Andrew Vontz writes about people, places, and things at the limits of human experience. Operating under this broad aegis as a freelance journalist and content producer since he completed his MFA in creative writing at CalArts in 1999, he has published hundreds of features, profiles, interviews, gear reviews, adventure travel pieces, humor essays and training stories in major national publications in addition to producing video, audio, and text content for the web as well as working in front of the camera.
A former editor of Mountain Biking magazine, Vontz has written cover stories for Men’s Fitness, Spin, Real Fighter and many other publications on subjects ranging from Katie Holmes, Daft Punk and Paris Hilton to UFC champions Frank Mir and Lyoto Machida. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Bestseller Hollywood Interrupted as well as Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Outside, Bicycling, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Slate, Salon, the seminal Big Brother Skateboarding and dozens of other magazines.
With a deep background in audio and video production, Vontz has a passion for telling stories and delivering information in web-based audio and video format. He has produced numerous album-length electronic music compositions and wrote, produced, directed, and edited the feature-length Kung Fu thriller, Wrath of the Ironhands. In 2011, he hosted dozens of webisodes of the TRX TV Training Tips series.
A lifelong cyclist and adventurer with a passion for exploring the mental, physical, and spiritual underpinnings of human performance, Vontz is a NASM-certified personal trainer, a USA Cycling Level 3 Coach and content director for TRX.
As a founding member of the #RawSteelThugs freestyle training crew that formed in the Silverlake neighborhood in Los Angeles in 2007, Vontz is part of the movement to advance the application of leading-edge training, nutrition, and recovery techniques for accelerated achievement and mastery in sports, work, and life.
Follow him on Twitter @vontz.