Andrea earned her Bachelor and Masters of Arts from Saint Mary's College of California, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach through IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC), a WeightWatchers Leader, and currently working towards completing nationally recognized personal training/group exercise certifications. She has always had a passion to help people and now she's found a way to live out her vocation through helping others find/live their own healthy lifestyle. Her best background in the subject matter of Health/Fitness comes based on her personal experience of shedding over 160 lbs. You can find her at speaking and health events in the San Francisco Bay Area or virtually at the following:
Areas of Expertise
Health and Nutrition Coaching, Health and fitness
An idea worth spreading
Healthy Mind = Healthy Body
I'm passionate about
Health, fitness, wellness and living life in the present!
My TED story
Healthy Mind = Healthy Body: How Losing it All Led Me to My Real Self. That should be the title of my life. After losing my job, my Mom to cancer and my grandmother to heart disease in a matter of a one month period I thought that was the end. What I found was that it was just my beginning! My Mom's greatest gift to me was her sacrifice, through losing her I found myself. It's what we often call a "blessing in disguise." In addition to my month of "hell" I was also morbidly obese at over 345 lbs. It was in figuring out my "new normal" that I found my physical weight was also connected to my emotional "weight". Over those next 3 years I shed 160+ lbs and my "emotional baggage" that I'd been dragging around for 20 years. I've mourned my loses in the most positive way I know and face what fears me. I'm not only healthy now, I'm HAPPY!