Founded with the purpose of bringing affordable fitness to the Charlotte community, BBT Fitness has kept it as a promise to bringing accessible, high-quality training to all. Under the leadership of our Founder and CEO, Tyler Hickey, BBT Fitness has quickly become one of the leaders in Charlotte Fitness!. 



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 




      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. He 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. 

The Beginning: Body by T

Body by T Fitness was founded in 2015, by a college student, Tyler Hickey offering training in random apartment complexes to simply make rent payments. Tyler, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina 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 that wanted assistance with becoming a fitness model.  


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      The foundation of BBT fitness success is centered around Tyler’s passion for training and inspiring individuals in making 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.  


 In June 2017, Body by T Fitness opened its first strength and conditioning facility, in a small 2000 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.  On November 18, 2019, BBT Fitness opened its first corporate, 5000 square foot location, BBT Northlake.  



Today, BBT Fitness is one of Charlotte's top Strength and Conditioning Training Facilities. Defined by our signature training programs, BBT   set us apart from most fitness programs.  Our success is predicated in our commitment to our clients, high community involvement, and our training philosophy; which is built on having coaches that affect clients 23 hours of the day to help make fitness a lifestyle versus trainers, who only affect a client for the 1 hour they train with them. Body by T Fitness is Charlotte’s premier training facility to achieve a Better Body, Better Confidence, and a Better You.


Triangle Offense

No matter if your goal is to lose some 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. 


Empowerment Through Education

As individuals and professionals, we believe that the only way to truly empower our clients is to educate. The restless pursuit of knowledge is a cornerstone of the Body by T 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 not to 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 Body by T Fitness is to get our clients lasting “RESULTS” that stay long after their last session. We know that true transformations are lasting both inside and out, and we strive to deliver a transformation to each of our clients!



Our expert trainers are here to help guyed 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 total health approach including lifestyle and nutrition guidance. 

Tyler Hickey "Coach T"

Training Director

Tyler is the CEO, and Director of Training at Body by T Fitness. Tyler’s experience as both a college athlete and working as Nutrition Consultant at GNC and Strength & Conditioning Coach at UFC Gym; helped Tyler develop his fitness philosophy into one simple phrase: 60 minutes of nonstop movement.

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Jibril Shakoor

"Coach Bril"

BBT North Head Coach

Coach Jibril received his Bachelor's Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he studied Exercise Science and Africana Studies. He has shadowed and interned in multiple athletic programs including football at UNC Charlotte as well as baseball and soccer at Belmont Abbey College. His love for training stemmed from a childhood of athletics that lead to his participation in numerous high school sports including Basketball, Football, Track & Field, Cross Country, and Soccer.

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Madison Mays

Office Manager

Madison, Manages Operations and oversees the facility.  She attended Marymount Manhattan College, along with UNC Charlotte.  She has a love of business and fitness, and is excited to take BBT Fitness to the next level.   

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CJ Bradshaw

"Coach B"

Sports Performance Coach

Coach B, is BBT's Sports Performance coach! 

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