Here’s what people are saying about working with Andrea:
Andrea is a talent. Her energy is infectious! I am a better person knowing her. Her coaching is relevant, thought provoking and motivating. With her unique background ( previous social worker) she connects the mind and the body. Her ability to target my emotional issues and how they connect to my eating is invaluable. I highly recommend her for coaching and training.
Andrea is one of the most dynamic, intense, motivating, encouraging, dedicated, fun and energetic people I’ve ever had the pleasure of discovering. She is as dedicated to the people she helps as she is to enhancing her knowledge of her craft. You will feel like I do when you meet her: Why didn’t God make more like her!
Let me start by saying that joining Andrea’s SMILE 2.0 program was the best decision I have ever made! I have so much more energy, feel more grounded and in control of my life and the cherry on top – lost weight & feel better in my own skin! I have dropped so many inches and my body has had significant changes. What I learned:
My key take away from the program is that you can change any habit and any negative feelings about yourself, if you invest and believe in yourself. I have tried different diets, workouts, etc. for many years. But this time was different. I feel like my entire lifestyle and mentality has changed. I knew that committing to this would work because I am quite stubborn (read: very stubborn) and when I decide I want to do something and someone is holding me accountable I make sure I do it, and do it well. Now I can’t even imagine coming home, sitting on the couch and opening a chocolate bar or bag of chips. Why would I do that? I feel so much better eating healthy, I have more energy and I don’t wake up with regret. And when I started to have self-doubt, Andrea’s weekly videos were there and they are so inspiring. Andrea’s positive outlook on life reminded me of why I was doing this and what I was getting out of it. Needless to say, I feel like a completely different person. I crave healthy food and even when I “cheat” with a nice dessert out or an ice cream, I usually only have a bite or two and the next day I don’t crave or want more of it. That is new – and that is exciting!
The biggest change: My energy! I put in a full work day and have a 45 minute commute to and from work. When I used to come home from work, I would be starving and exhausted. I would quickly eat a snack and then try to make myself go and work out. It was always an internal fight. After going through this 90 day program, I get home from work feeling AMAZING. I’m not hungry (from eating a proper, balanced breakfast & lunch) and not tired. I get changed and make it to the gym and then feel even better. It is an addictive feeling and I have learned to love working out and making it part of my everyday life.
Life Change: There has obviously been a large change in my eating, workout planning and lifestyle. These changes have also manifested in my day-to-day life. One of the biggest ways was telling yourself what you want to be instead of the negative ideas you have about yourself. This has translated into all areas of my life. Believing what you want to be and the person you want to be is key to changing how you handle situations and making better decisions. I have seen this help in decision making and actions in both my personal and professional relationships.
Overall, I cannot recommend working with Andrea enough. She is an inspiration and has been such a positive influence on my life. She has not provided me a quick fix but rather has helped me create life changing habits that are now just part of me. I am so excited to continue this journey and see what the next stages look like!
Amanda P. xoxo
I have participated in several of Andrea’s programs ( on-line) and I have achieved results each time! What makes Andrea an amazing coach is that she teaches practical strategies and provides you with tools you can easily implement in your everyday life, regardless of your lifestyle. I am a single mom in my 40’s and I work in law enforcement. Simple and practical were key for me. Not only did I obtain tools and strategies for fitness and nutrition, I also apply the same practical tools and strategies to other areas in my life- personal and professional. Andrea works with you from the inside out. She understands the struggle because she has been there. Her commitment to her clients, her energy and passion, and her desire to be of service to others makes it worth the investment. So Invest in yourself! You’re so worth it…, and so is Andrea!
Great energy, knowledge and overall rockstar. She is the real deal.
The most positive, uplifting, and motivating person… in and out of the gym! 🙂 Not to mention, a real down to earth, goofy, absolutely amazing human.
She is the best most energetic instructor in the world. She will change your life…
I was at a loss when I came to Andrea. My baby girl was 10 months old and I still hadn’t found a way to get back on track. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire teen/adult life, but never to the point of hopelessness, but after I had my baby, I felt hopeless and didn’t know where to begin. The first thing Andrea taught me is to take one day at a time, one goal at a time. I started with eating breakfast every morning. There were weeks when some things didn’t go as planned and I would feel like I failed, and in the past that would’ve been enough for me to give up and give it another try in a few months or so, but Andrea taught me that even though I had a bad day (or even week) doesn’t mean that I have failed and not to let it undo all of my hard work. When something just wasn’t working with my schedule she always had alternatives set and ready! She was always there with fast and easy healthy recipes and snack options, and she taught me exercises that only included my body and my living room floor that keeps my core, legs and arms burning!!! Andrea has helped me to carve out time for myself (outside of exercise) and time for my boyfriend and I (which is not an easy task for new parents). I can go on and on about all the goodness that has come from being coached by Andrea, but, in a nutshell, it was the best investment I could’ve made in myself. It has truly been life changing.
On December 1st 2013 I decided after 25 years of being unhealthy it was time for a life style change. Thinking it was nearly impossible to change and not knowing where to start I joined LA fitness and started with Cardio Kickboxing and met Andrea! The first time nearly killed me but observing her passion for fitness kept me extremely motivated and I wanted more! It was so refreshing seeing how organized the class was and how easy it was to follow, also appreciating that you can go at your own level. I later joined her boot camp class and of course it’s also amazing. They are complete body workout classes that target all areas to change your body and reach your fitness goals. Also the music is awesome, keeps me pumped! Her workouts are made to challenge you to get the best results possible. And right when I think I want to give up Andrea is right there pushing me to get lower, longer punches, keep moving and most importantly DON’T STOP! Every week she pushes you to strive for greatness! For something I thought was nearly impossible I have now lost 30lbs and can see my body starting to transform into what I always wanted it to be. With excitement I say the motivation that Andrea inspires I am extremely happy and proud with what I’ve accomplished so far. My self esteem, confidence, and energy level are at their highest and I can’t wait to see myself at the finish line! Thanks Andrea!
Andrea is inspiring, encouraging, and so motivating. She pushes you to dig deep!
In one of Andrea’s videos she said that I was her role model. Well Andrea you are my new role model for health and fitness. Although I have been consistent with exercising over the years, I had never made the connection with proper nutrition and exercising. I have lost the same 30 pounds many times over but never kept it off.
What I have learned from Andrea’s S.M.I.L.E strategy is that health and wellness is not a quick-fix diet program. She taught me that I should not think about dieting but to think of making a lifestyle change – one that I can live with. I have made small changes such as portion control, trying new foods, new textures, reading labels, and as Andrea says “if the shelf life is longer than yours, skip it.”
I realized that I was not as active as I could be, so even though I had considered myself active, I started to move more. I parked my car at the back of the parking lot and walk that extra 5 minutes to the store. I go for quick ten-minutes walk on my break. I mow the lawn instead of depending on my husband. I shovel the snow with my husband and at the end of the day I can see the results. With Andrea’s coaching, I have lost 30 pounds since January and I am down from a size 16-18 to a size 12 pants. My goal is to be size 10. Thank you, Andrea, for being there for me, for taking the time to call me every Saturday morning at 9:30 to discuss my progress. I know it was not that easy to coach family member, but you hang in there with me.
When I grow up I want to be just like you….minus the 3 kids.
Colmeta Tarwally, 57 (My mom!!!)
Andrea is one of my all-time favorite fitness instructors, and I’ve seen many of them in my lifetime. She has a terrific personality and is always encouraging. She has a great sense of music and dance, but somehow her moves are accessible to all. Most importantly, we all get a great workout whenever Andrea is in the house. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Junko C. www.junko.com
Andrea is spunky and very friendly. She really made me feel comfortable in an unfamiliar environment. Her sessions are a lot of fun, motivating and they really do work your body. She really works with you to help you achieve your goals. I would recommend any of her classes to the basic beginner to the more advanced person