Andy McCloy on Training, Business and LIFE

Andy McCloy is one of the most authentic and real people I know.

In high school, Andy found his passion for athleticism and fitness. He cultivated and followed this passion and, at 18 years old, started his own business, and later found his calling in mentoring young athletes.

As the owner of BCI Sports Performance & Fitness, Andy and his company work with clients from high school and collegiate players to professional athletes and the general population, helping them reach higher levels of athleticism and performance.

Andy joins me today to share the experiences and lessons he learned about training, running a fitness business, and life over the years.

He reveals his fitness and training inspirations when he was in high school and explains how he got into the business of fitness and strength training.

He illustrates the challenges of running a fitness company – including his struggles with financial management and hiring employees – and the lessons he learned from them.

And he wraps up by talking about how mentoring and coaching young athletes changed his life and the work he puts in to maintain a thriving marriage with his wife.


Working with young athletes has an opportunity for mentorship. It would be difficult to sell a message if you’re not living the way you’re telling them to live. – Andy McCloy


This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:

  • How Andy got into fitness and strength training while he was in high school
  • Andy’s training philosophy and how it’s evolved over the years
  • The importance of cultivating the basics of strength training and not reinventing the wheel
  • How Andy explains the nuances of his training program to parents
  • Why Andy avoids training middle school clients with unilateral work
  • The realities of running a business versus working a 9 to 5 job
  • Why leading a team and running a business requires an introspective focus
  • The biggest challenges Andy faced in running his fitness company and what he learned from them
  • How Andy realized he wanted to coach young athletes
  • Congruence and the importance of walking the talk when mentoring athletes
  • What got Andy involved with meditation, his challenges with it, and the influence of the environment on one’s meditation practice
  • Seeking a deeper connection and how Andy makes his marriage thrive


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