I coach those who are looking for guidance, accountability, or overwhelmed in the gym.
Who is Coach Tyler Johnston?
Tyler Kapono Johnston grew up a competitive kid. Kapono means "righteous one" in the Hawaiian language, and this is the approach he takes toward helping others in their training. He had a need to win attitude in everything from board games to baseball. With team sports, he had the attitude that he had to help all of his teammates on the field, which meant lots of running. This great conditioning meant he could transition to other sports without much issue. Wanting to be like his older brother, he joined wrestling in middle school and that's where he found himself having a new type of fun. It was full of constant action similar to soccer, he had full responsibility if he won or lost, and he got to compete against people his own size. He continued with wrestling throughout college, becoming a team captain his senior year, and having a competitive and respectable last two seasons.
Following college, he worked as an Athletic Trainer for over 7 years ranging from high school to NCAA Division II programs. With these experiences, he had the opportunity to work with over a thousand student-athletes ranging from 14 to 28 years. He worked daily with student-athletes during all parts of their in-season and off-season. This work meant building relationships with the athletes, learning how they move, evaluating and diagnosing orthopedic injuries as it happened on the field, gym, or court, and referring to appropriate health care providers or providing treatment and physical rehabilitation in the Athletic Training Room.
While Tyler enjoyed caring for student-athletes injuries and helping them progress back to competition level safely, he did feel something was missing. He felt he could provide people with the knowledge of how to properly progress their strength, mobility, and athleticism while lowering their risk of injury. He studied and earned his Certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and he continues to study on the broad subject of strength and conditioning. His lifestyle continues to be an active one, during the course of a week he may be training for endurance running races, lifts weights, coaches college wrestlers, rock climbs, and participates in yoga as well.
While his focus has been on younger athletes, he knows that there are athletes of all ages and levels of experience. Dealing with injuries himself, he is aware that everyone gets injured at one point in their life and training. The best way to prevent injury to is lower the risk of it from occurring as frequently and it will help you train longer, harder, and you'll have more fun doing the activities you love! Consistent training and practice will help you to learn and develop skills within and outside of the gym. Training with Coach Tyler will help you feel good about the one body you were gifted with. He wants you to be proud and confident in your body, and to help build the healthy habits to maintain and improve your body. As cliche as it sounds, he believes in you and wants you to believe it as well.
Why Hire Coach Tyler?
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certification ID: 7248470544
Certified Athletic Trainer
Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
Lifelong multi-sport athlete
"Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS®) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention."
"Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and training and the states' statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by ATs include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. *Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession."
Wrestling Captain and 2x Scholar All-American for the University of Mount Union. Recently trained and competed in marathons. Also trained and competed indoor rock climbing, jiu jitsu, soccer, baseball, and rugby while also testing my physical limits and skills in golf, tennis, hike, cycling, swim, snowboarding, ATV's and dirt bikes, and interested in more.
Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training
University of Mount Union
Masters of Science in Physical Education
University of North Georgia
Certified NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certification ID: 7248470544
Certified BOC Athletic Trainer
American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider
Ecard code: 225411013374
Licensed Athletic Trainer with Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
License #: AT006555
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