| EP 349 – The Evolution of Ryan Fischer

Author / Cali Hinzman

2 hr 00 min listen

Humble Beginnings, Happy Endings

For every year that goes by, Ryan Fischer [@ryanfisch] grows exactly one ab. This week’s guest entertains The Crew with a powerful backstory of his rise in CrossFit. The most poignant part of all…Ryan came to the realization that “there is so much more to life” than the sport of fitness. As an incredibly gifted athlete, he was able to hone his coaching skills and eventually open the world renowned Chalk Performance Training in SoCal. Learn more about Ryan’s evolution in training and his personal life and most importantly…how he’s able to maintain an ab surplus in these tough times.

Ryan Fischer is far more than the chiseled physique that meets the eye. He’s a gifted athlete, for sure, but he is really defined by his drive to achieve more. This is evident in his conversation with The Crew as he shares his story of humble beginnings to being a successful entrepreneur. But Ryan is not one to boast. He attributes his success to opportunities, influential people, and serendipitous moments in time. This episode the guys trade CrossFit stories in good fun and discuss the future of what once reigned as the sport of fitness. We also learn that Luke’s high school nickname was Limp Brisket and that Tex was once caught in a love triangle between a senior citizen and her Dominos Pizza Delivery boy toy. 

Empower Your Performance

Check out www.gymryan.com or follow him on instagram @RyanFisch. And if you happen to find yourself in Costa Mesa, do us all a big favor and say hi to the Walrus for us.


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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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