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About Me

About Coach Pete Ryan

 

Welcome to my journey. I’m Coach Pete Ryan, and I wasn’t always the fit, confident coach you see today. As a child, I struggled with being overweight and faced daily bullying. P.E. class was my nightmare, and I often had excuses to skip it. But destiny had other plans for my fat ass it would seem.

At 18 years old, a chance encounter with a kickboxing gym flyer changed my life. After enrolling for their beginners class, i accidently arrived on the wrong day, the wrong time and found myself on the mats at the same time as a high-level sparring class, and for five hours, I watched these athletes move, react, and flow. I was hooked. My first class was tough—I was sick within the first 5 minutes of warm-up, and this continued for four months. But I kept coming back, driven by determination and passion.

Within two years, I became a two-time W.A.K.O British Kickboxing Full Contact champion. My passion for fitness turned into a profession as I started coaching others.

 

Forging My Craft

My journey took me to London Shootfighters, a tough, no-nonsense gym that reshaped me. It became my home and family (I even have their logo tattooed on my ribs!). My coaching skills were honed and perfected here.

I’ve worked with a diverse range of clients, from complete beginners to UFC and Bellator professionals. I’ve trained people with cerebral palsy and coached individuals undergoing chemotherapy. One of my proudest moments was seeing a client battling breast cancer become the fittest she’d ever been during her treatment.

My athletic journey also includes completing three ultra-marathons—160 miles in 5 days through the deserts of Namibia, the Kenyan safari plains, and the Amazon jungle. These were not just physical challenges but lessons in perseverance and mental toughness that I bring to my coaching.

 

My Coaching Philosophy

My approach to coaching isn’t just about sculpting six-packs or building biceps that can crack walnuts. It’s about seeing growth in individuals who’ve counted themselves out and changing their perception of their abilities.

I believe in training for life—focusing on movement, fluidity, and suppleness first. Once we have that foundation, we can add layers of strength and muscle. I ask my clients to give 100% of what they can at that moment. Progress isn’t just about physical abilities or increases in strength; it’s about how you feel about yourself. That’s the real measure of growth.

My coaching style is direct (sometimes even a bit rude!), but always fun. I bring a sense of calmness and security to my clients, many of whom have been with me for over 15 years. Some have even moved to online training just to continue working with me.

 

What Sets Me Apart

  • Mind-Body Connection: Emphasizing the powerful link between mental and physical well-being for transformative results.

  • Diverse Experience: Training a wide range of clients, from beginners to professional fighters and world champions.

  • Personal Investment: Genuinely caring about my clients’ progress and well-being, both in fitness and beyond.

  • Humor and Fun: Creating a relaxed, entertaining atmosphere with self-deprecating humor and playful banter.

  • Adaptability: Tailoring my approach to work best for you, whether online, in-person, or in any situation.

 

Qualifications

  • Head Coach and Head of Personal Training at London Shootfighters

  • Head Pad Man at London Shootfighters

  • Former W.A.K.O Full Contact British Kickboxing Champion

  • Finisher of 3 Extreme Environment Multi-Stage Ultra Marathons through Namibia, Kenya, and the Amazon Jungle

  • ACA Applied Nutrition & Supplementation Nutrition

  • REPS Level 4 Lower Back Pain Specialist Trainer

  • REPS Level 3 Nutrition and Weight Management Advisor

  • REPS Level 3 Advanced Instructor

  • REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer

  • REPS Level 2 Gym Instructor

 

Ready to Start Your Transformation?

Whether you're looking to lose weight, build strength, enhance your athletic performance, or simply lead a healthier lifestyle, I'm here to guide you every step of the way. Together, we'll unlock your potential and create lasting change.

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500 Terry Francine Street 

San Francisco, CA 94158

Tel: 123-456-7890

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