Richard Butler, M.S., U.S.P.T.A.

Richard Butler, M.S., U.S.P.T.A Senior Exercise Physiologist at Canyon Ranch

Senior Exercise Physiologist, Canyon Ranch in Lenox

A member of the Canyon Ranch team since 1998, Richard holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Indiana University and is a certified tennis professional. He thrives at helping people find their calling, whether at the gym, on the courts, or in the great outdoors.

Concerned about the minimized role of physical inactivity in today’s society, and its associated health risks, Richard is passionate about inspiring guests to engage in regular exercise to better their current state of health and live more active, joy-filled lives. In particular, he’s a strong believer in the power that aerobic fitness has in stemming the risk of high body fat, insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease. Other areas of interest include endurance training, event goal setting, swimming, and cycling instruction.

In his free time, Richard enjoys not only playing tennis, but hiking, cross country skiing, bird watching, and backpacking with his children. He encourages guests to participate in The Ranch’s many hiking activities which he finds both informative and a good practice for the body and soul. He lives by the motto, “I never work out, I play!”