1st Phorm Elite Athlete Ryan Hardwick


Professional Race Car Driver | Atlanta, GA


My entire life has centered around competition, specifically racing. I started competing in dirt bike races at age 7, then transitioned to racing jet ski’s all through my teenage and college years. I won two national championships and one world championship racing jet ski’s. Now my focus is racing on 4 wheels.


I drive the number 16 1st Phorm Porsche in the IMSA Weathertech Championship. Our team has won some of the most prestigious endurance races in the world, including the 12 Hours of Sebring and most recently, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.




what got you into fitness

I’ve always had to be fit to compete at a high level in racing. So the competition is what drove me to maintain a high level of fitness.

what's your Source of inspiration

My Father. He is literally the greatest person I know. He lives by a set of core values and he is such a positive influence on every person he meets.

what's your go-to cheat meal

A great Cheeseburger & Fries. Nothing beats this cheat meal!

what's your favorite tv show

I’m not much of a tv guy… I’m more into watching racing on TV. Pretty much any kind of racing.

what does 'never settle' mean to you

NEVER SETTLE means there is always a higher level to reach. Always more to achieve.

what's your biggest achievement

Winning the Rolex 24 Hour in 2022, winning the Michelin Pilot Challenge series championship in 2021, winning the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2020.

what keeps you going

I am always in pursuit of my own ultimate potential. There is always more work to be done, I can always be quicker, faster, stronger.

how has 1st Phorm changed your life

Being part of 1st Phorm is an incredible honor. I have learned so many things, from so many people at 1st Phorm. I’ve learned how to be a stronger person, a healthier person, a more accountable person, and most importantly, an all-around better person. Positivity is infectious, and I’ve never been around so much positivity in my entire life. I am forever grateful for all the friends and family that I’ve met through 1st Phorm.



"I’m like most people, and probably don’t eat enough fruits & veggies. Opti-Greens keeps my diet balanced, as well as helping my gut health."

"Phormula 1 + Ignition is my go-to post workout solution. It helps me recover quickly and also maximizes my results by providing my body with the protein needed directly after a hard workout."

"The Micro Factor daily vitamin packs are perfect for my lifestyle. I’m always on the go, and the small packs are easy for me to take with me, which keeps me on track even when I’m away from home."