With over 20 years of experience, I have learned that communication is key. Coaching can only go so far if you don't listen to your clients. Listening to what clients say and being able to read the subtle cues are very important in being a good coach.
I am also big in educating my clients about health and fitness. It's one thing to give a bunch of exercises and make a person sore and sweaty--that's easy to do, but it's more beneficial mentally and physically when you can explain the reasoning behind the exercises and why they're doing them. Exercise is like learning a (relearning for some) language. When you better understand the relationship between exercises and structure of an exercise program, the better you'll be able to respond and adapt. This is called exercise fluency.
I chose this career over 20 years ago. I love helping others understand the benefits of exercise and movement, and that it can be enjoyable (most of the time!). I am truly amazed and proud when my clients understand exercise better than many trainers out there! It's also extremely rewarding to see my clients become healthier and more fit. Hearing from them that I've affected their lives means so much to me.
Ryan is very knowledgeable about how to support my need to improve my whole body health.
With over 20 years in the health and fitness field, I've learned that having a good plan and a mentor are key to having a more successful outcome. I've been fortunate to help clients achieve a broad range of goals, from improving overall health to training for a climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro. My mission is to get to know you and your needs, design an exercise program for you that is scientifically sound and physically challenging yet appropriate, then provide guidance and coaching that nurtures your development and independence.
BS Exercise/Sports Science, Western Washington University
Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sport Medicine
USAW Club Coach Level 1
My pricing varies depending on the distance of travel or if the client comes to a location I train out of. Please contact me and I can provide my services in more detail.
I've worked in the health and fitness field since 1998. My first exposure to personal training occurred while attending Western Washington University, where I assisted with a graduate study that researched the effects of strength training in older adults. I became hooked on the idea of helping people achieve a better quality of life after training several amazing and inspirational individuals, and observing how their overall health and physical capabilities significantly improved.
I take a wholehearted approach to my training methodology. I am devoted to providing an effective and efficient function and science-based training program that is structured around my clients. This includes learning and sharing current health and fitness research, and reapplying it in a practical and sustainable way. I am committed to helping my clients achieve their goals – from training to perform at a competitive level to improving function after an injury. I understand that exercise can be challenging, but with proper application, encouragement, and coaching, even the least motivated clients can find enjoyment.
Always ask to interview your potential personal trainer. Ask about years experience, education, certifications (leading certifications like NSCA, ACSM, ACE, NASM), liability insurance, and training methodology. You wouldn't want a drill instructor type coach if that's not your form of motivation!
I am committed to providing you the service and coaching that one should expect for personal training... and more. It also requires commitment from you as well. Assess your schedule and other potential reasons that might stall your time and progress from training. If time or finances are a potential limitation, please don't hesitate to share that with the trainer.