“Ryan is motivational, articulate, and passionate about fitness and nutrition. Despite having an educational background in Food Science Nutrition, I have often struggled with maintaining a healthy diet, which at times has hindered my fitness goals. Ryan has provided me with pragmatic ways to eat healthy during my busy work schedule. In addition, he has given me ongoing emotional support through phone calls and texts. These communications have helped hold me accountable for what I consume and have motivated me to strive to select more nutritious foods. Overall, I highly recommend working with Ryan. His thoughtful approach to fitness and health brings about changes in one’s lifestyle that are sustainable.
Working with Ryan for the past five years has been a very positive experience. He has provided me with an array of high-quality workouts all of which have been comprised of carefully selected exercises designed to assist me in reaching my physical goals. Thanks to his overwhelming support and motivation, I have achieved these goals and am now in the process of working towards new and more ambitious physical objectives.”
“I had never worked with a trainer before and had always struggled with my weight. Now I can see that having a trainer makes all the difference since your trainer keeps you motivated, tries out various workout routines that really help keep you in shape. I had never run on the treadmill before and now, thanks to Ryan (you are the best), I actually ran two 5Ks in the past six months. I feel fitter and stronger and my endurance has improved a whole lot and I really cannot imagine my life without my gym.”
“I loved working out with Faisal – he is the best trainer I have ever worked with. He listened to my goals was always encouraging me and made me feel really good about my accomplishments!”
“Following a ski accident about 18 years ago, I became committed to physical fitness initially to recover and then to maintain the tone and condition necessary for an active life, whether on high altitude mountaineering expeditions or frequent international travel. Working with Ryan Maciel over the past few years has provided an opportunity to not only maintain my condition but also to take it to a new place. The combination of rotation thru disciplined routines provides an opportunity to exercise all muscle groups, some of which I wasn't aware of, and maintaining good conditioning blended with cardiovascular exercise. Ryan's knowledge, friendly personality, and professional style make a challenging workout an enjoyable and rewarding experience. His nutrition insight has led to my being much more aware of a balanced diet, an added plus. I have also appreciated the flexibility to accommodate my travel schedule as well as the preference for early morning workouts.”
“Everything we did in my program was there for a reason, and everything I did, I was confident it was helping me get to my goals. I know everything we did together helped me become a better athlete and a better coach.”
“Although I had always been fairly responsible about my health, by age 66 I was getting concerned about declining strength, energy, and balance. So I signed up for weekly training sessions with Ryan. This has made an enormous difference in my quality of life. Over the past three years, Ryan has kept my training sessions challenging and varied. He has also encouraged my involvement in strength and aerobic classes and activities, including Pilates and Zumba.
During training sessions, Ryan and I often keep up a running dialog on diet and nutrition. Ryan emails me recipes for using nutritious ingredients. Whenever I've suffered an injury, such as repetitive-use complications from playing the bass, Ryan will show me what to try, and let me know when it's probably time to contact my physician or physical therapist.
Over the years, Ryan has introduced me to some terrific books about behavior change. Predictably, these authors are entertaining as well as practical in their approach. They focus, as does Ryan, on how to get the results you want. Because my health these days is about as good as it has ever been, I recently decided to come out of retirement and resume work as a psychologist. Nowadays when clients ask me to recommend a book about behavior change, I tell them about books I was introduced to by Ryan. Obviously, should they also be looking for a personal trainer, I know the right guy.”