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Andrew Slezak

Washington D.C., DC 20007

Andrew Slezak was born and raised in Houston, Texas and moved to Arlington, Virginia to attend college and begin a completely new chapter in life. Now Andrew has graduated from Marymount University with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science, currently an ACSM certified personal trainer and plans on becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach.

His interest in physical health and weight lifting began in 7th grade football when after school workout sessions became mandatory immediately a day after his last game (life really wasn’t far off from the movie “Friday Night Lights”). As his body developed so did his mentality, the gym not only made Andrew physically healthy, but it developed a strong work ethic; goals were set and achieved, set backs were encountered along with self doubt. But with perseverance he proved to himself that where there is a will there is a way. The lessons taught in the gym became applicable to everyday life.

His own training regimen and philosophy is based on working in a smart systematic manner, not by training “tough” and “hard”. You will strive to be the best that YOU can be, and not compare YOUR OWN success with others. All of us are fully capable of lowering our risk of lifestyle diseases and becoming a more mobile functional human being through exercise. An exercise program prescribed by Andrew will involve moderate to high intensity exercise that incorporates full body movements, mobility/active recovery days, and strength training. One can expect to gain a higher aerobic capacity, flexibility, muscular strength, self-confidence, and a healthier lifestyle. People are designed to move, not sit around all day, clients are encouraged to live active lifestyles to disassociate the words “exercise” and “gym” and start thinking “active life”.

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About Me

Degrees

  • BS, Exercise Science & Health Promotion, marymount University (partial completion)

Certifications / Trainings

ACSM - ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
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Expires: Dec 31, 2019

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Andrew's Locations

Urban Athletic Club

2700 Q St NW
Washington D.C., DC 20007

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience

1-2

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Dean's List

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Male

4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Christy Arndt on Dec 22, 2013

    After one of Andrew's classes, I said I had to get to work, and he said to me, "I've never worked a day in my life. I love what I do." This sentence sums up Andrew perfectly. He is one of the hardest working trainers I have met, but he truly loves what he does. He is constantly searching for ways to improve as a trainer and coach to ensure his clients have the best experience possible while meeting their fitness and health goals. No two classes are the same other than the fact(s) that he always has a smile on his face and he pushes his clients/athletes to their limits. I highly recommend Andrew as a trainer and coach.

  • by Ted Verheggen on Dec 09, 2013

    Andrew did a superb job providing sport-specific training to my teenage son over the summer. He used a wide variety of exercises tailored to the needs of my son, and by the end of the summer we saw remarkable improvement in his strength, speed and agility -- not to mention his overall physique. Most importantly, Andrew's attitude and encouragement motivated my son and kept him engaged through every session.

  • by Meaghan Stakelin on Dec 02, 2013

    Andrew brings an enormous amount of heart into what he does and his passion for helping people reach their fitness goals comes through each and every time I train with him. Nothing is more motivating. I'm also constantly impressed by his professionalism, desire to continuously learn grow as a trainer, and ability to keep even the most challenging workouts fun and engaging.

  • by Boyd Lewis on Dec 01, 2013

    Smart, very knowledgeable. Committed. Excellent at developing great workouts and pushing you to get it done. He has been a genius at helping me with stretching exercises.