Ryan Lukach

Owner & Founder

Ryan manages all day to day operations of both River North Strength locations, as well as the Strength Coach duties in St. Louis.

Before starting RNS in November of 2018, Ryan was a coach for nearly three years at Strive Village, a private strength and conditioning facility in the River North neighborhood of Chicago - founded by his former collegiate strength coach. There, Ryan worked with a wide-range of clientele including former athletes, business executives and busy moms.

After Chicago, Ryan and his girlfriend Christy (now his wife!) moved back east to Richmond, VA in October of 2018 to live near family & start on the opening of River North Strength. At that time, Ryan handled all semi-private and personal training sessions, new client consultations, and nutrition coaching at RNS Mechanicsville.

In the winter of '19/'20, Ryan and his wife relocated to the Saint Louis area and are opening the newest RNS location in Kirkwood, MO (End of Summer 2020).

Ryan had played five years of NCAA Division I Baseball at the University of Hartford where he was captain for four years. Ryan 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.

Ryan and Christy live in Glendale, MO with their black lab Nala.

Collin Harrell

Director of Training

Collin joined the River North Strength Mechanicsville staff in February of 2020 as a Strength Coach and has since become our Director of Training. He oversees all aspects of our training program, both in our adult and youth athlete populations.

Collin comes to RNS with a diverse background in S&C and related fields. He began his career as a professional intern within the VCU Sports Performance Department where he assisted with the development and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for athletes.

Collin continued his coaching career in the Richmond area with a private company where he had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clientele in both the small group and individualized setting. In addition to coaching, Collin spent over two years working alongside Physical Therapists as an aide assisting in patient rehabilitation.

Collin was a NCAA Division I wrestler for Kent State University where he competed at the 149lb weight class.

Collin holds a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Collin and his wife Nicolle live in Mechanicsville with their dog Kudu.

Strength Coach

Rashad recently joined the RNS team at the beginning of 2021 as our newest Strength Coach. 

Originally from Richmond, Rashad went on to have a stellar football career at James Madison University where he was a three-year captain, All-American cornerback, and a part of the 2016 National Championship team.


Rashad graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, with a concentration of exercise science.


Rashad worked as an intern the summer of 2018 at Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, as well as interning in the JMU weight room the summer and fall of 2019.


Rashad is going to be a familiar face to some - as he has trained with us on and off over the last two years while looking to take his talents to the next level. Rashad hopes to continue his playing career professionally either in the US or abroad.

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