Andy has a thirst for adventure and a need to push himself physically. This comes with a heart’s desire to share these things with other people and to help them accomplish things they aspire to do.
He has taught others how to rock climb and mountain bike, he was a snowboard instructor at Bear Mountain, and was a scuba dive master for open water certification classes – helping and assisting teach students to scuba dive. And nowadays a CrossFit coach at Stellar.
While he has been active and in shape his whole life, he has never felt stronger from doing CrossFit. He is a success story of being able to safely and successfully pick weight up from the ground to overhead with two slipped discs in his L5, a recent broken T3 and C2, and all with a degenerative disc decease. He has learned with proper technique in lifting, it has strengthened his back and core to help with this condition. He never thought this was possible and proven to be the physical and even mental therapy he has been looking for.
As a coach his priority is safety, while providing a fun atmosphere and encouraging hard work with perfect movements in every rep for his athletes in his classes.