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About Andy Baker
With over 15 years of dedicated experience as a personal trainer and strength coach, Andy Baker is one of the most sought after strength and fitness experts in the industry. Andy has provided strength & conditioning coaching to hundreds of elite athletes, as well as high achieving adult fitness clients who want to change their lives through his methods.
Andy has owned Kingwood Strength & Conditioning since 2007 - a private gym and personal training facility dedicated to strength training. Andy has coached a wide variety of clientele, from Division I college athletes to adults in their 80s
In addition to opening Kingwood Strength & Conditioning in 2007, Andy has been a featured speaker at many prominent industry events, and is the co-author of the best-selling Practical Programming for Strength Training with industry icon Mark Rippetoe.
In 2016, Andy released "The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40" with Dr. Jonathan Sullivan.
In addition to training his private clients, Andy operates a strength training blog www.AndyBaker.com Among the free articles and videos provided there is also a range of online products and services that can be purchased.
Prior to opening his gym, Andy was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps where he served served 2 deployments as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom between 2003 and 2007.
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