Who We Are
Tyrek J Pratt
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PROFESSIONAL ISSA CERTIFIED FITNESS TRAINER, ISSA EXERCISE THERAPY (PT), ISSA FITNESS NUTRITIONIST, & CERTIFIED LIFE COACH.
Tyrek, also known as Ty, is the owner of Against All Odds Health & Fitness. Ty holds a BS and an MS in Behavioral Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. In addition, he went on to receive his PsyD in Behavioral Psychology. He also holds the following certifications:
· ISSA (International Sports Science Association),
· ASFA (American Sports & Fitness Association)
· Life Coaching from American University of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
· Certified (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral therapy Life Coach Practitioner
I began my fitness journey in January of 2008. I aspired to change peoples’ perceptions of fitness and nutrition. Intrigued to figure out a way, I started learning everything I could about my field. I eventually discovered that I was interested to learn more about the psychology of fitness and nutrition.
My genuine interest in helping others has formed my fitness philosophy; rather than science, fitness is an art, and people will have difficulty reaching their goals without the right plan.
This belief is what sets me apart from everyone else. I work on developing the brain pathways to help clients work harder on believing in themselves. Once clients work to train their brains, they can change their perceptions of fitness and life.
In January 2014, I created what is now known as Against All Odds Health & Fitness. I aim to help everyone reach their fitness and life goals through education and motivation. While emphasizing the mental aspect of fitness, he also helps people with depression and anxiety in fitness training and life coaching.
My name is Eric B.Hightower. I’ve been actively training athletes and non-athletes for 12 years. I hold certifications as a personal trainer with ( I.S.S.A) International Sports Sciences Association,& ASFA as a speed agility & quickness coach. I’m also certified in CPR/AED. Currently, I'm working on my certification in Sports Nutrition with desires in Physical Therapy and Strength and Conditioning.
-Sports and Athletic Training
I really enjoy seeing the smiles and enthusiasm on the faces of people when they’ve reached their health & fitness goals. I love to encourage them also by letting them know that fitness is a lifestyle and journey all in one. Fitness is not only physical but mental as well. Nutrition also plays a vital part in reaching their respective goals whether in weight gain or loss.
I’m a strong believer in the power of positive thinking and being purpose-driven when trying to obtain internal and external wellness whether in health or general life. I also organize and enjoy putting on spring and summer fit camps. These events are free and open to the public. It's another way to connect with people and help them along with their fitness and wellness journey.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to help people understand better health and fitness. Our faculty focus on the psychology of why our client comes to see us; with this approach, we can narrow down what's your obstacles, what's your barriers, and what's going to stop you from reaching your full potential. We focus on the client's ultimate long-term goal by teaching S.M.A.R.T goal setting. These goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound, with this better understanding of how to break down the approach to your fitness journey helps our clients live a healthy lifestyle.