World Class Coaches

ABOUT US

Ohio Strength is home to some of Columbus’s best CrossFit coaches. Our dedicated team is serious about training and getting athletes results. We have the experience, knowledge, and passion to help each member achieve their goals. You won’t find our level of patience and expertise anywhere else.

  • Ryan McFadyen

    Owner & Head Coach

    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. However, he was more than just a jock. While at The Ohio State University, he was part of the three-man team that won the 2008 American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiology Quiz Bowl. He had both brains and brawn.

    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.”

    Certifications:

    • Bachelor of Science in Education: Exercise Science Education, Nutrition minor
    • CrossFit Level 1 & 2, Judges Course and Scaling Course
    • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
    • Certified 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
  • Nick Voss

    Coach

    Since 2014, Nick has competed as a sub-elite endurance athlete in MUT (mountain, ultra, trail). He’s tackled seven half road marathons, five road marathons, three trail marathons, three 50km trails, and one 50-mile race. When he’s not in the gym, he’s outside enjoying the fresh air and lush scenery.

    Certifications:

    • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology
    • CrossFit Level 1 & Judges Course
    • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Level 1
    • Red Cross CPR and AED
  • Amy Sandel

    Coach

    Amy’s diverse athletic background consists of both sports and dance. She played competitive softball throughout high school and was recruited to a championship traveling team. She also competed on multiple award-winning dance teams and even became an instructor.

    Amy joined CrossFit to combat exercise boredom. She finds traditional gyms uninspiring and needs something to break the monotony. CrossFit provides everything she is looking for and more. Aside from exciting workouts, she finds accountability in the supportive community. That winning combination is what pushed her to become a coach, which is one of the best decisions she’s ever made.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1, Strongman Course and Judges Course
    • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Level 1
    • Red Cross CPR and AED
  • Brittany Smith

    Coach

    Brittany’s competitive spirit comes from the years she spent as an equestrian athlete. She rode horses in high school and college and spent three years as President of the Ohio University Equestrian team. A few years ago, she went looking for a new gym and ended up with a fitness family. “Up until that point in my life, I had never been surrounded by so many inspiring and motivating people. It lit a fire in me to want to be better: in the gym, at work, at home, and just as a human being.”

    After a couple of years of training, Brittany decided to take the next step. She wanted to become a coach so she could help others achieve their goals. “Personally, learning and sharing experiences with people from all walks of life has been an extremely eye-opening and rewarding experience.”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 and Judges Course
    • USA Weighting Sports Performance Coach Level 1
    • Prokreate Pre and Postnatal Strength Seminar
    • Red Cross CPR and AED
  • Coleman Fitch

    Coach

    Coleman’s love for CrossFit started early on. While in college, he started his own CrossFit club that met several times a week. From there, he joined Ohio Strength and everything fell into place. He acquired his Level 1 certificate and began changing lives. Coleman’s coaching style is very simple: It’s all about progress. One of the quotes he lives by warns against the dangers of being stagnant. “Mediocrity is as close to the bottom as it is to the top, and will give you a lousy life.”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1 & 2
    • CrossFit Judges Course
    • Red Cross CPR and AED

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