Part I Introduction
There are so many kind words to be said about this month’s featured athlete, Ryan Van Duzer … energetic…kind … giving … generous … curious … and all of these traits enable him to travel to the furthest ends of the earth and always find new friends. He’s biked across America (coast to coast and Vancouver to Mexico,) run in multiple ultra’s, served in the Peace Corps in Honduras and has shared his experiences through his YouTube Channel as a video Adventure Journalist. Probably one of the most interesting facts about Ryan is he has never owned a car … but get to know him for yourself …
Give us a little background about yourself…
I’m born and raised in Boulder, and I love my state and all that is has to offer in the great outdoors!
What is your profession?
I’m a video journalist and TV host.
[A recent video from Ryan takes you through the experience of hiking a volcano with a man who was told he would never walk again https://youtu.be/LA1W2nhl3QI ]
What do you do to stay fit?
I’ve never owned a car, so cycling is my main form of transportation, and exercise. I also love running, and have been running in the mountains outside of Boulder for years. Other than those two sports, I do the typical push-ups and sit ups in my house while blasting fun music.
What does fitness mean in your profession?
Fitness is everything in my profession. I use my body for everything that I do, so I need to be in tip-top shape at all times. Almost all of the content that I produce involves some sort of athletic endeavor.
Do you eat a certain way or follow a particular nutrition plan?
I’ve been a vegetarian for 15 years. Other than that, no nutrition plan, I just make sure to eat lots of veggies and fruits, and beans, I love bean burritos!
What are your hobbies?
I love to run, mountain bike and travel. I’d say that 70% of my income goes toward plane tickets. I really love exploring new places.
Ryan’s adventures in Nepal and trekking through the Everest Region took him the highest he’s ever been! https://youtu.be/jVTacyffGxY
Take Away from Today
We think that most people live busy, bustling life-styles….how is your busy any different from Ryan’s? And does your fitness hold you back from truly enjoying it? Ryan’s level of fitness allows him to experience life at another level. From running along-side the Tarahumara to hiking the heights in Nepal. What small change could you make in order to live a little fuller? Live a little happier? Let your fitness take you there …
More to come from Ryan’s interview so stay tuned in upcoming weeks!