Ryan Clarke

Co-Owner, Coach


  • CrossFit Level 1


  • BS in Exercise Science from Ithaca College 2012

Ryan found CrossFit through his wife, Emily, who had been asking him for years to give it a try. She dragged him in for a 2019 Open announcement, he started classes the week after and has been hooked ever since.

As an athlete his entire life, playing football at Ithaca College, he has always strived to push himself in both a physical and mental capacity. A very competitive individual by nature, CrossFit and the CrossFit methodology provided him with the opportunity to channel his drive to compete. Shortly after beginning CrossFit he became a coach, which gave him the opportunity to coach athletes of varying levels and watch them achieve their goals. Knowing he had a small part in that process for that athlete has been very gratifying.

Ryan was born and raised in West Friendship, MD and is married to co-owner Emily. You will more often than not see him within the confines of the gym. When not in the gym, he enjoys playing golf and watching the growth of their daughter, Charlotte, and son, Andrew.