SINCE 2014, ANDREW HAS BEEN HELPING PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR FITNESS GOALS.
ANDREW STEWART •
BLACK BELT BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
CERTIFIED NUTRITION COACH
Since 2014, Andrew has been using his knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mobility, nutrition, strength, and conditioning to help people achieve their fitness goals. He has helped clients of differing walks of life, experience levels, and goals but has come to specialize in helping senior citizens, nerds, geeks, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners get strong, healthy, and injury-free.
Since Andrew was young, tabletop gaming, fitness, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu have been passions of his. As he grew up, he wanted a profession that would allow him to have fun, help people, and make a difference in his community while using at least one of those three aforementioned passions. Andrew decided to pursue fitness as a career when he was 18 and started at a large, corporate brand gym as a front desk associate in hopes of getting experience and connections in the fitness industry. While there, he witnessed a lack of empathy the corporate world has for its employees and customers. This made him realize that sometimes people need to know they’re cared for before they will care to change. That has been at the center of Andrew's work ever since.
Andrew later traveled to Florida to work for a friend’s business teaching children Jiu-Jitsu and became a certified personal trainer under the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He eventually came back to Virginia and began working in earnest with dreams of starting his own business that would make a difference. Andrew sought out mentors who would teach him how to best care for people with painful joints, imbalances, and injuries while also showing them how to be strong and fit.
Andrew eventually became a certified trainer under the American Council on Exercise, deciding to switch from NASM to better serve his clientele. In 2019, he earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Sean Stoopman. That same year, he became certified to train clients online under the Online Trainer Academy. In 2021, he became a certified nutrition coach through Precision Nutrition, the nation’s leading nutrition schooling program.
Andrew continues to search for the knowledge and means to help others get the strongest and most pain-free they’ve ever been. Currently, he is working on his Daru Strong Performance certification. One of the core principles of Andrew's coaching is the principle that true health is a balance between mind, spirit, and body. It is his honor to help people manage the health of the latter.