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Ryan Elward

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Originally from the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, I moved to St. Petersburg, Florida to pursue a career as a fitness professional. Missing the competition and camaraderie from years of playing tennis, soccer, and baseball, I signed up for jiu-jitsu at a local gym and have been training ever since.

I believe that finding challenging pursuits and developing your physical capabilities are essential to your personal development and overall quality of life. The importance of maintaining a strong mind and body in order to overcome obstacles has been clearly evident to me during the difficult times in my life.

As a jiu-jitsu instructor and strength and conditioning specialist my aim is to assist you in becoming a stronger, more durable, and more effective human.