Ryan Worley of The Chippendales (Las Vegas production) chatted with Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about at-home workouts that people can do to stay in shape while people are stuck at home during overwhelming Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Worley is a true renaissance man. Two of his video workouts (which involve milk cartons and workouts for glutes) were posted on the TMZ website yesterday, which may be seen by clicking here. “I have my personal training license and I am pretty good at finding things around the house,” he said. “I will be doing four or five more videos in the future.”
On his daily motivations as a performer for The Chippendales, he said, “Bodybuilding is my background. I love fitness and all those kind of things, so display it in front of everybody and not be judged is a good thing. I am famous for a few hours and then I go home and nobody knows who I am. It’s a nice confidence boost, but I don’t let it get to my head or anything like that. Hearing the crowd cheering is one of my favorite sounds ever. It’s cool that as simple as this show is we make people happy.”
Worley revealed that he will be celebrating his third anniversary with The Chippendales this August. “I started the day after my birthday,” he said, prior to describing this gig as a life-changing moment.”
“Getting this job changed my life dramatically,” he said. “I was working 60 to 70 hours a week while I was living in Utah and my bills were still higher than what I was making despite working so much. Moving to Las Vegas changed my life so much: I am working fewer hours than when I was in Utah and making more money, which is awesome. It changed my life so much to the point where I got a little bowtie tattooed on my arm.”
Particularly impressive about Worley is that he was the cover boy of The Chippendales calendar this year, which these days can easily be used to count how many days people are quarantined in their homes. “That was a huge compliment,” he admitted. “It was cool. I was raised Mormon, but definitely not anymore. Getting the cover was a goal of mine when I first started. Honestly, it didn’t feel as much as an accomplishment as I thought it would, but it is cool to see in Walmart and other places.”
While in quarantine, Worley added that readers can enjoy the month of Jayson in the calendar, implying March of 2020.
For young and aspiring Chippendales performers, he said, “Honestly, you just need to go for it. I got a divorce and six months later, I applied online via The Chippendales website. I literally submitted a couple of pictures online and they contacted me a couple of weeks later, and they wanted to come out and audition. I had no dance background, but I looked the part and they taught me what they needed to teach me Anything is possible, just put yourself out there and believe in yourself.”
Worley offered some inspirational words while the world is facing the COVID-19 outbreak. “Honestly, we need to stay positive and as healthy as possible. Be cautious about everything. Use hand sanitizer and wash your hands. We need to be innovative and figuring out a way to make money is important as well. Most importantly, we need to stay positive. That’s what we need to do,” he said.
On the title of the current chapter of his life, Worley said, “A New Me.” “I was raised Mormon and I left that a few years ago. I am re-learning and reviving myself and I am doing things for me,” he said.
He also opened up about BodyKink. “This is a platform that connects models with fans,” he said. “It’s a strictly legal website and we do fantasy dates and companionship. BodyKink is a safe place where people can express their kinky desires and they don’t have to be ashamed for it or anything like that.” He shared that a portion of the proceeds each month go to Golden Rainbow, which is a charity that provides housing, education and direct financial assistance to men, women, and children that are living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.
While he may not be vegan, he noted that he eats organic food. “I try to eat healthy, and all organic as much as I can,” he said. “There are a lot of good studies behind a plant-based diet,” he acknowledged.
When asked which track and field event he would compete in, he said, “I would love to do the shot put. I like the strength aspect of it. I know it’s a lot of technique but it is still fascinating to me. The javelin throw would be cool too.”
Worley defined the word success as “happiness.” “It doesn’t matter about the money, as long as you are happy, you are successful,” he said.
For his fans and supporters, Worley concluded, “Thank you for believing in me and for following me in this journey. It’s different and it’s great. The fan support means a lot.”
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For more information on The Chippendales, check out their official website.