Fitness has been a pillar in Andreina’s life since she began playing soccer at the age of 5. As a teen, she tried it all — group exercise classes, kickboxing, yoga, and dance fitness but eventually focused on weightlifting. Andreina was seeking to maximize her strength and build lean muscle mass and when she discovered slow-motion strength training she immediately understood the value of the brief and intense workouts and adopted the method.
Andreina is a Northern Virginia local and Virginia Tech and George Mason University alumni. She holds a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and has experience as a workforce analytics consultant. As a data-driven person, she enjoyed the work but the nature of the job had her in front of a laptop 45+ hours a week, on top of that she tore her ACL and meniscus playing soccer. The combination of her sedentary job and debilitating injury made it a struggle for Andreina to continue her workouts and maintain her weight.
Knowing she had the tools to feel happier and healthier, Andreina decided to dedicate an entire year to working on herself so that she could both improve her health and grow as a person. During that journey, she learned how to maintain an active lifestyle of weightlifting, and all the activities she loves like soccer, biking, yoga, and dance. Along with changing her eating habits, her strength training workouts allowed her to lose more than 50 pounds and completely reshape her body.
“Having a repaired ACL and meniscus, safety is of the utmost importance to me. If I’m not careful now and always, my knee won’t last, which means a decreased quality of life. With our workout, I’m able to make safe strength gains to protect my knee in the long run and to continue to keep the lifestyle that I do.”
Andreina ultimately got her Personal Trainer Certification and joined The Perfect Workout. She loves working 1-on-1 with clients and applying her own personal health improvement experiences to her clients’ needs. “I enjoy learning about each client and connecting with them on a personal level. Each client’s abilities and goals are unique, and I enjoy looking for those small tweaks that can make our program even more effective for them.”
Now, as the Facility Manager in Reston, Andreina is eager as effective as possible for both the trainers and the clients — to make the studio and her experience as a workforce consultant uniquely positions her to achieve those goals. “I plan to use what I’ve learned to help us all grow together. My goal is to always be a great trainer and use my expertise to help take The Perfect Workout to the next level.”
When she isn’t in the studio, Andreina is active playing soccer, biking, dancing, doing yoga, traveling, exploring, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Ultimately Andreina is here to help her trainers and her clients meet their goals and flourish while doing so. “Everyone has their strengths and I hope to support them in being the best versions of themselves!”
Matt Hedman is a Master Level Super Slow instructor and the founder of The Perfect Workout, which is the largest privately-owned 1-on-1 personal training company in the United States with over 60 fitness studios nationwide. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington. He worked briefly as an engineer in GE, until he found his passion for HIT, and pursued a career in personal fitness training.