Our Story

Our Inspiration

Tysean J. Nelson made his grand entrance to the world on October 16, 2001, to Trini Harrell and Sean Nelson. He had a loving stepfather Sabastian Williams who played an active role in his life growing up, an older sister Shawn Nelson and a little baby who was born after his transition.

Tysean also had an extended family to include countless others that helped play a pivotal role in his success and growth like stepparents and their children, aunts, uncles, cousins, coaches, teammates, and many more.When asked, he was best described as a loving, modest, selfless, funny, loyal, hardworking, and intelligent family man. He was loved by everyone.

Tysean went to North Dover Elementary School, William Henry and Central Middle School, Dover High School, and completed his first year at William Paterson University this year. After catching the eye of many schools he hoped to further his education at the University of Miami or Rutgers University.Like the pro that he was - Tysean dominated the classroom, football, and lacrosse.

His focus was unmatched which allowed him to accomplish his goals of successfully graduating high school and pursuing his football career at WPU.If you knew Tysean, then you knew that his personality was like no other. He could light up any room he walked into.On June 30th, 2021, God called Tysean home. He lived a long 19- years of life where he made an impact in the lives of everyone he encountered. Tysean should be remembered for his, humility, tenacity, grit, and love for God.

About Hardbodyy 

Hardbodyy is an inclusive lifestyle, athleisure and motivational legacy brand. The brand was founded by the late Tysean J. Nelson who was a beloved athlete and scholar. The mission of Hardbodyy is to motivate and inspire others to keep going to be and look their best selves physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.