I met Ryan last year at a local boot camp session he lead, and we instantly hit it off. I saw from the way he approached the classes that he knew his work well and understood my needs – not just mine, but everyone in the class. I sought out advice from Ryan before taking part in a Spartan Race, an endurance obstacle course race similar to Tough Mudder and other endurance events. As I’d never taken part in an event like this, I figured that I would need all the help I could get. From what I’d seen in the boot camp sessions, I knew he could help me.
Ryan took the time to sit down and discuss in detail with me the nature of the race I was taking part in, as well as explaining the obstacles I would potentially face. This enabled him to understand what assistance I would need, constructing a weekly workout plan that was structured around my full-time job and still enabled me to have a social life. The plan was tailored specifically to what I was looking for – to lower my body fat whilst increasing fitness, core strength and power.
Along with the workout plan, Ryan constructed a diet than gave me the calories I needed to sustain my energy through the week. The plan included all the food I loved and involved me eating every three hours to keep my metabolic rate high. Although initially daunted by the amount of food he suggested I should eat, it wasn’t long before I was devouring my way through all the food he suggested.
Thanks to Ryan’s help developing a workout and diet plan, I had the confidence and ability to complete not one, but three Spartan Races in the space of three months. Although I do not meet with Ryan as much as I did before, he provided me with necessary the help that I have used throughout my training today. I have taken the advice and guidance with me, which has provided me with the ability and confidence to take part in future events. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today without him.