Justin Andrews has been a Mission Cliffs member because 2011, and a celebrity desk staffer and personalized coach there given that 2015. Dancer, climber, and all-about badass, he’ll be taking the helm at Cliffs of Id in Culver Town and we couldn’t be prouder! Get to know additional about this fantastic human in this transient interview—and most likely locate some matters to chat about the first time you see him at the health and fitness center. (Trace: nerdy stuff!)
Remember to explain to us a very little bit about your qualifications!
I grew up in Las Vegas, NV, where I went to an arts large school and majored in dance. I was also a aggressive cheerleader for a number of a long time, but that is neither here nor there.
I went to college in Connecticut in which I majored in dance efficiency, and immediately after graduating, I Googled my way out to San Francisco, as I did not considerably treatment for NYC. A few really odd employment and a hustle or two later on, I ended up dancing for a corporation called ODC. After 5 a long time with the organization, I decided to retire from specialist dance. So, I attained my NASM Certified Particular Education certification and acquired a task at Mission Cliffs front desk, which fairly a lot provides us up to velocity.
Now, I get pleasure from performing all the things I could not do even though dancing, like skateboarding and driving a motorbike, since you might crack one thing (which I did, no regrets). I also enjoy climbing outside, training exercise courses, going to Disadvantages (pre-COVID), and enjoying board games and movie game titles. I also get pleasure from carrying out any of the aforementioned things to do with my excellent spouse, whom I married on top of a hospital in 2020 for the reason that I broke my arm using a bike (continue to no regrets).
How did you get commenced at Touchstone?
My to start with working experience at a Touchstone health club was at Sacramento Pipeworks whilst I was on tour with ODC in 2011. (I think? I guess I could check out my waiver. But I digress!) Just after a handful of several hours of ripping my skin off at Pipeworks, I was hooked on climbing.
A couple of other dancers and I finished up finding memberships at Mission Cliffs, and that was in essence it. I did not go climbing exterior far too significantly in the initial couple of years for the reason that I was nonetheless dancing skillfully, but as soon as I retired, I was all in.
What are you fired up to deliver to your fitness center now that you’re the supervisor?
Truthfully, I have only been to Cliffs of Id after, and that was to run in, choose a swift look, acquire a pair of shoes, say “hi” to Remi if she was there (it was Saturday she was not), and get on the highway to Pink Rocks. I can say that I am so psyched to be the new supervisor of this sort of a beautiful health club. (I’ve been supplying myself the self-guided tour on the internet site for weeks!)
My principal objective likely in as a new manager, specially inheriting an individual else’s health club, is to really feel out the community, figure out the culture, and construct on the foundation that Remi has laid. Of class I’m fired up to get some kick-ass physical fitness courses up and functioning once again (ideally I’ll have time to teach a person or two), and I’d really like to get some helpful climbing leagues going, as effectively as community engagement systems, but none of that can transpire until finally I get an comprehension of the neighborhood and lifestyle of the metropolis, associates, and staff members.
As a health and fitness center, we’re right here to provide the group by making an inclusive house for each professional and recreational athletes to climb and get their physical fitness on, and it is my personalized mission to make Cliffs of Id the finest fitness center that it can be.
All that getting claimed, I totally believe that as a health and fitness center, we’re right here to serve the local community by creating an inclusive space for both of those expert and recreational athletes to climb and get their physical fitness on, and it is my personalized mission to make Cliffs of Id the ideal gymnasium that it can be.
What’s your favorite detail about the community?
I really don’t know yet, but I’m so fired up to find out!!!!!!
What is anything you can chat about for good?
Star Wars, Magic: the Collecting, sci-fi flicks, fantasy books…yeah, I’m a significant nerd. ? Just feel nerdy points, and you will keep me chatting for a while.
How would you describe your managerial model?
I attempt to direct by illustration. Regardless of whether it is with a member or personnel, I imagine the ideal 1st solution is to approach predicaments as training times. Possessing the awareness of the circumstance presents you the ability to react in a managed method, which means that you have the electric power to react with out staying reactionary—which in my knowledge, has often been a far better highway to get. So, if I can teach my workers and associates in a well mannered and instructive fashion, ideally they’ll carry that know-how and tolerance to the subsequent particular person.
Anything at all else you’d like to share?
Just that I’m so grateful for the chance to take above what I currently know is an brilliant gymnasium, and I’m all set for a new adventure! So long 2020!!!!!
Many thanks Justin! We cannot wait to see what you do for Culver Town. For our visitors, give Cliffs of Id a follow on Fb or Instagram to continue to be on top rated of whatsoever Justin and the Cliffs of Id crew get up to.