- University of Alberta, BSc Kinesiology
- Certified Personal Trainer by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Ryan has been involved in hockey since day one, and continues to do so whether it is drop-in shinny, on the outdoor rink or playing on a men’s league team. Through most of minor hockey he played goalie, but now flips back-and-forth as a goalie or skater. In high school he began playing lacrosse, and dabbled in some baseball. He loves sports, and consider himself a competitor. Whether it is trying something new or playing the sport he loves, he always give 100%.
Ryan has always wanted to help people, and originally when entering university the dream was to work as a physiotherapist. Soon he realized that there was another better, and just as effective way, to have an impact on a person’s day-to-day living, and that is through training.
His first experiences with training were with hockey players in their off-season, aged 12 up to late-20s (Peewee to Pro) which included strength and conditioning, power development and speed work. Ryan also works as the trainer for the Bantam AAA hockey team in Sherwood Park.
Any and all individuals, no matter your skillset. Whether you are looking for better quality life, or want to perform better in your sport, Ryan wants to be the difference maker.
Base your progress on how you feel. It is not always about how much you lift, or how ripped you look in the mirror, fitness is important for numerous everyday activities. With time and effort exercise will help you enjoy everything in your life that much more – without the worry of injury. My goal is to help you get confident and comfortable moving your body.
Lunges are a great exercise for any individual, from a beginner starting out in the gym to the pro athlete with years of experience. They can be used in multiple planes, and with numerous implements. Personally, I love using the lateral goblet lunge. Lunges are great for lower body strength, balance and core activation in an unstable, unilateral position.