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About Ryan

My name is Ryan Shankle. I am the founder of Atlas Strength and Endurance. My journey to creating Atlas Strength and Endurance began with a simple idea- a desire to have a positive impact on the people around me.


Some people struggle for a good portion of their lives to find a suitable career for their unique combination of talents, skills, and personalities traits. Others know their fit in the world from the beginning. I am one of the lucky few.


 Growing up, I loved participating in sports- swimming, running, soccer. I stayed active. Sports gave me an outlet that fostered confidence. As I grew older and my participation continued, it naturally developed into me teaching and training others on the team that were younger or new. I realized that I had an innate ability to teach, motivate, and encourage.


I looked at applying these characteristics to other fields, but I knew my passion was athletics and health. I jumped headfirst into the world of personal training. I now have a wealth of knowledge to supplement the encouraging spirit that I cultivated in youth sports.  As of August 2018, I am an ACE certified personal trainer.


 I began Atlas Strength and Endurance because I learned how to hold up my world. I found confidence, strength, and independence through athletics, which has allowed me to withstand anything that life has thrown my way. I want my clients to find that inner strength within themselves. Exercise should be one component to taking control of and holding up your life.


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My favorite client story

My favorite client story has to be Amanda. She came to me unable to lose weight and after about a month of working with me we were able to lose 5 lbs. Now she has lost 10 lbs and has gained a bunch of muscle

My favorite exercise


My favorite quote

To do anything less than your best is to sacrifice a gift

My training philosophy

I want to give my clients the strength and endurance to hold up their world

My training experience

I have been training clients since high school and continued to do so to this date.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • TRX
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Cancer Survivors, Men, Overweight/ Obese, Runners, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ADHD, Back Pain/Issues, Cancer, Depression, Stress

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