GMB Cofounder and CEO

Andy Fossett

I’m primarily a dilettante, but I also dabble in doing a bunch of other shit half-assed, always aiming to be just slightly worse than better than average. I’ve rocked some faces and spent many years practicing martial arts, but these days, I focus on teaching physical autonomy and eating burgers.

I’d love to have a beer with you sometime.

GMB Cofounder and CEO

Andy Fossett

I’m primarily a dilettante, but I also dabble in doing a bunch of other shit half-assed, always aiming to be just slightly worse than better than average. I’ve rocked some faces and spent many years practicing martial arts, but these days, I focus on teaching physical autonomy and eating burgers.

I’d love to have a beer with you sometime.

Background

A lifelong martial artist and former schoolteacher, I'm deeply concerned with autonomy and fitness education. As CEO of GMB Fitness, I am dedicated to providing an open, accessible culture for both clients and staff to enjoy exploring more of what they’re truly capable of.

The biggest thing is just that I’ve always been drawn to teaching. I started helping my sensei when I was about ten or eleven, and it got me hooked on trying to find the most important detail in something that would connect with the student. I loved seeing the improvements they made when I did my job right.

Learning about physical conditioning was just something I thought I had to do to teach better. I’d see my students getting stuck in their techniques because they needed more strength or more flexibility, and I thought it was my responsibility to help them improve those things. So I got into fitness from a more academic perspective than most people – studying it more than actually working out. What workouts I did were always a means to an end so I could be better at my martial art and training my students.

Teaching and training took me to Japan, and I eventually found a job teaching English in public schools so I could live there full-time and practice Taido.

Luckily, while I was there, I met this dude named Ryan, and we became friends and started training together. Since we started GMB, I’ve have more opportunities than ever to become a better teacher and find the most efficient ways to help our students move better in their chosen activities.

Work

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GMB Fitness

GMB™ makes online training programs for people who have more important things to do than spend hours every day working out. Smart training and great support make it possible to build physical freedom and skill for the activities you enjoy most.