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- Internationally Awarded Personal Trainer. Medical Exercise Specialist. Subject Matter Expert.
Ryan Vivar is an internationally awarded personal trainer, medical exercise specialist and subject matter expert who is respected by top personal training educators and organizations worldwide. He has been providing personal training services to the Oklahoma City metro area since 2008 and opened his own personal training studio January of 2011 in downtown Oklahoma City.
He is often referred to as the “ideal” personal trainer and continues to be one of the most impressive and inspiring exercise professionals in the country. Ryan is a industry leader in personal training and sustainable lifestyle transformation for ALL AGES, a industry leader and pioneer in fitness after 50, and also a industry leader and pioneer in medical fitness. He is the creator of The Vivar Method ™, Fitness After 50 OK ™, Viva Rx™, and Vivar Nutrition Coaching ™. His ability to assess individuals, analyze human movement in real-time, and create personalized exercise programs is unmatched. Ryan is the go-to personal trainer in OKC for a high-quality experience.
His current and past client list includes people from all walks of life and many of Oklahoma City's top leaders and innovators. This is a reflection of the kind of work, product, and experience he delivers.
Ryan is a big believer and advocate of advancing the profession of personal fitness training and protecting the consumer. He founded Ryan Vivar Fitness upon his own core values, mission, & vision. Ryan has helped 100's of clients achieve amazing life changing results. He is a selfless, respected leader in the fitness industry with a great ability to speak, motivate and inspire.
After receiving his degree in the field of personal training, completing an 8 week internship, and becoming a certified personal trainer Ryan acquired multiple high-level NCCA / EHFA accredited certifications, and has traveled all across the country learning from top experts in the field for the past 15 years. He has over 40,000 hours of hands on professional experience and takes tremendous pride in keeping up with the most up-to-date science & research-based information and training.
- Industry Recognition and Awards
- 2023 Corrective Exercise Specialist of The Year (Out of 75 different Countries)
- 2022 Served as a Subject Matter Expert for the leading organization certifying Personal Trainers and Health Coaches.
- 2022 Served as a Subject Matter Expert for a Role Delineation Study/ Occupation Analysis for Personal Trainers.
- 2022 Participated as a Subject Matter Expert to help develop the content outline for the final exam that will be utilized to Certify Personal Trainers for the next 5 years (2023 - 2028)
- 2022 ACE All Stars featured Medical Exercise Specialist
- 2022 Personal Trainer of The Year Nominee
- 2021 Medical Fitness Professional of The Year Finalist
- 2021 Medical Fitness Professional of The Month - June
- 2020 Personal Trainer of The Year Finalist
- 2020 IDEA Fitness Journal Inspire Health Coach Feature
- 2015 ACE PROfiles featured Exercise Professional
- 2014 Top 10 Personal Trainers in The World (Represented USA)
- 2013 IDEA Fitness Journal Featured Exercise Professional
- 2012 Americas Top Personal Trainers to Watch
- 2011 Americas Top Personal Trainers to Watch
- Industry Expert Testimonials
"Ryan is the consummate professional, not only is he is fully committed to the individuals that rely on his expertise and leadership as they work towards healthier, happier and more productive lives through physical activity and exercise, he also serves as an example for other professionals. Ryan’s personal story and experience drive his passion for excellence in his business, his personal and professional development and aspirations for the future of our profession."
Graham is the Executive Vice President of Community Health and Wellness for the American Council on Exercise, on The board of directors for Physical Activity Alliance (PAA), the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals, and the Special Olympics Fitness Advisory Council. He previously served as the US Registry Of Exercise Professionals President, the Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) where he sat on the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (COAES), and the Facility Certification Committee of the Medical Fitness Association.
"Ryan Vivar is incredibly passionate about fitness and his commitment to inspiring others to lead their happiest, healthiest, fittest lives, it is evident in all of the great work that he does on a daily basis. I feel fortunate to have someone as dedicated as Ryan as a fellow health coach and personal trainer. He is doing tremendous things in the personal training & fitness industry."
Dr. Jessica M. -San Diego, California
“Award -winning instructor, accomplished author, speaker, and respected educator.”
Dr. Jessica Mathews, DBH, MS, NBC-HWC, E-RYT 500 is an assistant professor, director, and creator of the Master of Kinesiology in Integrative Wellness program at Point Loma Nazarene University. An award-winning and innovative educator, she has developed and implemented graduate degree and professional certificate programs at several colleges in Southern California. Dr. Matthews serves as director of integrative health coaching in the Centers for Integrative Health at UC San Diego in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. She also serves as the lead faculty member in the area of health behavior change for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum in addition to serving as the chair of the ACLM Health and Wellness Coaches members interest group.
Dr. Mathews previously served as an exercise physiologist & Senior Health & Fitness editor for the American Council on Exercise, a fitness blogger for Weight Watchers, Fitbie, and Shape magazine. She is also a contributor to numerous publications like CNN, Washington Post, Women's Health, The New York Times, NPR, USA TODAY, Dr. Radio, and Oprah.com. Dr. Mathews was named IDEA Fitness Instructor of The Year.
“Ryan Vivar is one of the greatest trainers I´ve ever met in my career of over 20 years. The way he takes care of his clients and all the technical knowledge he has puts Ryan’s service in another level in the market in terms of quality. He is genuine and has a beautiful history. His strong commitment to his profession & passion to help others will always lead him to do his best. I highly recommend Ryan Vivar Fitness & any program Ryan Vivar creates or takes part of.”
Cristiano P. -Sao Pau, Brazil
“World’s Top Personal Trainer”
Cristiano runs the most successful personal training facility in Brazil and is an industry leader in his part of the world. He was named the 2014 Top Personal Trainer in the World and travels the world teaching other personal trainers. Cristiano has recently created his own global personal trainer certification and contributes to many TV media sources in Brazil.