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The Fitness Hacks Podcast
A lifelong martial artist and former schoolteacher, Andy‘s deeply concerned with autonomy and fitness education. As CEO of GMB Fitness, he’s dedicated to providing an open, accessible culture for both clients and staff to enjoy exploring more of what they’re truly capable of.
1. Make people feel autonomous. Make them in charge of their progress so they make it a part of their lives.
2. See the value in something different and explore. Constantly be experiencing and learning!
3. Deal with people where they are at and break things down.
In this episode we talk with Andy Fossett, co-founder and CEO of GMB. Andy talks about the importance of not just trying to fit in and model what everyone else is doing in the industry. He reminds us that if we want to help people, we’ve got to learn about their problems and goals and then create a program to help them reach their goals by meeting them where they’re at.
Andy discusses the importance of teaching people to be autonomous and take responsibility for their progress. If you want to help people reach their goals, you’ve got to teach them to be aware of their bodies and be present in the moment not just go through the motions.
ANDY’S FAST FIVE FITNESS FACTS
Q: What’s your favorite exercise?
Q: What exercise do you hate…but love at the same time?
Q: What is the best book you’ve ever read?
Q: What is your favorite Pump Up Song?
Anything by Wolfpeck – Adrienne and Adrianne
Q: If you could train with one person (alive or dead) who would it be?
Seiken Shukumine, creator of Taido