Andres, known as Andy, was born in Dallas, TX and grew up in Red Oak where he played competitive soccer and other competitive sports. As a young adult, he began to practice proper nutrition and workout routines on his own while attending college. He created a vision for himself to be able to work with people and develop physical and mental strength through nutrition and exercise. He is now living his vision at The Perfect Workout where he proudly coaches and trains clients to help them to exceed their goals.
While studying physical therapy in school, Andy utilized his knowledge of health and fitness by beginning to train his friends in the gym. During that time, he also took up boxing and began teaching boxing. “That’s when I discovered that I love to train others.”
Andy was familiar with slow-motion strength training and initially used the protocol in his own strength training workouts. After doing the method consistently, he realized how effective doing a 20-minute workout twice a week was in increasing strength and transforming his own body. He felt like this was the best method he could teach others and decided to make The Perfect Workout the next step in his Personal Training career.
In early 2018, Andy went through his Personal Trainer certification at The Perfect Workout and ultimately joined the Park Cities team in April 2018. Since then, Andy has been ecstatic about his work with clients as well as trainers. “It is really something special, I love the fact that I can guide not only our clients to their goals, but our trainers as well. Really focusing on the trainers personal and professional goals is amazing — I don’t know any other company that cares about their employee’s well-being as much as this one!”
Andy’ adaptive nature in 1-on-1 sessions, is what has helped him become such a successful trainer at The Perfect Workout. “I improvise really well to any situation. I’m always able to adapt to my clients and customize workouts to their specific needs.”
Andy was determined to find a way to impact even more people. “When I set a goal, I will do just about anything that it takes to accomplish it. And I want to take my training full force.” And he did! A year after he joined The Perfect Workout, Andy was promoted to Facility Manager at the Arlington studio. “Working with the trainers in my studio is really awesome, they bring such a positive attitude and vibe with them to the studio and that helps it run really efficiently!”
Other than training his clients at The Perfect Workout, Andy still loves boxing and has picked up cycling. He recently completed the Dallas Bike MS 2019 which was 158 miles in two days; a feat he’s very proud of. “I would like to do many endurance cycling events and maybe even enter the world of amateur boxing!”
Matt Hedman is a Master Level Super Slow instructor and the founder of The Perfect Workout, which is the largest privately-owned 1-on-1 personal training company in the United States with over 60 fitness studios nationwide. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington. He worked briefly as an engineer in GE, until he found his passion for HIT, and pursued a career in personal fitness training.