Fitness Files: Andrew Gavigan
Andrew Gavigan is the founder of MostFit, Llc and AG Fitness Corp wellness services. Andrew is an 11 year veteran in the fitness industry with a focus on corporate wellness services, portable fitness equipment, and fitness accessibility. I have had the pleasure of working with Andrew on a few projects so I had to interview him for my Fitness Files series. Continue reading my interview below to learn more about Andrew and his fitness background.
NMF: Has fitness always been a major part of your life or was there a catalyst/point in your life when you made it more of a focus and priority?
Andrew Gavigan (AG): I played sports in school but never as a means toward fitness. Sports served as a social function and was important to my growth as a person. When I finished high school my fitness level declined fast. I got zero exercise and had very poor eating habits. I went on tour with a rock band and worked in restaurants and construction. Only when I really decided to quit smoking did I find fitness as an outlet. I saw a group practicing Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, in my hometown and decided to try it out. 3 months later I was 25 lbs down, quit smoking, and started working out at a gym. I immediately found a passion for it and the rest is history. That was about 12 years ago.
NMF: What are a few of your go-to healthy snacks/drinks that help keep you on the straight and narrow?
AG: I eat peanut butter like it's drugs! It's a healthy, natural choice for a dessert and I usually have 1-3 spoonfuls a day. Bananas are another go-to option. They fill me up, especially for a fruit, and they come with their own, built-in, carrying case.
NMF: How do you train your mind and stay motivated?
AG: Motivation waivers, and that's completely normal, but to stay generally interested in exercise, sports, work, and all of the other endeavors that I face on a daily basis, I simply think about the things that are important to me in life. Family, friends and NOT being a burden to others. A long time ago I was able to connect my ultimate needs and wants with the things that must be done to achieve them. Now there is very little question about the hard work that my goals require. Once I was able to see through any superficial objectives and find the real reason for my goals, motivation was never hard to come by.
NMF: How do you change your body? What are your fitness favorites?
AG: Time itself seems to have more say in how my body changes and I'm ok with that. As long as I know that my body can do the jobs I ask it to then I'm happy. In order to make sure my body gets the job done I like to mix up my workouts. I still practice classic weight training with isolated push and pull movements, but I also like to mix in Rock climbing, functional training circuits, and hiking. I'll try anything if I can fit it into my schedule, new challenges keep me on my toes and set my body up for the ever changing challenges it faces daily.