EPISODE 85: Owner of CrossFit Chalk & Host of Real Chalk Podcast

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Episode 85 features former CrossFit Games Athlete, Owner of CrossFit Chalk, and Host of the Real Chalk Podcast, Ryan Fischer. I was thrilled to have Ryan on the Podcast to share his interesting journey in the Olympics and CrossFit, to creating several successful businesses and living life on his own terms.

Find Ryan Online:

Website: https://www.gymryan.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryanfisch

CrossFit Chalk Website: http://www.crossfitchalk.com/

Real Chalk Podcast: https://shruggedcollective.com/real-chalk/

About Ryan:

I have spent the last 15 years in the fitness industry with the majority of that time being dedicated to functional fitness. In 2010 I trained with the US Olympic Skeleton and Bobsled Teams (Qualifying for Olympic Trials in both sports). I also have been CrossFit Regionals qualifier 7 times. I have made fitness programs for the US Military, large corporations, and several professional athletes around the globe. I host the top fitness podcast on iTunes called, “Real Chalk” and I currently own and operate one of the top CrossFit affiliates in the world – CrossFit CHALK in Orange County, CA.

My Credentials:

  • BS, Exercise Sport Science
  • BS, Minor, Nutrition
  • Certified Private Helicopter Pilot
  • USA Weightlifting Club Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Football
  • ASEP National Coaching Cert
  • Pursuing CSCS

I’m a passionate guy about what I do. It’s important to me for every single person who meets me to know that without saying anything.In just a few years I went from homeless to a 7 figure business. I legit had nothing I’m from Toms River, NJ and my mom is by far my biggest fan @kimmy73158. I own @crossfitchalk in Orange County, Ca. I have one of the top podcasts in the world for health and fitness called “Real Chalk” on the @shruggedcollective . I also have a YouTube channel “ryanfischer” I originally was a helicopter pilot in Hawaii until I went back to school, moved to Utah, and trained with the Olympic bobsled and skeleton team for 4 years. I qualified for Olympic trials in both sports.

I went to the CrossFit Regionals 7 times and was the first person to threaten to kill a judge for scoring him incorrectly. Actually was kind of a big deal at the time. Again, I’m passionate. I don’t compete anymore because I need a knee replacement on my left knee. I spend all of my time these days creating fitness programs that are one of kind. People from all over the world do them and tag me daily. I legit cry once a month thinking about how all of this happened. I love my fans with all my heart, BUT I do hate stupid questions.


If you enjoyed this interview you may also like my Just Get Started Podcast Interview with CrossFit Games Champion Lindy Barber

In my free time, I like to adventure the world in as many ways possible. I’ve hiked some of the worlds biggest mountains, rafted dangerous rivers, ridden my bike hundreds of miles, and I snowboard and surf regularly. I’m kind of a clean freak I’m 32 years old. I always dreamed of living in California. When I’m not working out I always listen to country music. I met my father for the first time when I was 24. We don’t talk, but it’s ok because my mom is all I ever needed and more. My favorite athlete of all time is Steve Prefontaine. I like chick flicks. I’m obsessed with large quantities of meat, backpacks, and getting a good deal. I truly believe that my most valuable assets are my memories, experiences, and friendships.


If you enjoyed this interview you may also like my Just Get Started Podcast interview with CrossFit Games Champion Lindy Barber

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