Ty fell in love with sports when he entered high school here in Orlando at University High School. Ty played football and by his senior year became the captain of the football team and weightlifting team. Ty helped lead his football team to the first winning season in school history and in 2000 won the FHSAA State Championship for the 238lb weight class, and broke the state record for the clean and jerk. Ty went on to play college football for the University of Central Florida at the linebacker position. Ty later transferred to Columbia college to finish his bachelor’s degree. Ty desired to continue competitive fitness so he began power lifting. Ty competed in the police and fire games and placed first in the 242lb class and holds the state records for the push pull division with a 430lb bench press and 620lb deadlift 1050lb total. Ty was recruited by a local high school to bring his weightlifting expertise to their weightlifting programs. Ty began coaching girls weightlifting at Timber Creek High School and transformed their program into the top girls weightlifting program in Central Florida. He lead the team to three district championships and five conference champions. Ty has lead Harveys Army Weightlifting to the Junior National Championships and placed second. He has also achieved three team Youth National Championships. Ty has developed three individual national champions and four TEAM U.S.A. World Team Members, and was named head coach of the 2013 girls Youth World Team. Most recently Ty has developed a Junior Pan American games Bronze medalist.
Ty’s passion is coaching people of all ages to fitness excellence through the use of Functional Fitness and Weightlifting. His 20 years experience in fitness and development experience is the cornerstone of Independence Fitness and Harveys Army Weightlifting. His goal is to build a strong community based on Functional Fitness and weightlifting within an elite modern themed facility.
- Functional Fitness Level 2 Trainer
- Functional Fitness Gymnastics
- Functional Fitness Mobility
- Independence Fitness Kids
- USA Weightlifting Senior International Coach -Level 5