André is brought up in a family surrounded by hardworking individuals. His parents have been running one of Denmark’s tops restaurants having a Michelin star consistently for many years in a row. The restaurant was named after André and his brother Pierre, “PierreAndré”. André’s brother Pierre died tragically in an accident at the age of 25 which changed the family forever. Pierre and André was extremely close and both shared the passion of sports, especially CrossFit. A big part of André’s drive towards making it to the CrossFit Regionals and always working hard in every area of life comes from a promise that he made his brother Pierre.
André is very close to his family and especially his little sister Céline, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This sickness meant that Céline’s muscles never evolved which results in limited physical abilities. Céline and André grew up extra close due to her need for physical help. This need was the reason why physical training became a necessity in the whole family.
Family is always #1.