Owner & Founder
Ryan manages the operations of all day to day functions of River North Strength. This includes training sessions, new client consultations, and all nutrition coaching.
Before opening RNS in November of 2018, Ryan was a coach for nearly three years at Strive Village, a private strength and conditioning facility in Chicago, IL, founded by his former collegiate strength coach. There, Ryan worked with a wide-range of clientele including former athletes, business executives and busy moms.
Ryan played five years of NCAA Division I Baseball at the University of Hartford and was captain for four years. He ranks in the top five athletes in program history for games played, at bats, RBI, and total bases. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford and a CPT from NSCA. He is also a Nutrition Coaching Specialist certified by NCI.
Director of Training
Blake runs all adult & youth training, programming, as well as the on-boarding of new coaches here at
River North Strength.
Prior to joining the RNS team at the beginning of 2020, Blake began his career as the first Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Shenandoah University, where he managed all varsity athletics’ strength and conditioning programs. After moving back to Richmond he operated his own performance training company and later served as the Wellness Director at the Goochland YMCA.
Blake played four years of college football at Shenandoah University where he served as captain in his senior year. Blake is the career leader in QB sacks and fourth in both tackles for loss and forced fumbles. Blake holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA.
Jon has been a mainstay at River North Strength ever since the doors opened late 2018. Jon coaches our semi-private sessions early weekday mornings and Saturdays.
Prior to joining the RNS team in June 2019, Jon and his fiance Mallory began as members training in the 6 am groups five-to-six times per week. His work ethic and love for training made him a great fit to come aboard the staff.
Jon played four years of NCAA Division I Baseball at Bryant University and was captain for two years. He is the all-time leader in fielding percentage and second in program history for runners caught stealing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bryant University.