Fitness as Self Exploration and Understanding
"Andrew provided me with a service that goes far beyond the traditional limitations of fitness training and consulting. He carries a tremendous gift for intuitively reading the energy of the physical body. His own insights into the way I carry my body, where I feel strong within my body, and where I feel challenged….all led me toward a deeper exploration of how my mental and spiritual challenges are manifested through my physical body in a tangible way. We chose to work with archetypes to become more conscious of the ways in which I empower or disempower myself, on both the conscious and unconscious level, and how my choices in life intimately connect to my physical body. Working with Andrew allowed me to become more fluent in the understanding the language of my body, so that I am better equipped to carry on a healthy dialogue with it as I travel through life. Much of this, was accomplished with in- person discussion and over the phone."
-M. L, Professional Therapist, San Fransisco, CA
"I've worked with Andrew in both training and reiki sessions, and I cannot say enough about the intuitive and generous nature of this individual in all aspects of his work. Many can get a license to go out there and put people through their paces, getting them into shape; but the difference in working with Andrew is that he really tunes into where you are on your individual journey and works with that in a highly specialized way. He listens intently and nurtures your growth with support, encouragement and total dedication. Never before have I actually looked forward to working out with weights! -He also switches it up and makes it fun, blending the workout to your personality, and taking it outside, going to a park and near trees if you like (which I most definitely did).
When I had my first reiki session with Andrew, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, as I am a big fan of 'hands-on' deep tissue massage, where I can directly feel the immediate physical results of treatment (especially in dealing with migraine headaches and severe muscle tension). But he encouraged me to try reiki, suggesting that I would feel an energetic shift and benefit from the work. Although I had tried this kind of work a couple of times in the past, Andrew's session was entirely different! It's difficult to describe the full experience in writing, but suffice it to say that it far exceeded my expectations and I most definitely went back for more!!"
Actress/Production ---- West Hollywood/San Francisco, CA
Training Other Health Professionals
"In just the first few weeks of workouts with Andrew,
I’ve already noticed myself getting stronger and leaner as well
as becoming more flexible and having better balance. He always switches
up the workout routine, which I know is good for my body, but also keeps
me interested throughout the session. My core strength allows me to do
normal daily activities with more power and confidence. My energy levels
are up and I’m looking forward to getting back into fantastic shape
On more of a business note, I feel I am really fortunate to have Andrew as a resource to refer my patients to for custom-made, safe yet powerful workout sessions. So many people in my practice want to start exercising, but don’t know where to begin. From his consultation and initial sessions, Andrew is able to assess what each individual wants to achieve and then creates a specific plan for them detailing what they need to do to get there. I know – Andrew has been my personal trainer for 3 months now and we have already surpassed where I wanted to take my own health and fitness in that time. Everyone I have sent to him has been equally happy with not only his workouts and the results, but with his expertise, guidance, insight, support and his genuine desire to help people reach their goals as well.
Dr. Jay Warren
I have known Andrew for about three years now. He is an incredibly intuitive
and compassionate human BE-ing! I have recently been blessed with the
opportunity to experience not only his expertise in the area of personal
training but also his insightfulness in regard to my strengths and challenges
through working with archetypes and astrology. I am impressed with how
accurate this work is and how intimately connected it is with the way
in which I hold my body. The habitual patterns and resultant tension becomes
more evident through this process of looking within. And through it all,
Andrew is there as a gentle guide. He genuinely listens to what you have
to share about your goals and desires and designs a session around this.
"I have been working out with Andrew for the past 7 months and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Not only am I physically stronger and healthier, but I have grown mentally and spiritually, as well.
Before starting an exercise program I was very tired and found it difficult to perform my day to day tasks. I often struggled with my self-image constantly judging myself or comparing myself to others and what I thought I “should be.” Meeting Andrew changed all of this for me.
Besides being an extremely knowledgeable master trainer providing a plethora of information pertaining to your individual needs, he provides you with the tools to lead a healthy lifestyle incorporating the mind, body, and spirit. Each piece is interdependent upon each other. If one is weak, the rest will follow suit. Immediately, you feel comfortable with Andrew and trust in his ability. He follows through with what he sets out to do and presents you with new challenges to keep you motivated. I would classify Andrew as a silent motivator because he has a calm peacefulness in his method of training, which is not overwhelming or intimidating. He is also understanding and supportive of each of his clients. He has an ability to tune into what you need at any given moment and capitalizes on your strengths and improves your weaknesses.
I highly recommend Andrew to anyone wanting or willing to make a life change. Andrew’s charisma and passion for life is contagious, which inspires you to find a new sense of being. You just can’t help but smile and desire to be the best you can be with him as your trainer, health role model, and integral part of your support system."
Rachelle B. - Small Business Owner
Holistic Fitness as a bridge between the trainer and the physician.
"I had thought of consulting a Physical Trainer but never felt the intuitive connection to have a consultation until I met Andrew Mackey. . Three months ago I had the great fortune to have a consultation with Andrew. In one hour he showed me several terrific exercises which improved some of my greatest deficits immediately. A month later, I was fortunate to have several more sessions with Andrew. I have been using a Health Rider for 13 years. Andrew showed me two MUCH better ways to use my favorite total body exercise machine! In addition, he introduced me to the BOSU, a simple and marvelous addition, as well as several other tools and exercises.
Just as you will do much better with a specific language teacher to learn a new language, a competent Physical Trainer is not a luxury, it provides the best possible program for true physical fitness. Andrew has a broad holistic approach to health and well-being.
I am convinced that most people need a counselor, coach, trainer, guide, mentor, director for optimal health. Physicians are terrific in managing acute illness. However, with rare exception, they offer little guidance in achieving health or managing chronic problems. Go to them for acute illness and for diagnostic evaluation. For optimal physical fitness, consult someone like Andrew. As with everything related to health, if you do not feel that the first person you consult is the BEST, you will do well to work with him.
He can help you develop an integrated, comprehensive program that optimizes time, lifestyle, motivation, health and spiritual well-being. I have always felt that children need a surrogate parent while they are growing up! I now feel that adults need a surrogate coach or guide for optimal health!"
One client's story. A victory for us both....
Holistic Life Coaching Client Shares View
Resilience, integrity, humility, loyalty, and love - these are just some
of the traits that Andrew Mackey embodies and brings to the table in his
consultation, training, and coaching work. Andrew has changed my world
and my view of the world in so many ways. I have been so privileged and
blessed to have known and benefited by his services for several years
now. His kindness radiates within and even after spending just moments
in his presence you can't help but feel happier, lighter, and overall
J. B. - Medical Field, San Diego, CA