BSE in Exercise Science from Florida Atlantic University
           NSCA-CSCS; USAW Level 2; NASM-PES

Tim has been involved in Strength and Conditioning for over 20 years and in the Western PA region since 2005!

Tim played basketball at the University of Iowa, Ocean County College and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.

In the summer of 1999 he drove from his hometown outside of Philadelphia to Chicago to complete an internship for Al Vermeil, Hall of Fame Strength Coach of the World Champion Chicago Bulls.

While in Chicago he was blessed to learn under the tutelage of Coach Vermeil as well as renowned assistants, Mike Gattone and Erik Helland.

It was Tim's time spent at Iowa as an athlete under strength coach Bill Maxwell that led to this amazing opportunity.

This opportunity led him to Florida Atlantic University to play basketball for former Chicago Bull, Sidney Green.

While at Florida Atlantic Tim had experience as an athlete, basketball coach and strength and conditioning coach which he credits with giving him the understanding of how training mixes with practice, competition and recovery of the body!

After his time at Florida Atlantic Tim journeyed to Pittsburgh to work at UPMC Sports Performance as the Assistant Director under former Toronto Raptors strength coach, Ron DeAngelo.

Tim spent nearly a decade at UPMC where he worked with athletes of all ages and abilities from 9 year old to professional.

In 2013 Tim started Country Strong in a 1500 sq ft pole building at his home in Industry, PA.

In the last 7 years multiple athletes have had success in what is now Tim's own system.

Every athlete's programming is developed with Tim's experience over the last 20+ years in mind.

Tim's programming has led to multiple athletes going on to college, national champions, and national medalists in the sport of weightlifting at the youth level.

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USAW Level 2 Weightlifting Coach

Raechel was the captain of the Dance Team at Florida Atlantic University.

Her dance experience included time in a pre-professional dance company.

She came to Western PA in the fall of 2006 and soon started teaching dance to the gymnasts at Arcadia and Tumbleweeds gymnastic facilities.

She also taught Pilates at the Beaver County YMCA.

Raechel then worked in the legal field and took a break from the fitness realm.

She then took her USAW Level 1 certification to help Tim with the weightlifting team.

In the spring of 2019 Tim and Raechel both took the level 2 certification under the tutelage of Leo Totten, founder of East Coast Gold weightlifting.

Raechel currently teaches Country Strong's Move Better class, a combination of Yoga, Pilates and Mobility exercises.

She also fills in and teaches Kettlebell Cross and Sports Performance.

442 Engle Rd. Industry, Pa.