I joined Pappas in 2017 as a new graduate and could not be more happy with the sense of community and shared passion for patient-centered care that comes naturally to this company. As a new graduate I was given guidance and mentorship that helped me bridge the gap between school and the workspace. Pappas has…
I knew Pappas would be the right fit for me when I was here for my first clinical affiliation. The focus on company culture and continuing education is what helped me make my decision to apply. What really helped solidify my decision was when I voiced my desire to build a pelvic health program, which…
I have had the opportunity to work for Pappas for the past 10 years. In that time I have been fortunate enough to work with some of my best friends, establish great memories and grow professionally. Pappas exemplifies a culture that puts people first, both their employees and their patients. They want to help facilitate…
The entire team here makes you feel like family. I can’t believe they completely healed my shoulder. No need for surgery!!! I’ll never go anywhere else for PT. They all stay on the cutting edge of new technology.
I absolutely loved the entire staff! They are all welcoming and caring. They do indeed treat you like family and I couldn’t have asked for a better place. Give Pappas a try, you won’t regret it!
Cranston, RI 02910
Meet the Staff
After a long history of running, Seana embarked on a strength training program that led to an injury. While trying to overcome this, she ended up pursuing physical therapy with our partners Pappas Physical Therapy. From there she became a member at IRV FIT which ignited the passion for her new endeavor.
During this time at IRV FIT, Seana periodically thought about becoming a Personal Trainer. Being in her 40s she had her doubts about making a career change, but she had some help making the transition. One day, Ryan asked if she’d considered becoming a trainer. Seana claims in that conversation, she heard someone else believe in her more than she could at that moment. It pushed her. Even with her hands full – 5 kids, a recently ill father, and a job as a teacher assistant – she made the leap and became a certified Personal Trainer.
Seana says “I’m so grateful I went for it. I adore helping others achieve their goals, so it’s not really a job for me. I’m having way too fun at IRV FIT to consider it a job. It’s a passion.”
Ryan graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Kinesiology and a focus in Exercise Science. He is currently certified as a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Ryan was truly inspired to make coaching a career when he changed the life of his 63 year old grandmother by helping her lose over 60 lbs, adapt her lifestyle to stay at a healthy weight, and find an exercise regimen she could stick to. Through education and training he ultimately gave a woman he so admires the gift to take control of her life. He recognized that if she can do this after sixty-plus years of poor habits, anyone can overcome their respective obstacles.
Ryan’s purpose in coaching is to empower individuals by connecting them to their goals, and facilitating an environment that helps them get there. He feels we all have the potential to improve, we just may need a little help to unlock it. Ryan’s favorite modality is strength training, with a belief that improved strength is the most transferable feat one can obtain from exercise.
When working with Ryan you can expect to push beyond your perceived limitations, improve your knowledge of fitness, and most importantly have fun!