Certifications and Seminars
CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Level 3 (TBD)
CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Mobility
National Association of Sports Nutrition –
Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionist (NASN-LPSN)
National Strength and Conditioning Association –
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)
Kinesio Taping Levels I-III
Naka FreeStyle Gymnastics
Attitude Nation Olympic Lifting Level I
CrossFit Games Regionals, North Central – Judge
Back in 2013, Tyler had an idea to form a new fitness community within Columbia. Instead of continuing to coach and be a member of another local gym, he decided to create CrossFit Fringe. At the time, Tyler was working on a Doctorate in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Missouri and working with Athletic Performance (also at the University of Missouri), helping to coach scholarship athletes in the areas of nutrition, and strength and conditioning. Realizing that CrossFit Fringe was growing into something more than a hobby, he decided to forego completion of the doctoral program, instead settling with a MS highlighted by a publication weighing the merits of beef versus soy proteins (freebie: both are high quality and do not differentially affect appetite, satiety, or food intake). When things slow down, he plans on pursuing a Registered Dietetics professional certification.
Tyler’s athletic background revolves primarily around the sport Rugby, with campaigns including Captaining for the MU Men’s collegiate side, on the Division I St. Louis Bombers, and on the Super League Chicago Griffins.
Currently, Tyler spends the majority of his time working on Nutrition plans and their execution with Elite and Performance athletes such as Brooke Wells, and Games teams like CrossFit Omnia (2016, 2017). He also works with many Fringe athletes on cleaning up their diets to help achieve their individual goals. Tyler’s other passion outside of nutrition is working Adaptive and Aging athletes, as well as specializing in working 1-on-1 with “New-to-CrossFit” athletes.
“CrossFit has been a life-changing experience for me; it’s a journey that started back in 2011. Since that first exposure, I have had the privilege of training in several different boxes, yet always find that my home box, trainers, and athletes stick out as one of the best I’ve ever been to or seen. They kindled my passion for CrossFit so much so that I have now obtained several different certifications and have a passion for passing on my knowledge and love of the sport! I still owe thanks to those who first introduced me to the pain and pleasure of becoming comfortable being uncomfortable.” -TL
Douglas SM, Lasley TR, Leidy HJ. “Consuming Beef vs. Soy Protein Has Little Effect on Appetite, Satiety, and Food Intake in Healthy Adults.” The Journal of Nutrition jn206987 (2015): Epub ahead of print.
2015 Mar 25. pii: jn206987
Some fun facts:
Favorite WOD: “The Chief”
Least Favorite WOD: anything from 8-20 mins; more or less = golden
Best WOD Music: Ke$ha (without a doubt)