ABOUT US

Skyler Tanner, MS

Exercise Physiologist, President and Co-founder of Smart Strength
Master of Science in Exercise Science from Texas State University

Certifications

  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1

 

Selected Presentations

“I’m an exercise physiologist with more than 18 years of one on one training experience. My experience training clients as young as 10 and as old as 94 gives a unique perspective – one that helps my clients improve health, function, and longevity with minimal time investment. I believe that you shouldn’t risk getting hurt to get healthy, that you should have all the strength you need for anything you want to do in life, and that, if you do it right, you’ll enjoy robust vitality until the day you die.

I hold a Master of Science in Exercise Science from Texas State University. I’ve  lectured at the Ancestral Health Symposium in 2011 at the University of California Los Angeles, and in 2014 at the University of California Berkeley, both industry leading events at the intersection of evolutionary medicine and healthcare. My work has also been featured on Fox and on the Prevention Magazine media network. In addition to my one on one training work, I am also a lecturer with World Instructor Training Schools, who provide personal training certifications through more than 100 universities worldwide.”

Having adventures with my sons in this wonderful city we live in, making amazing food for friends & family, and navigating the wonders of life with my beautiful wife.

I’m an exercise physiologist with more than 18 years of one on one training experience. Having experience training clients as young as 10 and as old as 94 has given me a unique perspective – one that helps my clients improve health, function, and longevity with minimal time investment. I believe that you shouldn’t risk getting hurt to get healthy, that you should have all the strength you need for anything you want to do in life, and that, if you do it right, you’ll enjoy robust vitality until the day you die.

I hold a Master of Science in Exercise Science from Texas State University. I’m a recognized industry expert and have lectured at the Ancestral Health Symposium in 2011 at the University of California Los Angeles, and in 2014 at the University of California Berkeley. My work has also been featured on Fox and on the Prevention Magazine media network. In addition to my one-on-one training work, I’m also a lecturer with World Instructor Training Schools, who provide personal training certifications through more than 100 universities worldwide.

Sarah Tanner, M.Ed.

Co-founder and Office Manager at Smart Strength

Sarah has been a life-long athlete and lover of sports. Throughout high school, college, and her early 20s she was an avid distance runner but always included strength training as part of her routine. Having spent the last 10 years as a middle school science teacher and now the mother of 2 young boys, time has become an invaluable commodity. Influenced by Skyler and conferences she has attended with him, she has learned that working out at all costs is not the smart way to train. She has learned that making sleep a priority and a real food diet must come first and are closely followed by focused strength training. This has lead her to a stronger and happier life with more time for her family and allows her time to do the things she enjoys which still includes the occasional run.

Being a mom to our sweet boys is my favorite thing that I do! Spending time with Skyler is also at the top of the list. Whether we are hiking, traveling, or watching non-kid-friendly Netflix shows, we do better together.  

Austin is my other passion. Having grown up in here, I have enjoyed many different types of Austin. I played in Zilker Park and swam in Barton Springs every summer as a kid. I frequented Peter Pan golf and ate a lot of breakfast tacos as a teenager. As a college student at the University of Texas, I sang the fight song loud and proud at football games and had a little too much fun a little too late at night on 6th street. In my 20s as a young professional, I enjoyed my fair share of the booming Austin food scene and all the hike and bike trails Austin has to offer. Now I get to experience Austin all over again as a mom of young children. I love watching my kids enjoy the same places and have the same experiences I had growing up in this wonderful city.

After servicing the Austin community as an educator for the last decade, I am so excited to start this next adventure of offering intelligent, evidence-based personal strength training to our town!