Brain McFadden


Jul 07, 2014216digital Collaborator

Thought of as a crusader of fitness, Brian McFadden is on a mission to share a lifestyle that incorporates food and fitness to live at your optimum level. His journey began 8 years ago studying as much as he could about sports performance and nutrition. It may have been his basketball background that motivated this mission with his participation in high school through college. After a series of concussions in the sport McFadden was forced to look elsewhere to fill his fitness void. “When my ability to play basketball at a high level was taken away I had to start my life over. I had to adapt to a new life, and it was tough,” McFadden said.

What came next for McFadden could not have been better. He rose to the occasion and found a much more rewarding experience. “Fitness is not only my lifestyle, but I also love using it as a platform to help as many people as I can improve their lives through food and fitness,” he said, and that his what he pushed for in the next stages of his life.

Today you can find McFadden as the head coach at CrossFit idog. He embodies their mantra of being passionate about growing, educating and enabling individuals to improve their mind, body and soul. Outside of the gym McFadden is busy working one-on-one with his clients by personalizing their fitness and nutrition plans. He stays busy contributing to his blog and creating new and exciting dishes. “Coming up with tasty, sometimes crazy recipes is so much fun,” McFadden said.

Where McFadden really thrives is rising to the top in competition. With a history of placing 60th Overall in SoCal Region CrossFit Games Open in 2013 and placing 6th Overall in Open Class D Men’s Physique NPC Iron Games, he says, “My faith plays a huge role in my inspiration. I use the gifts I’ve been blessed with to serve others to help them live better lives,” said McFadden.

Be on the lookout for McFadden on the rise in men’s physique competitions and as a health and fitness coach changing lives for the better. Visit his blog for his take on fitness, nutrition and personal growth.

“I’m blessed to have to the opportunity to improve someone’s life through something that I love to do, says McFadden. Rise Bar is proud to support McFadden’s mission.

Brian can be reached at

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