A military brat born in Germany. Tyrell grew up playing sports, and has always had an affinity for fitness. This led him to play football at the University of Texas, and to earn a degree in Exercise Science. Having been a CPT for over 10 years, he has seen the evolution of the gym industry, as well as the lack thereof.
In cofounding KTATX Ventures, Tyrell is on a mission to bring the industry out of its barbaric nature and into the current century. The AdderLock is their first step in that direction.
Childhood in the suburbs of Houston, TX granted Katie the freedom to wonder and wander. An athlete by nature and a student of human behavior by desire, she earned a BFA in Acting at Purchase College (aka SUNY Purchase). In an effort to balance the instability of life as a performer, she discovered the warm blanket that is administration and project management.
Intrigued by problems and motivated to solve them, Katie likes learning on the fly. While training with Tyrell for a big race, she discovered an opportunity to modernize weightlifting equipment. Katie and Tyrell have been working on the AdderLock ever since, striving to improve access to strength training for all, but especially to women of all ages.
We innovate through pain points to increase accessibility to fitness and wellness for all. Our first product, the AdderLock, improves the weight change process for all lifters, whether in the studio, on the floor, or at the Box.
Sign up here to join the waitlist. We’ve got some tweaking to do, but we’re close.
Target price is $65/pair & $90 for collars + 5 lb weights.
Discounts available for you early adopters out there.
We want to hear your input, questions, & cheers.
Email us at Katie.Kehlenbach@AdderLock.com