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About BBT 


At BBT Fitness, we are proud to be recognized as one of Charlotte’s top Strength & Conditioning training facilities. We are excited to have produced some of Charlotte’s top transformation stories and results.  All while building community and pushing the envelope in the fitness space.  By joining the BBT Fitness Family you will have the opportunity to join this community and transform your life!

BBT Fitness seeks individuals looking to develop a love for fitness while following our success system to get results!  The goal of the staff and coaches is to help our members achieve the mission of BBT Fitness: Better Body, Better Confidence, Better You! 

BBT Brand


Founded with the purpose of bringing affordable fitness to the Charlotte community, BBT Fitness has kept its promise by bringing accessible, high-quality training to all. With great leadership and a clear mission, BBT Fitness has quickly become one of the leaders in Charlotte Fitness! 

At our core, we are committed to ensuring that individuals of all ages can receive professional training. With our brand motto of "Better Body, Better Confidence, Better You" we believe that when our members have all three of these attributes they become their best selves.  

BBT Strength & Conditioning is training for the culture! From the music to the coaching to the atmosphere... it's the best hour of the day! "

Our goal at BBT Fitness is to ensure that everyone in our community has the ability to afford fitness. As a training facility, we develop long-lasting relationships with our members that bring accountability and long-term success for our members! ​ ​ ​

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Scientific Backed Training

Designed to Get You Results. At BBT Fitness, our training is based on science and backed by experts. We will be the first to tell you that we are not a fast-fad transformation program. Rather our team of qualified coaches and elite training facility offer our members a chance to reach their goals by making it into a lifestyle. ​

Training for this Generation and

BBT Fitness is an inclusive environment based on the deep roots of Southern culture and hip-hop. From the moment you walk in you will be greeted by a welcoming vibe, friendly staff, and music with a deep base. BBT Fitness is the place you will want to be on any day of the week!

BBT Fitness


We are excited to share the BBT Fitness origin story! Keep reading below to learn more about the history of BBT Fitness and how we have evolved into the brand you know and love today!




Body by T Fitness forms  as a Company
From there, Tyler’s college clientele steadily started to grow; and he made the choice to officially start Body by T Fitness, offering personal training services that were affordable to college students.  Tyler quickly realized that in order to gain business stability and be able to offer his clients consistent training, that he would need to purchase his own facility. 


 On November 18, 2019, BBT Fitness opened its first corporate, 5000-square-foot location. The foundation of BBT Fitness's success is centered around Coach T's passion for training and inspiring individuals to make a lifestyle change through affordable fitness options. One of Tyler’s philosophies is the ‘BBT Triangle Offense’, where we use a 3-phase attack to help each client accomplish their goals.


BBT Fitness purchases a 15,000 SQ Ft warehouse to become the headquarters for transformation and results in the Charlotte Market.  Hiring more staff and coaches in order to increase the Vision.  The foundation of BBT Fitness's success is still centered around Coach T's passion for training and inspiring individuals to make lifestyle changes through affordable fitness options. ‘BBT Triangle Offense’, where we use a 3-phase of change to help each client accomplish their goals.


The Beginning: Body by T
Body by T Fitness was founded in 2015, by college student, Tyler Hickey offering training in random apartment complexes to simply make rent payments. Tyler, a native of  Leland, North Carolina, a small country town outside of Wilmington, NC, came to UNCC hoping to walk onto UNCC Charlotte’s Football team.  One day, while training in a campus gym, Tyler was approached by a college classmate who wanted assistance with becoming a fitness model.  This is the moment that birthed Body By T. 


Body by T Fitness Opens 1st Private Facility 
In June 2017, Body by T Fitness opened its first Strength and Conditioning Facility, in a small 2,000-square-foot warehouse in the North Charlotte/University Area. The gym quickly became one of the fastest-growing gyms in Charlotte; so much so, that space became an issue. After 2 Years it was time to grow.


BBT Fitness successfully navigated through the Covid-19 pandemic proving our concept and that there continued to be a need for community and affordable training in Charlotte, and surrounding areas.  We continued our commitment to our clients.  Offering high-quality Strength and Conditioning training, While continuously improving our training philosophy.   The philosophy was built on our coaches affecting clients 23 hours of the day to help make fitness a lifestyle vs. trainers, who only affect a client for the 1 hour they train with them.  This philosophy helped BBT continue to garner results from clients in all different places on their fitness journey.


Today, BBT Fitness Continues to be Charlotte's leading Strength and Conditioning Training Facility.   Our staff and coaches continue the mission daily of a "Better Body, Better Confidence, and a Better You." BBT Fitness continues our foundational promise to our clients.  If you are looking for consistency, accountability, and a training home then BBT Fitness is the place for you!


Core Values


BBT Fitness was founded on the principle of affordable, high-quality fitness to everyday people. At our core, we are committed to ensuring that individuals of all ages can receive to professional training. With our brand motto of "Better Body, Better Confidence, Better You" we believe that you can receive all of that within our programs! 


Empowerment Through Education

As individuals and professionals, we believe that the only way to truly empower our clients is to educate them. The restless pursuit of knowledge is a cornerstone of the BBT Fitness promise.


Commitment to Self above All Other Things

No relationship ever succeeds without commitment. We expect our clients to be committed to themselves and their fitness goals. Through good times, as well as bad, we set the expectations that there is no excuse to not achieve your goals.

Deliver ‘Results’

There’s a difference between progress and results. “Progress” simply means making improvements from where one was. However, progress does not ensure lasting change. Our goal at BBT Fitness is to get our clients lasting “RESULTS” that stay long after their last session. We know that true transformations are both inside and out, and we strive to deliver a transformation to each of our clients!


Strength in Community

It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a gym community to raise an athlete. We know that by providing our clients a strong gym community we allow our clients the opportunity to grow into the person they are destined to become.


Genuine Dedication to the Success of the BBT Family

Each month, BBT Members should follow the BBT Nutrition Level 2 Guidelines. Click Below to Calculate your monthly Marcos! Each month, your Macronutrients change depending on changes in your weight, training, and goals. Calculate your macros here!

Have A Transformative Mindset

We are all caterpillars waiting for our transformation. We teach our clients to embrace change and accept hardship because we know that diamonds are made under pressure. Transformations start in the mind and every day is a new day to go out and transform.

Triangle Offense


No matter if your goal is to lose extra belly fat, or to gain 15 lbs of muscle; we understand that our clients want results. That's why we have developed the BBT Results Formula; our trademark process for getting client's results. 

Training Philosophy
Train Consistently

As the base Tenant of BBT Fitness, we believe our members should train consistently for all that life has to offer. Training doesn't stop after a season, it continues for a lifetime. ​

Nutrition Philosophy
Eat Consciously

At BBT Fitness, we don't believe in restrictive meal plans and fad diets. All we ask our members to do is think before they eat. We know that with education, food can be enjoyed the way it was designed to be!

Lifestyle Training
Live Life

Lifestyle is our major focus as a training company. Whether you're here for 5 months or 5 years; we believe that developing a healthy lifestyle is key to long term fitness success. ​

Triangle Offense


Our expert trainers are here to help guide each individual through their specific needs. EVERYONE gets an amazing workout because of our individualized approach to exercise selection. Beyond workouts, our team uses a whole self approach to your journey including lifestyle and nutrition guidance.


Training Departmnent 

Below you will get to meet the people behind the mission.  They will work with you closely in different capacities over this journey to ensure your success and that you WIN!

Tyler Hickey

"Coach T" Training Director

Tyler or Coach T- is the CEO and Director of Training at BBT Fitness. Founding BBT Fitness at 19 years old-  he combined experience as a college athlete, Nutrition Consultant at GNC, and Strength and Conditioning Coach at UFC Gym to build the foundation of the BBT Fitness we know and love today. Today, with over 8 years in the fitness game, Coach T's philosophy of "60 minutes of nonstop movement", has helped thousands of people in Charlotte reach their fitness goals.  His greatest passion is education and mentoring others in the fitness and business space. He is excited about the future of BBT Fitness and continuing the work offering high-quality training at affordable prices.   



Meet the people behind the magic. In every area of your life that you want to be successful in you need a coach that is going to hold you accountable.  Our coaching staff at BBT Fitness is no exception.  Meet them Below!

Coach Zi

"Coach Zye"

My name is Nazirah Jones, also go by Zye. I am a recent graduate of The University of Pittsburgh with a Masters in Sports Science. As a formal athlete in both High School and College, my passion for human performance is what led me to this profession. I have worked alongside the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Pitts women’s basketball team, where I assisted in the implementation of all aspects of the women’s basketball strength and conditioning program. I am currently serving in the Army Reserves and have experience helping fellow soldiers achieve their fitness goals to maintain combat readiness. 


Fun Fact About Me:

In my spare time, I am found either drawing or writing poetry. 



My name is Tammy Simmons or Coach Tam. I’m a recent graduate with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a minor in Sports Coaching from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.My journey in coaching began back in 2018, and I’ve been dedicated to helping individuals reach their fitness goals ever since. With my academic background in Kinesiology, I have a deep understanding of the science behind movement and exercise.Coaching isn’t just a job for me; it’s a passion. I believe in providing a personalized touch to every training session, tailoring workouts to meet your specific needs and aspirations.



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Coach Zi





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  • How do I land an internship with BBT Fitness
    Go to the BBT Fitness Website and Apply for the Postion
  • Do I need certifications to join BBT Coaching Staff?
    While certifications are valued, we recognize that passion, care, drive, and dedication are equally important. Even if you don't currently hold a certification but embody these qualities, you may still be the perfect fit for our coaching staff.
  • What is the mission of BBT Fitness?
    Our mission at BBT Fitness is to make quality fitness accessible to all. Whether you join us full-time or part-time, you become an integral part of this mission, contributing to the positive transformation of lives through fitness.
  • What kind of career opportunities does BBT Fitness offer?
    At BBT Fitness, we provide full-focus career opportunities for individuals passionate about fitness and wellness. These roles involve dedicating your skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to help our members achieve their fitness goals. We also offer part-focus career opportunities for those who may not be ready for a full-time commitment, providing flexibility to balance your fitness career with other life commitments.
  • What qualities are you looking for in BBT Coaching Staff?
    We are not just seeking individuals with certifications; we are looking for passionate souls who live and breathe fitness. We value drive, motivation for constant improvement, the willingness to go the extra mile, and a deep commitment to helping our members succeed. Success at BBT Fitness is not just about personal achievement; it's about helping our members win and making a positive impact in their lives.
  • How can I apply for a career at BBT Fitness?
    To apply for a career at BBT Fitness, please visit our official website or contact our human resources department for information on current job openings and the application process.
  • What sets BBT Fitness apart as an employer in the fitness industry?
    BBT Fitness values passion, drive, and dedication. We prioritize not only personal achievement but also the success and well-being of our members. Joining BBT Fitness means becoming part of a community-driven mission to positively impact lives through fitness.
  • How will I contribute to the BBT Fitness community in a part-time role?
    Even in a part-focus role, you will play a crucial part in our mission to promote health and wellness in our community. Your contributions, whether through part-time coaching or specialized training sessions, will make a real difference in our members' lives.
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