Andrew Props

I graduated from the University of Lynchburg (formerly Lynchburg College) in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. I am a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS),  USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. I played baseball at Lynchburg for two years before injury forced me to ‘retire,’ which is when I found my passion for health and fitness.

While at Lynchburg I completed my internship with the Strength and Conditioning Department where I worked with numerous sports teams. I worked with the men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, baseball and field hockey teams. The men’s lacrosse team played in the Division III National Championship Game and the field hockey team won their ninth straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship.

I was a Sports Performance Coach at Elkin Sports Performance where I work with athletes in elementary school, middle school, high school, college, professional and adults. We do speed, agility and weight training.

I worked at the YMCA for nearly five years as a wellness coach, personal trainer and group fitness instructor. I started a group personal training class called, ‘Own The Gym,’ where I teach the class how to train and why they are doing certain movements.