My normal bio might start with…
Dr. Ryan P. Lowery, PhD, a 2014 national champion baseball player, earned his BS and MS in exercise physiology and exercise and nutrition science from the University of Tampa. Ryan completed his doctorate work at Concordia University in Health and Human Performance with a focus on “The Effects of a Well-Formulated Ketogenic Diet and Exogenous Ketone Supplementation on Various Markers of Health and Body Composition in Healthy and Diseased Populations.” Ryan currently serves as the CEO of Ketogenic.com, President of the Applied Science and Performance Institute, and has invested in several health-focused startups. Over his career, Ryan has published over 150 papers, abstracts, and book chapters on human performance and sports nutrition and is heavily focused on the impact of ketogenic diets and exogenous ketones on performance, cognitive function, and longevity. Ryan has received the Exercise Science Scholar of the Year Award, NSCA Award for Outstanding Presentation of the year award, and the National AAHPERD Exercise Science Major of the Year Award. Ryan recently co-authored the book The Ketogenic Bible alongside his partner Dr. Jacob Wilson which focuses on the science and practical application behind the ketogenic diet, exogenous ketones, and all of their potential applications
But that’s pretty boring and makes me sound a lot cooler than I probably am.
In short, I’m a small town boy who grew up in Butler, NJ to two incredibly loving parents. Though there were struggles, I always kept perspective and understood that I was much better off than a lot of kids out there. I studied hard in school, played sports, and loved hanging out with my family and friends.
I have 3 degrees – a BS and MS from the University of Tampa and a PhD from Concordia University. I likely learned more outside of the classrooms than I did inside, but I wouldn’t have changed my path or decisions at all. The fact that I have “Dr.” in front of my name doesn’t make me superior to anyone – I never have and never will see it that way. There are people that are smarter than me without that title and you know what – I’m perfectly okay with that. I’ve published over 150 papers, abstracts, and book chapters while still being in my 20’s. The only reason I was able to do that was because I had incredible mentors who pushed me and an amazing team around me to support me.
Some people call me a workaholic. I don’t like the negative connotation often associated with that, but I do love my work. It pulls me. I feel a moral obligation to any God given gifts I have to the world – I do that through my work. I’ve co-founded several businesses, invested in others, failed with a couple, yet I continue to grind just as hard today as I ever have. Titles don’t mean much to me because as a CEO, I still take out the trash, clean the carpets, and treat the cleaning man/woman with the same respect as I would treat another CEO.
I’m a people person. I’m a lover, not a fighter. I love learning. I love being active. Yet I also love laying around with Scooter. I love spending time with family and friends. I’m obsessed with being in and around water – I love it. I love taking my jet ski out and letting other people ride it. I love cruises because they have my 3 favorite things – food, water, and new experiences. I love the fact that I am alive today. I cherish every moment, stay present as much as possible, and understand that tomorrow isn’t promised.
Let’s face it. I’m no different than many of you reading this. Thus, I’m on this journey of life with you – as a teammate. I hope that something on this page or anything at all that I am involved with can help make your life better than if we never crossed paths. And lastly, if you ever see me somewhere, please don’t hesitate to stop by and say hello – heck I might even grab a nice Cab Sav with you ☺
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