The Founder



Tom Tomlo Jr.
Coach, Athlete, Committed to Giving Back 




 

6x USMC Iron Man Award

Tom won the Iron Man award 6 consecutive years 1996-2002 while serving in the United States Marine Corps

 

 Affiliate Owner

Tom is the co-founder of Shirlington CrossFit, CrossFit Merrifield and proud owner of Blue Ridge CrossFit, home to a wonderful community of CrossFit athletes

 

Seminars/Workshops

Tom has spoken at and facilitated hundreds of training, coaching and fitness seminars, workshops, clinics and events

 

A lifetime of Fitness and Coaching

Tom has spent his entire career dedicated to athletics, coaching and programming with over 24 years of coaching experience and over 30 as a competitive athlete





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TOM TOMLO JR.

 

FOUNDER

 

Thomas Served in The United States Marine Corps for eight years as a Martial Arts instructor trainer, fitness specialist, and Sensor Operator & raced for the 3rd Force Recon cycling team. He brings over 24 years experience in the coaching field. Thomas is renowned for his conditioning programs and has been recognized both nationally and internationally. He has worked with Professional athletes from a number of professional leagues and organizations including the NFL, MLB and IPFL.  He has worked as the personal coach for former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, and first daughters to the President of the United States George W. Bush, Jenna Bush & Barbara Bush, numerous Government officials, U.S. Foreign Dignitaries and Diplomatic Security Agents. In addition to his role with HDS, Thomas co-founded CrossFit affiliates, Shirlington CrossFit, CrossFit Merrifield and is the owner of BlueRidge CrossFit.  He has led the warmup ceremonies for over 50,000 athletes in the Suzan G. Komen National Race for the Cure as well as the March of Dime March for Babies. 911 Heroes Run, Run For Remembrance  and shared the stage with icons like Former World Champion Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.  Tom currently serves on the advisory board for fitness magazine among others, the selection committee for A Warriors Wish Foundation, the Yellow Ribbon fund and Team Hope For the Warriors.   Tom has played a huge role in growing and developing the Veteran outreach communities all across the country and has committed a huge portion of his time and resources to these men, women and families. 

Military Experience | Specialties:

Service:

• United States Marine Corps | 1996 – 2004

MOS:

• Remote Sensor Operator/8621 | Magnetic, seismic, infrared, air-delivered.

Specialties:

• USMC Martial Arts Instructor Trainer

• Rifleman and small arms

• Combat training

• Infantry

• Advanced land navigation

• Mapping

• Imagery

• Amphibious ops

• Reconnaissance

Operations:

• Joint Task Force

• Counter drug ops

• Counter terrorism ops

Regions:

• Central America

• British Colombia

• Mexico

• South America

Attachments:

• 2nd Headquarters Battalion

• 4th GSP

• 3rd Force Recon

• 2nd MARDIV

Joint:

• US Border Patrol

• National Panamanian PD

Medals/Awards/Achievements:

• 3x meritorious promotion as Non-commissioned officer

• Defense Meritorious Service medal

• National Defense medal

• Joint Service Achievement medal

• Joint Meritorious Unit Award

• 6x Company / Platoon Iron man Award

Professional Coaching | Training specs:

Years of experience:

• 24

Education/Certifications/Licenses:

• 1992 AFAA | Aerobics & Fitness Association of America | Strength Conditioning Specialist

• 1998 USA | University of South Alabama | Exercise Science

• 2001 MATT Science II | Instructor

• 2003 ASHI | American Safety and Health Institute | Wilderness First Aid Training

• 2004 NASM | National Academy of Sports Medicine | Personal Trainer

• 2006 USCI | United States Career Institute | Nutritional Specialist

• 2008 AHA | American Heart Association | CPR/AED/Wilderness Survival

• 2008 ASFA | American Sport & Fitness Association | Sport Nutritionist

• 2009 ASFA | American Sport & Fitness Association | Sport Specific Trainer

• 2009 ASFA | American Sport & Fitness Association | Kettlebell Instructor

• 2009 CFL1 | CrossFit | Level I Trainer

• 2009 USAW | USA Weightlifting | Olympic Lifting Trainer

• 2011 CFWL | CrossFit | Olympic Lifting Trainer

• 2013 CFEND | CrossFit | Endurance Trainer

• 2014 CFL2 | CrossFit | Level II Trainer

• 2015 OB | Outlaw Barbell | Olympic Lifting

Agencies/Organizations/Coaching/

Training/Programming:

• 1999 MLB | Major League Baseball

• 2000 NCAA | Football, Division I, II, III

• 2001 IPFL | Indoor Professional Football League

• 2002 WNHL | Woman’s National Hockley League

• 2003 D.S. | Diplomatic Security

• 2003 U.S.S.S. | Secret Service

• 2003 NFL | National Football League

• 2004 C.I.A | Central Intelligence Agency

• 2005 F.B.I. | Federal Bureau of Investigation

• 2005 NCAA | Womens Lacrosse, Division I

• 2006 W.H. | White House

• 2006 S.D. | State Department

Select Award | Achievements:

• 2003-2006 | Men’s Fitness Nominated “Top 100 Trainers”

• 2006-2009 | Led warmup ceremonies Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure

- 2011-2012 | Led 911 Warm up Ceremonies 911 Heroes Run | Travis Manion Foundation

• 2014 | Lead Warmup Ceremonies Run in Remembrance 3.2 for 32 | Virginia Tech

• 2015-2016 | Lead Warmup Ceremonies Veteran Jam 5k

• 2011-2016 | Lead warmup ceremonies March of Dimes March for Babies

Featured on numerous TV organizations including:
• CNN | NBC | ABC | Today Show | Entertainment Tonight | BBT 
Featured in numerous Publications including:
• Runner’s World | Fitness Magazine | USA Today | Men’s Fitness

Organizations:

• 1999 | Founder | HDS | Human Development Systems Inc.

• 2006 | Fitness Advisor | Fitness Magazine

• 2010 | Team Captain | H4TW | Hope for the Warriors

• 2011 | Co-Founder | SCF | Shirlington CrossFit

• 2012 | Co-Founder | CFM |CrossFit Merrifield

• 2013 | Advisory Board | YRF | Yellow Ribbon Fund

• 2014 | Owner | BRCF | BlueRidgeCrossFit

• 2014 | Selection Board | A Warriors Wish Foundation

• 2015 | Founder | Carolina Affiliate League

• 2015 | Partner | VOG |Virtus Outdoor Group

Hours

Monday6:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday6:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday6:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday6:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday6:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday6:00AM - 5:00PM
SundayCLOSED

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