Client Interview: Meet Ryan Helman


Meet Ryan. Ryan has been training with me for 4yrs and recently turned 60yrs old! Yet he is still training, Boxing and producing music!

The lead singer of a band in the 1970’s and 80’s Ryan is proof that age is never a barrier to chasing your dreams and enjoying your life and really is an inspiration. I can only hope I can hit as hard as Ryan when I am 60!

More importantly, Ryan credits Boxing for helping him have the energy to enjoy time with his grandchildren. Isn’t that what life is really about? To enjoy good health so we can spend more time with those we love.

Interview with Ryan


Name Ryan Helman

What is your job?
Sales director of a healthcare company

How Long have you been training/boxing?
15 years

What got you interested in training/boxing?
Watching Boxing on TV

What do like most about boxing/training?
Pads, bagwork and sparring

Do you have any hobbies outside of the gym?
Recording Music

Do you follow other sports outside of Boxing? Is there a particular sportsman you admire?
Football, and David Beckham

Which Boxers do you particularly enjoy watching?
Chris Eubanks Jnr

If you could choose to watch two boxers past or present fight each other, who would you most like to see?
Spencer Oliver v Manny Pacquiao

Mike Tyson v Muhammad Ali – who wins?
A young Tyson all day long

Floyd Mayweather Jnrs defense or Mike Tysons offence – which would you rather possess and why?
Tyson’s offence

What do you think of the Floyd Mayweather Jnr v Conor McGregor matchup?
Not much, boxer v MMA fighter. Only one winner, the boxer

How do you motivate yourself to keep training?
Enjoy training

How has the training made a difference to your life?
I have better cardio, and generally fitter to do other things in life

Who or what inspires you?
My grandchildren inspire me to stay fit and well

If you could go back in time to when you was a child, what advice would you give yourself?
Do what my parents were telling me. Start boxing

Do you have any words of wisdom you live your life by?
Follow your dreams, it’s never too late

About the author 


Boxing Coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Boxing Author of:

The Boxing Cheat Sheet - Your Ultimate Guide to Ring Survival

Strength and Conditioning for Boxing - Work out Hits to get you Fighting Fit!

Forgotten Legends of the Ring - Ten Past Masters of the Squared Circle

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