Andrew Swartz

Instructor Coach

Simply put, Andy is dissatisfied with the current state of the health and fitness industry.

 Current research suggests that of those participating in a fitness or strength training program/protocol: 

  • 20% can be considered non-responders, meaning, regardless of effort, this group doesn’t improve.
  • 63% are normo-responders. This group gets better with effort
  • 17% fall into the super-responders group. These guys see tremendous results with relatively little effort. 

 Andy is striving for better.

 His goal is to turn non-responders to normos. And to turn normos to super-responders.

This quest often leads Andy down some pretty strange avenues (like assessing an athlete’s cerebellar function, using a balloon to strengthen a diaphragm, or a pencil to train visual and vestibular systems etc) to unlock performance.

“Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for throwing the barbell around and leaving a puddle of sweat on the ground. But if we can put 20 lbs. on an athlete’s deadlift by sorting out a vestibular issue with a couple of head tilts, I say why not.” 

After more than 20 years in this field—with more questions than answers—Andy is still working on his grand-unifying theory of all things health and fitness. Here’s what he knows so far.

  1. The Nervous System runs the show. Change starts in the brain,  
  2. Movement fluency is paramount 
  3. Skill is the ultimate performance hack

“I want to work with athletes (yes, you are an athlete) who share a long-term view of health and fitness: Athletes who know that precision, attention to detail, and consistency are the recipe for perpetual progress.”

Want to train with Andy?

Let’s make a plan

Your 1 on 1 intro to fitness for life

We want to know more about you, your life, why you want to get fit and where we fit into the picture, we want to know what we can do to hold you accountable and how we can develop a plan of action to ensure you get fit for good this time.

PT First = Safety First

Starting for the last time

We all know that consistency is key, and to be consistent you need to stay free from injury. Coaches at Madlab teach you the why, what and how of exercise, instead of just showing you once and moving on. That’s why you start with a Personal Trainer, and work at your own pace.

Hybrid Membership

Group + PT = fitness for fun & purpose

Now you’re ready to start group training alongside some great people. Your coach for life will keep you on track with regular 1 on 1s, but the social environment, the community and the friends you make will give you a different sort of push, and will help you reach new heights of fitness.