Our Personal Trainers


Exercise is preventative medicine that needs to be prescribed by trainers and coaches who really understand it. You’ll find this knowledge in the competent, formally-educated fitness professionals at Atlas Fitness. — Tim Bruffy

All of the personal trainers and instructors at Atlas Fitness DC have been personally selected by owner Tim Bruffy and are held to the highest of industry standards. These fitness professionals are experienced in helping clients define and achieve their individual fitness goals.



Tim Bruffy, owner of Atlas Fitness, has more than ten years experience in the physical fitness industry and is one of the most sought after trainers in the area. Tim earned his degree in Education and Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia where he worked intimately with the schools strength and conditioning department. In addition, he is certified in Nike SPARQ (Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, Quickness) athletic performance training and serves as a guest instructor for the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI). As one of about 750 Nike-certified trainers worldwide, Tim knows how to motivate athletes and aspiring athletes to peak performance—for sport and for life. Tim is also a NPTI Certified Master Personal Trainer and Nutritional Consultant.

Tim has excelled in sports from an early age to include wrestling, football, basketball, baseball and dance. From 2002-2006 he was a member of the Golden Gloves DC amateur boxing circuit. In 2006 he competed in the Ultimate Fitness Events Strength and Obstacle Challenge, placing 1st and setting course obstacle records. In 2008 he placed 1st in the National Physique Committee’s (NPCs) Bodybuilding Middleweight Division and 3rd place overall. These days, in his free time, he is an avid cycler and enjoys recreational squash and rugby.



Garrett has a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Coaching Education from James Madison University (JMU) where he graduated cum laude. At JMU, he worked with several Division 1 athletes, from various sports including: cheerleading, softball, baseball, track and field, and soccer. He specializes in sports performance but his training style consists of many different disciplines and approaches. He utilizes periodization and methodically designs programs to progress his clients appropriately for optimal performance. Garrett believes that maintaining a positive attitude, setting goals, and working hard are the keys to success for sustaining a healthy lifestyle.



Trevor graduated from Towson University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. He has specialized experience with improving speed, agility, and power with Loyola University Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse D-1 program. Trevor also has years of experience as a Physical Therapy Tech through Inova Physical Therapy Clinic where he assisted therapists with rehab techniques for the elderly and athletic alike. His training style consists of many different disciplines and approaches.



Herbert “Herb” attended Towson University where he received his degree in Exercise Science. He is a certified fitness trainer (CFT) through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and former Division-1 Track & Field athlete at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is very passionate about what he does and has experience working in both the wellness and performance side of health / fitness. He has worked with both the general population and athletes ranging from pre-teen ages all the way up to the professional level.

Herb also gained experience working in Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy during his tenure with Physiotherapy Associates. Herb still remains very active to this day, participating in competitions such as the Reebok Spartan Race as well as lifting competitions. “Practice what you preach” has become a saying that has ensured he stays on top of his game so that he can not only lead others through his coaching and training, but also through his own personal lifestyle.



Carol is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has 13 years of experience in the DC area. She also has a TRX training certificate. Carol holds a BA in elementary education from Wake Forest University and previously taught elementary school for a decade. She soon came to realize fitness was a passion and made a very wise career change. Endurance events are her specialty and she has so far completed 4 Ironman triathlons, 28 marathons, 2 50ks, 1 50 miler, and 1 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Carol believes that ANY fitness goal is achievable with dedication to a plan and most importantly belief that one can accomplish it. She enjoys providing motivation to her clients to confidently reach their own personal goals. Everyone is different and she strives to make each client’s workout tailored to their specific needs and desires. Carol wants to help all of her clients discover their own way to stay active, healthy and injury free for the rest of their lives.

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