Our Story

Welcome to the
Red Light Rising family

We are passionate about health and wellbeing, and we’re thankful you’re taking the time to learn about the benefits of light therapy from our site.  Here’s a little bit about us and our personal journeys…

Bryan and James co-founded Red Light Rising in 2017.  Having lived and breathed wellness most of our lives, looking at ways to improve our health and optimise performance, our journey led us to discover Photobiomodulation (PBM).

PBM has incredible powers and can really enhance people’s quality of life.  Whether your goal is to have glowing and younger looking skinmaximise recovery from workouts, have increased energy levels, or to improve circadian rhythm and deeper sleep cycles.  PBM can really help you achieve these goals and many, many more.

Our company mission is to bring you this latest top end PBM technology, and make is accessible to everyone at an affordable price.  We believe in this technology so much, and once the benefits are more widely publicised, it will not be long before there is a PBM device in every home.

We have a very active community on Instagram, we love all red light, so please tag us in shots of you using your devices @RedLightRising

That’s enough about the benefits and company, now it’s time to learn a little about the people behind the brand.

I like to challenge the norm, and it is this nature that led to me to seek out our own red-light technology manufacturing process when presented with the limited selection of high priced low intensity brands on the market at that time.
 
Tell us about yourself?
 
From a young age, I was lucky enough to enjoy all sports…a lot! Being brought up in Wales, this passion and hunger eventually led me to the rugby field.  I played 7 seasons of rugby at London Welsh in the Championship, 3 season at Roslyn Park (where we achieved promotion to Division 1 and I managed to break the clubs try scoring record) and representative honours with Wales at U19 and U21 age groups, before playing for the Wales 7s team on the IRB circuit for 2 years.
 
Injury and recovery have always been struggles throughout my semi-professional rugby career, and if I had known about red light therapy and the immense recovery benefits, I might have been able to take my career to the next level or continue for a few more seasons at this level.
 
Since retiring from rugby due to injury, I have also retired from Triathlon (a theme is developing…a short 2-year career where I managed to represent Team GB at the amateur Sprint World Championships, plus completed a number of HIM) and have more recently taken up calisthenics plus I’ve got back into weight training. I generally follow a low carb high fat diet,  am very strict with my light exposure throughout the day/night, and I’m probably in ketosis more than not.
 
My wife and I have recently become parents to a beautiful little girl, which has been amazing.  We’re loving being parents and watching our little girl grow and change each day!
We moved out of London in 2019, and every day now we enjoy going for long walks with our little one around the West Midland parks where we now live.
 
Favourite thing about red light?
 
I use red light daily, and despite training harder in the gym than I did in my 20’s, I have not suffered from DOMs or any noteworthy muscle soreness. The increased blood flow, micro-nutrient delivery, and regenerative benefits are truly amazing (and appreciated!).

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Bryan Gohl
@bryan.gohl

I’ve got a real passion for wellness and I love to talk about it! Red light therapy is definitely one of my favorite biohacks with which I’ve noticed wonderful benefits.  That’s why I decided to co-found Red Light Rising, using my passion for sharing the principles of wellness and spreading the word about red light therapy!
 

Tell us about yourself?

I’ve been interested in health, wellness and exercise in many forms for many years.

My father first taught me to do push ups and sit ups when I was about 5 years old. A few years after that I began making my own dumbbells out of garden posts and broken bricks.

When I turned 15 years old I was finally allowed to join my local gym and began hitting the weights with fierce commitment!  Protein shakes and creatine soon followed after that!

After nearly 12 years of exploring wellness and exercise in all its forms, I settled down into vegetarianism for 7 years under the impression that it was indeed the healthiest way to eat.

After suffering various degenerative conditions mostly in the form of near constant, debilitating joint pain and serious digestive issues, I finally relented to the fact that my diet may have been playing a role in my failing health.

Thats when I discovered the Bulletproof diet and biohacking!

Fast forward 4 years and I am back on track, healthier and stronger than I have ever been, mostly thanks to a low carb high fat diet and the variety of biohacks that I practise everyday, including of course, red light therapy!

With my newly regained health and the realisation that being in an industry that I love was the best kind of career anyone could hope for, I realised that functional fitness and strength training was another massive passion of mine but I was disenchanted with the workout equipment available at the time.
 
So in late 2019 I decided to start another business in the strength equipment industry to make the kind of equipment I would actually like to use. HEAVY was born! Check out Heavy at www.officiallyheavy.com and @officiallyheavy on Instagram and Facebook.
 
Favourite thing about red light?
 

I love using my light first thing in the morning for that bolt of light energy to wake up my brain and kick start my circadian rhythm. The light also works wonders for my joints warming them up in the morning ready for the day ahead!

I’m quite clumsy unfortunately, so I am always covered in bruises and cuts and the red light really speeds up the healing process getting me back in to the game sooner every time!

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