Byler Elite Strength Training has been in business since 2012; June 15, 2012 to be exact. I first wrote the letters BEST in a note book about a month before that while I was at an internship in Hudson, MA. I was worried the name of my business was going to sound too silly so I wasn’t a fan at first, but people encouraged me, and here we are. Our current location is the third location since starting, so we have been on the move!
As the founder of the business and director of the programs here at BEST, my interests in athletics, movement over muscles, and life-long behavior change are at the forefront of how we teach BESTies to succeed:
I believe every person is an athlete; we each fall on a continuum between people like Michael Jordan and babies. The point is that we all do the same kinds of movements, and each of us needs training programs and coaching that meets us where we are. But all of us bend, squat, push, pull, and rotate our way through life - the better we do those things the better we feel.
We LOVE using our unique understanding of movement to restore posture and joint motion. This is one of the main differentiators at BEST. You can expect to train hard with us, but you’ll breathe well, move through full ranges of motion, and recover properly.
From a behavior change standpoint, we teach life is change. In fact, we can’t not change, and making “deep changes” are more sustainable and produce a wide-range of growth rather than the easy-way-out “life hacks” and “quick fixes”
Meet Our Coaches
Zack, Owner/Director of Program Design
Ollie Byler, Head of Barketing
Zack Byler, Owner/Director of Programs – Zack graduated from Howland High School in 2007 and played college baseball player. Now, he likes to enjoy is time outside the gym with his wife and three daughters. He has a bachelor’s in exercise science from Shawnee State University, a master’s degree in kinesiology from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. He also holds over 20 various fitness certifications and is in constant mentorship with some of the top strength coaches and physical therapists in the industry.
Chandler, Coach – Chandler graduated from Mount Union with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and went on to complete his doctorate in physical therapy. Chandler is graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, and outside the gym he enjoys spending time with his family which includes going to going to car shows and working on cars and motorcycles.
Ollie Byler, Director of Barketing – Ollie is a Brittany Spaniel, who will comfort you with snuggles and puppy love when you are at your most tired place in the gym. Beyond that, he can sit, roll over, shake, heel, stay and play fetch! His favorite toy at the gym is a lacrosse ball and you’ll find him staring at it, which means you should throw it (lol!).
Who Trains at BEST?
BEST trains two types of athletes:
Effort is the underlying factor for all things we aspire to do. Most often, passion and success is preceded by consistent choices to put forth both physical and mental effort even when things seem bleak or boring. We refer to this as the grind. During the grind your mind will say this is boring or this is not working, but continuous effort creates results.
Passion can become the driving force on the road to attaining goals and ultimately success. It is too difficult to find success when there is not strong enthusiasm for the efforts being made. You must know “why” you want something before you can attain it and you have to remind yourself of it every day.
Success is the result of putting forth continuous effort and knowing your passion. Success is only an outcome. If we can focus on correct behaviors (Effort) and enthusiastically believe in the process (Passion) then we can have the desired outcomes (Success).
“There is no talent here. This is hard work, this is an obsession. Talent doesn’t exist. We are all equals as human beings. You could be anyone. If you put in the time, you will reach the top and that’s that. So, I am not talented, I am obsessed”
– Conor McGregor
4248 North River Rd. NE Warren, Ohio
4248 North River Rd. NE Warren, Ohio