I have been a coach and trainer for over 30 years, having trained athletes of all levels from the professional ranks to the weekend warrior. Along the way I have worked with individuals in a wide range of sports including football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, track and field, as well as triathlon, running, and cycling, among numerous others.
I served as the first strength coach for the University of Maryland Men's Lacrosse, and assisted with training the ACC Championship football team. In addition, I also coached both men's and women's track at Maryland, including numerous school record holders, an All American, as well as ACC and IC4A Champions in the decathlon and heptathlon.
I have a Master's in exercise physiology, and a Doctorate in Health Education both from Maryland. I am Gold certified as a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and attained the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. I also have the Level II Track and Field Coaching Certification (Sprints and Hurdles) through U. S. A. Track and Field, as well as being one of an elite few in the country who are a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.
On the professional level, I set up the first strength and conditioning program for the Washington Bullets of the NBA, served as a strength coach of the Washington Warthogs indoor soccer team, as well as the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League. In addition, I have acted as a sports performance specialist with the team doctors for the Bullets and Capitals of the NHL. I also worked in a similar capacity with the world famous Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, and served as the Director of Program Development for the National Hospital for Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in Arlington, Virginia.
As an athlete, I have participated in two of the toughest events in sports including competing in the decathlon while at the University of Maryland, as well as having qualified for the USA Triathlon National Championships later in his life.
My articles on health and fitness have been published in such diverse publications as Fitness magazine, and the scientific journal The Physician and Sportsmedicine. I have also worked on books for top publishing houses such as Simon & Schuster and Human Kinetics. Features on my work as a fitness expert have appeared in People magazine and USA Today, as well as on television's Nightline and Good Morning America. Plus I have served as the on-air health and fitness correspondent for the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., helping produce segments for Broadcast House Live, an hour long lifestyle show. In addition, my Ask Dr. Tim Internet column has been seen by millions each month on Weider Publications’ fitnessonline.com.
Along the way I have served on the Personal Trainer Exam Committee for the American Council on Exercise, as a judge for the National Aerobic Championships, as a Fitness Editor for Shape magazine, as a member of the Advisory Board for the American Running and Fitness Association, and as a consultant to companies such as Reebok and Polar Electro heart rate monitors, as well as appearing in national ad campaigns for manufacturers like Nordic Track. Finally, for my extensive contributions to the health and fitness industry I was honored by being named to the Millennium Edition of the prestigious Who’s Who in the World.