Meet our personal trainer Andrea!
Andrea has made it her goal to crush the all-too-common excuse “I don’t have time to exercise” by bringing integrated, customized, high intensity workouts to those who need them most. With careful planning and science-backed methodologies, she is able to streamline her fitness strategies to help her busy clients bring out the best version of themselves in the most efficient way while still having fun. What motivates her most is when clients’ confidence builds along with their muscles! Andrea graduated with a BS in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Learn more about Andrea in our Q & A below:
What motivated you to become a trainer?
I worked in a large medical center before becoming a trainer, where I saw firsthand that many of the most serious ailments patients were suffering with could either be alleviated or even prevented with adjustments to diet and exercise. The more I learned, the more I felt compelled to do my part in helping others overcome the threat of the many modern-day diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices, particularly when it comes to lack of movement. My goal is to educate clients about making good daily decisions, carve a path for them to reach their fitness goals, and help their confidence build along with their muscles so they can live longer, happier, healthier lives!
How would you describe your training personality?
Positive and unbounded! Growth won’t happen until you step out of your comfort zone, and you never know what your limits are until you challenge them. Clients often surprise themselves with what they can do if they just try, and positivity – just a simple belief that something is possible – is often what gets them to dive in. The human body is incredible; it’ll do amazing things for you if you give it a chance!
What advice do you have for people that are just getting into fitness?
Stick with it! One of the hardest things for people to do when starting out with fitness is continuing to put in the work even though they’re not yet seeing results. Fitness (both physical and mental) takes time, and you can often feel results before you see them. Focus on those internal improvements like feeling stronger, happier, and more energetic in the early days of your fitness journey, and the rest will follow!
What’s your favorite workout and why?
Boxing, particularly on the heavy bag! Not only is it a great way to relieve tension (and feel like a total badass!) but it’s also an incredible cardio and toning workout. Anything that results in chiseled arms, a solid core, enhanced cardiovascular endurance, and killer confidence is a winner in my book. Boxing offers all that and more!
What do you like to do for fun?
I live in the West Loop, so the food scene is inescapable. I’m always trying out new restaurants and experimenting with unique foods! I also love to travel and try the traditional dishes in every country I visit – this month I’m heading to French Polynesia and can’t wait to taste some poisson cru!