ryan the fit institute

Ryan LeFever , Co-owner; MPT, PT

Ryan has been a practicing Physical Therapist and a Performance Enhancement Specialist since 2004. He started his career by receiving a Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Before graduating from Carroll, Ryan earned certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). With a sports background from youth and high school athletics, being a patient himself after a season ending basketball injury, and having a passion for health and fitness, Ryan transitioned directly into the orthopedic & performance enhancement setting after completing his degree.

Highlights of Ryan’s career so far include serving as the Physical Therapist for the Chicago White Sox from 2014-2016 and acting as a consult PT for the Chicago Bears for 8 years. He is a strong believer in continuing education and has become certified in Active Release Technique (ART), received his Resistance Band Specialist Certification and, most recently, became a certified XPT Coach.

Ryan loves to recharge by surfing the Great Lakes, strengthening with underwater pool training, and relaxing and enjoying life with his wife and two boys. Ryan is excited to be a part of the TFI Team where he can combine his love of sports specific training, functional movement and physical rehabilitation to help his patients achieve their individual goals of injury prevention, recovery and attaining an overall higher level of fitness.