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Andrew Loesh


Andrew has two amazing kids and a sleepy basset hound. He was born in Philadelphia, and split his time growing up between winters in Pennsylvania and summers in New Jersey. He graduated in 2009 from Ocean City High School and promptly went into the Marine Corps in July 2009. He served for seven years with two combat deployments to Afghanistan, as a Combat Engineer. He separated from the military in 2016 and started college that same year. He graduated from Stockton University in 2021 with a BA in Psychology. Professionally, he has been a certified personal trainer for three years and began in the Fall of 2021. Andrew is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and reach their full potential physically and mentally. He enjoys understanding the connection between mind and body and focusing on, not only the physical benefits of exercise, but the mental health ones as well.

1. Describe your athletic background.

I have always been a very active person throughout my life, so this allowed me to get into many things as I grew up. I played organized sports like baseball and football. I would always organize friend activities like bike riding and capture the flag. I also really enjoyed (and still do) my extra curricular activities like skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing. I now train consistently so I am able to continue to do these things that I love with my kids and for myself.

2. How and when did you become familiar with CrossFit?


I first became familiar with CrossFit shortly after I exited the Marine Corps in 2016. I initially started weightlifting with the Olympic lifts, but then would jump into CrossFit WODs with friends occasionally for some cardio. The Crossfit bug didn't officially bite me until I started training at R.D.T. in 2021, and it has led me to expand my training background into a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer.

3. What is your most memorable CrossFit moment?


Never having competed in any form of fitness competitions, my first experience with the CrossFit open was eye opening. Not only was I being judged on my performance for the first time, but there were a significant number of people spectating the infamous “Friday Night Lights” R.D.T. hosts every open. I think the amount of support and encouragement I received from the crowd really got me drinking the CrossFit kool-aid.

4. What advice would you have for people interested in starting CrossFit?


If you're even just a little curious, try it!

We all have our preconceived notions about things in life, but we really don’t fully know what it's about until we experience them first hand. Oftentimes, this personal experience can significantly change our perspective about these things. It's the same thing for CrossFit. Most people have probably heard about it and what people may think about it, but you truly don't know until you try it. So I say, Go for it!

5. What inspires you to keep training and become better every day?


Like I said above, I want to be able to do the things I love, with the people I love, for the most amount of time I can, and that requires me to keep my body in a healthy state of readiness throughout my life. I am also a believer in the idea that challenging things bring growth to a person and if I want to keep physically and mentally growing, then I need to have an effective and consistent way of challenging myself in order for me to continue to grow. R.D.T. does a great job of helping me do that.

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