Ryan’s originally from Michigan and found his way to Portland after moves to 6 states. He loves PDX for the hiking, biking, skiing and all things outdoors —and the craft beer! A lawyer who works as an NCAA Compliance Office at University of Portland, Ryan has a passion for athletics, having been a high school basketball and tennis player and an active outdoorsman.
Ryan loves to coach Urban Row at Firebrand because everyone in the room is supporting and pushing each other to work hard and walk out with a sense of accomplishment and feeling like you were glad you came to class. Outside of Firebrand, Ryan’s enjoying time outside, hanging with his wife or cat, enjoying one of Portland’s fine craft beers at a Timbers, Blazers or Pilots game, while listening to Bruce Springsteen, who he’s seen live 10 times!
Ryan McAlvey instructs the following:
In our signature Urban Row class, we combine rowing intervals on water-based rowers with dynamic sculpting exercises for the perfect balance of cardio and strength training. This heart-pumping, sweat-drenched, total-body burn is as fun as it is effective. New to rowing? Don’t sweat it – we’ll teach you everything you need to know.