The owner and founder, Ran Kirby, graduated from Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. in 2013, with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Communications. In December of 2015 he completed his Associate Degree in Sports & Exercise Studies at Cuyahoga Community College. Kirby interned with the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Laurel School in the summer of 2013 where he specialized in Strength & Conditioning and the development of sport specific performance programs for multiple sports and teams, including Tennis, Volleyball and Soccer. Prior to attending college, Kirby graduated from The University School, Hunting Valley, Ohio and attended St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Va. through his junior year in High School.
His passion for fitness, nutrition & wellness and love of sports is the basis for founding Ran Kirby Sports Fitness LLC. With his psychology degree and various fitness certifications as well as actual experiences as a multi-sport athlete, his company provides individuals and athletes with the opportunity to maximize their potential. In addition to owning his own business, he has taught classes at Spyngaflows, Bliss Health and Healing Center and Sweat Logics.
National Council on Strength and Fitness- Certified Personal Trainer (NCSF-CPT)
Pupil Activity Permit issued by the Ohio State Dept. of Education (issued Feb. 2014, valid through July, 2016) (Included FBI/BCI clearance & qualification to coach in schools in the State of Ohio)
American Red Cross CPR & AED
National Federation of High Schools Sports Medicine, Concussion in Sports, & Fundamentals of Coaching
Spyngaflows Freestyle Fit Circuit Training
TRX Suspension Training Level I
Coaching, Strength & Conditioning & Sports Performance
Coach Kirby has nine years of lacrosse coaching experience. He currently is the Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach for The University School in Hunting Valley Ohio and was a member of their 2009 State Championship Team. In addition, he coaches at The Force, Cleveland, where is is Director of Goalie Development, Head Coach of the U13 Force Travel Team and Assistant Coach of the 2017 Travel Team. He also is associated with ATP Evolution, a "sports performance" specialist which trains athletes using IGNITE 360 Performance Training developed by the IMG Academy as well as TRX Suspension Training and is a partner with Under Armour and Gatorade.
Previously, he coached at Burning River Lacrosse for four years coaching in the boys' and girls' leagues, skills camps, summer camps and as Assistant Coach to the U12 Travel Team. Prior to coaching, he played on Burning River’s 2008 Travel Team. He has an excellent rapport with parents and recognizes the importance of parental support in a young athlete's proper development.
He also is a Goalie and Defensive Coach for the national CoachUp Program and has coached for the nationally known Bill Pilat’s “The Goalie School” for the past 5 years.
He was the four year starting goalie at Washington & Jefferson College and currently holds the school records for Career Saves (645), Single Season Saves (200), Saves per Game (26) and GAA (9.88). Kirby was named Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks in 2012 and was nominated for Male Athlete of the Year in 2012 and 2013. A team captain his senior year, he led his team to win the President’s Athletic Conference Championship. Washington & Jefferson honored his achievements upon graduation by creating the “Ran Kirby Brickwall Award” to be awarded annually in the future to the program’s outstanding goalie.
Ran Kirby Sports Fitness is supported by a group of experts in the nutrition, sports and fitness fields.
Dr. Donald F. Kirby MD
Director, Center of Human Nutrition
The Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Michael Urban,
Sports & Spine Clinic
Rocky River, Ohio
Sole Proprietor & Cleveland Magazine "40 under 40"
The Studio, Ohio City, Ohio
" My golf fitness has greatly impacted my game and it is all due to the work I have done with Ran this summer and fall. His personalized workout program enhanced my fitness level for the muscles that power my golf game. and I have seen immediate results. He will continue to be a part of my staff as I continue on the professional tour."
Mac McLaughlin, Professional Golfer
" Ran Kirby is a proven athlete and a tremendous motivator; an essential ingredient of any aspiring athlete's development. Ran's passion for exercise compliments his deep understanding of the science behind cutting-edge training systems."
Tucker Mizhir, Former College Athlete, Current Private School Coach, Baltimore Area & IAS Select Club Coach