TJ Garretson is a multi-faceted trainer that has as a true passion for exploring and teaching training techniques that enhance and unleash the true performance of the human body. Tj has obtained his MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from the University of Florida, is a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a USAW Olympic Weight Lifting Coach and has experience in competing in Weightlifting , Men’s Physique competitions, martial arts including MuayThai, Wing Chun Kung Fu and Combat Submission Wrestling. Along with his different forms of training, he also has five years of experience in the vitamin and supplement industry.
TJ is a firm believer in giving back to people by helping others reach their goals. He empowers his clients to get strong, confident and lean life long by helping them understand the importance of integrating various training methodologies to achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Combining methodologies such as Olympic weightlifting and corrective exercise can provide long term success and longevity to any individual or athlete.
Coaching in compensation is all too common and we see this firsthand. These detrimental outcomes, not only will further perpetuate an injury cycle, but it also inhibits an athlete’s true potential. For any individual that is trying to take their skills to the next level, whether it’s for their own personal growth, collegiate, or professional levels this can be an integral part of any program. If you are truly dedicated, ready to find your inner strength athlete and are ready to discover the best version of yourself, TJ is your trainer.
**FOR THE ATHLETE:** The importance and significance that that Olympic lifts can provide for an individual or athlete when properly trained on them are: unmatched control, explosiveness, and strength. Many of our current members want to be able to take their bodies to the next level and perform at an optimal state. Ideally, any athlete would benefit from knowing how to properly do Olympic Weightlifting. Especially those where strength, power, speed, and explosiveness are required. Football, Track and Field, Basketball, and Wrestling are some sports where athlete’s can benefit from incorporating these lifts into their training program.
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
USAW Olympic Weight Lifting Coach
Fitness Studio 108 intern graduate
B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida
Master of Business Administration, University of North Florida