Tyler Williamson


Tyler Williamson is the Founder/CEO of Texas Iron Republic and TW Strength and Performance. With over 10 years experience in the fitness industry, he holds the current USPA National Squat Record and the World Record in the IPL. He’s passionate about strength, bodybuilding, and sports performance. Tyler is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Kinesiology specializing in Exercise Science. While attending UTSA he was a 7 time Conference Champion and All American Track athlete specializing in long jump and sprints. After college, he spent 2 years training athletes at all levels, including college and professional as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He then spent 4 years learning the art of competitive bodybuilding, where he won the light heavyweight division at the Labrada Classic. Finally, he moved into strongman/powerlifting, where his debut performance landed him the state record squat of 689 pounds at 220 pounds bodyweight. Tyler’s passion for all genres of fitness and frustration with corporate gyms lead him to build a gym that caters to like-minded individuals at the Texas Iron Republic. He’s made it a point for the gym to reflect all the things he loves about fitness and hand-selected every piece of equipment. 

In his free time, if he’s not spending time with his wife and toddler you will find him out on Lake Conroe or the gulf fishing and as he calls it, “practicing his patience”. 



Cayla Williamson


Cayla Williamson is the Director of Operations here at TIR,  a certified personal trainer and co-owner of TW Strength and Performance. Her love for the fitness industry is deep-rooted, as she grew up playing sports and accepted a full tennis scholarship to Midwestern State University. She later transferred to the University of Texas at Arlington where she completed her Bachelors of Business Administration in Management. 

In 2015 she moved to The Woodlands, Texas where she met her husband Tyler Williamson and rekindled her love of fitness. The two connected over a shared passion for helping others, and have worked the last seven years building their dream gym, while guiding their clients to reach their own fitness goals. Throughout the years, Cayla has learned so much from Tyler and couldn’t be more thankful for his mentorship along the way. 

In her spare time she loves enjoying the outdoors with her toddler, husband, and their two dogs. 

Cayla is looking forward to meeting all the members of Texas Iron republic and bringing the community together to help make them stronger in every possible way!