Ryan Whited (in his own words): Athletics has been a life long passion of mine. I received my first trainer’s license at the age of 21 I’m now 45, so I’ve been training people for nearly 25 years. My dad was a professional athlete; this probably played role in my obsession. He was also injured very often, which obviously may have played a role in my obsession with prevention (mitigation). My wife and I are also athletes, I was a sponsored climber for nearly 20yrs.
I did not take the typical route for education because what I wanted to provide for athletes and others wasn’t typical. And classic schooling doesn’t suit me. However, I am very good at learning, so I bought many textbooks and began attending courses designed for advanced ED folks, which was sometimes confusing and annoying to many people attending these courses. It was like I was cutting in line. I am a classic autodidact. I have thankfully earned the trust of many orthopedic specialists and other care providers, and many of the people I work with now are often referrals from these providers. This has allowed me to fulfill my original vision for training and shift the current paradigm.
Ryan Whited, Owner, Paragon Athletics, contact info:
Links mentioned in the Podcast (Part 2):
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music: Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org