#684 – Blue Cord CrossFit / Andy Schneider, CrossFit Affiliate Series

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Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Sam, we’re live. Andy, what’s up?

Andy Schneider (00:03):

How you doing?

Sevan Matossian (00:04):

Good. How are you?

Andy Schneider (00:06):

Not too bad. Trying to figure out the camera. There we go.

Sevan Matossian (00:10):

You look good from every angle.

Andy Schneider (00:12):

<laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (00:13):

Andy, this is Caleb. Caleb, Andy,

Andy Schneider (00:16):

Caleb. How’s Andy?

Sevan Matossian (00:20):

Let me see here. I have the wrong audio on. There we go. I was just looking at the average cost of a, uh, of a wedding ring. Uh, 2020 jewelry engagement study on the knot shows the average price of a ring is $5,900.

Andy Schneider (00:38):

Oh my gosh.

Sevan Matossian (00:40):

I was guessing.

Andy Schneider (00:40):

Well, my wife even more now.

Sevan Matossian (00:42):

<laugh>, I was guessing it was $10,000. I didn’t buy my wife a wedding ring. I was too, I was too cheap. And I, and I was doing the math and I was this morning in the shower, and I was like, if you took, if you’re 26 years old and you’re gonna get married and you’re gonna spend $10,000 on a wedding ring, if instead you put that into a mutual fund, which doubles every seven years, you would have at the age of 75, 1 0.3 million.

Andy Schneider (01:10):

That’s very smart.

Sevan Matossian (01:12):

Yeah. And what started me off on this thought is when people keep talking about how expensive affiliates are, and I think, I bet you, Andy, do you think that Jeff Bezos would give up all of his money to get 60 years of his life back?

Andy Schneider (01:27):

Absolutely. Yeah. Isn’t that what, uh, yeah, the guy on, uh, the is doing

Sevan Matossian (01:35):

Who? Tell me. What’s that?

Andy Schneider (01:36):

The, um,

Sevan Matossian (01:37):

Oh, j uh, uh, the tech guy, um, Peter Teal. Yeah.

Andy Schneider (01:41):

Peter Teal. Yeah. Barry into anti-aging or stop aging or slowing down aging. He’s put a lot of research and money into

Sevan Matossian (01:51):

It, like dumping his fortune into it.

Andy Schneider (01:53):

Right.

Sevan Matossian (01:55):

Do you know about that guy’s story with whole Cogan?

Andy Schneider (01:57):

Oh, that’s how I found out about it. I watched it, it popped up on my feed too.

Sevan Matossian (02:02):

What stud? Huh? You wanna out my boyfriend? How about I fuck you in the ass,

Andy Schneider (02:08):

<laugh>. It was, uh, I definitely, yeah, I thought I was watching something about Haw Hogan. It turned into something totally different.

Sevan Matossian (02:20):

I mean, I, I, I love, I hate to see bad things happening to people, but, uh, I I, I was pretty impressed with his tactics there.

Andy Schneider (02:30):

Yeah. I mean, that’s, uh, that’s going all out.

Sevan Matossian (02:35):

<laugh> shut down Gawker.

Andy Schneider (02:38):

Yes.

Sevan Matossian (02:38):

It’s kind of an Elon move, right? Like buying Twitter.

Andy Schneider (02:42):

Yeah. I

Sevan Matossian (02:43):

Mean, different, but, but, but similar, just like putting your money where you’re just going all in.

Andy Schneider (02:48):

Yeah. I mean, that’s, that’s how you, that’s the true vote is voting with your money. Right? Anything you want to, uh, see grow, put your money into it, buy it, support it. Tell people about it versus, you know, other aspects.

Sevan Matossian (03:11):

If, if, if you spend 12, let’s say you spend $1,200 a year at the affiliate, let’s say $2,000. Let’s say you spend $2,000 a year to be an affiliate, and each year you’re at that affiliate, it gives you 10 more days of life. Let’s say it gives you another month of your life. And so you’re, you’re, that’s 30 days for $2,000. That seems like a deal to me over,

Andy Schneider (03:37):

Oh, I, it’s LeBron James spends a million dollars a year on his health, Tom Brady million dollars a year on his health. All these pro athletes are doing it to, at my gym, it’s under 1500 a year. So under $1,500 a year compared to a million dollars a year. What are you putting into it? You know, um, me personally, I’m, I’m one of those guys that, hey, this changed my life and this took my life from one direction to, you know, a hard left, uh, turn in just from what, 2009, I think. I started in Afghanistan and I smoked, drank. Guy came to me and goes, Chris meager, I’ll give him credit. Um, he goes, stop killing yourself running on a treadmill and do this with me every day, and you’ll get a lot fitter. So, um, they actually were doing it for best Ranger competition.

Sevan Matossian (04:49):

So if, if, if your affiliate’s $1,500 a year, I, I would argue there’s this stat out there, it’s just a correlate that for every inch taller you are, you make on average like $1,500 more a year or something that, like, taller people make more money. I would argue that if you can’t, that if you are a schlep and you do CrossFit, you will somehow find a way to make an extra $1,500 a year. Your boss will end up seeing the way you look and the way you care about yourself. And those things will make bleed over into making you a better employee. And you’ll make that money back. You’ll get a cooler wife, you’ll get, your kids will be cooler. People will like you more. I mean, it’s such a cheap investment. I get so frustrated when people say that. And, and how much do you want your owner of your gym making year? I want making, I wanna making a half million dollars a year. I want my gym owner so fucking taken care of. You know what I mean? That guy is like a hundred percent. I mean, if you find the right gym owner, that affiliate owner is a hundred percent invested in making me live longer. I want him to be a king or her.

Andy Schneider (05:53):

And I would say, you know, the Jim owner from View right now, um, like I said, been doing CrossFit since 2009. I opened up an affiliate three years ago. Um, in that time, uh, my community takes care of me. And the aspect of, um, what this is small business Saturday. So if you rewind, um, a year ago on this day, ugh, fuck kinda got me again, um, that they presented me with a GoFundMe check that they all donated into of like $3,600 out of nowhere. Had no idea. Just I was working on the next space, and they were small business out. Here you go.

Sevan Matossian (06:49):

And, and look what it did to you. You don’t even care about the money. Look what it did to you. It moved you, you were about, you’re about to tear up. Oh, yeah. Because it moves you. And then that, it’s not even the money, it’s just like, holy shit. They put that much energy of, you know, that that money is the, is human energy. It’s, it’s the equivalent to human energy. They had to give time to make that money and they gave it to you. Right. And then so you in turn are like, holy fuck, I’m gonna give, they’re gonna get 10 x back on it.

Andy Schneider (07:18):

Absolutely. I mean the,

Sevan Matossian (07:21):

They just, they just emotionally punched you in the gut. Let me know if you want me to come over there and help, help beat them up.

Andy Schneider (07:28):

Uh, yeah. I mean, that’s not even all of it. I mean, my birthday party, I turned 40, uh, this year, or I last year, this year still. Um, I was watching the Bengals game thinking, Hey, we’re not doing anything. You know, my team’s finally going to the Super Bowl, um, had won too many IPAs on the couch, thought we were going to the bar to have dinner with friends. I show up and there’s 40 people there. Yeah. And they’re every single person. There was a gym member and, you know,

Sevan Matossian (08:09):

Hey, your, your, your coworkers at McDonald’s don’t do that. Your coworkers at Twitter don’t do that. No. Your, your coworker. Yeah. That’s dope, dude. What? That’s awesome.

Andy Schneider (08:20):

And that was set up by my wife, so I gotta give her credit on that. And I didn’t even know about it. I know everything that goes on in my gym at every single aspect of the gym, I would hope. And she snuck it by me. So I do have an awesome wife.

Sevan Matossian (08:36):

Yeah, I bet you wouldn’t have that awesome wife if you didn’t do CrossFit. I don’t know. You

Andy Schneider (08:41):

Wanna hear a funny story?

Sevan Matossian (08:42):

Yeah. Tell me, tell me.

Andy Schneider (08:43):

I dropped into a box called, uh, new Cub CrossFit in Kentucky. When I was living in South Carolina. My gra I had, uh, to come back cuz my grandma passed away. I’m signing out the waiver and uh, this girl says, I got dibs on that guy in there.

Sevan Matossian (09:03):

And you heard her say it?

Andy Schneider (09:05):

<laugh>? No, she later told me, she came out to everybody else at the time and said, I got dibs on that guy signing the waiver and ended up, uh, being my wife Rachel.

Sevan Matossian (09:15):

No shit did. So it was just one drop in and she had, she knew she has one hour to work out and get your phone number. <laugh>.

Andy Schneider (09:26):

Well, 15 minutes into the workout, I got offered the coaching job there, so.

Sevan Matossian (09:30):

Oh, no. Shit.

Andy Schneider (09:31):

Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (09:32):

Were you applying for the coaching job?

Andy Schneider (09:35):

Nope. I actually was running, so, um, started CrossFit in 2009. Um, didn’t really like, you know, in the early stages it was just, Hey, you have main site, you can make shit up on your own and you can, um, work with what you got. There’s, we’re in Afghanistan, we have two rowers, couple treadmills, dumbbells, um, and we made it work.

Sevan Matossian (10:06):

Was that box affiliated in Afghanistan? Andy?

Andy Schneider (10:09):

No, this was actually, it was, uh, me and Chris, who, he was a company commander at the time. Um, and then like people saw us to want it, so they started Okay. And then, uh, a couple Navy Seals, they’re like, oh, you guys do CrossFit? Yeah. Okay, we’ll do it too. Uh, a couple special forces guys. Okay, we’ll do it too. And we just start writing stuff on the board. Um, putting times up there, by far, I got smoked every single time, didn’t understand it. And my movement was shit, <laugh>, you know, didn’t really know the standard of it. Didn’t know, um,

Sevan Matossian (10:47):

You were reverse curling. 1 35 <laugh>. Yeah. Yeah.

Andy Schneider (10:52):

So

Sevan Matossian (10:54):

17 minute fan with streaks, with strict pullups.

Andy Schneider (10:56):

We would do our runs on treadmills. We would do a wall, uh, pull up on a dip bar, pull up Mach, uh,

Sevan Matossian (11:06):

Thing. Yeah, yeah,

Andy Schneider (11:07):

Yeah. So, um, but you know, kind of didn’t understand it at the time, but in 2012 when I was living in, uh, Columbia, South Carolina, this is my probably one, one degree from you, Bobby Millsap.

Sevan Matossian (11:26):

Oh yeah. Know her very well. Fucking legend. Og. It’s hardcore as they get OGs. Yep.

Andy Schneider (11:31):

I walk in the door and she goes, Andy, I know repre Rich Broing and I’ll know rep you. And I was like,

Sevan Matossian (11:40):

Yeah, she’s a hard ass dude.

Andy Schneider (11:41):

She’s five foot on her best

Sevan Matossian (11:44):

Day. Yeah, yeah.

Andy Schneider (11:46):

You know, and I’m like, what did I just walk into? Here’s my money. Um, so that one, you know, being there taught me a lot, being that the sport of fitness CrossFit is what her box was called. Um, you know, then I go to Carolina CrossFit got my L one. Um, I said, they said, what are you doing? I said, I get out in six months, um, I want to coach here. Six months later, I was the general manager of Carolina CrossFit. And you’re talking about people like Andrews Varner started there. Um, uh, Meg Ryan,

Sevan Matossian (12:32):

I don’t know there. Okay.

Andy Schneider (12:35):

Uh, she’s somebody out in California now, I think. Uh, Jen Ryan.

Sevan Matossian (12:40):

Okay. Yep, yep, yep,

Andy Schneider (12:41):

Yep. Um, you know, so a lot of people started from that gym with Paul Beckwith and taught me a ton, you know, taught me that, hey, when people come in, they don’t only hear about your, your bullshit. They don’t want, they want to have fun, they want a happy day. They want, you know, be that best hour of their day. Um, and they,

Sevan Matossian (13:06):

Hey, that was back when probably every affiliate owner also had a personal relationship with Greg.

Andy Schneider (13:12):

Yeah. I mean, I can’t speak for,

Sevan Matossian (13:14):

Uh, I’m sure they did. I’m sure they did.

Andy Schneider (13:18):

Um, I mean, I know obviously Bobby probably did.

Sevan Matossian (13:23):

Yeah. I’ve been at many a dinner where it’s me, Bobby, and Greg. Many, many, many, many, many.

Andy Schneider (13:27):

Yeah. And the best part, like, and I think Bobby, yeah, I got a little fired

Sevan Matossian (13:36):

Up there. A young Andy. A young Andy Schneider,

Andy Schneider (13:39):

That was, oh shoot, 2014. Uh, that’s funny. <laugh>. Um, but so, you know, go home. My, the business was the one, a changeover. They, uh, a guy named Steve Keys was coming in, bought the business from Paul. Um,

Sevan Matossian (14:05):

And this is Carolina CrossFit.

Andy Schneider (14:07):

This is Carolina CrossFit in Columbia, South Carolina. So when I, I was born and raised in Kentucky and I went to New Cub, a girl who, um, I knew an eighth grade owned the gym.

Sevan Matossian (14:22):

Wow. And small world.

Andy Schneider (14:24):

Yeah. Very small world. So, but you know, Kentucky, everybody knows everybody, you know. So, um, go back. She offered me a coaching job. Um, I was there for a year. I was actually going through a divorce at the time also. Um, and I was like, I’m not dating anybody. I’m done. Just me and my dog, and you know, my son. You’re

Sevan Matossian (14:52):

Gonna be a monk. You’re gonna be a monk.

Andy Schneider (14:53):

Yeah. Yeah. Me and my sons. And, um, then freaking six weeks later, I’m dating a girl who called dibs on me.

Sevan Matossian (15:04):

Wow. How old are your sons?

Andy Schneider (15:06):

Uh, 15 and 13.

Sevan Matossian (15:08):

Oh, congratulations. And then you have more kids?

Andy Schneider (15:10):

I have a, uh, three year old daughter. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (15:12):

Wow. Congratulations. God, kids are great.

Andy Schneider (15:16):

They are great and they are challenging, and they are everything. And they’re fun. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (15:25):

How old are you now?

Andy Schneider (15:27):

I’m 40.

Sevan Matossian (15:29):

Oh, yeah. You just turned 40.

Andy Schneider (15:31):

Yeah, but my wife’s 33, so it’s all right.

Sevan Matossian (15:34):

Yeah. Um, uh, why did you, um, you were in the Army.

Andy Schneider (15:40):

Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (15:42):

How old were you when you went into the Army?

Andy Schneider (15:44):

I was 21 years old when I went into the Army.

Sevan Matossian (15:47):

Why’d you do that?

Andy Schneider (15:49):

Uh, you know, I was in school. I was going to Northern Kentucky University. I did not, um, enjoy what I was doing, going to school. I was actually working at my mom’s daycare. Um, I have, I’ve had three jobs. I’ve worked at my mom’s daycare. I’ve been in the Army, and I’ve been across state coach,

Sevan Matossian (16:15):

Carrie, gut kids, guns and weights,

Andy Schneider (16:19):

Pretty much. Yeah. It all, the first two blended into the, uh, the, uh, last one or prepared me for the last one, but I, it was right after, um, not right after. It was, what, a year and a half after, uh, nine 11, um, the, when I was in basic training, they go, Hey, our president just gave Iraq 48 hours a week later. They’re like, you guys know we’re at war. 32 guys were like, I’m done. And they all lined up for sick call that day. And it was like, okay. And those drill sergeants did not, did not skip a beat, you know, Hey, look at them. They’re, they’re not willing to do this. They were here for the college money. I hope you’re not here for the college money. It’s like, hell, I left college because I didn’t want to go to college. Why would I be doing it for the college money? So, um, lot of great times in the military. Um,

Sevan Matossian (17:29):

You know, but why, why did you go in, you were at the daycare and why did, why did, what made you think Army?

Andy Schneider (17:36):

I don’t know. I honestly like, Hey, um,

Sevan Matossian (17:40):

Did you have brothers or sisters?

Andy Schneider (17:42):

I got, I got a brother and sister all younger. Um, and nobody really in my family had gone into the military. One of the guys I worked with at the day, daycare had gone into the military. Maybe he talked about it a little bit. Um, but

Sevan Matossian (18:01):

Were you searching for something?

Andy Schneider (18:03):

I think I was.

Sevan Matossian (18:04):

Yeah.

Andy Schneider (18:05):

Yeah. You know, I

Sevan Matossian (18:06):

Don’t, some discipline, some structure some.

Andy Schneider (18:09):

See, my mom and dad were great. My mom and dad, um, my mom owned, has owned a daycare for 40 years now. Wow. Um, my, and she probably is working today at the daycare. It’s not open on Saturdays. She works, you know, um,

Sevan Matossian (18:32):

Like they’re cleaning or, or setting up for Monday all Yeah. Workaholic

Andy Schneider (18:36):

Working. Absolutely. Yeah. And you know, she’s 61 years old right now, and

Sevan Matossian (18:42):

Oh, she had you young?

Andy Schneider (18:44):

Oh, yeah, yeah. My mom and dad, uh, I was They are 20 years. Yeah. They were 20 years old when they had me.

Sevan Matossian (18:56):

Wow.

Andy Schneider (18:57):

Yep.

Sevan Matossian (18:58):

They’re still together.

Andy Schneider (19:00):

Absolutely. Just out here last week, two weeks

Sevan Matossian (19:03):

Ago. Look, look what Jay Hardell says. 50% of my class dropped. I’ve never heard this. You’re how many pe You’re saying that you’re with a couple hundred dudes. And then they tell you, Hey, we’re going to war. And then the next day, 32 of the dudes are like, I’m, I’m, I’m sick.

Andy Schneider (19:19):

I think I was, uh, it was, what, 52? So like 208, uh, 800 guys. We started with Uhhuh the day they told us that we had 32 Uhhuh drop out. Um, not 800. It’s 400. Okay. Um, so 32 dropped out that

Sevan Matossian (19:44):

Day, like 6% or something.

Andy Schneider (19:46):

Yeah. Well, I would say over time they were like, you guys had more drops than anybody else.

Sevan Matossian (19:51):

Because, because the thought of going to war and fighting and possibly dying didn’t sit well with those dudes.

Andy Schneider (19:57):

Right.

Sevan Matossian (19:58):

Yeah. I, I kind of don’t blame ’em, but then I kind of wonder why they signed up.

Andy Schneider (20:03):

Well, I mean,

Sevan Matossian (20:05):

I guess you said it, the college money.

Andy Schneider (20:07):

Well, you know, some college money, some, everybody has a different reason. Everybody’s reason is different. I’ve sat in, um, you know, observation points with people and we just sit there and talk. And you’re talking about people from all over. Hey, I had no money. My mom was a crack head and this, hey, you know, my brother and everybody in their family has joined. Uh, they’ve all gone to school. They’ve all done this. Or privileged family, um, you know, hunters, farmers, you know, everybody from every aspect. Mormon, um, every religion, you know, every aspect of life you will find in the infantry, you know? Um, and some wild stories. Some, some, maybe they’re not all true. Maybe they are, I don’t know. Um, but you

Sevan Matossian (21:02):

Fucked up kids. What do you fucked up? Kids make good soldiers. Like this story that we heard yesterday with, um, uh,

Andy Schneider (21:11):

Oh, uh, what’s his James? No. Am I wrong?

Sevan Matossian (21:15):

The fuck is wrong with me? Wanna say I know what’s wrong with me? I’m, I’m 50. It’s

Andy Schneider (21:20):

Starts with an h

Sevan Matossian (21:23):

I could go back, uh, this, oh, yeah. With Jason Tomlinson, Jason my bye. What if would he have made a good soldier, like someone just scoop him up and just take him and be like, Hey, you gotta go in the military. Can you just scoop up all those kids and just throw ’em in the military?

Andy Schneider (21:39):

You can. Um, it doesn’t,

Sevan Matossian (21:43):

And just break ’em.

Andy Schneider (21:44):

There’s, there’s, there’s not one model. Okay. You know, it’s, I’ve seen, have you ever I watched a, uh, um, Netflix documentary Killer Sally, she was a, she killed her husband bodybuilder, um, <laugh> back in a 97, I think it was.

Sevan Matossian (22:06):

Are you recommending this movie?

Andy Schneider (22:08):

I am recommending it. But her son who saw the abuse and saw her mom kill her stepdad ended up going in the army. I could say it looked like in the pictures. Maybe he was a ranger. Maybe he was, you know, if, if you ask anybody in the army there, somebody, they knew somebody who was a ranger. Um, but this guy had, I think he said six deployments, and he what seemed like a good soldier was hard to transition out of the army. Yeah. And if you could tell that, hey, you know, that’s probably what made him a good soldier is because he was stone cold the whole time talking about this guy that he watched beat his mom, and then she shot him, you know, and that, that early on trauma, you know, probably helped him be a soldier, but then when he got out, it’s hard to turn it off. Right.

Sevan Matossian (23:11):

You know? Right, right. So it might take care of the problem temporarily if we scooped up all these wild kids on the streets who are shooting heroin, doing drugs, stuck on video games, but in the long, but it’s a short term fix. Maybe you’re like, Hey, eventually they gotta get out and re and deal with that shit.

Andy Schneider (23:27):

Yeah, absolutely. I mean, we all gotta deal with our own stuff. You know, my wife’s a, uh, family therapist, so,

Sevan Matossian (23:35):

You know, holy shit. She’s had a crazy two years, huh?

Andy Schneider (23:40):

Well, I kind of know that she’ll never be out of a job. Right. So, um, she, uh, you know, she’s talked to me a lot about it and the aspect of, you know, the gym is a place where a person will open up to a coach sometimes more than you want. Um, and sometimes, yeah, <laugh>, that was last year. Bengals finally won, uh, went to the Super Bowl in so many years. So

Sevan Matossian (24:22):

Did they win?

Andy Schneider (24:24):

No, they lost to the Rams. Um, but yeah, the, uh, so her kind of insight into, Hey, this is why people do this. You know, people wanna be heard. People want to, um, have connection. You know, people be an introverted. Yeah. We got an introvert that comes to the gym, she says, and she talks the whole damn time. It’s like, you’re not introverted, you just aren’t around people at work, you know? Um, but the, forgot what we were talking about. Lost train of thought. Um,

Sevan Matossian (25:00):

Well, let me ask you this, this is totally off subject. Do, do marriages get helped when they go? I wonder what your wife’s success rate is, or, or the success rate does, does going to counseling help marriages?

Andy Schneider (25:13):

I can’t tell you that. I, I don’t know. Um, I know that she has come back and said, Hey, you know, this couple, I see all, they’re finally starting to understand, you know, some people go, and it’s too late. It’s Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (25:32):

Like,

Andy Schneider (25:33):

I know in my first marriage. Interesting. Okay. Um, you know, hey, it was, she wanted me to stay in the military, and I was like, I don’t wanna stay in the military. Um,

Sevan Matossian (25:46):

Who did your wife wanted you? Oh, oh, no, you’re talking about example for a couple. Okay.

Andy Schneider (25:50):

Yeah. My ex. And, you know, um, and I resented her because she kept pushing me that way. Well, that just grew, grew, grew, grew. And then, you know,

Sevan Matossian (26:03):

God, that’s a weird request. That’s a weird request to have on your mate to stay in the military.

Andy Schneider (26:08):

So, you know, you

Sevan Matossian (26:11):

Look, I don’t mean to pile on her, but

Andy Schneider (26:13):

No, uh, 2007 is when it was up.

Sevan Matossian (26:20):

Right? Right. Currently, currently, couples counseling have a success rate of 70%. About 80% of therapists in private practice offer couple therapy. Nearly 50% of married couples have gone to marriage counseling. Okay.

Andy Schneider (26:30):

But I know that for her, she has always talked about, I’m not there to give them the answer. I’m there to show them the route. Right. You know, this is, Hey, okay, how does that make you, okay? How did, how did this come about? How did you know? She’s the one asking the questions. They’re filling in the blanks, and they’re the ones working it out. She can’t give them the, or she doesn’t have the, the answers.

Sevan Matossian (27:00):

And they probably come in, they probably come in there too, being like, oh, I’m gonna show my wife this, this therapist is gonna side with me. But that’s not what, you don’t go there. Like, that’s not what good therapist doesn’t do that. They let you guys come to the, they lead you to the sort of, the answer. They give you the road and the tools to solve your own issues.

Andy Schneider (27:17):

Yeah. And <laugh>, the, the ones who leave are the ones who don’t like what she says, or she, you know, if they think it’s one way, then okay, well, she’s not seeing it my way, so she must be wrong. Like, no, eventually you’re gonna run into somebody saying, Hey, it’s you, you know, or, and they’re not gonna say that out loud, but eventually, after your fourth, fifth therapist, you would think they’d probably be like, maybe it’s me. So, um,

Sevan Matossian (27:56):

And thousands of dollars later.

Andy Schneider (27:59):

Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (28:02):

Um, uh, I, I would, if, if I went to counseling with my wife, I’d try to fix that shit quick. It’s all my fault. Just so I could get the stop paying the money. Um, uh, how, how long were you in the Army?

Andy Schneider (28:15):

12 years.

Sevan Matossian (28:16):

Holy cow. And, and, and what year? And, and you went in in 2002, so you were in seven years before you found CrossFit.

Andy Schneider (28:24):

I was in 2003. So six years. Um, when I started, I found CrossFit in 2009. And then, um, I mean, CrossFit’s, the reason I got out, I was like, every day at CrossFit is great. I love every day at CrossFit. I don’t love every day in the military.

Sevan Matossian (28:51):

So you found it, and, and, and so you loved it. It, it was love at first sight. As soon as you had your first workout, you were like, I’m in.

Andy Schneider (28:58):

Um, so I did in 2009 with friends, 2012 joined a box, and that’s when, that was when it changed, you know, uh, joined Sport of Fitness, went to Carolina,

Sevan Matossian (29:12):

But you were still in the Army.

Andy Schneider (29:14):

Um, yeah. So my last, so I will say one of the best aspects of, uh, the Army is that I had great leadership in, in South Carolina. They knew I was getting out. They said, Hey, we want you to show up. I was running a rappel tower in a qual range. Um, they said, I want you to show up at nine o’clock and work till three. And they said, yeah, so show up. So I would work from what? Uh, yep.

Speaker 3 (29:50):

That’s crazy.

Andy Schneider (29:53):

Yeah. Victory Tower.

Sevan Matossian (29:56):

That’s how you’re supposed to come down. Right there. That dude’s doing it right? Oh, oh, oh.

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