When I started AG Performance, I did so with the desire to make a difference in the lives of others. No matter what level of fitness or athleticism you may have, I provide each client with safe, effective, and sufficient methods for self-improvement through exercise and nutritional guidelines.

AG Performance is built on individualized programming — your body, goals, and needs are unique, so your training must be unique to you. Each client receives a thorough assessment of training experience, injury history, medical history, and many other elements. Using the information from the assessment, I create a personalized training program with your goals in mind.

As a former DI collegiate athlete who spent many hours in the weight room, I understand how strength and conditioning can transform a mediocre athlete into a top-level competitor. And, after working in the 9-to-5 world, I know how exercising regularly and proper nutrition can bring vitality to everyday life. I carry this personal experience with me to the gym every day.

From helping a high school baseball player increase power in his swing to helping a senior citizen with diabetes lower her A1C score, I have worked with clients of varying backgrounds and specific demands. I am constantly evolving and learning about my trade, and I enjoy working with new clients because they always have something new to teach me.

I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. I graduated from the University of Richmond where I was also a member of the Spiders baseball team. I was fortunate enough to play on the Hall of Fame 2002 team, which was ranked as high as 11th in the country. During that time I also set a few personal records (all of which have since been broken). When I'm not spending time with my wife and three boys, I'm usually lifting heavy things in the gym.

ANDY GIVENS