clifton, Va
  • Favorite Sports Team:  Florida Gators
  • Favorite Food:  Steak

 

Val Arduni
Val Arduni

Contact Information:

Email  varduini@trueap.com
Twitter @ValArduini
Cell Phone703-851-2585
Nutrition Site:  www.advocare.com/121029024

 

 

Josie Ziluca - Performance coach
Josie

Bio:

  • Trainer/ Performance Coach
  • Graduate of Longwood University (Art History)
  • Played Division I Tennis and Lacrosse
  • Currently Plays Rugby with NOVA Women’s Rugby Football Club

 

 
 

 

  • Favorite Sport:  Tennis, Rugby, Lacrosse
  • Favorite Hobby:  Cooking, dancing, reading, antique book collecting
  • Favorite Place to Visit:  Venice Beach, Maine, Florence
  • Favorite Type of Music: Electronic, Folk, Classical, Alt. Rock
  • What Got you into Training Athletes: Throughout my high school and college career I was trained by members of the TrueAP staff and knew that their program made a difference in my athletic performance. I had the chance to become a part of the TrueAP staff and jumped at the opportunity of being able to advance athletes in their fitness ability and athletic endeavors.
  • Hometown:  Upperville, VA

 

Josie
Josie

Contact Information:

Email  josieziluca@gmail.com
Twitter @josieziluca
Cell Phone540-454-5204
Nutrition Site:  www.advocare.com/121114527

 

 

Jake Ragusa - Performance coach
Jake Ragusa

Bio:

  • Trainer/ Performance Coach
  • National Association of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
  • CPR/ AED Certified
  • 3 Sport Athlete in High School (Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse)
  • Graduate of W.T. Woodson High School

 

 
 

 

  • Why I Got Into Training Athletes:  The passion to take talented individuals and help them to reach or go beyond their potential
  • Favorite Sports Team:   Redskins
  • Favorite Food:   Pasta
  • Athletes I'd Most Like to Meet:  Tim Tebow, Rich Froning, RGIII
  • Something Unique About Myself:  I enjoy cooking!

 

Jake
Jake

Contact Information:

Email  jragusa@trueap.com
Twitter @jragUSA703
Facebook www.facebook.com/jake.ragusa.18
Cell Phone703-300-7105

 

 

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Maryland Training Staff

Josh Daniels - Director
Josh Daniels

Bio:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS)
  • Certified Conditioning Specialist – National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA-CCS)
  • CPR/ AED Certified
  • Graduate of Eastern Nazarene College (BS in Exercise Science/ Physical Education)
  • 4-Year Starter (Baseball) in College – Captain for 2 Years

 

 
 

 

  • Favorite Sport:  Football
  • Why I Got into Training Athletes:  I've always enjoyed sports and strength and conditioning. When I started college I considered several different fields such as physical therapy, physical education, etc. After an internship during my Junior year, I had developed a passion for working with athletes. I have been working full-time in the field since graduation.
  • Hometown:  Born in Kentucky – grew up in Maryland
  • Favorite Sports Team:  Pittsburgh Steelers/ Univ. of Kentucky Basketball
  • Favorite Food:  Steak and Shrimp

 

Josh Daniels
Josh Daniels

Contact Information:

Email jdaniels@trueap.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/Joshua.Daniels.758
Twitter @JDaniels_TrueAP
Cell Phone540-454-5204
Nutrition Site:  www.advocare.com/120837861

 

 

Mike Fitzpatrick - Performance coach
Mike Fitzpatrick

Bio:

  • Performance Coach/ Lead Trainer
  • Graduate of Towson University
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (USAW-L1SP)

 

 
 

Enjoys

  • Training and competing in Olympic Weightlifting
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Watching and playing sports
  • Spending time with family and friends

 

Mike Fitzpatrick
Mike Fitzpatrick

Contact Information:

Email  mfitzpatrick@trueap.com
Cell Phone301-956-6781

 

 

Jimmy Francis - Performance coach
Jimmy Francis

Bio:

  • Performance Trainer         
  • Training groups and individuals since 2010
  • Graduate of West Virginia University
  • ACE Certified

 

 
 

Enjoys

  • Spending Time with his wife and 1 daughter
  • Lifting weights
  • Mountain-biking, camping
  • Running, racing 3-10 mile
  • Playing stringed instruments, making music
  • Watching good competition

 

Jimmy Francis
 

Contact Information:

Email  jrmfrancis3@gmail.com
Cell Phone304-216-7201

 

 

Megan Lewis - Performance coach
Megan Lewis

Bio:

  • Training athletes since 2011
  • Graduate from James Madison University ‘12
  • B.S. Health Assessment and Promotion
  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM)

 

 
 

Enjoys

  • Competing in triathlons and running races
  • Training people to better their quality of life
  • Biking and running
  • Circuit training
  • Cooking and baking healthy foods
  • Hiking

 

Megan Lewis
Megan Lewis

Contact Information:

Email lewis2mr@dukes.jmu.edu
Twitter http://www.facebook.com/megan.lewis.94
Cell Phone301-788-9481

 

 

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