I joined Team ProPhysique in May 2018 with a goal of getting back on the bikini stage. I wanted to be part of a knowledgeable team, with a coach who has experience establishing physique goals, and knows what its like to be on a bodybuilding stage. I researched multiple teams. My decision came down to feeling confident in a person who actually knew why we work certain muscles groups, what style of training worked best, wanted the best for their competitors and what supplements to take and why. I watched so many of Paul’s YouTube videos, this was the team I wanted to be a part of. I interviewed with Tyler who made me feel confident and comfortable that I was joining a team that would drive me to attain my goals. Tyler was open to hearing what I had to say about my body, specifically the troubles I have with thyroid disease. We began building muscle and establishing a diet routine that would help my muscle growth.
Tyler and I have established a great coach-competitor relationship. We have open communication, I can ask why and get real answer, not because he said so. He is definitely not a cookie cutter coach; Very adaptable and listens. I had decent knowledge of weight training but have never seen my body change and grow like Tyler has taken my body, you must trust the process. Tyler is also very knowledgeable, as is Paul with science based exercise, why we do what we do.
After my first show Tyler reached out to me for feedback on how our year had gone and my thoughts about peak week, what we can do different, etc. Tyler was extremely supportive, emotionally and physically on show day! He’s always readily available by text or phone call, asked how I was doing, felt, etc. and gave feedback based on my input. It was truly comforting to know that my trainer was a text or phone call away.
Even peak week, I felt fully supported, everything was laid out in emails. Daily check ins kept me accountable but provided feedback and answered questions. Having clear and available communication is key in any relationship, especially with my trainer. Tyler definitely understands adaptability, but there’s also a level of trust you must have with your coach, so much that you should be able to ask why, what your coach is doing by changing your current plan. I’m not afraid of asking questions and Tyler always replies with an answer that makes sense.
You often see athletes afraid to talk to coaches, this team not like that, they actually encourage communication.
I also worked with Natalie Matthews for posing who was so supportive and encouraging. She made me feel so confident and comfortable in my posing. I received positive feedback from judges about my posing routine.
Team ProPhysique provides knowledge leading to Results and goals reached, now on to pro card for me!