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Ryan started TeamFFLEX in 2014. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on TeamFFLEX?
I came up with TeamFFLEX seeing the massive trend of everything turning online and want to help as many people as possible achieve results. In a traditional gym format trainers job, there are only so many hours you can work in a day and a limit on clients you can actually work with. For example, if a client does a 60-minute session and you work an 8 hour day you can see 8 clients within that day. There are also of course training teams, and classes as well as small groups but still even if I could have worked with 100 people a day in a gym it would not have been enough.
I wanted to find a way to help people all around the world. The people that couldn’t get to the gym or didn’t have the money to hire an expensive trainer. I wanted to make sure that no matter where people were at the gym or at home they had the ability to take action on their health and fitness and get results.
Seeing in today's world how basically kids are born with an iPhone in hand it all just made perfect sense. Take personal training online and help people all around the world. The thing about today's society is that we want it now. We don't want to wait. We don't want to go into a building, meet with some trainer, get sold on all the different expensive packages and then pay basically to have a really expensive cheerleader. I honestly believe that within the next 10 years we won’t see trainers in gyms anymore. The quality of training in gyms continues to drop due to the fact that not enough people get training and also that trainers can’t even make enough money to sustain a living. I knew that if I could go online with everything not only would I be able to impact people to a much larger degree, I would also be able to live a life on my terms.
I was stuck at my day job working hours and hours unable to even usually take a bathroom break moving from client to client. I didn’t have the money to open my own gym. I didn’t have any resources that I could take advantage of to shortcut me to the life I wanted. So I decided to build the concept from scratch myself. I knew that personal training didn’t come down to being in the room with a trainer. It came down to the correct exercises being done in the correct way with proper nutrition and recovery. Having worked in gyms for years I knew that I could offer this to people without actually being there with them and they could still achieve incredible results. That’s when I put the coaching app together and began to launch
> Providing valuable content that would help people that don’t even pay me has enabled me to scale far above the coaches that pinch pennies trying to charge for every little thing.