Coach Andrew Martin’s background in Army Special Forces brought him into the world of functional fitness, but it wasn’t until a vacation in South America in 2014 that Andrew tried CrossFit for the first time. Growing up, Andrew played soccer for 13 years, but picking up a barbell was a game-changer — and he’s never looked back. In fact, Andrew says the past three years at CrossFit9, working with fellow coaches Lindsay, Zack, Mike and Chris has helped him truly fine tune his passion – Olympic Weightlifting — and share it with others.
As a coach, Andrew loves introducing people to the barbell and Olympic lifts for the first time. When he’s not in the gym, you can find Andrew hard at work finishing up his Bachelor’s at the University of South Florida, spending time with his girlfriend and their French Bulldog named Frankie, or training for firearm and shooting competitions.
At a party, where can you be found?
Petting the dog
What kind of music can your class attendees expect you to spin?
Play Local Tour Guide: Where to?
Bodega, Green Bench, Fort Desoto, the Pier, and Beach Drive.