For the month of September we are highlighting a new Chompian of the Month, Andrew Gambino. A friend and fellow fan of the brand, Andrew shares how aside from working as a digital marketing consultant, he's also passionate about volunteering for the organization, Mychal's Learning Place, as a fitness instructor.
Read more below to learn more about Andrew and why we picked him as our Chompian this month.
Can you tell us about yourself - what you do, a bit about your story, etc.?
I am a digital marketing consultant that works with numerous brands online(including Chomps) to help them build and scale their email & SMS marketing programs. I've worked in digital marketing since I graduated from Chico State in 2007. At Chico State I was part of the S.A.A.C (Student Athletic Advisory Committee) and a few years after graduating the named an award after me called The Gambino Award (you can read the article here on page 7).
Prior to starting my career, I grew up loving sports and being active in general. To this day I continue to love playing sports and staying active in just about any way I can. I volunteer at Mychal's Learning Place as a fitness instructor and have been doing so for over 7 years. Mychal's is near and dear to my heart and will always be a very special place.
What’s your best tip on how to stay positive?
Be grateful for what you do have and don't focus on the things that you don't have. You can't always control your circumstances but you can control how you react to them. So if you're reading this today that means you've been given another opportunity to go out and make the life you wish to live. Don't take that for granted because nobody knows how much time they have left, so go out and give it your all every single day and create the life you truly want to live.
What’s your workout routine?
I enjoy going to the gym 5-6 days a week and focus on, dynamic warm-ups, free weights and outdoor circuits that I often make up as I go. I also walk/jog 3-5 miles a day outdoors for fitness and in addition I walk my dogs 2-3 times a day for 30-45 mins per walk.
How do you consider yourself a “game changer?”
I truly believe that we all have the ability to make the world a better place with the decisions that we make on a daily basis. There are so many things that we can do to help others and in my opinion if you're helping others then you are making this world a better place.
What’s the best thing you do for your personal health everyday (mental or physical)?
I make a concerted effort to stay positive no matter the circumstances and try to get in some sort of physical activity on a daily basis.
What is your favorite Chomps product?
Please don't make me choose! I love them ALL! :)
How does Chomps fuel your lifestyle?
I enjoy snacking on CHOMPS pre and/or post workouts. I also am fortunate enough to help with their email & SMS marketing strategy as a consultant, so I am being fueled in multiple ways.