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Interview with Ryan Warton - Competitive Bodybuilder & Personal Trainer

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In April, I represented NutriFit as a show sponsor for a NPC bodybuilding competition in Cleveland, Ohio. This was my first event as a sponsor and it was a great experience to meet athletes, trainers, and experienced individuals in the fitness industry.  I also had the chance to meet several local competitors and personal trainers, one of those being Ryan Warton.

Just recently he reached out to me to collaborate on marketing projects to promote both his personal training business (Warton Fitness, LLC) and NutriFit. So look out for us working together in the near future! 

I wanted to interview Ryan to personally learn more about him and his experience in the fitness industry, but also for anyone that is interested in learning how to compete in bodybuilding shows, looking for a personal trainer in the Cleveland, Ohio area and so on.

All of these questions are to benefit you as the reader and every response from Ryan is in his own personal words. 

Ryan is pictured below training a client.

NutriFit Cleveland - Blog Interview with Ryan Warton Competitive Bodybuilder/Personal Trainer


Q: How did you get started in the fitness/personal training industry and what is your background/experience?

A: My fitness journey started when I was 6 years old when I started playing baseball. I played all different types of sports but mainly baseball and basketball. I played baseball for 14 years which in college while playing at Cuyahoga Community College, I began working out and seeing changes in my physique. That’s where everything started for me and it transitioned into what I wanted to do for a living. I transferred out of CCC to the University of Akron where I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Exercise Science. My first job in the fitness industry was at Ballys in Broadview Hts, Ohio where I obtained my CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) from the National Academy of Sport Medicine.

I have 5 years of personal training experience with clients ranging from 12-75yrs old and specalities are weight loss/fat loss, weight gain/muscle gain and bodybuilding contest preparation.

Q: Have you personally won any awards or bodybuilding competitions?

A: Yes I have 3 overall class wins, 2x Nationally Qualified, 2 5th place finishes and 1 4th place finish.

Q: What are your career goals for bodybuilding?

A: The goals that I have set forward for myself is to one day compete on a Pro Stage in the 212lb division and also to one day compete at the Arnold Classic.

Q: How often do you train, and what is your favorite body part to train?

A: Currently my routine is fasted cardio once I wake up which is normally 5-6am depending on clients and right after I will do my ab work which I will do this 6 days a week. I train with weights 7 days a week and my absolute favorite body part to train is delts and legs.

Q: What supplements if any, do you consistently use? What are your favorite brands?

A: My current supplement stack is my BCAA which is Aminocore by AllMax Nutrition and my protein powder of choice is PeScience White Chocolate Mint. My favorite brand is AllMax because of the quality of their products which are truly amazing. The time they put into creating the products to make them the best truly shows.

Q: What is the name of your company and tell us a little bit more on what your personal training concentrations are and what services you offer?

A: The company that I own is Warton Fitness, LLC. My concentrations are getting those that come to me to understand nutrition and the benefits of proper nutrition. I like to sift through the myths that are out there about nutrition and exercise and teach them the right ways of doing things. Helping clients break away from the bad habits they have developed over the years and develop good habits. Some of the services I offer are in person 1 on 1 training, small group training, nutritional guidance sessions, contest preparation, online programs.

Q: What was the driving force of creating your personal training company? 

A: The driving force was my love for being the gym atmosphere. During my first job at a gym I realized right away that I wanted to do it and be there.

Q: How many clients you have, where you train them, have you coached any clients to bodybuilding competition awards?

A: As of right now, I have around 30 clients that range from in person and online. Currently I have two locations: West side location at Old School Iron which is my primary spot and my east side location at Atp Evolution. Yes I have coached many clients to awards.

Q: What are your career goals for being a personal trainer?

A: My goals are to help as many people as possible but also to be known throughout North East Ohio as one of the best coaches in the area.

Q: How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?

A: I’ve always been a hands on learner. I read articles and books at times but I retain knowledge through my hands on experience and learning from other top fitness professionals.

Q: What days and times are you available?

A: Currently my availability is limited but right now I am available at my east side location in the mornings and some morning times are available at my west side location.

Below is another shot of Ryan during a training session.

NutriFit Cleveland - Blog Interview with Ryan Warton Competitive Bodybuilder/Personal Trainer


That was our entire interview and I hope this information is helpful for anyone who is reading and/or searching for a personal trainer in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He is very well-educated and is willing to help anyone out that wants to better themselves in regards to living a healthier lifestyle through proper nutrition and fitness. Ryan can be reached by email at with any questions regarding his services! 



As always feel free to reach out with any questions you may have for me regarding supplements or leave a comment as I am always grateful to help in anyway that I can! 

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Thanks for reading.



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