We had the good fortune of connecting with Tayler Schaller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tayler, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
Ultimately what fills my cup in business is the relationships i build with my clients. I absolutely love helping them achieve their fitness goals and a healthier lifestyle, but it’s also so much more than that. It’s forming connections and lifelong friendships with them along the way that truly make me happy and excited to go to work everyday.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I went to Colorado State University for my Health and Exercise Science degree and later received my ACSM certification to become a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. I now reside in the Denver area where I have my own personal training business as well as work out of Resilience Code and Rocky Mountain Strength. Starting out in the fitness industry can be difficult because it is a saturated market. Between the commercial gyms and studio gyms, it can be hard to find what suits you best as a trainer. After dabbling in a few areas, I found that I was most passionate about group fitness and personal training. I love the camaraderie and community aspect of group classes, but I also love connecting on a closer level with personal training. I couldn’t pick just one so I chose to do both. It might sound cliche but i believe I have found my niche by staying true to who I am and being myself. Some people respond really well to tough-love and harshness from a personal trainer, but that’s just not who I am. I am all about positivity, reinforcement and building relationships. That’s what I would consider my brand to be. As of recently, I am most excited about growing my own group fitness class which targets only the lower body 😉 It’s called “Lower Body Blast”. The community we’ve built so far is really encouraging and I can’t wait to see where it goes! Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Where do I start!? Being a Colorado Native, our first stop would be the mountains. My husband and I love taking weekend trips up to our favorite mountain town-Breckenridge. Where I would then take them to have mimosas at the best little dive bar called “Rocky Mountain Underground” and follow it up with some hot-tubbing. When we’re back in Denver I would definitely take them to walk around the Wash Park area and grab a latte at “Steam”. I would also make sure to take them to a killer HIIT class at Rocky Mountain Strength and then recover in one of the infrared saunas at Resilience Code. Last but not least, I would take them to dinner at Los Chingones in RiNo and make sure to sit on the rooftop where they have the most amazing views of the city!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I wholeheartedly believe that you are only as successful as the company you surround yourself with. First and foremost, i want to recognize my husband, Evan Schaller, for being my greatest support system and encourager. He is a strength and conditioning coach, therefore he understands the late nights, early mornings and sacrifice it takes in this unconventional realm of work. He is my biggest motivator and I wouldn’t be where I am without him. I also want to recognize all of my amazing clients. They might think that i’m the one pushing them in a workout, but in reality they are the ones pushing me. They are the reason I want to continue to learn and grow as much as I can in this business so that I can always bring a better version of myself into the gym everyday. They are my WHY. I also wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the mentorship I have received through my colleague and friend Zach Petrone (owner of Rocky Mountain Strength in Centennial) and all of the incredible individuals at Resilience Code. They have provided a welcoming environment where they encourage everyone to succeed as a team but also as their own individual.