My journey in the fitness industry started with a simple yoga teacher training. As part of my healing process, I fell in love with yoga. After a year of teaching yoga and working through recovery, my emotional awareness started to shift. As I gained back my strength in treatment, I started to become angry about the situation at hand. I was angry I had to weigh a certain weight. I was angry that for allowing myself to get sick. I was angry at the world for making me deal with all the baggage I had buried deep down inside. I took all this anger and started to channel it into fitness. I started CrossFit. Strong and confident Andrea started to emerge.
While I knew I replaced my eating disorder for fitness, I was okay with that because it was keeping me from going back to old ways. Over time I started to shed these emotional layers and built up a very presentable fitness resume. In 2015 the universe gave me a gift of an injury, and in 2016 I had surgery on my wrist. This was blessing in disguise. I finally realized I do not NEED fitness and I do not NEED my eating disorder. I have everything I need within me.
In the last 6 years, I have been working in the fitness industry and loving every moment of it. I am a certified personal trainer and worked at one of the top gyms in Denver, PuraVida Fitness and Spa. After 4 years, in 2015, I left PuraVida to start my own personal training business. I still teach all over Denver but focus mainly on my personal training clients. When I am not working, I am napping (if it is a week day) skiing, enjoying wine, spending time with family and friends, and traveling the world as much as possible.
I want to help you wherever you are in your journey of self-discovery and acceptance. My goal as a personal trainer is to help you feel your best and to set realistic goals. I will help guide you through this physical and mental change, as we must address both to have optimal results.