Ryan has a background in strength athletics ranging from Powerlifting, Strongman, Historic stone lifting and was a Pro Highland Games athlete. He has won AAU powerlifting championships, West Coast strongest man in 2006 and went to IHGF pro highland games world championships in 2013 and two Pro national championships in 2013 & 2014. He is also one of only 11 Americans to lift the 734 lb Dinnie stones in Scotland and has Fullsterkur status with the 409 lb Husafell stone in Iceland. Ryan has been a personal trainer for over 15 years. He works with clients of all ages and abilities both one on one and in general fitness classes.