What are you most excited about right now?
I’m psyched to work with an incredible team like JoyRide. Because the country -- and world -- is going through so many changes and challenges, I try to concentrate on things I can have direct control over. I love the fact I can help make people healthier and stronger, and share my passion for fitness.
What do you hope to accomplish in JoyRide’s new fitness venture, JoyX?
It’s a wonderful collaboration of my craziness and their joy. I think it will come together as “Crazy Joy.” I have always admired the bond that everyone at JoyRide has, so I think I’ll be more fortunate because their joy will rub off on me. I love their demeanor, their attitude, and their super- friendly good stuff.
What do you most admire in other people?
This may sound cliché but I admire honesty -- raw honesty. Years ago, I probably wanted people to sugarcoat it some more, but now I appreciate blatant honesty, even if it’s something I don’t want to hear.
What’s your favorite belt-it-out song?
“Don't Stop Believing” by Journey
Who would play your character in the movie about your life?
Rhodie and Amy say Dwayne Johnson (aka. The Rock)!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Always go with your gut and not your heart and not your brain. Your heart and brain will often lie to you but your gut will never mislead you.
What’s the best advice you’ve given someone else?
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probable a duck. Quack!
How would your friends describe you?
Loyal, passionate, honest (and sometimes too honest!). It all comes from my heart at the end of the day.
How would your clients describe you?
One client wrote me a card that was inscribed: “To the man who takes the biggest bite out of life.”
How would your mom describe you?
EDITOR’S NOTE: We called her and she said the following:
"Andy is a mensch, which is a Hebrew word that means a wonderful human being. My son is the most giving, caring person I know. I can honestly say I really like my children because they’re good people and that's the highest praise a mom can receive. From the time he was little, he would never leave anyone out, never allow anyone to be picked on. I have always been so proud to call him my son."
What advice do you have to someone in a fitness rut?
Try something outside your norm. Always try to break out of your comfort zone – whether it be a new class, trainer/ instructor or workout. Variety is the spice of life and fitness.