Live Different Podcast

From Broke to Top Crossfit Athlete and Entrepreneur with Ryan Fischer

Matt Wilson
November 6, 2020

The Guest: Ryan Fischer Crossfit Athlete, Entrepreneur, & Traveler

Ryan Fischer's entire life has always been about fitness. At the age of 12 he was a world ranked BMX racer. In high-school he ran track at just about every distance, played lacrosse, and football at the varsity level since his freshman year. As he grew up Ryan got into skeleton and bobsled and qualified for the US Olympic Team Trials for both sports. And currently he has finished top 5 in the CrossFit Regionals for the past 3 years. He even finished top 20 in the world in the CrossFit Open for the past 3 years.

Ryan is the owner of Crossfit Chalk, a gym in Orange County, California and Crossfit Chalk Performance. He is the author of several ebooks and training programs including the popular Carb Cycling Lifestyle and the Earn Your Carbs Challenge.

Ryan's credentials include a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Sport Science, a minor in nutrition, Crossfit Level 1 and Crossfit Football certifications as well as being a certified private helicopter pilot! 

On the Live Different Podcast, we interview high performers who excel in business, health, & travel, on our mission to help people live more adventurous lives.

On this episode of the Live Different Podcast:

Ryan Fischer opens up about his journey to becoming an entrepreneur and top ranking Crossfit athlete, as well as the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.

He shares his favorite ways to travel by not planning too far in advance, his favorite recent trips, and how he balances programming, coaching, exercising, and all the other aspects of running a business.

Ryan shares his diet and how to figure out what foods your body can and can’t tolerate.

Fischer is known for being outspoken, hard-charging, and resilient. He tells a crazy story about how he went from living on a stranger's couch for five months, to being a male exotic dancer, to a very successful entrepreneur and athlete. Since his personal transformation his net worth has exploded! 


Crossfit Chalk owned by Ryan Fischer

Ryan Fischer's podcast: Real Chalk

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Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson is Co-founder of Under30Experiences and Author of The Millennial Travel Guidebook: Escape More, Spend Less, & Make Travel a Priority in Your Life. He is host of the Live Different Podcast, Millennial Travel Podcast, and formerly Co-founder of He is committed to helping people live more adventurous lives.

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