Welcome To The Colitis Coach

Diagnosed With IBD?

There’s good news and bad news.

Let’s kick off with the bad news:

You have a chronic, lifelong condition with no cure. Bummer.

But there’s good news:

Armed with good information, you can develop skills to build an active, successful, happy future.

The Problem

With chronic illness, you need to approach things a little differently.

That includes how you exercise, recover and eat.

But where do you find trusted, reliable information specific to your needs and goals?

Finding a coach with the required skill set, patience, knowledge, history of proven results, who also has lived experience with IBD, is almost impossible.

Trust me. I’ve looked.

Getting fit with IBD is difficult.

I make it easier.

The Solution

The Colitis Coach exists to:

  • provide first-hand insight into thriving with inflammatory bowel disease.
  • help you enjoy IBD-focused fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • remove the confusion caused by unhelpful (and often dangerous) advice circulating online.
  • make you physically and mentally strong to cope with whatever IBD throws at you.
  • provide practical advice you can implement today.
  • make a real impact in your quality of life.

Who Is The Colitis Coach?

Hey! I’m Ryan and I’ve been a personal trainer and nutrition coach for over 20 years. I’m Irish and I live in London.

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease way back in 1999 and have been on the IBD rollercoaster ever since.

Exercise was my refuge even during the toughest times, and I’ve devoted my life to sharing the lessons I’ve learnt from building a strong body and mind.

Read my full story here.

Let's Be Very Clear

I’m not a medical professional, dietician or clinical researcher.

I don’t provide any advice relating to diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.

I don’t promise a cure.

If you’re looking for any of the above, The Colitis Coach isn’t for you.

I like to find the funny side of living with Crohn’s. I also talk about poop and farts. If you find this offensive, you’re in the wrong place.

Why Work With Me?

Coaching IBD warriors over the years has taught me a universal truth:

Generic fitness and nutrition advice is not going to help you smash it out of the park.

You need a coach with a deep understanding of what you’re going through.

Fatigue. Loss of control. Bathroom anxiety. Brain fog. Body image issues.

These are the hidden symptoms of IBD which are difficult to understand without first-hand experience.

2023 marked my 25th anniversary of being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

I’ve spent over 20 years planning, guiding and supporting clients through countless successful journeys.

Throughout my coaching career I’ve helped many IBD warriors to get stronger, fitter, healthier and happier.

How I Can Help You

1. Newsletter

A free, weekly newsletter to make you smarter about living with Crohn’s and colitis.

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2. Coaching

I use evidence-based methods to help you optimise your fitness and wellbeing.

I strongly believe this gives you the best chance of living a successful and fulfilled life with IBD.

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3. Articles

My thoughts on:

  • living with Crohn’s disease for over 25 years
  • coaching for over 20 years
  • fitness
  • nutrition
  • relationships
  • lifestyle
  • ..and much more

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