Ryan Fischer is an entrepreneur in the health and fitness space. Best known for his brick and mortar gym "Chalk Performance Training" in Orange County, California that eventually became a global brand with tens of thousands of app users. Instead of opening more gyms, Ryan decided he would sell the vibe of the gym and create more revenue than if he had opened more locations. Ryan is also known for creating the interval bodybuilding trend, the "Earn Your Carbs" nutrition challenge, a social media marketing agency called "GHOST," and his athletic career.
Ep. 034 - My interview with Dr. L
I met Dr. L in Lake Tahoe at a podcast event and a few simple questions turned into an exchange of life stories. I actually didn't even know, at the time, that she was a clinical psychologist and that my story was more than just a fun quick listen... Rather she was examining it on a whole new level that we finally go to talk about together on this show. Throughout the episode we touch on just about every section of my life and even dive into a few personal questions as well. The majority of the questions try to pull out my "why" for everything I do and how small things earlier in our lives can have such profound affects later in life.
Where to find Dr. L:
What's up with me lately!?
Well, I have been busting my butt on a few new programs for the Chalk Performance Training App. If you are not currently a member, I highly recommend checking it out. I have been creating programs for over 15 years and this app is a culmination of all my favorite techniques narrowed down into 5 daily programs. You can read more about the programs on my website at GymRyan.com. However, my favorite new program is the full body aesthetics program on the app. Instead of traditional muscle splits, we do every muscle group every day in a much lower volume format with constantly varied accessory movements (There is a progressive strength focus each day). If you're currently in a training plateau, this will for sure break you out of it! Absolute game changer in terms of getting excited to go to the gym again!
Where to find me:
My Gym: ChalkPerformanceTraining.com
My Gym Instagram: @Chalk.Performance.Training
Ep. 033 - Be More Efficient w/ Dr. Nick
Ever wish you could just sit down and chat with a doctor for a whole hour and half instead of 10 minutes? Well, that's how cool this episode is for me. And not only was it cool to get some answers, but Dr. Nick (@TheFittestDoc on Instagram) also happens to be a training junkie as well. So the answers you get and the tangents he goes off on are exactly the same ones you are thinking in that moment.
It's so rare to get a Doctor who's so relatable, fit, and doesn't have answer to anyone but himself. As an online doctor (@steadyMD) he essentially represents his own brand and therefore gets to be true to his original core values.
Hope you enjoy this one!
Visit GymRyan.com to access all of my online training programs and to sign up for the next "Earn Your Carbs" nutrition challenge. Use code: REALCHALK to get 20% off most products.
Visit ChalkPeroformanceTraining.com to get access to the mobile app that started everything for me. Including 5 daily training programs that are used by over 10,000 gym owners and individuals around the world. Since day 1, I have made every workout on the app and still continue to do so. You can also reach out to other members on the virtual map (on the website) and make new training friends.
My Instagram: @ryanfisch
My Gyms Instagram: @Chalk.Performance.Training
Ep. 032 - The Millennial Hustle w/ Dylan Bryant
Dylan Bryant is one of those rare millennials you see driving around in a Lamborghini who instead of bragging, literally never talks about what he does at all. In fact, He showed up to my gym everyday for almost 5 years before I ever knew much about him at all. While I do think there's something very powerful about his humbleness, especially at 26 years old, I was even more impressed by the way it all started and his answers to some of the questions I had during our podcast. At just 17 years old, he started his entrepreneurial journey by flipping X-Boxes and iPhones on Craigslist in his spare time after school. And then he moved all the way across the country just to go to college for only 3 weeks before realizing that his true passion was in online sales.
Fast forward 8 years later and he’s officially built himself a multimillion dollar business with zero degrees and zero starting capitol. While I usually have people on who specialize in fitness ventures, Dylans story is great for people who have passions that can not be taught in classroom. His story is for the few out there that are stuck in between more schooling or taking the slightly more risky route. However, if you listen close, there really is no risk involved if it's the only thing you want to do. Passion always wins.
Dylan's instagram: @dbryant996
GymRyan.com - Offering my one of a kind training and nutrition programs. Use Code: REALCHALK for 20% off most products
ChalkPerformanceTraining.com - My world renowned online training app with 5 daily programs. Starting in 2014, the app now has over 20,000 workouts uploaded and over 10,000 active members.
Ep. 031 - Two fascinating men. One microphone. A Hunter McIntyre Exclusive.
Hunter McIntyre holds multiple world titles across a variety mud running events, Hyrox, he was undefeated for years on the hit TV show "Broken Skull Ranch," and he even debuted for a season at the 2019 CrossFit Games. Known as a "Wild Man" among many and I absolutely would have to agree, but... His unorthodox style is what makes so many love him. He is without a doubt one of the funniest and oddest personalities you will ever meet, while also simultaneously holding the ability inside him to crush endurance athletes across a multitude of events.
Hunter is and has always been a paid professional athlete and when COVID struck, he was forced to pivot a little in his daily routine. You will get to hear first hand what his plans are to make an even bigger footprint as a business man than he made as an athlete. His idea is pretty damn cool and a first of its kind. Anxious to hear what it is? Well... I guess you'll just have to listen.
Per usual, we do get some classic Hunter banter in the last 30min. that will make driving relatively dangerous, so I recommend listening to that part at home ;)
Gymryan.com -- My website for all things training and nutrition. From 1 of a kind workout programs to the world renowned "Earn your carbs challenge."
ChalkPerformanceTraining.com -- My gym that started everything! That 1 location is now an online training app with over 10,000 people. Offering 5 different programs per day for different training goals, training time available, and equipment availability.
OCRstars.com -- Hunter's new purpose in life! Support the man and sign up for a one of a kind competition that will be integrated with Strava! Cash prizes and an invitation to the OCR world championship is up for grabs!
Ep. 030 - The best of Chris Williamson
Chris Williamson owns a podcast called Modern Wisdom in which he teaches people how to live a good life, finding their purpose, maximize their performance, productivity, fitness and psychology.
That being said – It's not uncommon to hear him interviewing pornstars, discussing the likelihood of alien civilisations and discovering what it’s like to be a soldier in the Special Forces.
I wanted to reach out to him and ask him some his favorite moments he's encountered during these 200+ episodes. Like a great author writes a book, here are the highlights of a few hundred podcast with Chris Williamson.
Ep. 029 - Creating Opportunities w/ Jared Graybeal
A show about just taking chances and seeing what happens. In this episode Jared and I talk about very subtle reach-outs, phone calls, or experiences we've had that have led to so many other amazing things. Like I always talk about, time and time again... Meeting as many people as possible and growing your network will always be the most valuable and free tool you have.
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Hey Ryan, I absolutely love your energy and enthusiasm! Your story is so powerful. And you’ve empowered me and countless other lives to pour their heart into the things that make them feel so alive. Keep up the amazing work, man! I look up to you💪🏽
Glad I listened to Nutrition 101 episode before...
So glad I listened to your Nutrition 101 episode before spending $100 on the Earn your Carbs program. Been following you a while online and was a big fan of yours. But on top of the cringe worthy jokes (the Mexican joke? And the multiple jokes about crazy, slutty women) your arrogance and lack of science based knowledge was enough for me to force myself to listen to the entire episode to know exactly what I don’t want in an online fitness mentor. Goodbye Ryan! Hope you grow up and grow into a kinder, and more mature human.
An Inspirational Story
Ryan and the Real CHALK Podcast inspires me daily. If you enjoy listening to podcasts that bring value, then this show is for you. Ryan has been a guest on my show, and he truly walks the walk. He practices what he preaches, and I for one am inspired by the example that he is to anyone that wants to succeed in life.