James "Bubba" Holden
Donny "DMO" Moran
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A personal trainer with AFAA certification, Andrew truly enjoys personal training and wants to use his talents to assist people reach their personal health and fitness goals. He offers a wealth of strength and conditioning knowledge, thanks to his 8 years’ experience in strength and conditioning training. Andrew is striving to be competitive in the bodybuilding industry and is passionate about keeping the sport drug and steroid free. He was an NPC bodybuilding competitor in the 2013 and 2014 editions of both the Pinebelt Showdown and Heart of Dixie. He’s also a Musclemania federation competitor for 2015. He’s has a history in track and football having excelled in football at Ocean Springs High School and Jones County Junior College.
I began weight lifting in 1996. I was always active in sports, softball, soccer, track, some martial arts, and even a little football. Weight training lit a fire within me, and the hunger for more knowledge in nutrition and training grew immensely. I believe first-hand experience is the greatest teacher; I adapted to multiple eating habits and learned how my body reacted to each.
Several major injuries kept me from training steady, but did not stop me from learning, and provided me with a great foundation for post injury strength knowledge. When I joined the military in 2005, I rapidly found the gym as a home. Between 12 surgeries for hernias, shoulder and bicep, during my 6 ½ year service, I was determined to maintain my physical stature to my greatest ability and it was that determination that began to influence and inspire those around me. I fed off the motivation and mentoring I could provide others and recertifed in 2008.
After being medically discharged in 2012, I decided to take my training to the next level. I did a personal transformation in 2013 losing 10% body fat in 12 weeks, and was recognized by some of the best in the business at the Mr. Olympia 2013. Eager to compete in physique on the NPC stage, I trained heavy and put on 14 pounds lean body mass. I took the stage in Tuscaloosa, AL and took the overall in my division.
The knowledge, confidence, and personal challenge I have found in the fitness and nutrition industry continues to increase, and has opened the world of athlete strength and conditioning for me. I have had the opportunity to learn from some of the best at West Side Barbell and Elite FTS on several occasions. I actively train several pro MMA fighters including UFC athletes.
•Military physical readiness training and CFL Experience 2007-2008
•Long and Short term transformations for all abilities and goals
•MMA fight conditioning, programing, nutrition, supplementation consulting
•Experience with nutrition and training for those with eating disorders
•Personalized nutrition, supplementation, & training for contest preparation and off season
oACE Gym affiliation program 1997-2000
oISSA 2010-2013 Sports Nutrition and Personal Training
oCurrently enrolled in West side Barbell Certification
Personal Trainer/ Mad Scientist
Jacob began weight training at the age of 12 to prepare for football. Later, in high school, he participated in many athletics and was introduced into powerlifting. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology in May of 2011. Throughout his academic tenure at the University he trained at a local gym with power lifters and bodybuilders that competed in world, national, and amateur competitions and shows. He was convinced by his friends to do a bodybuilding show. The rest is history. He often refers to himself as a “PowerBuilder”; a “tweener” between powerlifting and bodybuilding. Jacob is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist dedicated to helping others improve themselves through planning and development of innovative safe and effective strength and conditioning, rehabilitative therapeutic programs, and sound nutritional and ergogenic aids advice to facilitate individuals in achieving desired outcomes.
AWARDS. HONORS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• President’s List, 2006-2010
• McNair Scholar, 2010; Research - Neurological and Physiological Effects of Ammonia Capsules on Athletic Performance
• Elite Raw Powerlifting Total, American Powerlifting Association (APA)
• Overall Winner - NPC Mississippi Bodybuilding and Figure Championships, 2010
• 1st Place Open Light Heavyweight Collegiate Nationals, 2010
• 1st Place Teen - NPC Mississippi Bodybuilding & Figure Championships, 2008
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA; reactivation pending
• CPR/AED Certified, American Heart Association