Ryan is a PGA Golf Professional and was the Head Professional at Hunting Hills Country Club for 6 years prior to entering the fitness industry. In 2016 he co-founded CrossFit Unify Roanoke and in May 2017 purchased Brickhouse CrossFit from founders Jay and Amanda Forrester. Currently Ryan leads a team of amazing employees at Brickhouse and focuses his time and energy on creating the absolute best environment for his clients of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
Ryan loves seeing and helping in the physical, mental and emotional progressions of everyone who comes to us at Brickhouse. From the initial awareness of where we are, the goal-setting process, and the first steps on the journey, to the hardships along the way, overcoming obstacles and setbacks, and ultimately achieving our goals. The entire journey is incredible and fulfilling!
Ryan motivates first by setting an example. He doesn’t ask his athletes to do things that he is not willing to do himself. From there he bases his motivating actions on the relationship he has created with the person and the approach that is going to get them the best result in that moment and moving forward. Ryan aims to inspire everyone at Brickhouse, not by the things he does or the actions he takes, but by the person he is, the things he stands for and the values he owns.
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED
Roanoke College ‘09 – Bachelor of Business Administration
Favorite Lift: Squat Snatch – done correctly, there are so many moving pieces that come together so magically to make this lift happen successfully.
Favorite WOD: Anything long that involves a rower, bike, or run!
Other hobbies and passions: Golf, business and entrepreneurship, helping people create the best versions of themselves.