Ryan McFadyen

Founder & Coach

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Growing up, Ryan participated in many sports–gymnastics, soccer, baseball, football, basketball, wrestling, rowing, and track. He focused on football and track in high school then rowed at The Ohio State University. During his undergrad studies he was also proud to be a part of the three-man team that won the 2008 American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiology Quiz Bowl.

After graduation, Ryan was looking for something to fill the void collegiate sports left behind. He was immediately drawn to the competitive, yet supportive team-like environment found in the CrossFit gym. He was enamored with the culture and decided to dedicate his life to introducing it to others. “The discovery of CrossFit brought my passion, experience, and education together into what is now Ohio Strength.”


Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Education: Exercise Science Education, Nutrition minor

  • Master of Business Administration

  • CrossFit Level 1 & 2, Judges Course and Scaling Course

  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

  • Sports Nutritionist, ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition)

  • Licensed Massage Therapist

  • RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher)

  • Prokreate - Pre and Postnatal Strength Seminar

  • Red Cross CPR and AED