Ryan Villeneuve is the Next Level Performance physique category posing coach. As a coach he focuses on preparation and detail to showcase a competitor’s best attributes on stage. Through these focuses, his students can bring poise, calm and confidence to the stage.
Ryan has been competing in the BCABBA since 2014 in the physique category. He entered the sport as many of his close friends were into bodybuilding, and competing from an early age; so as being surrounded by the lifestyle, it was a natural draw to try it. Strength training added an important component to his extra curricular sporting activities as well, allowing him to excel in speed and conditioning. Ryan has committed to fitness as a path and lifestyle, taking command of his physical appearance and undeniable results.
Ryan first competed in the BCABBA in the Leigh Brandt Muscle Classic in 2015, placing third. This qualified him for BC Provincials in 2015. He competed at Provincials this same year, placing sixteenth. He then undertook the Popeye’s Fall Classic in 2016, and took second place in his category. This sent him back to the BC stage in 2016, where he placed third. This placement qualified him for the 2017 National stage.
In his own words on instructing posing to others… “My posing philosophy is simple: stage presence is bringing electricity to the stage the moment you walk on, until you hit the stage exit. I would say confidence is at the top of the list. For me that means practicing your walks as well as going through my poses for weeks of preparation. It’s all about having fun meeting great people and enjoying yourself and trusting the process.”
Ryan has been a Kelowna BC resident since 2012, and lives the ultimate outdoors and fitness lifestyle which the sunny Okanagan Valley is famous for. Check him out on Instagram.