About Tyler Read (Founder)
- Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from Sonoma State University
- NASM certified personal trainer
- NASM PES (performance exercise specialist) certified personal trainer
- NASM CES (corrective exercise specialist) certified personal trainer
- CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certified personal trainer
- Ten years working as a personal trainer
Hello, visitors to 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. I 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 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!
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 about which certification to choose from because there were so many available.
I started going around to different gyms and asking the employers what the best certification was. I found that no particular certification dominated the market. Multiple different certifications 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.
About Juliana (Senior Editor and Public Relations)
- BA in communications and public relations
- ISSA Certified personal trainer
- ISSA Group exercise instructor
- 5 years working as a personal trainer
- 3 years working in personal trainer sales
Let’s talk about me in a nutshell
I was born and raised in Boulder Colorado, although my roots are 50% Colombian (my mom’s side). And yes, that means I do speak Spanish as well, but English is my first language.
As of 2019, I am 25 years young and am extremely passionate about health and wellness. I have been free from the locura (craziness) of the college lifestyle for almost 5 years now. During those five years, I have been honing my personal training skills. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication as well as public relations. Yep, that’s right, a double major. 🤓
I am an ISSA certified personal trainer as well as a group exercise instructor. Although the majority of my training has been one-on-one sessions, I am transitioning more towards group exercise because, for me, it’s a ton of fun! There something about it. The energy, the community and don’t forget the awesome music! My favorite type of class to teach is spin, yoga and TRX functional training classes.
I have been working with Ptpioneer.com for the last couple of years as the senior editor and public relations manager. Currently, this is the only other job I have besides working with my clients.
Getting started in the fitness industry can be tough with so many available certifications on the market. It’s my job to get Ptpioneer in front of the eyes of as many new trainers as possible so that they can make informed decisions, and become successful trainers.
Thanks for reading my bio!
If you have any questions about the editorial process here, shoot me an email using our contact form.