About Us

Sheepdog Strong was officially formed in the summer of 2015 by Tony Walters, yet its origins began in 2011 just off the coast of Yemen. Here in the heat-soaked bowels of the USS Green Bay, the Marines and Sailors of Battalion Landing Team 1/1 cobbled together a "prison gym" amidst the sea shifting HMMWVs and conex boxes. Tony had just finished up a grueling workout and as he was recovering he began to look around at the others. One Marine and Sailor were working together in the corner doing P90X. A good three or four Marines were screaming at each other doing the Crossfit WOD. A few were attempting to Powerlift in what probably should have been calmer waters. And of course there were a few on arms day...again. Questioning his own program at the time, Tony wondered which program and methods were the best for preparing warfighters to do what warfighters do and found that only confusion reigned. For the next four years, Tony studied anything he could get his hands on, received certifications, and turned his garage into his own laboratory. What you see in our Tactical Athlete Programs are the proven results.

About our Programs

In all of our programs, we seek to train you like elite athletes with three simple rules, "If you push, you must pull" "If you pull, you must push," and "Move under weight." Our programs and personal training options are a blend of Powerlifting, Strongman, and HIIT with the intent of building a foundation of strength followed by a practical application of that strength. To learn more about our approach, contact Tony at alpha@sheepdogstrong.com.

About the Founder

After the events of 9/11, Tony heeded the call of duty and served 10 years in the United States Marine Corps. He is a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan completing five total deployments. He served as an infantry advisor to the Iraqi military, as an Infantry Platoon Commander and an Intelligence Officer, closing out his military career with the 1st Marine Raider Battalion. He is the recipient of a Purple Heart and is a husband and father of three beautiful children.