Olympian, World Champion, Professional Skier
I’ve always focused on complex exercises to maximize my strength in an athletic motion. Over the years I’ve lifted heavy weights doing the traditional exercises at the gym. It takes so much time to strengthen the whole body with free weights and I was getting bored of the same routine. When I saw Ryan Egan swinging Kettle Bells around and how strong the dude was it got my attention. I heard about this Kettle Bell training from my former US Ski Team trainer and current Red Bull sports science director and athletic trainer. I had to give it a try.
My first session with Ryan was tough and focused on the correct moves. Kettle Bell routines work it all in a very athletic pattern. Ryan’s attention to detail and focus impressed me. His strength is an example of how functionally strong you can be training with bells. Kettle Bell training is finger to toe and everywhere in between. There are endless moves from easy to very difficult. Ryan designed a killer routine for me to gain strength in my legs, feet, core, shoulders and into my hands. The bonus is I can train anywhere and always take them outside weather permitting. I liked the program so much due to the intense sessions, strength and movement gains that I bought a few bells. Kettle Bell training is challenging and keeps me motivated to train. Try it!”
I worked with Ryan consistently for 12 months, and I can honestly say that time made a huge lastly impact on my fitness level, proper movement awareness, and overall outlook on how to implement the knowledge he teaches into many facets of life.
When I began with Ryan, I was an “active” person, but honestly didn’t not have much real knowledge on proper movement and how to use those skills to see actual results that I wanted/needed. He was able to somewhat start from scratch with me, and build me to the point of setting me on my own way with enough of a skill set to challenge myself for many months moving forward – and safely!
I was a rookie to kettlebells, and now am fully committed to them, as it is a solid complete body workout – and so great to keep it simple by using less equipment. It in turn has improved my skiing, my cardio, my over all strength, but mostly my posture and overall awareness and how it all connects. This is not something just any instructor can teach, but fully knowing how each movement affects your whole body – you will see why working with him will bring lasting and positive results.
It was also great to see him going off to classes and constantly furthering his knowledge, so he can continue to pour more of his passion into his clients and in the most efficient way possible. There is always something to learn, and not just for the clients, but the instructors as well – and Ryan is committed. If you are committed as well you will be amazed at what you will learn from him. And I wont lie – there were days that felt like brutal workouts, and ones that I “couldn’t do,” but his motivation got me through them all and each time I left thinking how grateful I was for having him understand my REAL limits (not just what I THOUGHT were my limits) and how far he could really push me, and effectively and safely.
So even if you are an inactive person, or an elite athlete – you ARE going to walk away from his sessions stronger, smarter, and exhausted! But I would not think or say this, had I not committed to at least 6 months, as the real impact didnt begin until about that point. Was great day to day, but the lasting impact was in the commitment. And I have first hand seen him work with both ends of the spectrum, and he GETS IT!. Ryan is 100% worth your time and money – just stick with it, and your body and mind will be so glad you did.”
I’m not a professional athlete or training for anything exciting, I’m your average girl that works too many hours…I dabble in typical activities like wakesurfing, snowboarding & snowmobiling, but to say I’m extreme would be the overstatement of the year.
I had my apprehensions (you could also call them clever excuses) about ‘getting back in shape’.. it’s a waste, I need to get in shape first and then start with a trainer, I don’t have the money, I don’t have the time, it won’t work BLAH BLAH BLAH. All lovely until my favorite pair of jeans still didn’t fit! My initial goals were not to get stronger or more powerful…I wanted to “lose weight” that is the first lesson Ryan taught me…I needed to change my way of thinking, and he was right. Throughout the months, as I got stronger and stronger, I developed the motivation and the confidence to try new things and do more; ultimately losing the weight too.
What I appreciated most about Ryan was his dedication to me as a client. From always being on time, he was focused on what I wanted and what I considered results. He wasn’t shy to tell me what I was doing wrong or what I could do more, and that is what I needed. One thing I respected most was every single thing he asked me to do, he could physically show me how to do it. Ryan would demonstrate the right way and actively reposition my body to correct form, counting out reps and pushing me to work as hard as I could. Ryan set standards for me, based upon what I wanted and what he saw as my potential, never did he compare me to another client or set me to a standard of someone else.
In a perfect world I’d have Ryan as my trainer 6 days a week, but that’s just not possible. I trained with Ryan for about a year and half and what he did was give me the tools to keep going on my own…from being cautious and educated when it comes to form, to choosing weights, to picking out food at the grocery store, Ryan truly provided me with education and training I can use for the rest of my life. It was the little things that added up to the big results I was looking for and I have Ryan to thank for that!
I heard a great quote the other day (apologies to the author but I have no idea who said it)…”If you eat what you’ve always eaten, then you’ll weigh what you’ve always weighed.” Same goes for working out…if you continue to not see results, not get stronger, and not lose those extra LBS then you’ll continue down that path. When you realize this, that is when you will stop repeating the same excuses and pick up the phone & make your first appointment.
Good luck, I never said it would be easy, but it’ll be worth it!
Mark Neave, President, NSM Construction
It is with great pleasure that I provide this letter of reference and recommendation for Ryan Egan. Ryan is a professional in the true sense of the word, his ability to provide world class physical training is of the highest standard.
Ryan specializes in Kettle Bell Training, he thoroughly evaluated my strengths and weaknesses, listened to my goals and then crafted a personal workout to match. His ongoing support and constant re-evaluation has allowed me to exceed those goals, my endurance, physical strength and mental focus have all benefited from Ryan and his knowledge of the body and mind.
Ryan is a natural leader and trainer, his energetic approach is inspiring and he keeps the programs fresh and moving, he is always there for you and is constantly helping you succeed. I would recommend Ryan Egan without hesitation, as a professional trainer.”