We recently connected with Ryan Razooky and have shared our conversation below.
Ryan, appreciate you joining us today. We’d love to hear about how you went about setting up your own practice and if you have any advice for professionals who might be considering starting their own?
I had started training 8 years ago but only recently got my own gym 3 years ago. The most challenging thing at first was understanding how to help every customer without over extending ourselves. Over some time we were able to master that balance. The best advice I can pass down is to find a good mentor, work hard every day & treat people right. I had trained at least 1 player everyday & travelled the entire city running clinics before I got my own space. Now we train over 300 players a week & are looking to expand
Ryan, love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
I started training basketball 8 years ago and have had the chance to work with Jimmy Butler, Johnny O’Bryant, Mark Ogden, Quindarry Weatherspoon, Dijonai Carrington, Dalton Hommes, to name a few pros. We help young players fulfill their basketball goals. Everything we teach translates exactly to the game, therefore players improve immediately
Training and knowledge matter of course, but beyond that what do you think matters most in terms of succeeding in your field?
Having a good business model is just as important as being a good trainer
Have you ever had to pivot?
During Covid we had to cancel all of our classes & double down on social media. We were able to recover all our losses & now it’s a huge part of our business. Because of it we now have multiple revenue streams
- Website: ryanrazooky.com
- Instagram: R2bball
- Twitter: Razookyryan2
- Youtube: Ryan Razooky
- Other: R2bball on Tik Tok
Photos by Julian Deguzman @raw.jules