Episodes
Andrea is giving you a very special tip to significantly enhance full-body strength and efficiency in workouts and daily activities. She shares a personal anecdote to illustrate how correct breathing techniques can be a game-changer in building strength, particularly through engaging the deep core. Andrea offers insights into how these methods can lead to improved performance in exercises and better posture in everyday tasks, and assures you that incorporating these tips can lead to...
Published 04/10/24
Published 04/10/24
Andrea is addressing the complex relationship you might have with food, identifying common red flags that might indicate a less-than-healthy perspective, may not even be aware of. With a compassionate and informative approach, she discusses how labeling foods as 'good' or 'bad,' obsessive food thoughts, and the cycle of restriction followed by overindulgence can negatively impact one's mental and physical health. Andrea shares her personal journey towards food freedom, illustrating how small,...
Published 04/03/24
Andrea tackles the timely topic of eating healthily on a budget amidst rising inflation and financial pressures. She shares a comprehensive array of simple, practical tips inspired by a conversation with a client facing financial difficulties. Through personal anecdotes and research-backed advice, Andrea will empower you to navigate the challenges of eating well on a budget, encouraging small, manageable changes for lasting impact. Make it Simple is sponsored by Athletic Greens Visit...
Published 03/27/24
Andrea delves into the contentious topic of the scale and its impact on emotional and physical health. She discusses the scale's potential negative effects and then explores strategies for managing weight fluctuations without letting the scale dictate one's self-worth. Andrea's holistic approach encourages listeners to focus on overall health rather than numbers on a scale, offering practical tips for a balanced lifestyle and mental well-being. GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR ANDREA'S NEW...
Published 03/20/24
Today Andrea dives into the universal experience of facing setbacks and how to navigate when plans fall through, both in significant life events and everyday hiccups. Andrea shares a personal story and introduces a fail-proof three-step focus to regain direction and positivity in any situation. . With actionable advice and examples from her life and those of her clients, Andrea's discussion is aimed at inspiring listeners to overcome obstacles with resilience. GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR ANDREA'S...
Published 03/13/24
In this empowering episode Andrea delves into the remarkable journey of Ren Shelley, a DFH coach and elite personal trainer, who shares her inspiring story of overcoming childhood struggles with weight to achieve a monumental 100-pound weight loss. This episode is not just about weight loss; it's about Ren’s transformative journey towards self-love, understanding nutrition beyond diet myths, and embracing the power of consistency and resilience. Through her story, listeners will discover the...
Published 03/06/24
Andrea continues her enlightening series on hormones, focusing on the critical yet often misunderstood role of testosterone in both men and women. Diving deep into the nuances of testosterone, including the implications of both high and low levels, Andrea  explores how testosterone affects various aspects of health such as libido, muscle mass, bone density, and mood. With a keen emphasis on natural remedies, Andrea shares valuable tips on how to manage testosterone levels through diet,...
Published 02/28/24
Today Andrea demystifies the often confusing distinction between aerobic and anaerobic exercises. Building on the curiosity sparked by a previous episode, she dives deep into explaining the core differences, benefits, and examples of each exercise type, ensuring listeners understand how to identify which zone they're in during their workouts. The episode doesn't just stop at exercise; it also incorporates the crucial role of protein in muscle recovery, highlighting the quality and variety...
Published 02/21/24
In today's thirst quenching episode,  Andrea  emphasizes the critical role of hydration in enhancing flexibility, mobility, reducing joint pain, and supporting fat loss and muscle strength. She is throwing down research-backed insights, and  highlights the extensive benefits of increasing water intake.  Andrea shares tips for easily incorporating more water into daily life, motivating listeners to prioritize hydration for improved health and wellness. Get ready to soak it all in! GET ON THE...
Published 02/14/24
This episode serves as a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to enhance their fitness journey through informed choices, debunking common myths, and embracing a love for the process rather than fixating solely on aesthetic outcomes. With a focus on demystifying the jargon and simplifying the approach to fitness, Andrea addresses common misconceptions around building muscle and adjusting body composition through diet and exercise. She emphasizes the importance of understanding what truly...
Published 02/07/24
Andrea delves into the common and often misunderstood sensation experienced during exercise: the muscle burn. She provides a detailed explanation of what this burning sensation actually signifies and dispels some prevalent myths surrounding it. The episode focuses on the scientific aspects of muscle burn, its benefits, and clarifies what it does not indicate in terms of fitness progress. Listeners can expect a balanced combination of scientific information and practical advice, tailored...
Published 01/31/24
In this touching and inspiring episode Andrea invites Katrina Devereaux, to share her unique journey through health, fitness, and the challenges of raising a child with special needs. Katrina’s story is a testament to the power of adaptability, perseverance, and finding unique solutions to life's challenges. Andrea and Katrina delve into the importance of overcoming personal limitations, the significance of choices over abilities, and a reminder that fitness and health are not...
Published 01/24/24
Andrea welcomes Doctor of Physical Therapy and Pregnancy Postpartum Trainer, Dr. Lashonda Jones, to discuss the key solution to help you achieve a stronger core, leading to better overall health and vitality. Together they discuss unlikely foes and encourage you to reclaim your core strength with uncommon strategies and shares her goal of helping moms achieve better overall well-being despite the compelling central conflict of postpartum struggles. GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR ANDREA'S NEW...
Published 01/17/24
Welcome back to the hormone series! In this episode Andrea is focusing on understanding  high cortisol levels. Cortisol, commonly known as the stress hormone, plays a crucial role in various bodily functions beyond just the stress response. Andrea explains the production and regulation of cortisol through the HPA axis and its impact on sleep, blood sugar regulation, inflammation, digestion, and more. Andrea encourages listeners to take control of their cortisol levels by adopting these...
Published 01/10/24
In this episode, Andrea dives into the common pitfalls people encounter when setting New Year's resolutions. Reflecting on the unique energy that the new year brings, she discusses the importance of goals and the two significant mistakes that hinder success.  Andrea will guide you on the importance of balancing structure and flexibility in achieving New Year's resolutions and life goals. Stay inspired and adaptable on your journey to success! GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR ANDREA'S NEW...
Published 01/03/24
Andrea is digging in to the often-confusing information presented on food packaging. She emphasizes the importance of not fearing food but instead becoming knowledgeable about it. The episode covers the basics of nutrition labels, decoding confusing front-of-package wording, and understanding the individualized nature of nutritional needs based on factors like goals, activity level, and personal health markers. Andrea encourages listeners to approach food choices with knowledge, empowering...
Published 12/27/23
Muscle activation is crucial for enhancing strength, muscle growth, and overall functional gains. Today Andrea focuses particularly on the challenge many face when activating the glutes during exercises like squats. Through practical tips and insights, she guides listeners in improving their mind-body connection to ensure effective muscle activation, emphasizing the importance of patience in this transformative process. Tune in to discover how mastering muscle activation can lead to...
Published 12/20/23
Are you tired of giving the same old fitness gifts? Prepare to be gifted with ideas by this unexpected surprise episode where Andrea invites her partner-in-crime, Paul Allen to share ideas in holidays gifts for the fitness enthusiast in your life. Both Andrea and Paul share unique and practical gifts that will leave your shopping woes behind. This is the husband/wife duo episode you didn't know you needed! Leave it to Andrea and Paul to lean into a wide variety in value and deals, and of...
Published 12/13/23
Andrea delves into the often-overlooked topic of longevity.  She emphasizes the importance of preparing for a healthier, more fulfilling life by focusing on key factors that contribute to increased lifespan. Andrea shares insights and tips on improving grip strength, eccentric strength, VO2 max, and mobility to enhance overall well-being and promote longevity. Are you seeking a healthier, more active, and fulfilling life? Join us today to learn the important factors that can improve your...
Published 12/06/23
Andrea gathered questions from her Instagram followers, specifically about improving the core, dealing with issues like back pain, leakage, and difficulty feeling the muscles. The episode aims to provide empowering answers to these questions and offers insights for everyone, regardless of when they had their last baby. Andrea provides valuable insights and actionable tips for listeners to enhance their core health, emphasizing the importance of proper breathing, posture, and gradual return to...
Published 11/29/23
The holidays are here again and Andrea tackles the ubiquitous challenge of managing food during the season of meals and social gatherings. Returning to a previously aired episode, she shares valuable insights and a refreshing perspective on how to navigate the often-stressful landscape of holiday dining. From embracing mindful eating to addressing food shaming, Andrea provides practical advice on fostering a positive relationship with food during this festive time. With a focus on moderation...
Published 11/22/23
Join Andrea for her first episode of the long-awaited hormone series. Andrea delves into the intricacies of estrogen, focusing on estrogen dominance. Covering the basics of estrogen's functions, its varied forms, and its sources in the body, Andrea explores the impact of high estrogen levels on mental, physical, and reproductive health. She provides valuable insights into identifying signs of estrogen dominance, associated conditions, and offers practical tips for lifestyle changes, nutrient...
Published 11/15/23
Andrea welcomes Dr. Leada Malek, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and board-certified sports clinical specialist to discuss all things feet and ankles, a topic often overlooked in fitness. With extensive experience working with athletes at all levels, including professionals in sports and dance, Dr. Malek understands the complexities of the human body and power of movement as medicine. Andrea and Dr. Malek discuss the key tips and exercises that will help you achieve greater mobility and...
Published 11/08/23
As Andrea Allen takes us on a journey through her own experiences and the lessons she learned, she stumbles upon an important truths that changed her perspective in achieving goals. In the midst of her basketball journey, she discovers a powerful truth that turns her understanding of success upside down. Andrea shares tiny steps, small and achievable adjustments, and how to find joy in the journey towards achieving your goals, as well as defying setbacks and embracing self-improvement along...
Published 11/01/23