Ryan is born and bred in Whangarei. He absolutely loves the outdoors and if you can not find him at Strength + Soul he is most likely on or in the water. He enjoys getting out for a fish or a dive with his brother and girlfriend (even if they both seem to catch more fish than he does) any chance he gets.
He loves the ocean, sports and exercise just as much as he loves his food. Ryan admits that he is a self confessed recovering sugar addict. So you just might be able to get out a set of reps with a sweet bribe.
Ryan has worked in a range of industries, diesel mechanic, salesman, commercial fisherman, timber machinist, kitchen hand and even installing solar systems in Australia before discovering his true passion – health & fitness. Ryan studied Sport and Exercise Science at Massey University in Wellington. He loved his time down there but the call to come back to the gorgeous North (and the surrounding coast) was strong.
Ryan is a strong believer in the importance of individualised programs for each of his clients “one size does not fit all”. This is why Ryan loves his job, the variety and the uniqueness that every day brings. This is also why his clients love his training sessions! “In the morning I could be showing a beat up ex-rugby player how to get some more mobility in his T-Spine at lunch time getting a retired farmer to keep his joints strong, and in the afternoon helping a teenage boy learn the benefits of keeping physically strong so he excels mentally at school”.
Ryan has played quite a bit of sport himself, soccer, rugby, basketball, badminton, touch, MMA and is currently a member of the Whangarei Squash Club.