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ATP Performance was founded on the principles of an evidence based approach to fitness and health​. While there is something to be said about following the wisdom of our elders, too often the fitness industry has praised quick-fix and guru based ideology - only to find evidence does not support the statement.

At ATP Performance we incorporate knowledge gained from current nutritional and physiological data into each and every one of our client's programs in an ongoing attempt to optimize our client's experiences. 

"In life there are no walls, only hurdles."

- Dr. James Johnson

We at ATP Performance embrace the individuality and uniqueness of each of our clients. We understand that each client comes to us with their own burdens and strive to teach resiliency so that when faced with a perceived "wall" our clients have the understanding to navigate these obstacles to find an alternate route to their goals. 


Coach James


Coach James is a board certified Physical Therapist with special interests in preventative rehabilitation for the strength and physique athlete, athletic performance, and foot/ankle rehabilitation. James has previously worked as a strength and athletic performance coach with individuals ranging from the youth to the aging population and recreational to collegiate skill levels. His dream is to combine his passion for sports and fitness with ongoing education in the Biological, Physiological, and Rehabilitative sciences to become a leader in the field of human and athletic performance, with the ability and knowledge to assist in all areas of the athletic experience – off season strengthening and nutrition, preventative training, on-field coverage, and post-injury rehabilitation and return to play.

Coach James received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2016 from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA where he was a multi-year starter for the Men’s Soccer team. He continued his education by attaining his doctorate of Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY in 2019.

Outside of his professional life, James is active in the strength and fitness communities as a competitive natural bodybuilder and member of the Delmarva Men’s Rugby Club, in addition to working as a personal trainer and coach to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and community based fitness.

Coach Brett

Coach Brett has garnered an extensive pedigree as both coach and athlete through hands on mentoring via the greats of our generation: Alberto Nunez, Eric Helms, Mike Tuchscherer, Matt Jansen, Chris Barakat, Tyler Mayer, and Cliff Wilson. As a self-taught and self-educated coach, gaining experience in the field, Coach Brett serves as a counterpart to complement Coach James’ graduate schooling.


With twelve years of real-life experience in the trenches, Coach Brett has the ability to not only assess the intangibles, but develop relationships of mutual respect with clients in both the bodybuilding and powerlifting fields. More than developing a macro and training regimen, he emphasizes the importance of and works to diminish the impact of the psychological, physical, and emotional strains placed upon the athlete.


Brett is a lifetime drug free professional natural bodybuilder, powerlifter, husband and father. Having more than 12+ years of competition history, his most notable accolades are eight 1st place finishes including the 2017 Lightweight & 2019 Bantamweight WNBF World’s titles and a “Best Overall Lifter” title in the 165lb weight class in Powerlifting.  

Coaching since 2017, Brett has been highly successful in his pursuit towards bringing the most out of his clients whether it be for the stage, platform, or general health and fitness. Due to his undying passion for helping others achieve their goals, he is beyond excited to embark on this new adventure with becoming a head coach at Team ATP, and looks forward to fully maximizing the potential of everyone he works with.

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