Instructor Profile: Andy

TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF—WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO MILWAUKEE?

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Milwaukee is home. I was born in Madison, WI, but I have lived in multiple states. I have degrees in both Marketing and Sound Engineering. I have been a certified personal trainer since 2012. My experience has spanned from group classes, personal training, cycling, and yoga. I have a great emotional awareness and use this to cater to individual client needs. I believe that there is no shortcut to improving one’s level of physical fitness. It is a lifelong process that requires breaking unhealthy, ingrained habits through the establishment and pursuit of new fitness and nutritional goals. Attaining one’s fitness objectives is a matter of concentrated effort: equal parts hard work, resolve and perseverance.

WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN CYCLING?

I have always been interested...From marketing work for Trek, to being able to dance while ending up in the same place you started.

WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT SPIRE, WHERE ARE YOU AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

 I am the Fitness Director for Vita in the 3rd ward.

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WHO OR WHAT HAS INSPIRED YOU?

Music. Music has always inspired me. That involuntary drive you feel when ever music shifts your emotions.

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO SONG TO WORK OUT TO?

 The Shortest Straw by Metallica.

WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE ITEMS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

I’d have to say the top three items on my bucket list are Driving a formula one car, Scuba diving the great barrier reef, and growing old.

WHERE DID YOU HAVE YOUR BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE?

I spent a few months in the Netherlands. I bought a one way ticket after the DotCom bubble burst in 2000.

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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO KEEP PUSHING HARD, ESPECIALLY IN THE GYM?

It’s music. Without emotion we just go through the motions.

WHAT IS SOME OF THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE RECEIVED?

That the moments count. Not the end goal, but the present.

FAVORITE WAYS TO SWEAT?

 Indoor cycling of course!

WHAT IS A UNIQUE FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?

 That I work with sound. In almost every facet of my life. From professional to personal.

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IF YOU COULD SUPPORT ONLY ONE CHARITY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Urbanfarming.org. I feel it in everyone’s best interest to know what they put into their bodies. We are what we eat...

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MILWAUKEE RESTAURANT?

 Amilinda

 

WHY SHOULD CLIENTS COME TO YOUR CLASS?

 Experience… Each class is a journey. One that we take together.