Coach Ryan Williams has been a CrossFitter since 2016 and specializes in cardio and calisthenics. "I'm passionate for general health and wellness at every phase of life," he says. "Coaching, for me, is about helping others stay fit and healthy so they can continue to be rock stars in their daily lives." While Ryan humorously cites his past athletic background as being a "small town rockstar, exceptionally mediocre," you'll find that he is more than that in the gym. He found CrossFit through a journey that began with running and cardio workouts. "I quickly found out that although my cardio was great, I was not well rounded in my strength and several other fitness areas." This moment of realization, that he could build strength and cardiovascular endurance without having to run 10+ miles, was what made him fall in love with the sport. "Beyond the killer workouts and endless learning opportunities, there is a great community within CFK," he says. "With the right type of workout, I could make improvements in all areas of fitness without having to live at the gym." Ryan is passionate about this combination of community and improvement. "I love coaching because of the camaraderie and friendship of everyone at CFK and that we get the chance to sweat, laugh and learn together."