After many decades of living a sedentary lifestyle I had begun to experience the negative impact of steadily losing my strength & muscle mass. Additionally, my shoulders had lost a good deal of their range of motion, and I routinely experienced mild joint and lower back pain.
I was apprehensive about starting a strength program because I was afraid my age and physical condition wouldn’t allow me to succeed. At this point, just lifting a 20 lb box felt like a workout. I was also afraid my occasional hip, back, and knee pain would worsen if I tried to lift weights.
At my son’s urging I began looking for a personal trainer experienced with people my age, and a program appropriate for my abilities; something that would strengthen my bones, muscles, and joints and improve my overall level of fitness.
At our first meeting, Andy’s knowledge about strength training for older adults became apparent. He designed a strength program specific to me and my needs. Our first few workouts felt appropriate for my age and physical condition. Andy was reassuring that the program was safe and that I would make significant progress. All of what he promised me has unfolded.
My only regret is not starting the program when I was younger. After just 2 months my strength profoundly improved, my balance is better, and my joint and low back pain have actually decreased.
If you find yourself where I was please take the time to at least consult with Andy about a training program. Don’t wait like I did!
Wayne Picotte, Age 63
"I want to tell people in the Kingwood and surrounding area what an amazing difference you made in helping me strengthen my back muscles and improve my overall level of fitness. My in-home routine exercises were just not getting the job done after I moved into my early 60’s.
As a Registered/Licensed Dietitian, I always knew how we would be losing muscle mass as we age, but I didn’t think it would happen to ‘me’!
My favorite hobby is working in the garden and yard, so you helped me get back to what I love doing without suffering . We are fortunate to have you and your ‘no nonsense’ approach to targeting problem areas and working around old injuries. I highly recommend your personal training program to anyone interested in strength training and achieving a higher level of fitness.
I enjoyed the way my program was conducted one on one, individualized, and supervised (every move). Your style was encouraging and motivating, and your amount of incredible knowledge and training style is the best anywhere.
Many, many thanks!"
Frances Walker, Age 60, RD, LD
I have been working with Andy almost 4 years now. He definitely knows how far to push you and designs great workouts. I am leaner, stronger, and healthier now than I was in my 40s. I would've never thought I could do the things he has me do in my strength training workouts.
Mindy Pearson, 53
If you are really serious about learning proper form and really getting into great shape, then Andy is the one person that you want to work with.
Tom Finley, Age 70
I started training with Andy about 5 years ago. I feel better, am stronger, and even sleep better. He tailored a program to fit my needs. I feel the personal attention that Andy gives his clients makes Kingwood Strength & Conditioning the place to go for personal training.
Carol Bateman, Age 66
I recently started using a program designed by Andy at KSC. I’m disappointed – disappointed that I didn’t discover KSC earlier. Instead of wasting time and not making any progress, I have a program that is effective and efficient. Andy tailored a program that fits my schedule. His advice is helpful and practical and I recommend KSC to anyone looking to get stronger.
KSC was the foundation of all my strength and fitness training. I lost 57 lbs while working with Andy, but more importantly my experience at Kingwood Strength & Conditioning got me started on healthier way of life. Now I am a group fitness instructor! Thanks for my start, Andy!
Aisha Martin, 35
Andy Baker is an excellent trainer. He knows his stuff, and he is a very careful and patient teacher. I have been training with him for about three months and it has made a great different in the way I look and feel. Highly recommend his services to those young or old.
I've been going to KSC for several months and can't say enough positive things about Andy and his studio. I can't recommend working with Andy enough. When working with Andy, I always feel like I'm working with a caring expert professional. He's more knowledgeable than anyone I've ever trained with, and he works well with people from all ages who have very different goals. I started going to KSC to learn good form on my squat and deadlift, but Andy isn't just for powerlifters. Most of his clients are older or middle aged adults, and they usually train with him so they can build enough strength to live better & more independent lives. This guy has the knowledge and touch to train elite athletes, your grandmother, and everyone in between. In terms of my own development, my squat has increased from 95 lbs. for 3 sets of 5 reps to 260 lbs. for 3 sets of 5 reps, and my deadlift jumped from 135 lbs. for one set of 5 reps to 335 lbs. for a set of 6. I've gotten the results I wanted. One final thing I like about Andy is that unlike many coaches, he doesn't have a macho attitude. He's calm and focused, but also personable. It's a great combination for a personal trainer. Whatever your goals are, Andy can get where you want to be and you're likely to enjoy the process, too. If you're looking for a personal trainer, please consider giving him your business.
David Bradley, 33
Before coming to KSC I had attended every group exercise class in the area for years. But none of them were addressing the fact that I was losing both strength and bone mass at a seemingly rapid rate. I have now been with Andy for over 3 years and my strength has increased tremendously and I am doing things like squats and deadlifts...something I would have never attempted to do on my own. I see measurable weekly progress and this keeps me motivated and inspired. Andy is calm, patient, and always has practical solutions. This has been my greatest health investment ever.
In addition to helping me (a middle aged woman) improve my health and fitness, Andy also helped coach my son, a collegiate swimmer, rehab his shoulder. Andy taught him proper technique in the weight room which his coach noticed and then had the whole team using the same techniques! He's an awesome trainer that has the ability to customize a strength and fitness program for anyone.