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Name: Kevin Ryder

Job Title: Yoga instructor

Asphalt Green Department: Fitness

Asphalt Green Campus: Battery Park City


Q: How long have you been working at Asphalt Green?

A: I’ve been working at Asphalt Green for more than a year and half.


Q: What do you do at Asphalt Green?

A: I teach yoga!


Q: What is your favorite part of working here?

A: I enjoy working with the members and watching their yoga practices grow.


Q: What is one of your fondest memories working at Asphalt Green?

A: The simple day-to-day teaching is quite rewarding.


Q: How did you get into the fitness industry?

A: I have always been interested in physical fitness, and yoga has yielded such wonderful results, both physical and mental, that I wanted to share it with others.


Q: What is your professional background?

A: I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts degree and have more than 1,000 hours of yoga certification. I have been teaching since 1998 and visit India yearly to continue to learn about the art of yoga.


Q: What is your favorite fitness tip?

A: Begin where you are—you really have no other choice! Then, bit by bit, develop a routine or attend a class and be as consistent as possible. The rewards are ready and waiting for you.


Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?  

A: I have cycled five times in the Himalayas, the Karakoram, and Hindu Kush regions of India and Pakistan. The cultures are fascinating, and landscapes are stunning and challenging.