Our Staff

Tyler Zimmer

Tyler started Alphalete Performance and Fitness in November 2016. The facility moved and grew twice. We changed our model and now are a Fitness Facility that offers memberships. Within our facility we also offer independent trainers, and strength coaches who build their own clientele and have their own training philosophies. Tyler and Dylan are two who you can get scheduled with today. We are unique in what and how we offer training!

With that being said adapting to what is given to you is crucial. So in 2019 Tyler created his own training entity where he trains Athletes of all ages to be the best version of themselves on and off the field!


TEXT – 724-689-8005 and ask for Tyler, Pricing, and how he trains his athletes!

  • Trains multiple athletes of all ages and abilities
  • Owner and Operator of Alphalete Performance
  • Strength Coach for Seton Hill mens Lacrosse
  • Inventor of The Alpha Plate

Tyler graduated from Penn Trafford High School in 2010. He continued his education at Duquesne and then graduated from Seton Hill University in 2015. Tyler earned a degree in Elementary and Special Education. During his college career, he studied youth development that included education in gross and fine motor skills. His fifth year at SHU he took Exercise Science courses.  Tyler is certified CPR/AED with the American Heart Association. Tyler is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist with NASM. Tyler also has his Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Health from IUP School of Kinesiology and Health. Seton Hill Hall of Fame Inductee.

Tyler played football for the Penn Trafford High School where he was a captain and First Team All Conference Linebacker.  He then continued to play Linebacker for two years at Duquesne University. Later, he transferred to Seton Hill University where he finished his college football career.  Tyler served as a two-year captain for the Griffins showing his leadership abilities on and off the football field. Tyler was the first Seton Hill football player in the schools history to make First Team All American.  He was also a two year Capital One Academic All American. Tyler currently holds the single season tackle and sack record at Seton Hill. During his career at Seton Hill, the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers scouted him.  He went to Villanova University’s Pro Day, where he worked out in front of 17 NFL scouts.

Now that his own football career is over, he is extremely excited to give back to the community, especially the younger generation. It is more than just training. I want my clients to get better mentally, physically, and spiritually! My clients are with me for an hour or two a day, so what about the rest of the hours when they leave? I want to make you better in the rest of your day! The hours when you aren’t in the facility!

Dylan Shaffer

Dylan Shaffer Personal Training

TEXT – 724-689-8005 and ask for Tyler, Pricing, and how he trains his clients!

Dylan is a graduate of Penn Trafford High School Class of 2010. After high school, Dylan enrolled at Slippery Rock University and eventually graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Wellness and Fitness. Throughout his college career, Dylan took many classes based on exercise, fitness, sports and wellness and received a Level I Certified Speed Speicalist from the National
Association of Speed & Explosion (NASE). After graduating, Dylan received certification as a
personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He also has Adult and
Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid certification from the American Heart Association.
Dylan played basketball and was a captain on the track and field team in high school. In
college, he held a chair position on the board of the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Western Fall Sectional as well as volunteered at the Slippery Rock Relay for Life.
Dylan plans to continue learning in every aspect of wellness and fitness to improve not only the individuals he works with, but himself as well. Dylan’s ultimate goal is to help each person live a better quality of life.