THE TLA MINDSET

We do not believe overbearing unplanned workouts get optimum results. Instead TLA provides an opportunity to Train Like An Athlete.

This includes a high/low athletic performance model, restorative stretch recovery, and fully integrated training program delivered alongside a coaching methodology that keeps sessions flowing. For optimum training effect the TLA studio has been designed to accommodate small numbers for a personal touch.

Reinvent and achieve the body and mind of an athlete.

TLA OFFERS AN ATHLETIC TRAINING EXPERIENCE.

With clients giving their valuable time and energy one caveat in our coaching consistently remains: make the experience as rewarding as possible. We do this in three key steps:

Transform  A training program designed to change the body.  With our ongoing education and coaching experience TLA provides clients with a program that creates an aesthetic lean look of an athlete while developing key performance qualities including movement, balance, flexibility, strength and power.

Motivate Combine a streamlined space, top of the line equipment, great lighting with views of the mountains, ample parking, sound system that pumps trainer curated playlists, fantastic neighbourhood parks creating additional exercise options, free compliment of espresso or sport drinks in our ‘always playing sports’ tv room + fully prepared sessions as soon as you walk in and clients recognize pretty quickly they are in an atmosphere to train.

Coaching. TLA is niche. We train clients either privately or as small semi private personal micro sessions with a peak of eight participants per session. This set up allows for a personal touch, coaching cues to be enabled ad sessions organized so they flow from one dynamic to the next. Our private atmosphere allows our expertise to be maximized for the clients benefit. Each client has several options: TLA can plan and design your whole program, we can work online, privately or take part in our weekly performance sessions and achieve the results you want.

Check out our blog/ watch some of our clients train/Learn about sessions like Match Day, a 90 minute session which starts @ 8 am every Saturday. and includes a morning espresso to get the spirit soaring.

We have similar sessions taking place throughout the week.

Learn to Train Like an Athlete

We all agree that athletes have the most natural and beautiful looking bodies, flowing gracefully from muscle to muscle as a finely tuned system for athletic achievement.

Athletes achieve this through the use of what is called a micro-cycle:
 A Multi Dynamic training plan aimed at getting results within a specific time frame. This is the technique that the TLA uses to give you that beautiful, natural poised athletic body. Train like an Athlete will give you both the body and mind of an athlete.  

Key Factors

+ Athletically designed fully integrated training
+ Training methodology for results
+ Specializing in making clients functionally lean, strong and athletic. TLA is fortunate to have many smashing clients: (just check out our blog)
+ Performance trainer coaching every single session
+ Optional measurements and body fat, lifestyle assessment and consultation, athletic testing, nutritional guidance.
+ TLA specializes in training soccer players in the afternoons, weekends, and holidays. We cater our programming to the self employed owner / company figurehead every morning from 6am .
+ Intimate private studio: we deliver each TLA session with only a select number of clientele which allows us to observe, provide the appropriate coaching cues and give each client a positive training experience.
+ Streamlined training space for maximum workout efficiency.

What This Means

  • Accountability

  • Personal Attention

  • Problem Solving

  • Motivation

  • Coaching

Jason KyleOwner / Trainer / Scotsman Scotty McGinleyTrainer / F.S.TStephana ArnoldRecovery Emily LongRecovery
Owner / Trainer / Scotsman
Jason knew he wanted to create a team of truly passionate individuals with unique expertise and not the usual workout robots. They would have the grit and spirit he recognized from his days playing soccer, who would bring passion and personality to the TLA program.

Jason had high aspirations to be a professional athlete and soccer was his game. He played for Celtic Boys Club and the Glasgow’s Queens Park FC.

The man in charge of Queens Park FC was the effervescent, opinionated & vociferous Eddie Hunter. After a game in which Jason scored seven goals Eddie Hunter asked to see him in his office. Jason thought the meeting would be about a glorious promotion to the first team for his seven-goal match that no player had managed since 1924. Instead Eddie said “I’ve noticed you are always adding your two bits in the training sessions. Have you ever thought about coaching.”

It was a defining moment. Jason began to work towards getting his coaching badges(s). He moved to Vancouver, Canada and started a soccer league called Micro Footie in East Van that now has over 1200 participants and opened the TLA Training studio in 1999. Jason was the Head Coach for the Vancouver Zone in 2016 Summer Games and is Technical Director for KLM.

As Jason was training clients in his new studio, he had a revelation: the true athletes were consistently getting the best results. These individuals weren’t necessarily working out the hardest, they were working out the smartest. This led to the challenging athletic dynamic programming which clients participate weekly at Train like an Athlete.

TLA Playlist: When designing the TLA space the sound system was a priority as tunes would be on all day. Jason absolutely loves music and especially new music with a penchant for creating weekly playlists combining Electronic, Alternative and Hip Hop. You are more likely to hear a new song by Drake, Muse, Shakey Graves, Kendrick Lamar, The Gorillaz, Paul Kalkbreener, The Black Keys, Kasbian or an energetic mix from Soundcloud than something from the past. When the past does show it often has a punk feel and usually comes in the form of the White Stripes or the odd smashing classic.

Jason Kyle
Owner / Trainer / Scotsman
Trainer / F.S.T
Scott is BCRPA certified Personal Trainer and weight trainer, with a passion for sport, primarily rugby. Born and raised in Vancouver, Scott graduated from high school from Magee secondary in 2006. Scott is still playing competitive rugby with the Meraloma Rugby Club — go Lomas — and is currently working towards his IYCA High School Strength Coach certification. Scott has been a full time coach with Train like an Athlete for the past four years. A self proclaimed T-nation junkie, Scottie’s stand out forte is assessing lifting technique and helping TLA clients with their recovery modalities which he does every Wednesday and privately by appointment. His fascial stretch sessions are so good some clients call him the 'muscle whisperer.' TLA Playlists: Scotty is as likely to play new and classic rock'n'roll as he is more alternative selections. At TLA we have heard a Scotty mix include the Rolling Stones. Led Zeppelin, Action Bronson and Lyrics Born.
Scotty McGinley
Trainer / F.S.T
Recovery
Stephana Arnold was the Prima Ballerina for Ballet BC. She has been with TLA for over seven years years. Stephana is our lead trainer during TLA's monthly recovery. Her sessions infuse yoga with athletic core. She is more flexible than an elastic band and ridiculously athletic. Clients fear her laugh because it usually means an awful core exercise awaits. A great personality and teacher/coach. TLA Playlist: Stephana is firmly in the decade of music between 2000 and 2010. The Strokes, Killers, Jack White, Franz Ferdinand, Band of Skulls - that's Stephana.
Stephana Arnold
Recovery
Recovery
Emily Long is a dancer with SUBSCURA: known for their edgy innovative performances. Emily has fantastic strength- flexibility and is a qualified yoga instructor. Her role with TLA is coaching stretching to our youth athletes during recovery week. TLA Playlist: Emily usually teaches her sessions in silence. However, if you were to ask her she would say she is pretty dialled into the electronic scene. We think if you started at Burial and moved left from there you would be on the right track.
Emily Long
Recovery
Image background
Loading...

Testimonials

“I have been training with Train like an Athlete since I was a teenager. Lifting, better nutrition, and goal setting was all covered. I cannot recommend the train like an athlete highly enough for any aspiring athlete wanting to improve their game. First class.”

– CALLUM IRVING

PRO NATIONAL GOALKEEPER – OTTAWA

“From 14 onwards I trained with TLA. The strength & conditioning took me to a level I would never have reached if I just continued to focus on technical. I became faster, stronger and my game confidence increased as my ability to beat people became more dominant.”

– JACOB LENSKY

SOCCER PLAYER FOR FC UTRECHT

” I can truly say that I have never been as fit, educated and as tuned in about my fitness, body fat, lean muscle mass and nutrition as I have been since my TLA experience…and it shows!!! Thanks to TLA’s expert analysis, guidance and training approach, I have surpassed every goal I have set for myself and continue to do so. I feel and perform 20 years younger than my 51 years of age! I should also add that I was able to train through a serious knee injury and minimize the impact the injury had on my life due to the methodology of the program, as well as the care and attention of the trainers.”

– MIKE

“My two brothers, mum & dad train at Train like an Athlete. Word of mouth proved right. The set up @  TLA  allowed me to stay focused and the results showed. The workouts were progressive, challenging with enough variety to motivate.”

– MICHELLE

Jason trained me during the summer of 2015 off the back of my recovery from post viral fatigue. His coaching style, training methods and knowledge and expertise are second to none. His sessions are varied, specific and effective. As a result of his coaching I developed so much confidence in myself as an athlete. I have realised that I am capable of achieving my goals and aspirations and this is down to the fact that his sessions and programs are designed in such a way that I experience success every time I work out. He is a coach who genuinely cares about the welfare of his athletes/clients and this is underlined by the fact that I still work out today using the knowledge that I gained in 2015. His coaching is long lasting and has helped me develop into someone who has fitness and athleticism as a central point in their life now and I am forever thankful to Jason for that. Without TLA’s coaching and guidance, I don’t think I would ever have regained the confidence in myself to get back to full fitness and beyond.

– DAVID (Celtic FC Academy Coach)

“Every week I drive from Cloverdale with my dad to train with Jason @ TLA. That is a long way to go but the sessions are totally worth it.”

– HARPREET 2003 Forward

“I just really like the set up, coaching attention and environment. I do one skill and one performance session every week and whenever I want I can book Scotty for a 30 min FST session. I am continually improving and really enjoy process of improving.

– Henrique 2001 Forward

“Jason invited me to take part in his coaching sessions because he thought I was a good player. I really liked his skill sessions. Jason then invited me to IMG Academy in Florida as part of a Celtic FC Showcase. I was one of four players selected by Celtic FC  and will be going to Glasgow next month to play with their U-13’s and attend St.Ninians as part of their talent ID experience.. For the last few months I have been preparing by taking part in both the TLA skill and performance fitness sessions.”

– Rupert 2004 player