About

Welcome!

My name is Andy, and I’m a personal trainer and strength coach who helps average Joes and Janes reach unimaginable levels of strength while shedding 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 obsessed Nashville native. Born and raised in the best state in our union, Tennessee!

Some of my favorite things:

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Lifting heavy things!

Jane gets her cardio

Jane gets her cardio

My Story:

I was a nerd. At about 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 awhile 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.

Years later, in college, I would shape 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.

Where I’ve been:

  • Personal Trainer for 6+ years, training everyone from the busy CEO and lawyer to the budding young professional to the youth athlete
  • Volunteer Strength coach with 3 local high schools
  • Helped high school, collegiate, and professional athletes gain the competitive edge
  • Shown average men and women that they, too, can get ridiculously strong and able!
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Busy CEO John pulling an easy 225# deadlift for 3 reps

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My “She Beasts” repping their deadlifts. I <3 women who lift!

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Does your realtor even lift?

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My wife banging out some TRX Pikes!

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. Coaching all types has given me the edge to help you achieve any goal and overcome all obstacles.

The media and magazines have made fitness seem impossibly difficult. 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 actually coaching people. I’m not some bro with a laptop and internet connection coaching people from my couch. I’m in the trenches, coaching people Every. Single. Day. You can be confident that I live and breathe the reality that is 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 uncover YOUR inner-athlete.

How to get started:

I’m a people-person. I’m all about personal interactions. We live in a world where it’s too easy to hide behind a screen and never really meet the person on the other end.

Let’s change that. Shoot an email to andy@avgsc.com and include your skype and phone number. Let’s hop on a call and get you started today!

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