Tyler was born and raised in Bellwood, PA. As the oldest of three boys, he participated in all kinds of sports and activities growing up, such as baseball, soccer, bowling, running, skiing, camping, hunting, and so much more.
After graduating high school from Bellwood-Antis in 2009, he attended and graduated from Cedarville University in 2014 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science, minoring in Bible, Business, and Coaching. Graduation led him to attend California State University, Long Beach to complete his Masters in Kinesiology. He eventually transferred to A.T. Still University and in 2016 he received his M.S. in Kinesiology, specializing in Orthopedic Rehab and Corrective Exercise. Tyler is also a certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, Level 2.
Tyler is happily married to his wife Arin and has three young kids: Audrey (7), Baylor (3), and Barrett (2). They currently reside in Bellwood, PA and own/operative Revival Fitness & Rehab, a fitness and wellness business in Altoona, PA. On a daily basis, Tyler works as a Personal Trainer, Fascial Stretch Therapist, and Performance Coach.
Besides spending time with his family at home, Tyler is an avid runner and endurance junkie. He's currently on a running quest to complete a half-marathon or more in all 50 states. So far, he's crossed off 11 of them. He also loves to camp, kayak, hunt, bowl, cycle, travel, attend church, and obviously eat.
Why Van got into Fitness & Wellness
“God has blessed me with a heart for people and I always knew I wanted to take care of others somehow. My grandfather, whom I was very close with, passed away of a severe heart attack when I was 19. Being a larger man most of his life, he struggled with his health. Watching him suffer, both with external issues like bad knees and internal problems such as high blood pressure, I felt a calling to help people who are battling their own problems. My goal is to help people minimize their own risks and live longer, healthier lives.
I’m reminded on a daily basis that we all have our own struggles and stories. Healthy living can be a vulnerable, intimidating, complicated process sometimes, especially in a world filled with countless opinions and unlimited resources. So if I can help others work through their own issues by simplifying information, giving unconditional encouragement, and then safely challenging them, my purpose is being fulfilled. With the right support network and mindset, we can accomplish anything."