about this site
Training should serve a purpose, from getting you lean, jacked, strong, coming back from an injury, or just getting tough mentally and physically, it has to fit the outcome.
I've worked with people looking to lose weight, gain muscle, compete in Strongman, Crossfit, Powerlifting, become a more able bodied first responder such as military or law enforcement, or simply busy adults that have a hard time fitting a workout in between kids and jobs.
Programming is my specialty, and coaching is the delivery.
This site is a hub where I can offer the most basic training for free, templates as a guide for specific programs, or I can fully customize training to meet your life and goals, and even go so far as staying in constant contact to adapt your training along the way.
So explore the site, use anything and everything you can find for free on here, shoot me a message if you have questions, and remember that I'm here to help you get to where you want to be, your success is my goal.
I am Ryan Parr, a Father, a Husband, an Athlete, and an Entrepreneur.
I recently relocated to Colorado Springs where I am continuing my career as a coach. You will see me running seminars, programs, kettle bell classes, and see me running on trails, and hitting the gym regularly.
Fitness and strength have always been a part of my life. From starting Martial arts at 5 years old, school sports, hitting the weight room for football. I've done the big box gym thing where I just followed routines from the fitness magazines, I found bodybuilding and powerlifting, then Strongman, then CrossFit. I coached for 5 years, I was a personal trainer, I run High School Athlete programs, I've worked with a Class AA High school varsity Football team, and through it all I want only to better those I come across and help them grow stronger in life.
This is my calling.
In every venture, I am a guide.
I offer solutions, insight, a listening ear, and pose questions for you to ask yourself about what your true goals are in life and in the fitness world, then together, we find ways to help you grow stronger, both physically and mentally.
I believe it is important to not make separate the mind and body, the thought processes and the actions, that food and movement and training should be done out of love for the body you're given, not out of distaste for lack of conforming to what you believe it should be.
Don't be a flash in the pan, burn slow, steady, and have a mind for your health as a whole.
Mind, Body, Thought, Movement, Awareness, Love, we each can decide in our own way what life means, and the lens we view it through.
I am approachable, and I love making new friends that want to share in the journey of seeking to thrive in all aspects of our lives.
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."
live your story
My story has been told countless times by countless people, in many different ways.
While my version has it's own quirks, this is a story that is known well, whether it happened to me, you, or anyone else that finds themselves in a place of looking for something better, trying to see the larger picture, striving to be the best version of themselves in their own eyes, not what others think they should be.
I got into fitness to be jacked and awesome. It has seen many iterations over time, I've been bodybuilder, powerlifter, crossfitter, strongman, I've even dabbled in endurance sports. What I've come to learn over the past fifteen plus years in this industry though, is that there are common themes, common needs, and it's very easy to get caught up into forming yourself into a mold rather than embracing training for what it is, a way to make your vessel, your body, into it's own most capable version.
This is my story, my journey, and you're on a journey as well. This site is here, with all its content, blog posts, media, podcasts, and external links, set up as a resource for you to utilize to become the strongest version of yourself in body and mind.