NSPA was founded in 1985 by John Philbin, former US Olympian Bobsledder and All-American Decathlete.
Coach Philbin was the 1992 Olympic Head Coach and Director of Sports Science & Conditioning for the US Bobsled Team.
was the Director of Strength & Conditioning for the USOTC in Lake Placid and was with the Washington Redskins Football Organization
as an Assistant Strength Coach for seven years (1993-2000) under the legendary Dan Riley, Head Strength Coach.
also acted as the conditioning coach for Fernando Vargas, WBA world junior middle weight boxing champion.
Coach Philbin currently owns and operates Philbins Athletic Training Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
At this facility he
puts into practice the techniques and methodologies taught through the NSPA
John Philbin, President & CEO.
CCS, CSCS, CPRS, CPT President & CEO of NSPA
, Owner of Philbin's ATC
, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Washington Nationals
Coach Philbin is founder (1985) and President of the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA).
is an internationally recognized certification agency that certifies strength conditioning coaches, personal trainers, physical education teachers, and post rehabilitation specialist.
has been recognized by the International Dance Education Association
(IDEA) as one of the top ten leading certification agencies in the United States.
has certified over 15,000 professional educators and physical education teachers.
From 2001 to 2003 Coach Philbin was hired as a physical conditioning and weight management consultant for Shaw Productions (Gary Shaw).
Coach Philbin has been credited for taking professional boxers to a greater level of performance through high-intensity strength training, anaerobic threshold training, PNF stretching, and sport specific conditioning specificity.
has trained numerous world class boxers and was instrumental in winning two World Boxing Association
Championship Titles on HBO.