heroic_storm_cloudsVaughn Ripley is a professional fitness trainer and life coach. His motivating techniques have inspired hundreds of struggling people into transforming their lives and bodies. He builds state-of-the-art fitness routines and nutritional plans that are catered in a unique fashion for each individual. Because every person has a different somatotype combination (there aren’t just three as the myth would have you believe). And, everybody has a different metabolism rate and basal metabolic rate.

Vaughn is a triathlete, bicycle racer (road and mountain biking), runner, and weight lifter. He cross-trains specific body areas to create peak performance in different races.

Vaughn’s Life Coaching Information


Please contact VaughnRipley.com for current coach pricing via the Contact Page.


A deposit of 50% of the full coaching fee (not including travel expenses) is required to schedule and confirm the coaching date. The remaining 50% payment is due within 30 days after the coaching.

Travel Expenses

Vaughn normally coaches online via Skype or in person at his extensive home gym. However, he is also available to travel to coach and train individuals and groups. Travel Expenses will be added to the coaching fee. These expenses include, but may not be limited to, unrestricted round trip coach airfare, ground transportation, and moderate meals. Hotels and gym fees should be guaranteed for late arrival and billed directly to you or your organization. Local events that do not require overnight stays will only include vehicle mileage fees, potential gym fees, and any meals.


All discounts are cumulative.

  • Non-profit organizations in the bleeding disorder, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, or other affiliated communities will receive a discount off of the coaching fee. Please contact VaughnRipley.com for current coach pricing via the Contact Page.
  • Schools and educational services will receive a discount off of the coaching fee. Please contact VaughnRipley.com for current coach pricing via the Contact Page.
  • Customers who pay the full coaching fee prior to the event will receive a 5% discount on the price (not including travel).
  • Other discounts are available and negotiable for scheduling multiple coaching and training sessions.

Coaching Topics

Vaughn does individual or combined life coaching including subjects like:

  • Sport specific training and nutrition plans
  • General weight loss and fat burning
  • Weight gain and muscle building
  • Powerlifting and strength training
  • General fitness and health
  • How to become a speaker
  • Inspiration and motivation
  • Designing, focusing on, and achieving your goals
  • Business success
  • Living strong with a bleeding disorder
  • Living strong with HIV/AIDS
  • Tackling and beating bad habits
  • Finding out your passion and achieving your full potential
  • Writing and publishing
  • Information Technology
  • Longevity
  • Thriving despite dealing with a severe illness
  • Team building
  • Social media, blogs, and web presence creation
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship

Cancellation Policy

If the coaching session is cancelled for any reason three days or more prior to the agreed date, it’s Vaughn Ripley’s Policy to reschedule (within 12 months) for the same fee. Should you be forced to cancel a travelling session within three days of the coaching date, the deposit will be kept and rescheduled sessions will incur the full price.


“After the birth of my second daughter I was the heaviest that I had ever been. Since I was working 50+ hours per week as well as taking care of a two year old and a 6 month old I did not see any way to make time for myself to get back in shape. I was feeling very down and self conscious about myself.
That is when I sat down with Vaughn. He took out a piece of paper and worked out a training schedule that I could live with letting me know that taking time for myself would bring about a more joyous lifestyle for my entire family. He also developed a HIT program for me to use with my gym equipment in the basement. On top of that he wrote down what foods to stay away from and look out for. There is one piece of advice that I will never forget: “stay on the outside isles of the grocery store.” This is so simple, but also something that I never would have thought of.
In November of that year Vaughn started a Biggest Loser competition. It was November – February and the person with the highest percentage of weight loss won the pot of $200!
Due to Vaughn’s motivation and instruction not only did I win the competition but also was truly proud of who I was again. I was happy and therefore my family was happy. I loved being able to keep up with my rambunctious little girls again!
Thank you V! You are an inspiration to us all and I will gladly recommend you to everyone I know!”
—Amber Walters

Amber’s before and after. These pictures are exactly 1 year and 30 lbs apart!


“I have been working out with Vaughn since 2009. Vaughn makes it easy. He reviews the type of workout, the why and how. He establishes a clear plan, lifts, weight for each lift. This allows me to know exactly what I’m going to do each workout and focus on working out. This also makes working out faster. And with a family, faster & focused = better use of time. I would recommend Vaughn to any of my friends & family.”
—Andrew Hayes

“I started working with Vaughn back in 2008 and immediately knew that he was my kind of trainer. Motivating and encouraging are words that come to mind, but also inspiring! Vaughn has an aggressive edge while pushing his clients and yet managing to make them feel okay if they don’t accomplish one last rep. He meticulously writes up very descriptive training plans and then explains them carefully. His exercise plans are top-notched and I saw immediate results in both strength and mass, all while maintaining a healthy and pain-free body. His style may not be for everyone, but if you can appreciate being pushed beyond your comfort zone, and you want outstanding results, then Vaughn Ripley is the coach for you!”
—Ben Srigley

“A few years ago I had the opportunity to get fit with Vaughn. He was fantastic to train with and really pushed me to go further than I ever expected! Making a solid routine was important and charting progress was a must. Vaughn has a special infectious personality which made working out a blast! He is truly one amazing man.”
—Kimberley Ewing

“About 5 years ago, after some neighborly talk across the fence, Vaughn invited me to train in his basement. That was the start of my rediscovery of the iron and the road to a new me. Thanks to Vaughn’s encouragement, now I daydream about what I’m going to accomplish tomorrow, rather than daydreaming about what I accomplished 20 years ago. I’m proud to count Vaughn among my very closest friends.”
—Jerry Bonanno

“At the Adventuresports Institute we host five presenters each semester to expose our students and outdoor community to the broader world beyond our program. Among others, we’ve hosted many of the top names in the outdoor industry; from Olympic paddlers to the world’s top climbers, as well as industry pioneers and motivational speakers. Without a doubt, from my perspective, Vaughn Ripley’s presentation focusing on his lifelong motivation and accomplishments, despite doctors’ predictions that he wouldn’t even live to see the 1990’s, was the most inspiring of them all. Vaughn Ripley will definitely be invited back to motivate ASI in the future!”
—Andy Hershey
Associate Professor of Adventure Sport Management
Adventuresports Institute of Garrett College

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