Hey guys! My name is Andrea Helms. I am a certified personal trainer through International Sports Science Association (ISSA). I am also certified in Group Fitness, Nutrition and Lifestyle and Wellness Coaching through Human Kinetics. I came to the fitness industry via music.
Singing requires much stamina and endurance. After a performance one evening, my manager observed that I was lacking in these two areas. I decided to join a gym, but quickly realized that I could not do this on my own. I needed help. So, I hired a personal trainer to help get me into shape. We worked extremely hard because I was determined to be better. I began to see my body change and I noticed that I was not tiring out as quickly on stage. These were the outcomes I desired. Somewhere along the way, though, it occurred to me that I was not just learning how to overcome in the gym, but I was learning life lessons for outside of the gym.
If you train the mind the body will follow. I learned that I could either let life drag me down every time and issue arose, or I could get up and fight for one more rep. I learned that I have more in me to forge ahead. At that moment I knew that fitness had changed my life forever.
This new, found wisdom became my motto. It created a desire in me to help others in the same way my trainer helped me. That is why I do what I do. I love to see people grow and realize their true potential, in and out of the gym. You always have one more rep inside of you!
I have 25 years of experience in the fitness industry and I still learn something new every day. Certifications from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) include; Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Group Exercise has always been a passion of mine. I am currently teaching Cycling and recently acquired my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification. I am the middle child from a huge family, ten brothers and sisters! So hanging out with others comes naturally to me. I am happily married, together we have eight children between us. I find great joy in helping others reach their fitness goals and experiencing the personal growth that occurs during that journey. Fitness and living a healthy lifestyle has impacted my life in such a positive way. My goal is to pass that enthusiasm for life, self-accountability, self-awareness, and self-acceptance to as many people as possible.