Andy McDermott, NASM-CPT is a fitness writer and video host for Muscle & Fitness. He currently lives in Hollywood working as an actor, model, and fitness personality. He has also written articles and starred in video series for Men's Fitness, GNC and other brands. After graduating from Northwestern University, Andy avoided getting a real job for seven years by playing soccer professionally. He taught martial arts and earned a third-degree black belt before serving on the Tactical Response Unit for the Phoenix Police Department for seven more years. He won the Gold Medal in the Toughest Competitor Alive event at the U.S. Police and Fire Championships. He frequently serves as head instructor for police departments across Arizona.