We're excited to feature a special "Everyday ICON" with Chase McNary (IG @Chase_brody_mcnary), most recognized from season 12 of ABC's The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise season 6. Chase has always lived a health and fitness lifestyle. He's also been featured on the cover of Modern Fitness Magazine and Scottsdale Health.
1) What do you do? (Job-wise)
(image credit ABC's The Bachelorette)
I own Revel Social. An exciting bar and restaurant in Denver, Colorado.
Senior Contracted Partner at CreateU (https://www.instagram.com/revelsocial/ )
2) What made you want to do what you are doing?
After years of touring the US and visiting many different venues and cities, my business partner and I recognized an opportunity to change the nightlife of Denver, Colorado. We had started several small businesses together and wanted to do something MUCH MUCH bigger. Here we are 1 year later and things are going fantastically!
3) Why Icon Meals? What makes us different?
Icon Meals allow me to stay focused on growing my businesses, and less time cooking or at the grocery store. I also am a huge believer in “you are what you eat” so I live a clean eating lifestyle and Icon Meals make that so convenient. One of my favorite features is how they are packaged and the auto venting seal on top helps you know exactly when the food is ready to eat.
4) What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Everything is temporary! This simple reminder helps me get through the hard times and also allows me to be grateful and appreciate the good times.
5) You are a social media “influencer” what are you doing to be “influential” in today’s society?
(image credit Modern Fitness Magazine)
For me, I like to provide a place for people to be entertained by the life of an entrepreneur and acquire new knowledge. Most recently I have focused on the importance of gut health and consuming all of your micronutrients. I find myself often influencing people to have a good life balance. having fun and treating yourself but also staying healthy is the name of my game.
6) Who is your biggest inspiration? Why?
I am mostly inspired by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson because he hustles like no other man both in the physical realm and in the business realm. Everything he does you can tell he puts everything into it with thoughtful intention.
7) How do you balance work and life demands?
For me, I have to set life goals and work goals separately. Making time to complete each of them is how I stay focused and reaming the happiest. For example one of my life goals for this winter is to achieve 500k vertical feet snowboarding.
8) What do you want your legacy to be? How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be known as always kind, always generous and a man that gave more than he took. I have been so grateful to have been giving some amazing things and experiences in the past several years. Now is my time to give back!
9) What is your current focus? Any plans for the future?
My current focus is the growth and expansion of Revel Social into a full Hospitality group with multiple locations.
Also assisting in the growth and development of CreateU. Starting with Nutrition the vision is to be something much much larger and its happening fast!
10) What are your favorite Icon Meals?
I am a big fan of the classics. The chicken and rice and the turkey and rice hit the spot of me every time. However, I LOVE getting the full breakfast sampler down in the morning. And If you get me started on a bag of the protein popcorn, there's a 100% chance I won’t stop.
Follow Chase McNary on IG at @Chase_brody_mcnary
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