I started working with Andre in February 2020 after hearing him on a Podcast. Straight away many of the topics Andre discussed resonated with me. During our first meeting he challenged many of my traditional beliefs about diet and exercise. I was an avid runner and was looking for overall improvement in my results which had stagnated over the past year or so. After we discussed my immediate goals Andre took a holistic approach, diet, training, lifestyle, and family. We agreed to tackle my diet first, although I was not what you would consider overweight, I was carrying excess fat and I was seriously addicted to Carbs like a lot of runners are! Andre mapped out an 8-week program for me to shed 5 kilos, I must say it was a resounding success, after 6 weeks I had reached my goal. Since I started the program and applying its principles, I have lost close to 9kgs and 8% body fat. I weigh less now than I did when I was in my 20’s.
The second part of my journey has been around the way I approach my running, I was in a rut, training hard, probably too hard, and not getting the results I thought I should have. Again, Andre challenged my thinking on training and process. Over the last 2 months Andre has been working with me to adapt to MAF training. Being an older runner, it has been a welcome transition. While it has taken the same dedication the stress on my body is much less. I have seen continued improvement over the last few weeks. My pace at my MAF heartrate continues to fall. I am excited for what this will deliver over the longer term. My goal is to continue to run well into 60’s and 70’s.
I would highly recommend Andre as coach, he will tell you straight, no sugar coating. He will challenge your beliefs and work with you to deliver results.
56 Year Old Runner