Andrew grew up playing competitive sports. Baseball, Rugby and Hockey. His focus was hockey and in his last 2 years of minor hockey he played at the highest level. That was followed by three years of junior hockey in Rockland in which he was an assistant captain in the 3rd year.
As an athlete he missed that competitive spirit until he found Hostyle. Hostyle brought that intensity and competitive drive that he had been missing since his competitive sport days. Since joining Hostyle he has completed two Spartan races, two 10k races and two 5ks. His most recent passion at Hostyle though has been Powerlifting.
He’s competed in two events this year in the 308 weight class and as part of his journey is looking to compete in the 242 weight class next year. He’s come up through the ranks in Hostyle over the last 3 years and has now begun coaching the Deadlift class and Ass Kicker Friday class.
He has completed level 1 of the IDA certification program the course was muscular testing and biomechanical assessment. He’s currently registered for the Can Fit FIS certification in order to increase his knowledge and start his career in the coaching field. He’s enrolled in the Canfit Nutrition & Weight Loss Specialist certification program and will be taking the Canfit PTS (personal training specialist) certification before the summer.
Andrew is not the typical trainer that has the 6 pack and stares at himself in the mirror every chance he gets. His new found passion and progress in power lifting especially the deadlift is why I put him in charge of the deadlift class. He’s also a certified CPF (Canadiation Powerlifting Federation) powerlifting judge.