ACE certified personal trainer

Ryan Costa lightening bolt

Verified 16 Reviews
location-iconOutdoor & In-Home

About Ryan

Specializing in all forms of fitness from strength training, hypertrophy, fat loss and health maintanence..prioritizing health, building your best self through strength and fitness as well as feeling your best both physically and mentally is what we are going to achieve. I come to your home or building gym or we can train at Strong & Shapely in East Ruthorford. Contact/book to get this journey started together! 




Certifications :




ACE Certified Personal Trainer




ACE Stength & Conditioning Specialist




ACE Certified Nutrition Specialist

My favorite exercise

Anything legs and back!

My favorite quote

"Life is not about your achievements. It's about what your on your way to becoming..."

My training philosophy

Extreme strength and conditioning combined with muscle building and fat loss.

My training experience

18 years in gym training experience and 5 years of personal training!

Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Gain
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

ACE Strength & Conditioning Specialist, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Bodybuilders, Cancer Survivors, Disabled, Law Enforcement, Men, Military, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Student-athletes, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

Depression, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Obesity, Stress

Training Areas Served

In-home or Outdoor Training

He is excellent. Pushes you to do more very subtly like all of a sudden you’re deadlifting 100lbs and you don’t even know how you got there! Very professional and knowledgeable.


Ryan is a great motivator, and confidence builder. I truly enjoyed and progressed tremendously in a short period of time.

Luis G.

I started training with Ryan approximately 5 weeks ago at Apollon Gym. I wanted to take time to write a review because Ryan is a qualified, knowledgeable and dedicated trainer. He teaches proper technique, guides and encourages me through each strength training session. From the beginning, Ryan took the time to help me plan a proper, balanced diet based on my nutritional needs while working on my goals in the gym. The hard work and challenging sessions are paying off as I feel better physically and mentally and am seeing changes in my physique. During COVID and prior to that time, I had stopped working out. Ryan has made me realize that hard work will pay off and the commitment is rewarding on many levels. If you are in search of a talented, knowledgeable and dedicated trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals, I highly recommend Ryan.

Kristen M.

My husband and I have been training with Ryan for a month now and we are extremely happy with the progress.


He is very motivating and a great coach overall and helped a lot.

Mike K.

I was fortunate to have Ryan as my personal trainer to lose weight and get back into shape after covid. His dedication level of knowledge and deep commitment to his client's needs brought me to my goals. I cannot recommend Ryan Enough to achieve all your fitness goals...

Kathleen C.

Never had a trainer like Ryan before. He doesn’t just have me go through the motions like other trainers do... he makes sure I understand the exercises, corrects my form and always motivates me to work harder. Such a great guy! He really wants the best for all of his clients and answers any questions I throw at him. So glad I found him!


He is passionate about what he does and was very understanding about my ever changing schedule . It was great training with him :)

Marshneil B.

Want a trainer who actually cares about his clients and gives maximum time and effort… then make sure you get Ryan as your trainer/ coach! ! He has always since day 1 made sure to help me and not just train only but he explains in detail how and what you need to do and why not just do this and do that. Thank you Ryan truly for being the best trainer out there and helping me in my growth! Strongest I’ve been thanks to you! ????????????


It’s been a pleasure working out with Ryan 4 times a week for close to a year now. He is exactly what I need - keeps me motivated, accountable, disciplined and pushes me to my limits. Have definitely improved my strength in the last year and have learned a lot about the correct form and about weight training in general. He is very knowledgeable and experienced is more than happy to share his knowledge with everyone.


Ryan was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and great to workout with. My wife and I worked out together and he was able to tailor the workouts to our specific needs. Truly one of the best!


I look forward to my weekly sessions with Ryan. He is an amazing trainer. He consistently pushes me out of my comfort zone and challenges me. He is flexible and always happy to work around my schedule, which changes week to week and sometimes day to day. I currently train with him twice a week and would happily take on a 3rd day if time allowed. Although we only meet 2 days/week, I have seen changes in my muscle tone and I am very happy with the results Ryan has helped me achieve. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a personal trainer who will be truly invested in your success!


Ryan combines a clear, well-thought-out training plan with flexibility when needed, positive encouragement and motivation, and a wealth of fitness and nutrition knowledge and experience.


I have had the pleasure of watching Ryan train my 13 year old son for almost a year now. I cannot say enough how much Ryan has improved my sons confidence as well as his athletic performance. Ryan has great attention to detail and really looks to bring the best out of whomever has the benefit of working with him.

Kenny L.

Hands down the best trainer I’ve worked with after living in NYC for 10 years!


Ryan is an incredible personal trainer who has been instrumental in helping me in my fitness journey. His approach to training is both encouraging and subtle, gently pushing me to lift heavier weights and surpass my limits without feeling overwhelmed. His constant motivation and positivity have been crucial in keeping me focused and committed to my workouts, even on the toughest days. Whenever I've felt like giving up, he has been there to remind me of my progress and encourage me to keep pushing forward. I truly appreciate his dedication to my fitness journey, and I can confidently say that I wouldn't have made progress without his guidance. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a motivating and results-driven personal trainer. He deserves all five stars and more! ?????


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