My name is Tyler Mattair, I am a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym in Richland, WA, I am certified through the American Council on Exercise. My initial interest in fitness was established at a young age through sports activities. Training was something that went hand in hand with competing in sports. While attending Whitworth in Spokane as a Philosophy major, I decided that I needed to be involved in something that would keep me active. My passion for exercise, coupled with an empathetic nature led me to pursue a degree in Exercise Science. I plan, in the near future, to get my CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification. My own personal training involves “power” lifting, with multi joint movements such as cleans, jerks, squats, and snatches and I still enjoy the challenges of incorporating plyometric drills, speed ladder and other quick and powerful movements into my own workouts.
My fitness philosophy is based loosely around the idea that there are very few “rights” or “wrongs” when it comes to fitness. While there are improper techniques and approaches, which can leave one vulnerable to injury, there is not a “one size fits all” best exercise/diet/lifestyle program, but endless ways to go about achieving a healthier lifestyle. I feel that the single most important thing for a trainer to do is to be able to adapt to the needs, desires, abilities as well as the disabilities of the individual.
The clientele I serve encompasses a wide variety of people; I have trained individuals from the ages of 11 to 80 years old, athletes in varied sports arenas, people in a rehabilitative mode, recovering from various surgeries and conditions as well as group settings and teams. I specialize in training athletes and older individuals, but welcome any and all clients who have an interest in fitness.