Owner, Sport Science & Fitness Specialist, Trainer & Coach
Ryan George is the owner of PROFORM Athletic Development & Fitness Training, a business he started shortly after relocating back to the seacoast area in 2011. Prior to moving back to his hometown, Ryan spent two years as the Director of Sports Performance at OAK Orthopedics in Illinois. Ryan was hired by Dr. Mike Corcoran (Chicago Bears Orthopedic team Dr.) after working together for the Bears in Chicago. In his two years at OAK Ryan worked with clients of all ages, abilities and sports with the common goal of injury prevention and overall physical development.
Prior to his work at OAK, Ryan spent four years as a Strength and Conditioning Assistant Coach for the Chicago Bears under Head Coach Lovie Smith and Director of Physical Development Rusty Jones. In his four seasons, the Bears clinched the NFC North Division (2005 & 2006), and in 2006 captured the NFC Championship earning a spot in Super Bowl XLI. Also during his tenure the Bears saw significant reduction in injuries and games missed due to injury. His responsibilities included coaching athletes on all aspects of an NFL strength and conditioning program, including; weight training, conditioning, agility, functional movement, body composition, hydration and nutrition. Also during his time with the Bears he assisted both the offensive (Coordinator, QB’s) and defensive (Scout Team, LB’s) coaches during practices and games.
Prior to working with the Bears, Ryan spent time with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and was the Head Strength Coach for the 2002 World Bowl X Champion Berlin Thunder (NFL Europe). Ryan began his career in 2000 as an intern for the Buffalo Bills, where he spent the entire 2001 season and several summers under head coaches Wade Phillips and Greg Williams.
Ryan received his Master’s Degree in Applied Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Springfield College in 2004. He attended Plymouth State University and earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Education in 2001.
A native of Dover, NH Ryan is excited to return to the seacoast area to continue his career in strength and conditioning/fitness. In December 2011 Ryan teamed up with SouthSide Fitness to provide new services and programs to the people of the seacoast area. Since returning to the area Ryan has been very involved in many local sports teams and organizations. In the summer of 2011 Ryan was named Assistant Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coach for the St. Thomas High School football team (2011 & 2015 State Champions). He was also the strength and conditioning consultant for the University of New Hampshire Lacrosse team (2011-2013). He also trains and consults several individuals, high school teams and organizations throughout the seacoast area and New England. He specializes in all aspects of fitness and performance and has worked with all populations, sports and abilities. Ryan has also been the guest speaker and presenter at several conferences, high schools and organization throughout Illinois and New England.
"Throughout my career as a strength and conditioning coach I have realized that most people do not take a comprehensive approach to their athletic development and fitness. Often time people focus one thing or the other and never really optimize their training. My approach is science based with the goal of long term athletic development and fitness. My goal is to educate you on all aspects of your training to ensure optimal results".