Justin Cooper is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) who specializes in helping busy professionals and athletes optimize their body composition and functional strength. Before establishing his independent practice, Justin worked as a personal trainer at several corporate gyms and was a performance coach at a private athletic performance facility. Through these experiences, his passion for the industry was further developed by helping a diverse group of clients including doctors, CEO's, athletes, teachers, and lawyers to develop, execute, and surpass their own unique fitness and performance goals. Justin believes that setting specific, well-defined goals is essential in maximizing the effectiveness of his programming. His coaching philosophy consists of a process that sets goals to establish the primary focus of each program. Justin helps clients identify and address any problems that have prevented them in the past from achieving their fitness and performance goals and provides guidance to help overcome possible obstacles and ensure success. Through this guided process, clients change their beliefs and in turn, shape behaviors that are more consistent with accomplishing their objectives. Justin has an extensive educational background, including a M.S. in Exercise Science and a B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science. He also pursues continuing education and holds a number of certifications: Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) - National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) - National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) - National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) - National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Justin also competes in several sports including Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Bodybuilding, and Powerlifting. Justin has won several Powerlifting competitions through the USAPL and USPA federations and currently holds multiple Maryland state records. He uses his past personal experiences in sports to further connect with clients in providing the guidance necessary to successfully achieve their own objectives. When not preparing for his next competition, Justin enjoys spending time with his family, traveling with his girlfriend, reading, and looking at puppy videos.
Justin is really knowledgeable. He really knows his stuff! He helped me prepare for a men's physique show for 6 months were I took first place in the novice and open class! I could not have done it without him. Would recommend for anyone looking for a great trainer/coach!
Justin developed a well tailored regimen specific to my needs and goals. Whenever there was a concern of mine, he addressed it in a timely fashion and worked with me using his expertise, experience, and education to find the best possible solution. I highly recommend his services!
Justin does a great job. The program is very well designed, his primary focus is on form not weight (but that comes with good form). This made a massive difference to me. He has a very comprehensive spreadsheet for tracking results and also for your warm-up routine. Every movement is explained in detail, not just how but also the why. There is also a lot of focus on diet as well, what to eat, when and why. BMI is tracked regularly as are gains (in my case) or losses. Very comfortable recommending T.J.C Performance
Justin is an excellent trainer. My training sessions are individualized to my needs and wants and are complemented by his knowledge and experience to include what I should be focusing on but was not aware of; balance, core exercises and endurance training. He champions my success with nutritional guidance, helpful emails, texts and videos. I would highly recommend T.J.C. Performance to anyone interested in a personalized training program with awesome results!