How it Started

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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