My Story



Ryan Read is the Owner/Founder of Thrive Specialized Training. As a former Professional Basketball player overseas, hard work and fitness has always been in his wheelhouse. After suffering a career-ending injury, he started training close friends and family members to make ends meet. 

Once he took the leap and moved to Scottsdale, AZ (The southwest mecca of people who value appearance and fitness), Thrive was born. Thrive is not like any other Online Training Program. He developed a signature fitness program that encompasses two key factors of weight loss; Mental Health and Nutrition. Proving that Ryan is not like other so-called “fitness influencers”, his Online Training Program propelled growth both domestically and internationally, reaching over 1,500 clients world-wide. Fast forward to today, Ryan has relocated to Southern California where Thrive will take the next step and increase its footprint in the fitness industry. 

In addition to his growing training business, Ryan created the Ryan Read Fitness product line that houses 10 products including his own Original Form Mat! Ryan has multiple best selling products featured on Amazon that have been mentioned on multiple media outlets. He envisioned that his products would supplement his Online Training Program and ended up reaching a larger demographic by finding an unbeatable solution to working out on the go! 

Ryan is more than just a CEO and fitness influencer. He serves as a Personal Development Coach with his passion to help people Thrive in ALL areas of life. From personal issues to business marketing, Ryan helps his clients succeed in areas where they seek life changing guidance. Most recently, Ryan has found his niche in helping others in their romantic life. Dating today has so many challenges, and Ryan loves helping others find happiness in their personal life by his willingness to address “hard to talk about” topics.

Ryan has over 300k followers on Instagram and over 1 million on TikTok. Ryan has appeared on Good Morning LaLa Land, various podcasts, and has been named one of the most Influential Fitness Personalities of Scottsdale by AZ Foothills Magazine. Outside of training and running his e-commerce business, Ryan has a podcast called "Whoa it's Ryan" and a YouTube channel based around lifestyle and fitness!

Ryan also hosts his own podcast called “Whoa it’s Ryan”. A podcast about romantic relationships and the dynamics of them. Ryan goes in detail, about issues that are not talked about in society today, and he prides his podcast in making others feel less alone in their thoughts and feelings

"My mission is to promote health, inspire happiness and spread knowledge worldwide. To give people the tools they need to become stronger and better humans, to change the world." - Ryan Read