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March 2, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

Key areas of focus in being healthy with Andrew Johnston


Andrew Johnston, Author of Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon, & former professional cyclist, the first leukemia survivor to qualify for and finish the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, and twice voted One of the Top Trainers in America by Men's Health joins the show.

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A native of Atlanta, Andrew Johnston has been personal training for over 15 years. He got into the business for self-improvement, arming himself with knowledge to combat the performance enhancing drugs that inundate the sport of professional cycling. This strategy worked, and in 1992 he was invited to be a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Upon graduation from Eckerd College in 1994, he turned pro and took his ambitions to Europe to race for the Belgian Haverbeke GB team. After the 1996 Olympic Trials, he moved to Spain to race for the Palafrugell and Homs squads until 1998. Andrew devoted his full attention to personal training in 1999 after a crash ended his cycling career just as he was entering his prime. But his competitive juices were quenched for only a year before he discovered an interest in triathlon. In his first full season of triathlon competition, he was the 2001 Olympic Distance Champion of Georgia and 5th overall at the National Long Course Triathlon Championships, earning All-American status as well as a slot on the U.S. World Triathlon team.

Andrew founded Triumph Training in 2000, turning his athletic experience and insatiable appetite for knowledge into a successful training business. Not content with having obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist degree, arguably the most respected credential in the fitness industry, Andrew became the first Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiologists in the state of Georgia in 2001. His passion for the body and its limitless potential has since grown only stronger with Men's Journal naming him one of the Best Trainers in the U.S. in 2005 and again in 2006. Perfecting what he preaches to his clientele as well as various audiences throughout the Southeast, in 2006 Andrew became the first Leukemia Survivor to qualify for and finish the Hawaii Ironman World Championships. The award-winning documentary Living is Winning captures the events leading up to that race and takes the audience deep into the life of an aspiring triathlete. Now he takes his knowledge as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach and CHEK practitioner to guide people in their pursuit of wellness, ultimately helping them to realize that the only limitations they truly have are the ones they set for themselves.


Andrew Johnston discusses & answers the following:

  • You're a Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiologist.  How does that differ from a personal trainer?
  • What are the key areas on which a person needs to focus if their aim is to get healthy?
  • You mention nutrition.  What's your advice to people regarding the type of diet they should follow?
  • Are there any common misconceptions about what constitutes a healthy diet that you'd like to address?
  • What about training?  Our listeners are probably very interested in your approach to exercise.  What are some of your thoughts on working out?
  • Conclusion Tip...

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