My fitness credentials stretch from my high school days where I received a scholarship to Peace College in Raleigh (playing D1 basketball) and then to Campbell University, earning a BS degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education. While at Campbell, she also played D1 volleyball.
I’m a certified physical fitness trainer with certification from ISSA, ACSM and a Dr. Kenneth Cooper PT certification with a specialty in special populations. And for 13 years, I was employed at Semper Fit Fitness, training the Marines in PT at Camp Lejeune. Oorah!
But you don’t need to be a Marine to be fit for life. My individualized training is perfect for every fitness level, including those in Special Populations; also known as Geriatrics. I will show you that you are never too young or too old to be in the best shape of your life.
In North Carolina, I owned a Crossfit “box” and was a Level 1 CROSSFIT coach. I believe that the best way to lead is by example, so I competed in a Crossfit tournament and placed 35th in the world in the 50-55 age group. Currently I’m a co-owner of a Tough Mudder Bootcamp training center in Charlotte. So before you get muddy, let’s get fit!
Since 2014, I’ve been training celebrities in Los Angeles, “turning flab into fab”, putting CG artists out of a work. Sorry CG peeps, the muscle tone on these entertainers is real. And in Malibu, California, I’ve been the head trainer for Doctor Robert Huizenga’s (a.k.a “Dr. H” of the television show “Biggest Loser”) clinic, a world renowned MD specializing in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine.
On the subject of incredible doctors, I must give a big shoutout to Dr. Lanman. In 2017, I was in a near fatal car wreck with massive neck injuries. Facing a future with limited mobility (more than one doctor wanted to fuse the three damaged vertebrae in my neck), Dr. Lanman gave me back my life and thus career, by replacing the damaged discs in my neck WITHOUT fusion, restoring my range of motion.
However not everything is about sports and muscles. I know first hand what it’s like to rise up from the darkest depths of one’s soul when I ultimately won my personal battle with bulimia. My heart and understanding empathizes with those suffering from a long list of addictive disorders. For those in Los Angeles, I’m also a sobriety coach. Feel free to reach out to me with your thoughts. -Andrea