Fall is officially here, and with a new season comes a spotlight on a FAST trainer. Meet Tyler Karlberg, CSCS, USA Track and Field Level 1 coach. He has his B.S. in Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University. Read on to learn more about Tyler and why we’re proud to have him as part of our FAST Ahwatukee team.


What inspired you to embark on the fitness journey with your career?

I got interested in strength and conditioning to help my own athletic performance. I was looking to level up my training and very quickly became obsessed with the process of improving athletic capacity.


What’s one piece of advice you’d give anyone interested in becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist?

Don’t get into this business unless you care about helping the people you are working with. Everything you do in strength and conditioning has to be about helping your athletes/clients improve. This is a service profession.


What’s your favorite workout style?

I like to do a bit of everything, but my favorite training sessions are either heavy barbell lifts or high intensity intervals on my bike.


What’s your favorite song to listen to when working out?

Not long ago, I realized I was using music as a crutch to get me through a training session. Looking to improve my ability to push myself through challenges, I now rely on the sweet sounds of my own labored breathing as motivation.


What’s your favorite thing to eat after a workout?

My favorite post workout meal is a New York strip steak with sides of potatoes and some sort of roasted vegetables.


What’s one food that you can’t live without?

I am a sucker for some good buffalo wings.


What’s the best advice you have ever received?

Someone once told me that there is no such thing as “free time” there is only time. They helped me realize that it up to me to decide how I spend every minute of my life and if I waste it, that’s on me.


What motivates you?

I am a big believer in goal setting. Choosing long term goals that I am passionate about and picking small achievable goals every day helps push me to be my best. I am also highly driven by producing a result I can be proud of. I don’t like to put my name on things that aren’t up to par with what I feel I am capable of.


Does training with Tyler sound like something you’d be interested in? Visit our website to set up a free assessment with him at our Ahwatukee location today!

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