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About Ivan

Ivan Vachkov is not new to the fitness world. With decades of experience and a track record of results, Ivan will push you to reach your very best and achieve your goals. Ivan likes to keep things simple, starting with his attitude towards personal training – he gets to know his clients. He works with his clients to define their goals and develops a plan to reach them.

Ivan started TYALO Fitness as his way of helping others realize their full potential. TYALO is Bulgarian for “Body.” Ivan was born and raised in Bulgaria.  His Eastern European roots are the foundation to his healthy lifestyle and inspired the Tyalo Fitness programs.  Ivan studied Nutritional Science, Body Building and Fitness at the National Sports Academy Vasil Levski in Sofia Bulgaria.  He later moved to the Unities States were he obtained a National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) Certification.  Ivan approach to life in a new country is the same approach he has towards fitness — hard work and consistency. Ivan quickly became the top trainer at one of the nation’s leading fitness clubs.

Ivan is passionate about Martial Arts and a student of Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ).  He has been training for nearly ten years and competes regularly.  BJJ is a consistent part of Ivan’s personal fitness routine.

Ivan’s philosophy is that anyone can achieve their fitness goals no matter which stage of life they are in. That’s why we have comprehensive fitness and nutrition plans to meet every goal, lifestyle and age group. Whether you go with personal training services with Ivan or one of the Fitness Guides to do on your own, you will get something different than any other fitness plan in the market. It will be tough, but so are you. Discipline and consistency is tough. Complacency is tough. Choose your tough.

My approach to training is simple

I ask my clients a lot of questions to understand exactly what they are looking for. After creating their plan, I make sure they understand that discipline and consistency is tough but complacency is tough too. When they choose to work with me, they choose a tough that is going to bring results that make them feel good.

My wife and I have been training with Ivan for the past 10 years. He has been seeing my wife and I at the same time and I particularly appreciate the care he takes with my wife since she is 94. He guides me on a varied workout routine that often leaves me sore the next day. He seems to have this strange idea that if I did more aerobic exercise before hand I wouldn't ache as much. In general he has helped me to avoid becoming a couch potato. With Ivan I exercise more than I would on my own he sets higher but attainable goals than I would by myself.

Bill & Pearl Clients of Ivan for 10 years

Ivan has been a great help in getting me to age 94, both with my strength and my attitude. For the past ten years, he has been a hard taskmaster always with a good sense of humor and a kind disposition. He keeps me motivated when he sees me struggling and I am grateful. He recognizes a person’s strengths and weaknesses. He gives me advice on what I should eat and drink to build up my strength and stamina. I feel fortunate to have found him over ten years ago.

Pearl Client of Ivan for Over 10 years

To get a job I needed to pass a physical fitness test. I contacted Ivan and before I knew it, I was given a diet and a workout routine geared toward me passing the PT test. I had to run a 1 ½ mile in 13 min and complete 50 push-ups and 68 sit-ups in two minutes. The workout and diet provided to me was both cost efficient, fun and provided results. Ivan is a great trainer and his professionalism and knowledge is second to none.

Mark Client

I started my weight loss and fitness journey a couple years ago and not too long into it I was introduced to Ivan. He helped me understand things about my diet and exercise that I was doing wrong and guided me towards better habits and exercise routine. With a ‘no BS’ approach he helped me create the discipline needed and is always pushing me to do better every step of the way! He slows me down when I need to and ‘up the pace’ when necessary. He has been a very important part of the journey and continues to help me achieve my goals, personalizing my exercise plan focusing on those goals.

Ruben Client

I have been training virtually with Ivan Vachkov at Tyalo Fitness LLC three times a week for the past year. He is the best trainer I have worked with in the last twenty years. I believe that I am getting as good if not better training virtually than when I went to a local fitness I highly recommend Ivan’s training methods and virtual training. They are both working great for me.

Suzanne Client

Ivan knows the body. He is cognizant of all the muscles and how they age. He accommodates every part of the workout to prevent injury. I love his personality. He is a mensch, a gentle giant. He's touch, because he wants you to succeed. And I mean that. You do what he says, you see results.

Sandy Client of TYALO Fitness 5 years

I wanted to change my life to be able to live and enjoy my grandchildren. There was no magic, no pills, no surgeries - straightforward diet and exercise. Ivan changed my life - now it's my lifestyle

David, Client of TYALO Fitness 4 years Lost 100 lbs