Meet our Coaches: Ryan Nightingale – South Loop Strength & Conditioning
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Ryan Nightingale

Lead Coach

Where were you born?
Springdale, Arkansas

Where did you grow up?
Elgin, Illinois

What schools did you attend?
UIC/NIU liberal arts and sciences.

When did you start CrossFit?
Sometime 2015

What made you start CrossFit?
Wanted extra cash teaching gymnastics skills and got roped into a free week and got hooked.

When did you come to SLSC?

What do you enjoy about SLSC?
Everyone was driven to be a better version of themselves.

What do you enjoy about coaching?
It’s the first thing on my mind in the morning.

What would you say to someone who is considering trying out SLSC but is unsure?
If you’re going to jump, do so with both feet and a whole heart.


  • CrossFit Level 2
  • USAW Level 1
  • PTA Global
  • Glide
  • ASFA