Mat Strong

Mat has thrown himself headlong into the fitness industry since working to finish his degree in kinesiology.  He draws on a background in sports coaching to motivate all of our members.  Mat joined our gym in 2017.

Mat's accomplishments & PRs:

Mat has the following certifications:

-CrossFIt Level 1

-USAW Level 1


-BS in Kinesiology 

-Master's Degree in Kinesiology


Southern Maryland Strength & Conditioning


Tom was one of the first athletes at Southern Maryland Strength & Conditioning starting in 2008.  He is an amazing husband and father of two.  

Tom's accomplishments & PRs:

-snatch 255

-jerk 315

-deadlift 460

-Fran 3:03

-2009 CrossFit Games Regionals Athlete

-Bronze medalist 2016 Amercian Masters Weightlifting 85kg class

Tom has the following certifications:

Matt chisholm

Matt is an educator by day for the past 8 years teaching grades 8-12 in Charles County and our high energy coach at night.  Matt finished with a Masters in Education from Frostburg and came to us to restore his collegiate athleticism in his adult life.  His passion for teaching translates over to his coaching and his positive attitude is infectious.  Matt joined our gym in 2013.

Matt's accomplisments & PR's:

-"Helen" 6:50

-"Angie" 15:51

-squat 385

-deadlift 450

Matt has the following certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1


Amy is the Aquatics Manager for Charles Co. Public Schools and was a PE teacher from 2007-2014 after gradating from University of Utah and serving as a graduate assistant for the Kinesiology Dept. at Boise State. Amy found our gym in 2013 to help her become the most jacked teacher in Charles County.

Amy's accomplishments & PRs:

-2020 USAPL Team Member for Bench World Championships

-2019 USAPL Raw Nationals qualifier

-Silver medalist 2016 American Master's Weightlifting 63kg class
-snatch 125

-clean & jerk 155

-squat 295

-bench 195

-deadlift 335

-"Fran" 4:13

Amy has the following certifications:
-CrossFit Level 1
-B.S. in Exercise Science
-Maryland State Physical Education Teaching License

Kylie Robillard

Kylie walked into our box just looking for self-improvement.  Who she became while here was one of the strongest females in USA Powerlifting.  Her love of lifting led her to become a coach here so others can gain empowerment though a love of the barbell.  

Kylie's accomplishments & PRs:

-2018 Best Female Lifter at USAPL Mid-Atlantic Regionals

-2018 USAPL Raw Nationals Qualifier

-2019 Top 12 84+kg Female Lifter at USAPL Raw Nationals

Kylie has the following certifications:

-USAPL Club Coach

Sam Fariss‚Äč

A trainer since 2004 and finding functional fitness in 2006, Sam knew this was his calling.  Sam is Head Coach at Southern Maryland Strength & Conditioning and our weightlifting team IRON CRAB BARBELL.  

Sam's accomplishments & PRs:

-snatch 280

-clean & jerk 330

-squat 420

-deadlift 540

-Fran 2:35, chest to bar 3:35

-Karen 5:35

-Isabel 1:28

-2009 CrossFit Games Regionals Athlete

Sam has the following certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1

-CrossFit Level 2

-CrossFit Nutrition

-CrossFit Football

-CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting

-CrossFit Barbell

-USAW Club Coach

-AFPA Certified Personal Trainer

-AFPA Certified Nutritional and Wellness Counselor


A trainer since 2007 Lonnie also found CrossFit in 2006 and is owner and co-founder of Southern Maryland Strength & Conditioning and Head Coach of our powerlifting team IRON CRAB BARBELL.  

Lonnie's accomplishments & PRs:

-2015 69kg Pan Am Masters Weightlifting Silver medalist

-2015 72kg USAPL American Open Masters Champion

-2016 69kg Amercian Masters Silver medalist

-4x USAPL 72kg Maryland State Record Holder 

-8x USAPL 63kg Maryland State Record Holder 

-2x CrossFit Games Masters Regional Qualifier

Lonnie has the following certifications:
-CrossFit Level 1
-CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
-CrossFit Football
-AFAP Certified Personal Trainer

-USAPL Club Coach