Meet the Trainers
Paul Medina has been running Capital Energy Training for 4 years and has been in the profession for 12 years. He has developed strength, mobility, flexibility programs for all ages from athletes to working professionals and everything else in between. He has a BS in Kinesiology from Towson U with multiple certifications from FMS, NASM, and TRX. He has played High School baseball at DeMatha, collegially at Hagerstown CC and The Ohio State U. His career ended with a injury. Now he's providing the right information for all populations to keep them healthy and injury free.
James joined Capital Energy Training in September 2016, and will be focusing on strength training and conditioning. He's a huge sports fan that loves basketball and football.
James is originally from Arkansas, and has been in the DMV area since 2006. He was brought to the area via the US Navy, where he served 8 years as a Hospital Corpsman. He worked in an Internal Medicine Ward at what is now known as the Walter Reed National Naval Medical Center (WRNNMC). There, he learned basic and advanced patient care, served as a Command Fitness Leader, proctored the bi-annual Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA), and trained sailors to stay within weight standards to continue their careers. His success in these efforts earned him a Navy Achievement Medal. He was later deployed to Kuwait during Operation Enduring Freedom to work as a medical support staff and Fitness Leader at Camp Virginia.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he enrolled in Montgomery Community College to pursue a degree in Kinesiology / Physical Therapy. Once he achieves that, he plans to continue his education and earn an MBA.
Taylor graduated from the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI-Orlando) in 2013. While at NPTI, he also obtained certification from the National Academy Of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is also certified in OsteoBlast and Speedblast training.
He is a former NorAm Ski-Cross athlete sponsored by Fischer Skis, where he competed and trained with numerous national and international teams. His life long commitment to the sport has given him the drive to share his knowledge with the fitness community. His training model emphasizes the importance of functional movement screening (FMS), nutrition, stability strength and functional fitness.