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Andre began as my personal trainer after I had lost 20 pounds and wanted to finish the job and firm up. I also had a longstanding shoulder injury in my rotator cuff and my insurance had run out, so I figured I’d see if he could help me continue the work that the Physical therapist began.
After half a dozen doctors and more physical therapists who could neither diagnose what was wrong with my shoulder or make any headway toward fixing it, I began with Andre.
The first time I worked with him, he made an assessment of what was wrong with my shoulder, and why…that was more comprehensive than anyone had before.
He then set about systematically strengthening the muscles around my shoulder, and helping me improve the posture issues that led to the problem in the first place. It has been rough sledding, but my shoulder is MUCH better than it was before.
The other piece to the Andre puzzle is that his approach is holistic. He knows a lot about sports nutrition and which foods help build lean muscle, etc. He asks me write a food log every day and then goes over it with me, to see what I need to work on in my diet to advance the “body sculpting” process.
He does the same thing when I am actually in the gym with him. I jokingly call him “Mean Andre”, because he is unrelenting in his slave driving. But I definitely see results, so I can’t be too upset.
He is very smart about his workout regiment–warmup, then big muscles first and fast to boost the metabolism, alternating from one muscle group to another as each hits the point of muscle fatigue. Next, he hits the smaller muscles for sculpting until I am WIPED.
I have been training with Andre aka “mean” Andre since sometime in 2013, and have benefited greatly. I am certainly much firmer and fitter than when we started. It’s been a pleasure working with Andre in the gym on a wide variety of exercises for all aspects of my fitness and strength. He takes into consideration your physical health in drawing up an exercise plan for you to follow, and then changes it up to make it more interesting.
I would heartily recommend Andre as a trainer to anyone who is serious about improving their health, fitness, and strength, at whatever level.
My overall experience with Andre aka Mean Andre @ Firm Fit was excellent. This man knows his stuff ! He’s personable, friendly, dependable, and responsible, …
I’ve developed my knowledge of weight lifting through him. I gained an appreciation for the overall body (training for women that is) whereas before I had preconceived ideas, and assumptions about how things operate in weight training.
I truly thought I’d morph into something masculine but it became quite obvious to me that wasn’t that case. Overall, I am pleased with his competence, integrity, and knowledge as there seems there isn’t anything he can’t answer! lol …
Sincerely, Paulette O (NBA Mom)