Andrew GensheimerOwner/Coach

I moved to Vacaville in 2007 with my wife Marcia, tired of the cold weather and corporate world. My daughter Kelsey followed a year later. My son Drew is still in Michigan and loves to CrossFit when he comes to visit.With over 30 years experience in consulting, customer service and business ownership I was looking for something different. Fitness and sports have always been a part of my life. My first experience in the fitness industry. I owned a Powerhouse Gym. It was a huge disappointment, a revolving door of people who were only focused on themselves. So I found myself in California an aging athlete recovering from a total hip replacement. I was struggling with a young mind and old body. I asked myself “Is it really over?” Then I read about CrossFit in a men’s magazine. I knew it was something I wanted part of. In March 2008, CrossFit Vacaville opened in a 500 sq. foot room. To get started, I began training anyone with $50 for a month of exposure to workouts unlike nothing else. Almost 3 years later CrossFit Vacaville has touched over 400 lives, and we currently operate in a 4500 sq. foot facility.I am currently pursuing my dream of helping others achieve their fitness goals, as well as my own. Thanks to CrossFit, I am now competing with younger athletes and am stronger than I have ever been. I feel I have no limitations. Every day I am pushed beyond my comfort zone and feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. I also know that the real satisfaction comes from being able to inspire and coach others into changing their lives the way CrossFit has changed mine. My philosophy is that fitness should be fun, and worth the time and effort. You do not have to settle for mediocrity and complacency that society dictates.


  • B.A.-University of Michigan
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • CrossFit Kids Certified
  • CrossFit Endurance Certified
  • Gymnastics and Rowing Certified
  • Olympic Lifting Certified
  • Mobility and Recovery Certified