Each month, we take the time to put the spotlight on one athlete that has walked through our doors on day one and been hard at work ever since. Next time you see Ryan at the gym, tell him to show you his newest addition to his playbook – muscle ups!
We asked Ryan’s coaches what they thought about him, here’s what we got:
“Ryan is the first to encourage other members, to recognize something positive they have done and to cheer them on in workouts.”
“There was one time during a workout, where Ryan and I were working on pull-ups or T2B (I can’t quite recall) at neighboring bars and man was I struggling. We barely knew each at the time, but he made sure I pushed through. He was right there, cheering me on. That’s family!”
“Ryan came into the gym on day one, willing to put his ego aside to allow him to get better. He pushes himself on every workout. He always encourages his fellow athletes and consistently extends himself to talk to others, especially new people. “
“He is always look for a way to connect, to make someone comfortable or to make them smile. His easy-going nature belies the hardworking intensity he brings in workouts and he’s always sure to help fellow gym members along. He is a supremely positive presence.”
“My first memory of coaching Ryan was on the Assault Bike 50-40-30-20-10 calories-for-time workout. He blew up so hard on the set of 50, he was physically unable to continue. Instead of being down or embarrassed about it, he came back the next day and told me, ‘he would conquer the Assault Bike on day!’ I was blown away by his positive attitude and can appreciate his intensity! He’s very competitive, but doesn’t let an ego stand in his way of taking a step back if needed in order to make long-term progress.”
Looking for a personal hype man? We suggest this guy. Need a little more insight before you decide? We get it. Here’s more about our boy, Ryan:
Q: What changes have you seen in yourself (physically, mentally) since beginning CrossFit that you never had before?