About Myself and PTpioneer.com

Me and me new llama buddy (her name is chewy cause she loves chewing grass haha) in the hills of Machu Pichu

Hello visitors of PT Pioneer!

If you have reached this page I am guessing that you would like to learn a little bit about who I am and why I started this website! My name is Tyler Read and I am a 32-year-old guy living in my Hometown Santa Cruz California. No matter how far I move away I always end up coming back to this beautiful, sunny beach town. A literally live one block away from the beach! Even in early March it is still sunny on most days!

Ever since I was a little kid I was always interested in sports and fitness. I literally played every single sport growing up. I started lifting weights in high school because I wanted to get bigger and stronger for lacrosse. I was amazed at how hard work, knowledge and dedication can change the entire way you look and feel. Before I started college I knew that I wanted to get into exercise science so that I can help other people look and feel the way that I do from exercising. Some other interests of mine include traveling, going on adventures, cooking, spending time with my cat (her name is Gatita), playing disc golf, studying Spanish and working on this website!

Here I am repelling down a 200 foot waterfall in Costa Rica. As you can tell by my facial expression, I am horrified of heights!

My website is generally broken down into two different sections. The personal training section and the section about being a beach body coach and working out at home. The personal training session is mostly dedicated towards helping people get started as a personal trainer. The beach body section on the other hand is all about being a beach body coach,  working with my beach body clients and overall health and fitness tips.

Why I started this site about getting started as a trainer

I have been working as a personal trainer for the last ten years since I graduated from Sonoma State University. I graduated with a kinesiology degree with an emphasis on pre-physical therapy. After graduating, I started checking out the different personal training certifications that were on the market. I knew that I wanted to work as a personal trainer and thought it was a good idea to get certified in addition to my degree. I quickly became confused on which certification to choose from because there are so many available. I started going around to different gyms and asking the employers what the best certification was. I found that there was no particular certification that dominated the market. There are multiple different certifications that are legitimate. I started doing research and all of them. One of the most common questions I get asked from random people in the gym is, how do you get started as a personal trainer?

I decided to make a website that educates people about personal training! That is why I started PT Pioneer. On this website I will talk about everything you need to know about personal training. I will talk about training tips, different certifications, continuing education, working with clients, different exercises and how to advance yourself within the industry. I do reviews of most of the certifications that are on the market today. I have together this information by either going through the certification myself, doing in-depth online research or talking with friends/acquaintances that are certified. I believe that this website will serve as a launching point for a lot of people getting into personal training.

Why I became a beach body coach

Here I am after completing the new P90x3 program and three months of shakeology! I don’t know why I look so tired (probably because I just finished an exhausting routine!)

I became a beach body coach due to the overwhelming number of clients I had that preferred to work out in the privacy and comfort of their own home. They wanted something that they could do where they had guidance and that provided enough motivation for them to get their workouts done. The first thing that came to mind was beach body products such as P90x or insanity. At the time that I became a beach body coach I had already gone through both of those programs, and had seen great results. So based on the needs and goals of my clients I recommend a different at-home workout products from the company beach body.

I decided to become a beach body coach so that I could help these clients of mine at a distance. My clients started seeing fantastic results from these programs and were so happy that they didn’t need to come into the gym to get it. I already had a full-time job at my gym working as a personal trainer one-on-one with clients. With the combination of being a beach body coach, the power of the Internet and my knowledge of health and fitness, I can help much more people than I have time for with one-on-one personal training sessions. It is also a great being a coach because I earn commission recommending products that I truly believe in. Being a beach body coach is one of the best jobs because I can help people all around the globe get in shape, earn a living and be part of such a positive community that helps one another reach their goals.

Gatita loves a new bag and shakeology almost as much is she loves a new cardboard box in the house!

We have a great Facebook community called “team mind over matter” that helps people stay motivated and committed to their programs. We also talk about other tips, tricks and diet strategies there. Make sure to check it out through the link!

I hope this helps a lot of people! If you ever need to contact me you can use the contact page that connects to my email! Enjoy PT Pioneer!

-Tyler

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