Twitterview with Andy Giefer
@JoelECarlson – Hello everyone, and welcome to the @andy_giefer Twitterview today. Lets get rolling!
@Andy_Giefer – Thanks Joel, excited to participate!
Q – #1 So @andy_giefer, tell us about where you grew up and what you did out of High School.
A: Grew up in W St Paul, graduated from U of M’s @UMN_SJMC program, worked at integrated comm agency in Mpls
Also managed to sneak 4 months abroad in Europe b/t school and work.
Q – #2 So what do you do now, and who do you work for?
A: Social media specialist @anytimefitness w/ SEO in the mix. On the corporate level and consultant to franchise owners
Q – #3 What are some of the challenges in using social media in the fitness world?
A: Credible info is vital – people rely on you to help improve themselves. Also, giving encouragement w/o sounding trite
Q – #4 I see. What kinds of fitness/workout activities do you do or are you involved with personally?
A: I love to run. Some yoga, some strength training, and recently I’ve taken up XC skiing. Been a great winter for that!
Q – #5 Maybe TOO good! :) @andy_giefer A #jectv follower question for you – How do you train during the winter without being stuck inside?
A: I’m of the belief that live in MN, you have to embrace winter. I run outdoors year-round – no problem if u dress 4 it.
Q – #6 FAVORITES Question: Restaurant, store, neighborhood to run, winter activity and pro athlete.
A: Restaurant: Butter Cafe in the day, Eli’s at night. I like cozy, friendly places w/ great food
Pro athlete: right now I’d say K-Love. But I’m a sucker for the Twins
Store: REI, Neighborhood to run: the MPLS lakes of course! Winter activity: quickly becoming xc skiing.
Props to 2 great local stores: Midwest Mountaineering & Marathon Sports
Q – #7 Do you have any personal or professional goals that your hoping to achieve in the next year or two?
A: One personal goal is to shake the rust off my Spanish – amazing how much you lose in few short years
Professional: take our mobile/local social media efforts to the next level. And to get out and meet more tweeps IRL!
@JoelECarlson - Excellent! Thanks @andy_giefer for your time and comments today. All the best with your work and goals!
@andy_giefer – Thanks @JoelECarlson – pleasure’s all mine!