Ryan Ford is a movement artist, coach, and entrepreneur who started training in parkour in 2004. Since then, he has performed around the world for organizations such as the U.S. Department of State, Cisco, Nokia, HP, BET, and K-Swiss. Additionally, Ryan has been featured by the New Yorker, TIME, and ESPN.

In 2006, he established the western hemisphere’s first formal parkour classes. Recently, Ryan has turned his gym, APEX Movement, into one of the world’s leading parkour gyms, with four locations, an elite pro team, and a leading coaching certification. Ryan also has a renowned parkour training video series on YouTube called Demon Drills, which has over 2 million views and 14,000 subscribers. Ryan is from Golden and graduated in 2009 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.