Tried N True is a team, developed long before the founder and owner, Allen “Watty Watt” Watkins was around. This spiritual term, motto, or credo is relevant to one’s journey and can be applied to many aspects of life.
Watty Watt learned these words that have always been near to his heart and soul early in life when speaking with a close high school friend about their journey. As a young adult, Aaron Carrado, who is now a minister, mentioned that they would be tested by fire (obstacles) and they would need to prove true (overcome through staying faithful and steadfast in their beliefs). This weighed heavily on Watty’s heart, and through the next decade, many trials and obstacles came his way.
From his athletic career as a wrestler in college and beyond to his MMA career and his career ending injury to his bodybuilding career and coaching, Watty was tested many times. When he failed, he would get back up, reevaluate and make his next move forward, striving to succeed. He has always fell back on his faith.
As he developed into a coach and rose to prominence in his field, he was urged by many to create a team. Watty for many years resisted this because he enjoyed marching to his own beat. Circumstances finally aligned, allowing him the opportunity for him to create a team or organization that represented the phrase which guided him through so many journeys. With the help of numerous individuals- Kim Oddo, Camala Rodriguez, Alex Carneiro, Tom Little, Lee Thompson, Dylan Armbrust, Christina Vargas, Steve Cook, Aaron Carrado, Abbie Burrows, John Tuman, Laura Santos, Tara Santasousso, Heather Mae French (Sosias), Jasmin Sanchez, Tyler Divine and so many more- Watty created Tried N True.
Tried N True is one’s personal journey through life that they set out on intentionally or unintentionally causing them to arrive at an end point by overcoming trials (obstacles either internally or externally) and to have proven to themselves or others to be true (over coming the trials or obstacles). The road could be the journey to be a world champ or just doing one more rep. The on-lookers may be millions or as few as just you, but never the less, it is your journey to accomplish the task you set forth.
Joining this team may be for a plethora of reasons. For many, it will be part of your journey, while for others it might just be you against you. No matter the reason, we are here to help you figure out a way through your training and nutrition and to support you in your journey to be Tried N True!
Allen Watkins is the brains behind Tried N True. As the founder of TNT, he is the head coach and business mastermind. With over 20 years of experience, Watty is now one of the top coaches in the world, producing many of the world's top athletes and top notch bodies.
"We can transform anyone who puts their mind to it! It's never too late."
I am a Wellness & mindful mindset coach - I have competed in 2 NPC bikini shows; Nationally Qualifying before I realized that my worth & happiness was tied to a body fat percentage and number on a scale. My body may have looked great but my mindset was riddled with unhealthy thoughts and beliefs about myself. If I continued on my journey while only focusing on my physical body, I would have never found lasting peace and happiness within myself. This lead me to the journey into myself in 2016. Becoming aware of my internal world filled with thoughts & beliefs that did not serve me - analyzing them and inventing new thoughts and possibilities for myself and my life. In my past, I have dealt with restricting/binging and emotional eating. If you focus on just your physical body, you may not find lasting peace! Addressing your emotional and mental health is just as important as your physical health. It is my purpose to help others find peace and a healthy relationship to their body and food. I create a safe & judgment free space to help my clients work through their own unique journey. If you have been on your fitness journey and feel as though:
- you keep chasing a number on the scale that you can't quite maintain
- have become aware of your self talk and realize it isn't helpful or kind
- yo yo dieting, feel shame for eating certain foods
- feel out of control with food
or anything else you want to speak about - please reach out to me for a free consultation call. I am here to help you on your journey!
My fitness journey began when I was 18 years old. During the second semester of my senior year of high school I was diagnosed with a very rare autoimmune disorder that essentially attacks healthy brain cells. The gym gave me a sense of power over a seemingly uncontrollable situation. My diagnosis helped me recognize that a healthy lifestyle was my best defense. I found confidence and strength in myself that I never thought I had. I truly believe that fitness is not only beneficial for physical strength but it plays an immense role in every aspect of life including overcoming your own challenges and adversities.
Based out of Southern California, Tyler is an IFBB Physique Pro with 10 years of experience as a Professional fitness Coach/ Trainer. He has over 15,000 training sessions under his belt and has changed the lives of over 1,000 men and women.
Placed 1st in the 2012 USA Championships, Class A
Turned Pro in 2013
Top 10 IFBB Olympian in both 2013 and 2014, placing 6th and 10th respectively
Winner of the 2013 IFBB Titans Grand Prix