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My name is Andrea Hollander I am here to help you banish negative body image, eating disorder thoughts and, make fitness a HEALTHY and BALANCED part of your life.  I am an expert in eating disorders, over exercising, exercising, dieting, and recovery from all those obsessions.

I personally struggled with an eating disorder for 10 years and was hospitalized 4 times. In 2011, I almost died from it. After surviving cardiac arrest and being put into a coma for a week, I woke up from my darkness and was given a second chance. I went back into treatment, quit my job, and reevaluated everything in my life. With lots of hard work and a great support system I am now here today to help you accomplish your goals.

Rock Bottom.

AndreaExplaining what occurs when you hit rock bottom is an enormous challenge. Why share this with you? Because I want you to know there is hope. I also want others to become educated. There are 20 million women and 10 million men who struggle with an eating disorder – it is one of the least-funded disorders worldwide. In 2011, I had cardiac arrest 5 times (in 4 days) and was put into an induced a coma.

When I awoke, I cannot recall ever feeling so many mixed emotions. I had to make a decision to either live my life, or just give up and wait to die – letting my addiction win. I struggled with an eating disorder since age 13, and that day when I woke-up (and every day after), I made my choice to fight.

If you know someone who struggles with an eating disorder, you cannot make them change. Instead, just support, listen, and love them.. When they are ready, they will need you more than you can imagine. I work as a personal trainer. My goal is to help others find peace in their bodies (as I found love in mine)

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“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
JK Rowling

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.

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