10 Questions with REBEL Trainer Ryan Lien

10 Questions with REBEL Trainer Ryan Lien | Blog by The REBEL Workout

Meet Ryan - studio owner, student, REBEL trainer!

Ryan is originally from North Dakota, where his childhood years were mostly spent either on his aunt & uncle’s farm or his other aunt & uncle’s lake house. He moved to Denver with his mom when he was 10, and he’s been here since then! Ryan spent his teenage years windsurfing and being a punk rocker! Then in his 20’s, he spent most of his time overseas in Europe and Australia. As a result, Ryan speaks fluent French, and has an extensive knowledge about wine! Given the opportunity, he’d like to live in France part time at some point in his life. Now, he spends his days in school, running a business, and most importantly loving the most amazing woman in his life, Melissa Levy. Wait! Also loving his dog Luxe.

1. Three favorite movies?

IT, Goonies, and Ratatouille

2. What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

Attend government meetings to see what they really talk about.

3. What’s the last book you read?

Blue Truth [by David Deida]

4. Favorite exercise at the gym?

Sleeping, just kidding! I love this move with the medicine ball - you roll back, then up to your feet, go into a frog jump forward, and finally into a burpee push­up.

5. If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete?


6. What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?

Volunteering time with an organization that works with developing countries.
Some sort of long sailing trip, not a cruise, but a luxury hobie cat.
Build my own house, or place to live.

7. What’s your fav thing to do on a rainy day?

Watch a movie and snuggle with Melissa.

8. Best way to recover after a tough workout?

3 egg omelette cooked in a tbsp of grass fed butter, 2 slices of bacon, over a bed of greens.

9. Favorite meal to cook?

Ha! Used to be risotto [inside joke between Melissa and I], but now it is gluten free pizza.

10. What is the best part about being a REBEL?

Doing things our own way. We are far from cookie cutter, and we don’t like following the rules. We have fun!

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