Welcome to ANDFIT Training Studio, let me tell you a little about myself and why I started ANDFIT. I have my children to thank for putting me on the new career path of personal training. After the birth of my daughter I looked to fitness to help me cope with the struggle I was going through mentally and physically and taking post-partum fitness classes helped me feel like I could take care of myself first which helped me at the end of the day be a better mom and person. I have always been passionate about women's issues. I am strong believer in lifting other women up and supporting strong women in my community. I have a passion for working with women and the issues that affect women today. I love how my background in counselling has been so applicable in the area of personal training. I wanted to create a safe space for women that was non-judgemental and supportive. A place where you can feel like you are part of a community that will lift you up and support you in your personal health and wellness goals. This is why I opened ANDFIT Training Studio. A place where women can build strong minds and bodies.
As a Personal Training Specialist and Wellness Coach I truly believe that “wellness begins from within”. Taking a holistic approach with my clients helps me work with them to discover the best version of themselves. I truly feel I have found my life's path by being able to connect with my clients, learn what their needs and goals are, then find the best approach to help them surpass those goals.
I have been a personal trainer for 4.5 years and specialize in training women at all fitness levels. My clients range from all different ages and stages of life. I have more in depth knowledge in training women who are pregnant and as well as postpartum. I am certified personal training specialist with the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals. I have a Bachelors degree from the University of Western Ontario in Women's Studies and Psychology as well as a Certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and worked for over 5 years as a counsellor in the mental health field. My previous training as a counsellor is a valuable asset for me because I am able to apply my counselling skills when motivating and helping my clients achieve and maintain their goals. I specialize in women's fitness, nutrition, weight loss and management, pre/postnatal fitness and nutrition, pelvic floor health and diastasis recti.
My growing passion for health and wellness continues to stem from providing my clients with the tools they need to make small sustainable changes over time that add up to big overall health improvements. If your overall goal is to become healthier I can help you make all the other pieces fall into place.
Founder and Owner
Andrea Merucci Hsiung, BA, PTS, PFS