Casey Wright – SportFIT Trainer
Washburn University, Dual Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and Management
NAFC Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Zumba Instructor, working on Les Mills RPM certification (Aug 2014)
Obesity – been there, done that! After getting a wake up call from my doctor my sophomore year of college that I was diabetic, fitness became a lifestyle for me and I realized that it was time to get my self in gear. After losing 90+ pounds, I wanted to give people the opportunity to know what it feels like to change, feel better about yourself, and live healthy.
I enjoy all types of fitness activities including cycle, rowing, kickboxing, and playing sports. But my true love lies within the “boot camp style” outdoor group fitness programs, and I made this discovery in 2013 as a SportFit participant. SportFIT showed me the benefits of not only working out in a group, but working out outdoors! I realized that fitness was my passion as well as my new lifestyle, so I decided to become a trainer. I begin working as a SportFIT Trainer in the fall of 2013.
My favorite quote is “Life is not tried, it is merely survived. If you’re standing outside the fire.” by the legendary Garth Brooks. I try to always jump in and live a life full of adventure. That is what becoming a trainer with Austin SSC has been for me- an adventure – and I can’t wait to see where this adventure continues to take me!
Tyler West – SportFIT Trainer
B.S., Chemistry, B.S. Biochemistry (University of Texas at Austin)
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
After struggling with weight and a general lack of athleticism for years, I took a deep interest in nutritional science and exercise. After college, where I spent time as a competitive cyclist, I found my way into raw powerlifting. Currently, I am focused on becoming as strong as possible in the USAPL Raw Open 231 lb (105 kg) weight class, and furthering my skills as a trainer, coach and analytical chemist.
My training philosophy revolves around the stress-adaptation cycle of athletes. To produce a desired outcome (adaptation), the appropriate stress must be induced. Once the adaptation has occurred, the previous stress will no longer cause further adaptation, so new stress must be applied. If you want to improve, you must continually push harder. With proper nutrition, recovery and training, we can achieve most anything we set our minds to.
SportFIT and group outdoor training interests me as such because I am always focused on making clients stronger in the weightroom. But fitness exists outside the gym, and my goal is to bring strength and athletic training to you, so you can perform better at your sports and in your daily life.
Jamie Hall – SportFIT Manager
Texas A&M University, B.S. Agricultural Economics
NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA-Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Fitness first impacted my life through athletics where growing up I played every sport that was available. This led me to Texas A&M where I was a four year Lettermen on the Texas A&M Track and Field Team participating in the discus, hammer, and weight throw. Through my time at A&M I was able to gain exposure to world class strength and conditioning and after graduating I remained in College Station and decided to make a life out of teaching people all that I had learned through my athletic career.
I became NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer certified and started working with a group locally as a personal trainer and later moved my focus to boot camps. I also worked on and attained my NSCA-Strength and Condition Specialist certification. We moved to Austin in the summer of 2010 and I soon started teaching boot camps for Austin Sport and Social Club. Post collegiantly, I have completed multiple 5k, 10k’s, and half marathons as well as sprint and Olympic triathlons. I feel that this wide variety of life experiences has enabled me to reach and educate a large population of clients effectively.
I am married with three young kids, Jackson (2/09) and Tanner (7/11), and Madelynn (5/13). As of the summer of 2013, I have switched my focus to the behind the scenes aspect of SportFIT and have moved away from training. I now manage the Facebook page, blog, email account, and registration process while working full time in the office for Austin Sports & Social Club. And playing as many sports as I can!