Tyler embraces coaching from a holistic approach with the mindset that a strong athlete can’t be built overnight. Having been a coach for nearly a decade, Tyler’s experience being successful in triathlon encompasses more than fitness in the swim, bike, and run. It requires being healthy, mentally prepared, and having the right technical skills.
Working with time-crunched athletes and helping them integrate sport into life.
ITCA and IRONMAN U. Bachelor of Exercise Science
Coaching Dynamic Preferences
For me, the journey into triathlon came from a motorcycle injury in 2009 at the age of 21 when I tore my rotator cuff racing motocross. For the first time in my life I was unable to ride my dirtbike. At the time, my wife and I were dating and while recovering, she suggested I race a 5k with her. From the moment I crossed the finish line, I was hooked and shortly after motorcycles were replaced with bicycles.
Over the course of the next 5 years my fitness journey transformed from finishing that first 5k in 2009 to racing my first IRONMAN in 2013 where I finished in the top 5% overall. Alongside my fitness journey, my personal life transformed as well. I took such a strong interest in fitness that I quit my career at the time and enrolled in university classes to study Exercise Science. In the spring of 2015 I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and completed my third IRONMAN. The summer of 2016, after coaching part time for 4 years, I transitioned to coaching triathletes full time.
More About Tyler
Whether the athlete is new to triathlon or an experienced athlete looking to propel to the next level, it’s all about when to push yourself and when to pace yourself. No matter where they are in the sport, we all have untapped potential.
The key to a good coach/athlete relationship is regular and open communication. One good session doesn’t guarantee success and one bad session doesn’t mean you are done for. As a coach, I believe we need to work on both strengths and weaknesses with a balanced approach. Metabolic efficiency is key and we need to encompass all aspects of sport for success including strength, mobility, flexibility, mental skills, and proper nutrition.
I have successfully worked with many athletes who have had limited time to train and don’t want to waste time. Whatever your available time commitment, I can work with you to ensure that you continue to improve and advance toward your goals.
Knowledge is power and that is what I provide to my athletes!