Muscle Activation Techniques, MAT, Resistance Training Specialist, RTS, KORR CardioCoach in NW DC

Putting the “Personal” Back in “Personal Training”

At Tidal Elite Performance Center, our approach is different from other training studios in the Washington DC area. We design an exercise regimen based on your body and your goals—not on pictures in a book or a pre-structured training routine. Active adults and athletes rely on our expertise in Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) and our highly skilled trainers. Our intake process is the most comprehensive in the DC area, and we specialize in performance enhancement through focusing on proper joint mechanics and structure. If you’re injured, we’ll get you back stronger and faster, without the fear of re-injury. At Tidal Elite Performance Center, we build strong foundations and customize a training program to suit your individual needs and goals.


Tidal Elite Performance Center brings only advanced, nationally certified personal trainers to DC, providing the most challenging workouts that Washington DC has to offer. No matter where you’re starting from on your fitness journey, we will partner with you and guide you along on your path. Whether you seek self-improvement, increased strength and endurance, or a specific personal goal, our trainers will help you reach your goals.

Our trainers utilize Appropriate Forced Adaptation—the understanding that your body can only adapt a tolerable load that it can recover from. By training with varying modalities and applying progressive loads when appropriate, our personal trainers can implement these processes safely and effectively.

When you arrive at Tidal for the first time, we’ll take you through an in-depth assessment process that includes a medical history, performance profile, body assessment, and Muscle Activation Jumpstart session. Using the data from this assessment, we’ll develop a thorough and effective workout strategy for you.


Metabolic testing is an invaluable tool to find out how intensely you should be training, and how your body is responding to your training plan. At Tidal Elite Performance Center in Washington DC, we use the KORR Medical CardioCoach for metabolic testing. KORR’s CardioCoach uses a Mixing Chamber technology to analyze your body’s exertion by collecting all of your pulmonary output. Other products use an algorithm-based equation, while collecting only a small amount of exhalation. The Mixing Chamber method KORR uses is considered the gold standard for metabolic testing.

When working with one of the personal trainers at Tidal Elite, we’ll use the information collected from your KORR CardioCoach metabolic testing to design a specific training plan just for you. Whether you are training for a race, sport, or life, we’ll get you where you need to be with the safest and most effective training plan.


This system used at Tidal is designed to evaluate and correct muscular imbalances that relate to dysfunction. It was developed by Greg Roskopf, who has worked as a consultant for various sports teams, including the Denver Broncos, Utah Jazz, and Denver Nuggets.

Muscle Activation Techniques uncover the cause of problems that lead to re-injury or inhibited sports/job performance, while eliminating the weak links that would otherwise be magnified by exercise. With MAT, proper biomechanics are restored to the body, enabling you to once again return to activities such as exercise, sports, or jobs that require a high level of physical ability.

• A revolutionary approach to the assessment and correction of muscular imbalances, joint instability, and limitations in range of motion within the human body.

• A non-invasive technique, designed to balance the muscular system of people of all ages.

• A unique systematic format used to “jumpstart” the muscles in order for them to function with maximum efficiency.

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I began training with J after years of exposure to fitness fads and trends. I came to him with an endless list of diets, cleanses, and nutrition trends. What made him stand out was J’s steadfast commitment to the basics of personal training and nutrition—which, in the end, are the only things that really work. He knows this and sticks to it, regardless of the boutique studios popping up all around him. J has watched me gain over 270 pounds through four pregnancies and helped me lose it, all by sticking to the basics
— Caroline Nolan