John Caridad, owner and trainer, specializes in building elite athletes. As a nationally ranked powerlifter who holds four Virginia state records, and a former division one football recruit, he knows what it takes to reach and exceed your athletic and personal goals. John  seeks serious athletes who are ready to reach the next level.

John is also active in the community. He was awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal by Congress and interned with a U.S. Congressman.

John has a personal trainer certification, is a certified coach and is CPR certified.

John has trained with the Russians and Eastern European champions of strength training and is ready to use these techniques to get you stronger, faster and bigger.

About Us
Owner and Trainer, John Caridad
Custom Building Elite Athletes On and Off the Field

Tim Coogan, ITS strength coach, graduated from Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax where he excelled in academics and sports. Accolades in football include Team MVP, 1st Team All-WCAC, 1st Team All-State, and 1st Team All-Journal. Tim is a former division I recruit. He stayed close to home and attended George Mason University.

At Mason Tim played football under Joe Pascale and Matt Dyson. He contributed to two Seaboard Conference Championships. He was voted Offensive MVP, 4x Team Captain, and 4x 1st Team All-Seaboard Conference. He has a wealth of coaching experience in a variety of sports and age groups.

Tim graduated with his BSEd in Physical Education from George Mason University. He has worked with athletes of various ages.  He has taught students of diverse backgrounds including disabled and special needs.

Tim studied Exercise Physiology under Dr. Jason Winchester. He also participated in sports improvement studies with George Mason University supervisiors which include hip flexion, rate force development, plyometrics, speed, and explosive power.
Strength Coach, Tim Coogan