Ryan Lauderdale, CSCS
Founder of Rypen Fitness
NIKE Master Trainer
NSPA-CPDS & CSNC
Crossfit L-1 Trainer
Born and raised in Southern California, Ryan learned the craft of elite athlete training at an early age. He has been no stranger to high level competition and has been a part of multiple winning teams from the high school level (North High) to the D-1 level (San Jose State University). Ryan got his first start as a strength and conditioning coach at Velocity Sports Performance (Redondo Beach facility, assisted under Performance Director Ken Vick and Head Performance Coach Nick O'Brien) while simultaneously excelling as an Equinox Tier 3+ trainer at the South Bay location. Through both positions he has coached athletes spanning from the NFL, MLB, USWNT, NCAA basketball, NCAA track and high school football. While at Velocity Sports Performance he served as an assistant coach for athletes training for the 2009 and 2010 NFL Combines. In addition, Ryan has catapulted multiple high school football athletes to an All Area Selection and prepared Tier 1 elite hockey players for professional drafts in the NHL,USHL and BCHL.
Equipped with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field, Ryan has helped various athletes at every level achieve their goals. He has served as fitness creative director for fitness videos featuring Kristi Yamaguchi and Erin O'Brien Denton (celebrity trainer).
His years of working with a wide array of clients in the industry and having a successful track record has made him so impactful in the industry. In addition, since 2011, he has contributed to fitness on a global scale as a Nike Master Trainer and has given presentations to thousands of people on behalf of Nike Inc. Ryan has traveled the world consulting for product development, trained Nike celebs and athletes, contributed to events and has lead hundreds of participants in weekly workouts for the Nike Training Club fitness program as well as contributing training workouts to Nike’s training app (Nike Training Club). He has worked with every category in Nike from Nike SB to Nike football and everything in between. The projects range from apparel/footwear development contributions to working with Nike signature athletes and more. His approach to training is defined in the Rypen Fitness mantra: “Develop, Evolve, Thrive.” From the elderly retiree looking to get back in shape to the elite athlete pursing professional goals in competition, Ryan develops a tailored training regimen for every client. This individual focus and attention to detail enables his athletes to evolve more efficiently and effectively than ever imagined. Train with Rypen Fitness and thrive beyond your goals.
More recently, Ryan has been the VP of Human Performance for Velocity Sports Performance and The L.A. Junior Kings Director of Training.