Ryan Whelan, originally from northern England, spent his entire childhood playing sports. As a child, he was never without a football by his side, later excelling in racket sports, as well as representing his region in cross country running. His passion for sports performance was honed with a Sports Science and Event Management degree at University. He later trained top professional sports teams and athletes in the UK before moving to Hong Kong in 2010.
Ryan’s energy is devoted to ensuring his clients achieve their personal training goals, whether weight loss, building strength and muscle tone, or working on mobility and flexibility to offset the challenges our aging bodies present to us.
Ryan is also passionate about training youth athletes and believes that sport helps develop valuable leadership skillsets. His training philosophy is centered on safety and fun, ensuring that young athletes stay motivated for longer-term participation across whatever sport they chose to play.
Ryan always pushes himself to reach new personal sport achievements. He is currently a member of the Great Britain National Dragonboat team and competed in the World Championships in 2017.
As a fitness group exercise instructor for over 12 years, Coach Enrica specialises in high energy group classes. Her expertise ranges from strength and conditioning to cardio and pilates to keep your heart rate pumping. Due to her vast experience working with different populations, it allows her to work with our youth athletes looking to perform better in their sport, all the way to the general population looking to improve their body composition.
Both a Strive Coach and Athlete, Coach Sze Wa is part of the Hong Kong Women’s National Rugby 15. Tougher than your average trainer and able to train from a trainee’s, athlete’s, and coach’s perspective, Sze Wa knows how to motivate her clients to get the best out of them.
One of the Senior Trainers at Strive Fitness, Coach Ryan oversees all Youth Athletic Training and Programming. Coach Ryan also heads up all Corporate Team Building Events and Activities and provides energetic personal training to a committed group of clients.
Keith has the ability to bring high energy and passion to any client or athlete that he trains, which makes him a favourite amongst, group classes, youth and athletes. Having studied and worked in the sports therapy background, Keith is able to analyse movement patterns at a high level, allowing him to work with a wide range of clients. Having excelled on a wide range of sports such as basketball and rugby Keith is able to relate closely with almost any type of athlete no matter what their goal is.
Coming from a sports therapy background, Coach Stan believes sports is medicine. With an eye towards injury prevention and rehabilitation, Stan’s energetically mindful approach safely pushes his athletes to greater limits. Being able to incorporate sports therapy along with strength and conditioning gives Stan a unique perspective on being able to evaluate clients and design programs specifically for them.
Dom is the Facility and Operations Manager at Strive Fitness. Dom oversees the Continuing Education program for the Performance Coaches as well as manages operations of Strive Fitness.