How it Started
Dr Oughtred - Bringing Health Back to Fitness
My experience with fitness began as an athlete at the age of 14 - I wanted to become the best ski racer in the world. So I did what most people that wanted to get fit would do at that time - I joined the local body building gym and started working out lots. Years later at the age of 26, my ski racing career was finished and I had advanced degeneration of my spine and knees similar to that of an 80 year old man. What I didn't know at that time, was that much of the fitness knowledge I had gained was wrong, and more importantly the experts providing this knowledge were not prioritizing my health. Not only did I not reach my goals, but I was hurting myself along the way.
After 15 years in the fitness industry and 10 years practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor, my observations of today's fitness industry are still the same; there is a lack of emphasis on the health related aspects of fitness, which is often causing more harm that good. Just as when I was 14 years old, there is still no established fitness brand that offers world class, evidence based fitness advice that is delivered in a cost effective and efficient manner.
So, in 2017, I founded HealthOut - an intelligent fitness and lifestyle service that is accessible to everyone, and promises to always put your health first.
- Dr. Ryan Oughtred, ND