Andy’s recent background stems from contact sports with over 11 years experience in professional sport both as a player and coach. Andy is an ex semi professional rugby league player and has more recently represented his country (Great Britain) in the sport of Australian rules football. Setting up of his gym in the UK unfortunately meant that playtime had to suffer but he is still involved in coaching some of the players.
As well as being a strength and conditioning coach, Andy is also a fully qualified personal trainer and sports massage therapist, CrossFit certified coach, Olympic weightlifting instructor (British Weightlifting Association), Kettlebell coach and Concept2 rowing instructor. Before his move to South Africa, Andy set up and ran his gym (CrossFit Reading) in the U.K. Building the gym and it’s following from scratch, Andy was and still is, a very well respected coach both throughout the CrossFit community but also the wider functional fitness community in the U.K.
Andy is originally from the U.K. but as his wife is from Durban it was really only a matter of time before she dragged him home to warmer parts. Andy grew up on the coast in England and so to give his daughters Sasha, Macey and Pippa the opportunity to grow up with such a wonderful environment, Jenny and Andy decided to move back and set up Integrated Fitness, CrossFit DBN and Reebok CrossFit Durbs.