Andre Ishmael

Level 2 CrossFit Trainer
Andre Ishmael

Andre Ishmael

Level 2 CrossFit Trainer

Biography

I was in my second year of Physical Therapy school and just got back from vacation. I was going through the vacation picture and ran across a picture with my shirt off and couldn’t believe what I had seen. I knew then it was time to make a change. I recalled watching a re-run of the Crossfit games on television one night and couldn’t help but notice every single athlete competing was in great shape. I then decided to give it a try for myself and I believe it was the best decision I’ve made for my fitness.

Quite a few individuals have heard the stories about crossfitters becoming injured. As a physical therapist I know that correct form in any exercise is important in preventing injury. At Crossfit Independence we strive to ensure that each individual has the proper form and I am able to incorporate my knowledge as a Physical Therapist with Coaching. Becoming Crossfit Level 1 Certified and coaching, gives me the opportunity to combine my profession with the opportunity to aide others in living a healthier lifestyle. Coaching has given me the opportunity to change lives, just like Crossfit has changed my life.

Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Specialities in Soft Tissue Mobilization, Kinesio Taping, and IASTM