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About The Nation of Judstonia

The Nation of Judstonia initially started as a motto stated by the founder, Judson Tallandier during his group fitness training sessions. He later decided to turn The Nation of Judstonia into a business in February 2021 with his wife, Tanisha Lucas-Tallandier as his business partner. In the Nation of Judstonia, group fitness training is performed virtually and in studio at Athletic Republic gym located in District Heights, MD. Training includes moderate to heavy weightlifting and high intensity interval training (HIIT). 

Our virtual training caters to individuals that want to train in the comfort of their own home or traveling.

Training at Athletic Republic provides in person training and access to a variety of equipment and training techniques. The Athletic Republic facility is well maintained with amenities that include locker rooms, private showers, and a sauna. 

Whether training virtually or in-studio, our program is  focused on meeting the needs of adults with a variety of goals- from getting in shape, losing weight, training for activities such as tennis, biking, multisport races to those who simply want to feel stronger and healthier to meet life's everyday challenges.

Judson Tallandier

"The Dictator"

"Coach JUD"

Certified Fitness Trainer and Founder

Judson Tallandier grew up in Nyack, NY and has been an athlete all of his life. He played football at Tappan Zee High School in Orangeburg, NY. He left NY to attend Howard University in 1991 to pursue a degree in Communications. On August 12, 2000, his son Judson Tallandier II was born. He later became a coach for every football team his son every played on from age 5 to high school. In 2011, Judson obtained his NCCPT certification and started group training and personal training. He went back to Howard to complete his degree program and graduated June 2016 with a BS in Communications. In December 2019, Judson joined the team at Athletic Republic to create and manage the Adult training program.  When COVID hit and gyms were shutdown, Judson and the team at AR decided to try virtual training. The goal of the virtual training was to allow existing customers to continue their training and to invite new customers to try the training program. Judson along with additional trainers, Tanisha Lucas-Tallandier and Isiah Ryans, trained clients virtually for free from June 2020 to December 2020.  




The First Lady

Coach "T"

Coach T

Tanisha grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey involved in various sports and activities including track, softball, horseback riding, gymnastics, ballet, tap and jazz. She left NJ to attend Howard University in 1994 to pursue a degree in Chemistry. She graduated with a BS in Chemistry in December 1999 (walked in June 2020). She later obtained her Master of Forensic Science degree in 2005 from National University. She started participating in group kickboxing and High Intensity Interval Training classes provided by her job in New Jersey. This is where her love for fitness was reignited. After Judson obtained his NCCPT certification and started training, Tanisha attended his classes whenever she visited the Maryland area. She relocated back to the Maryland area in 2015. Over time, she became more involved in the class by leading stretches and substituting workouts. In 2020 during quarantine, she started teaching virtual classes as a substitute. In January 2021, she started teaching her own virtual and in-studio classes.

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