Meet Andrew Tuovinen

Years personal training:
27

Best moments:
When someone gets "sparked"; that is, where their own internal motivation builds enough so they become their own main driver to succeed. 

Favourite training style(s):
1) Functional
2) Functional!
3) Functional!!

Strengths as a personal trainer:
Experience
Able to motivate clients
Knowledge of training modalities
Intuition (experience meets reason)

Years coaching:
23

Best moments:
Whenever someone I'm coaching sets a personal best

Favourite discipline(s):
1) biking
2) running
3) swimming

Strengths as a coach:
Experience as both athlete and coach
A major focus on cycling
Empathy
Knowledge of training modalities
Intuition of what works when

Run – best results:
5000m: 14:58
1/2 marathon: 1:13:03
Marathon: 2:38:17

Swim– best results:
100m: 1:07
2.4mi 58min

Bike– best results:
40k TT: 56min
180k: 5:18

Triathlon – best results:
Triathlon Sprint: 58:32
Olympic: 2:00:37
Half-Ironman 70.3: 4:18
Ironman: 9:48

I’ve been involved in multi-sport athletics since completing my first triathlon in 1986. From that moment forward, swim, bike and run training and triathlon and duathlon racing became an obsession, resulting in many podium performances that continue to this day. By 1997, my career path had transitioned naturally into a full-time career as a swim-bike-run coach and personal trainer.

Growing up in small town Ontario, I had little to do after school but run around and ride my bike. My father influenced my participation in organized sports at a very early age but by my early teens, I became addicted to simply being outside regardless of the weather, biking and running – both fast and furious! By my senior years in high school, I became hooked on middle-distance track which soon became my specialty. Later on in college, I discovered the power of a well-equipped weight room on improving athletic performance, and began pursuing the ultimate endurance multi-sport of triathlon.

With individual personal bests and World Championship podium wins under my belt over the years, I continue to selectively compete at an elite level in my age group. In 2013, I netted two bronze medals at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Brazil; and in 2014, a silver medal at the World Duathlon Championships in Spain, and a silver medal at the 2014 World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton. Recently, in 2018, I won my age group at the Whistler Gran Fondo to place 10th overall.

My nearly 20-year personal training and coaching career has netted many firsts and personal bests with my clients. From the beginner athlete to the lifetime competitor, I get into stride with my athletes, helping set the pace for their successes, assisting them while they gain ground on that elusive win, and being by their side when they achieve their athletic endeavours.

Here’s to becoming your best!

Andrew Tuovinen,
Athletic Endeavours Personal Training
and Multi-sport Endurance Coaching 

NCCP & Triathlon Canada Certified Level 2 Coach
Canfit & BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer

Call 604-340-6767, or use the contact form below, to start a conversation about your athletic endeavours.