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Ryan’s holistic coaching made a huge positive impact in my training for my first OCR resulting in excellent performance on race day without overly stressing my body or compromising my health. Over the weeks we dove into and improved all aspects of wellness including sleep, nutrition, exercise, stress, mindfulness and social connection. I learned so much along the way, including how to train for future goals and how to balance work, family life, and training. Ryan is a wealth of knowledge and is able to speak to all the latest science and trends, and promptly answered the many questions I had over the weeks.
When Ryan began coaching me, I was so confused over all the conflicting information out there on keto diets. I had had some success on it but my digestive system was in turmoil and I was lacking in energy. He identified four things in order of importance for me to work on and I got immediate, positive results. What appeals to me about Ryan is his science-based knowledge and experience which he applies in a personal way to a personal situation with a certain set of facts. He doesn’t just spout the latest fad. I especially appreciated his kindness and gentleness and constant encouragement. He taught me how to personalize healthy eating to my body and my likes and that it isn’t just all about what you eat, but also your lifestyle and movement and community. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with him and how much I learned!
I worked with Ryan for 6 months and our short time working together was transformational for me. I came to him about 10 months postpartum with my first child wanting help with training for a half marathon. I ran a couple half marathons before my daughter was born and I wanted to get back into it but I knew that it would be more difficult this time navigating the stresses of being a new mom and breastfeeding. I also believed low carb/keto was the only healthy way to eat and demonized carbs as being unessential and what makes people sick. However, I didn’t feel good eating a keto diet anymore (fatigued, not sleeping well, poor performance gains) and didn’t know how to reconcile that to myself. I also thought the only way to train for a half marathon was to run high mileage 5-6 days a week, strength training is not important. Over our time together, Ryan completely changed my perception on pretty much everything. He taught me:
1. Carbs are not the enemy but a tool. Increasing carbs improved my energy levels, sleep, and performance.
2. Strength training is an essential component of training and yields tremendous benefits, you don’t need to run everyday. Strength training is what got me up all those steep hills in Austin!
3. Give yourself some grace and trust your training! Progress is not always linear and don’t get stuck on your perception of the numbers.
All three of these things helped me reach my goals. I was able to achieve a PR in Austin, by far the hardest course I’ve ever ran. I’ve had a perceptible change in body composition. I’ve never felt or looked so strong before. Most of all, I have a much healthier relationship with food. There is no macro that I demonize but understand each is important in helping me achieve my athletic pursuits and feel my best. The most exciting part is that I was able to achieve all this while being a mom of a super sweet baby girl. Ryan is an awesome coach and I couldn’t have achieved these things without his knowledge and guidance.