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I’m Andy Van Grinsven
I’m a personal trainer and strength coach who helps average Joes and Janes reach unimaginable levels of strength. Oh, and shed some serious body fat, too. And occasionally, make them laugh. Fitness and training don’t have to be so serious! Let’s have some fun in the gym.
I’m a beer and coffee and deadlifting obsessed Nashville native. Born and raised in the best state, Tennessee.
Some of my favorite things:
I was a nerd.
At 130 lbs I wasn’t big or strong or athletic enough to hang with the guys on the football team. I tried wrestling, where I got my ass pinned every single match.
I started lifting weights because I was tired of being the smallest and weakest guy in the room. I thought it would help me fit in with the popular guys at school.
After a while I forgot about “fitting in” with a crowd I didn’t even like, and instead focused my energy on my friends, lacrosse, and trying to get jacked in the gym. The weight room and the lacrosse field became my sanctuary. I played well, and after putting on some mass was finally able to body-up the other players.
I found my place
In college, I shaped my love for strength training into a field of study. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Kinesiology, and further, a Master’s in Exercise Physiology.
Now I spend my days helping young and old alike strengthen their bodies like they’ve never thought possible:
Whether it’s the first chin-up or a double bodyweight deadlift, we’re smashing goals like nobody’s business. We’re capitalizing on our strengths, fighting our weaknesses, and learning a little about each other along the way.
I have been a personal trainer for 6+ years, training everyone from the busy CEO and lawyer to the budding young professional to the youth athlete.
I’ve volunteered as a strength coach with three local high schools. I’ve helped high school, collegiate, and professional athletes gain the competitive edge. Shown average men and women that they, too, can get ridiculously strong and physically capable.
Why that’s important to you:
I’ve helped kids and adults alike learn how to safely and effectively use the gym to improve their lives and their game. There’s nobody I haven’t coached, which means there are no obstacles we can’t overcome.
And, let’s be honest: media and magazines have made fitness and nutrition a complete clusterfuck. I’m here to tell you that getting stronger and leaner is way simpler than you think.
Let me set you on the right path to real results. No bullshit.
And you know what? I practice what I preach: I log thousands of hours each year in the weight room coaching real people.
I’m not some bro with a laptop and internet connection coaching people from my ass on the couch. I’m in the trenches, coaching people Every. Single. Day.
Trust that I live and breathe coaching and training: whether you’re trying to build muscle, lose fat, or just move a little better so you can hang with your kids, I’ll show you how the gym can build the strongest, leanest, and most mobile version of your body. There’s an athlete in everyone!
Let’s discover YOUR inner-athlete.