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James ("Slim") Romans
James is a certified sports nutritionist, performance enhancement specialist, and conditioning specialist. He has over ten years experience in health/fitness, physical education, and coaching. James has a master's degree in Exercise Science (specializing in performance enhancement and injury prevention) from California University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's of science degree in kinesiology (the study of the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement) from Salisbury University. James is currently an elementary physical education teacher in Montgomery County, MD. While in college, James played four seasons of varsity football. James formerly coached high school football and basketball in Montgomery County. James' certifications include:

  • Certified Sports Nutritionist, International Society of Sports Nutrition 
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine 
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength Professionals Association 
  • Elite Personal Fitness Trainer, IDEA Health and Fitness Association 
  • First Aid/CPR Certified, American Red Cross


You can email Jim at: slim@romansfitness.com or call 301-996-3301 if you would like to learn more.

Matthew Romans
Matthew is a level-one certified Super Slow® exercise instructor (this is possibly the most thorough and rigorous national certification programs). He also holds two other certifications, one through the National Strength Professionals Association and one through the American Council on Exercise. Matthew has been certified since 1999. Matthew attended Towson University where he majored in kinesiology and played two seasons of varsity football. He has been personal training since 1999, and has worked at Washington Sports Clubs, The Fitness Company, Sport and Health, as well as for Elite Athlete Training Systems(a company specializing in preparing athletes for their respective sports). Matthew uses Super Slow® exercise protocol with his clients, a method of training that involves raising and lowering the resistance in 10 seconds. This targets muscles more effectively and makes the exercise safer and more productive. He believes this to be the most effective and scientific way for a person to achieve all of their fitness goals.
You can email Matthew at
 matthew@romansfitness.com or call 301-466-3335 if you would like to learn more.