When Trevor “TA” Anderson was 12, he hit two homeruns and a double during a baseball game. He was excited to tell his father, bragging, “I’m getting good.” His father’s response? "Don't get good, get great. Good enough is not enough." That advice shaped Anderson’s life. From the way he works to the way he trains to how he moves, Anderson—now a personal trainer— relentlessly pursues “better,” and pushes his clients to do the same. Goal-chasing even inspired the name of his performance coaching business: Better Every Day.
For TA, training clients began as a side gig before turning into his full-time career. Now, he owns gyms and coaches athletes ranging from junior varsity walk-ons to world famous golfers. TRX tools like the Suspension Trainer and Rip Trainer are critical to his program.
“I have a professional athletic background, and I work with a lot of athletes now: NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball, and Olympians. I have Hall of Famers and Super Bowl champions on down to the everyday folks: the seventh grade kid who just wants to make his lacrosse team, moms of three, and every kind of client in between. TRX has helped me connect with every single one of those people—no matter what their level is—and they get tremendous value out of it,” he says.
Anderson explains that TRX tools make exercises more accessible for his clients, giving them confidence as they tackle challenges. “I remember being in the weight room when I was like 13; I didn't want to bench press because I wasn't strong enough to put the big weights on the outside, and I didn't want them to think I was so weak,” he recalls. ”The reality of TRX is that everybody has the same implement, so you don't have to worry about the intimidation factor.”
By using TRX tools to eliminate the fear of failure from the fitness equation, Anderson’s clients can focus on better, stronger movement. “As human beings, we're made to move,” he says. “Our brains are so intricate because movement is the number one purpose for our brains, not thinking. We have to honor that. If you don't use it, you lose it.”
Now in his 40s, Anderson finds that dynamic movement is more important than ever in his job as a personal trainer. “We have to continue to introduce ourselves to newer and better movement patterns if we want to be able to have a high quality of life. People that train on a regular basis are happier, they're more joyful, they're more productive, and they get more things done,” he says.
And, as Anderson pushes himself and his clients to continually exceed expectations, he can credit his father with igniting his drive for constant improvement. “If you get satisfied with today, what's your motivation to get better tomorrow? Two home runs and a double is great, but if you have an aspiration to hit three home runs next time, then you're going to do something to get better.”