Gym Warrior Andrew Koen
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Birthdate: October, 1985
Height: 5 9 Weight: 195
Neck: 16 Chest: 44 Arms: 18
Waist: 32 Quads: 16
Hi, my name is Andrew Koen and I am currently a sophomore at Providence College double majoring in management and marketing. I am from the city of Peabody just north of Boston, Massachusetts. I attended St. John's Preparatory High School in Danvers, Massachusetts and was a multi-sport athlete. While in high School I was the class president and also the president of the investment club. I also played football, basketball and, ran track during my four years at the school. During that time I had always trained for use in the particular sport that I was participating in during the year. I had always liked the competitive nature of different sports but enjoyed the weight room training more than the actual sport and was not sure what to do. After my senior year of football I decided to learn how to train for competitive bodybuilding and immediately became obsessed and have ever since. The dedication to bodybuilding has lead me to have better dedication with my school work and grader have been high even with the challenging curriculum.
At school you can usually find me either in class working or working out. My daily routine does not change much and my diet is pretty basic, do well and school and graduate and also pursue bodybuilding. At the stage in my life now I am trying to get as big as I can get. I know John preaches "better not bigger" but I believe that I can be "bigger and better". I train at the gym on campus six days a week with either one of my good friends or my girlfriend and try to eat some what healthy at the cafeteria on campus. It can be a challenge at school to live a bodybuilder's life style in college with the opportunity for a party almost every night but when you have goals and a deep drive for success it is pretty simple. Staying lean has never been a problem for me and I can eat just about anything and not affect my physique and I usually don't like to gain "bad" weight and stay some what lean year round but again I find it fairly easy to do. This has allowed me to stay healthy and also lead to opportunities to test products for Fizogen. Though my training was intense I never thought I was ready for a competition but hat was changing quickly.
Just a few short months ago a heard about a gym just a few minutes from my house named Gym Warriors, upon arrival it was everything I could have every asked for in a gym atmosphere and my training has skyrocketed thanks to help from my friend and trainer Paul DeSimone. I have always thought I knew enough to work on my own with just proper training and diet but Paul has helped taught me more than I could have ever imagined. I am a member of team Gym Warriors and Paul acts as the captain. I am grateful for the opportunity and the challenge of preparing for the contests.
Working with John was an excellent opportunity. John is a very professional man and an exceptional photographer who takes deep pride in the profession of photography and I appreciated his professionalism. He take many outstanding ideas for different shots and even though I felt nervous due to it being my first shoot he gave inspirational words of advice and was very personable to talk to during and after the shoot. I would recommend him and his work to anyone that is interested in doing a photo shoot for the first time or a veteran in fitness modeling.
Finally, I'd like to thank my family and friends for their support, especially my mother who is always there for me to make your I always do the right thing.