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With a bit of disbelief still lingering, Ryan said, “I designed a 12,000 Sq. Ft. facility that houses everything I need for the athletes I work with.” Ryan has now reached a level he couldn’t have imagined 16 years ago .
”The body can perform activities we desire without pain. The pain comes from not being prepared. That is what I do; I prepare the body for the activity: whether it is cleaning the house or rushing a quarterback, I build a program and strategies specific to the need. This is successful because the training is movement specific, not sport specific.”
Ryan was receiving recruitment letters for college football while in High School. He turned down every offer. “I wasn’t ready to leave New York or my family.” He went on to community college, studied art and dreamt of football. One day he decided to try out for a semi-pro team and signed on. “I married, and for the next few years drove my wife, Melissa, crazy with the rigors of the semi-pro world.”
Melissa finally had enough of the craziness; she talked Ryan into a new start. They moved to Vancouver Washington to be closer to her family. “One evening Melissa walked through the door, after a 12-hour shift as an ER nurse, and said ‘You need to start your training business or find a job.’ I understood what Melissa was saying. She was the sole breadwinner for the family, and she was tired."
Within two weeks I had 24 high school athletes signed up for training that quickly grew to 80. My first location was at a local gym. Not long after I moved to a large warehouse. The business continued to grow.
The early days I was absorbed in high school sports. As those athletes entered college sports, they continued to train with me. Their coaches saw their performance the word spread, and my business grew.
“My most challenging clients are the 20 somethings who are looking for a sport to bring them to the pinnacle of success as their identity. The physical part is easy. I know, however, many won’t be chosen for a team or win the gold. We talk about what life might look like when sports ends. When game days are over, I want them to move on to their next goal.”
Ryan credits his success to God and his wife Melissa. Ryan is truly an example of living life by design, just as he designed his facility, and is encouraging major league hopefuls to design their futures, he has a design for his business. He won’t franchise even though it means leaving money on the table. “I have a plan to keep the business solid and growing. We are very comfortable, and I have time to spend with my wife and kids.”
Ryan is a successful solopreneur. Melissa has become a Nurse Practitioner. Their four children are following in their parent's footsteps: sports and healthy living.
“More coaches are needed. If you understand the body and how it works, you too can have a successful business doing what you love.” Ryan