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Meet the Team: Ryanne Spigelman

Woman standing in on a treeMEET RYANNE

Question: Why did you want to become involved in health care?

Answer: I have always wanted to have a career in the health field, the problem was figuring out where I belonged I moved out to Idaho to attend Boise State University and that is where I discovered my love for fitness.  I began my pursuit for my exercise science degree in hopes to help people change and live a healthy and better life.  I've observed how various forms of fitness such as weightlifting, team sports and CrossFit can change people’s quality of life.  I wanted to be apart of something that could help people prevent injury and gain back or conquer the life they had always wanted.   

Q: What is your background?

A: I played sports from the time I could walk. When I wasn't on the soccer or softball field, I was out running around on the small horse farm I grew up on.  When I went away to college, I constantly spent my time outdoors hiking or running the vast amounts of trails we had in Boise.  Hiking was one the best ways to relieve any sort of stress I had.  The gym was another outlet, it made me feel strong.  Upon moving back to Maryland, I discovered CrossFit.  It brought back the competitiveness and community I had been missing from my team sports days. I also coach at a CrossFit gym, I love being able to motivate people and see them achieve their goals. I have seen some of our clients go from not being able to run 100m without stopping to running an unbroken mile.    

3 women laughing in a crossfit gymQ: What is your specialty or niche when it comes to health care?

A: I would say my specialty relates to my personality. I firmly believe an environment can shape how people develop and progress.  You want someone in your corner that is going to motivate you and remember every important detail  A positive atmosphere can be really dynamic to anyone's recovery or health/fitness journey.  I have seen that in my journey as a coach and a member at my gym  I always want to make sure someone feels comfortable and welcome.  You never want to feel like another patient, you're not a patient you are a person who is part of our community.  

Q: What are you most looking forward to in joining the Rehab 2 Perform team?

A: I am excited to be apart of a team who is so dynamic in the community.  To start a career with a group of people who are so eager to help change the lives of everyone around them is more than anyone can ask for in a job.  I am also so excited to learn from everyone.  There is no such thing as learning too much when it comes to your career.  I really look forward to being surrounded by people who not only want to better themselves and you but the community around them.

Q: What are your plans on trying to engage and connect with the community?

A: I really want to find a way to engage women and girls of all ages on becoming more active. I know how important it is for you mentally and physically to live a healthy and active lifestyle.  I want any woman to be able to stay healthy and I want them to feel comfortable with their journey.  It can be so overwhelming breaking into the any fitness lifestyle.  There are so many stereotypes that go with each type of sport, gym and fitness outlet. ( I do CrossFit...Trust me, I know about stereotypes.)   When you have a community that can break it down for you and help you stay as healthy as possible and prevent injury, then you can be unstoppable.