FITNESS DIRECTOR & PERSONAL TRAINER
Master of Science, Exercise Science: West Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science: University of New Hampshire
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Precision Nutrition – Level 1
USA Weight Lifting
Ryan’s passion for health and wellness began in 1998 when he started with a trainer in 8th grade. Always looking for new ways to improve his athletic ability, he began training for sports. In high school his passion continued to grow as he began to grow his knowledge and implement proper nutrition with his training regimen. He was fortunate enough to know what he wanted for a career from an early age, and began to follow his heart to make his passion his career.
Ryan started personal training in 2004 at the University of New Hampshire where he worked with the Nutrition Department and served as a personal trainer for the 30 faculty and staff participants in the Employee Wellness Program. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and began to witness his passion grow.
In 2007 Ryan moved down to Texas to assist in the implementation of the first Strength and Conditioning program at West Texas A&M. He went on to graduate with Honors with a Masters degree in Exercise Science. After receiving his Masters degree in 2008, Ryan was offered a full time Strength and Conditioning Coach and Associate Professor position at West Texas A&M.
Ryan’s other passion, family and friends, was the driving factor that brought him back to Massachusetts. From 2010-2018 Ryan held many positions in the health and wellness industry. Ryan was the Associate Health and Wellness Director at the YMCA in Marblehead, Master Personal Trainer at Manchester Athletic Club, Fitness Manager at Boston Sports Clubs in Lynnfield, Fitness Director at Boston North Fitness in Danvers, Fitness Director at Cabral Wellness Institute in Back Bay, and a Corporate Wellness Specialist in Boston.
Ryan returns to the YMCA to continue sharing his knowledge and passion for health and wellness. Over the course of his career he has worked with a variety of clientele of all ages, goals, and abilities. His true passion resides in the mind-body connection, neurological adaptations, and neuroplasticity. He is fulfilled by helping people live healthier and happier lives, so please don’t hesitate to reach out and let him know how he can help!