Tyler Read, BSc, CPT

Professions Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Author, Personal Trainer Career Coach Expertise Personal Training, Corrective Exercise, Personal Trainer Certifications


Certified Personal Trainer - NASM CPT (Cert ID:1220865777) Author of “Running Start: Your Secrets to a Personal Trainer Career Ahead of the Pack" Contributing Fitness Author at Healthline.com Contributing Fitness Author at EatThis.com


Tyler Read holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University and is a certified personal trainer (CPT) with NASM (National Academy of sports medicine). Tyler has been training clients as a certified personal trainer both online and in-person for over 15 years. Tyler gained experience as a certified personal trainer at both local and commercial gyms including “Custom Built Personal Training” and “In-Shape”. After gaining sufficient experience, Tyler Read started his own successful private personal training business, which he still operates today, training a wide variety of different clients both in-person and online. Tyler decided he wanted to help other aspiring fitness enthusiasts make a career out of their passion of health and fitness so he found Personal Trainer Pioneer, a website dedicated to educating people on how to become industry-leading personal trainers.

“Tyler brings his combined 15 years experience on top of hours of his own research to determine the best personal training certifications for all fitness career goals.”

From Tyler’s more than 15 years of experience in the personal training industry, performing countless hours of research, testing, surveying, and creating a strong team of personal trainers and nutrition coaches to assist, Tyler Read created PTPioneer.com, the #1 resource for becoming a personal trainer including finding the best personal trainer certifications and providing free study materials to helps applicants pass their certification exams. Tyler continues to work to improve the resources of PTPioneer to assure it’s visitors are always getting the best and most up to date information to help them succeed as certified personal trainers. Tyler also continues to provide personal training to clients online and in-person as well as share his wisdom about personal training, fitness, nutrition, health, and entrepreneurship throughout many other prominent publications. Tyler Read is a regular contributing author at Healthline,  Eat This Not That, and Good Men Project.


Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Sonoma State University NASM/AFAA CPR/AED Certified Powered by ASTI

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Upper crossed syndrome (UCS) is a postural issue where clients may have a forward head, overextended cervical spine, with rounded shoulders. NASM states that people with upper crossed syndrome may also have thoracic spine kyphosis, raised shoulder or scapular winging. Over time this dysfunction can lead to joint issues and muscle imbalances, so it’s important … Read more

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