PATRICIA RYLAND-FISHER

SERGEANT MAJOR (RETIRED), U. S. Army

Patricia (Trish) Ryland-Fisher is from Wagener South Carolina and currently lives in Cibolo TX (San Antonio area). She enlisted in the United States Army in 1985 and retired in 2013 with honors, reaching the highest enlisted rank and as the first and only female Preventive Medicine Sergeant Major in the history of the United States Army.

While serving her country, she deployed twice to Saudi Arabia in 1991 and Iraq in 2010. Upon her return from Iraq, she started her transition from the military, thus DeVoir Fitness Studio, LLC was born in 2011. “DeVoir” means duty and responsibility and is a place everyone can go to enjoy health and fitness programs and activities in a warm, charming and fun environment.

Trish is an alumnus of Voorhees College, Denmark SC and Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI. She holds numerous certifications including Personal Trainer and Nutrition and Fitness. She has been in the fitness industry for 18 years developing and running exercise programs for the military and the private organizations.

She understands first-hand how injuries, surgeries and stress can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle; and is humbled and inspired everyday by the opportunity to assist people on their journey to a healthier, happier lifestyle.

As a lifetime Girl Scout, she has many achievements, but is most proud of being the owner and operator of DeVoir Fitness Studio in Schertz TX (and is looking forward to completing the new construction of DeVoir Fitness Boutique, Cibolo TX in 2017, and her service to our country. Her goal is write a book and obtain Distinguish Toastmaster. She enjoys traveling, public speaking and learning new fun exercise programs.

She is married and has three sons.