EXCLUSIVE: Beau Ryan reveals how he stays in great shape years after retiring from the NRL – and shares his favourite exercises as he prepares to launch his own gym chain
Beau Ryan quit NRL in 2014, but he hasn’t let his retirement from the sport slow down his fitness.
Beau, 35, says that looking after his physical and mental health is still just as important to him today as it was when he was playing rugby in his 20s.
‘I train at least five times a week,’ he told Daily Mail Australia. ‘Being a former athlete, I’ve always trained and take pride in how I physically look and feel, so it’s a big part of my life.’
EXCLUSIVE: Former NRL star Beau Ryan, 35, (pictured) has shared his health and fitness secrets with Daily Mail Australia
Despite following a healthy lifestyle, Beau said he still enjoys having a good time on special occasions.
‘I’m not a big drinker, my wife does most of the drinking for our family,’ he said.
‘I drink at the right time – when we celebrate, mainly on a big occasions, like my sister’s wedding recently, or the final run of a show or when a job’s complete.’
The retired NRL star, who recently announced plans to launch his own chain of gyms called Sweat 1000, also spoke of his love for group training.
Beau said that he trains up to five times per week. ‘Being a former athlete, I’ve always trained and take pride in how I physically look and feel, so it’s a big part of my life,’ he said
‘I like group training environments because coming from rugby league, I was a sort of team guy. I’ve always liked being a part of a team,’ Beau said.
‘The good thing about Sweat is that it’s group training and it feels like you’re being personally trained.
‘You can go there with no plan or idea with what you’re going to do and you just don’t have to think and the trainer puts you through it all.
‘You go in there and train as hard as make it. I really enjoy it, it keeps me accountable and keeps me healthy.’
Fit: Beau, who recently announced plans to launch his own chain of gyms called Sweat 1000, also spoke of his love for group training
Beau recently teamed up with Monkey Shoulder, to encourage Aussies to celebrate daily small wins.
‘Coming on the back of 2020, small wins are actually quite big,’ Beau said.
‘Any win is a win, everyone in the country went through Covid together and it’s good to see life getting back to normal.’
The proud father of two explained: ‘Little wins for me and all the other parents out there can be sometimes the biggest and most meaningful.
‘Whether it’s taking the bins out and getting the night right, which happens to us many times, or getting to work on time because of Sydney traffic or remembering to put pants on for a zoom meeting.’
Beau shares his daughter Remi, 8, and son Jess, 3, with wife of nine years, Kara, 34.
Winning! Beau explained little wins are sometimes the biggest wins for parents. Pictured with his daughter Remi, 8, and son Jess, 3, and wife of nine years, Kara, 34