Tyler Stewart is a living testament to the fact that you can balance entrepreneurship with the demands of being a professional triathlete. Not that it’s easy, but Tyler is a uniquely gifted person.
Tyler owns a dog walking and grooming service named Wags in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood and trains in her spare time. In 2009, she won at Ironman Coeur d’Alene, setting a new course record in the process. Tyler is also the current world record-holder for fastest Ironman bike split (4:42.40), which she set at Ironman Texas in 2011. With impressive second and third place finishes at Eagleman 70.3 and Lake Placid respectively, Tyler is on course to have a very strong finish at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii on October 8th.
Busy though she is, we were fortunate to have her stop by the TRX Training Center and join us for a rigorous workout and a little conversation. Here is what she had to say:
How did you first hear about TRX Training?
I saw a TRX Suspension Trainer hanging in my gym and thought it looked like fun.
What excited you most about the TRX Suspension Trainer?
Once my trainer showed me all the things you could do with it, the possibilities seemed endless.
How have you incorporated the TRX into your workout routine/lifestyle?
During my racing season I use it about two days a week. In the off-season I’d say I do half my strength training on the TRX.
Where do you typically workout using your TRX?
At the gym. I’m too lazy to workout at home.
What are your fitness goals?
I want to be top three in the world at Ironman.
How do you stay motivated?
I never sit down, and I always make little goals to keep me working towards them.
What does it mean to you to be fit and why do you think it is important?
I am at the point where if i am not exercising at least five days a week I start to get depressed. Being fit is so much more than about weight; it’s about feeling good, day in and day out and staying young and vibrant.
“I have limited time...I have to be very efficient and effective in any training that I do... I believe that using the TRX three times a week for 30 minutes will help prevent overuse injuries, and create more power and strength that leads to time improvements."