In addition to being one of the top trainers for Jillian Michaels’ leading streaming workout platform, FitFusion, Andrea Orbeck is a fitness expert and pregnancy fitness specialist who created and starred in of the bestselling DVDs Supermodel Sculpt and Pregnancy Sculpt.
What do you do best?
I introduce people to themselves. One of my strengths is to see what a person is capable of more than they could ever imagine. My career is to assist people to determine and reach their goals. It’s so rewarding to have the insight into someone’s success before they do and then to go there with them.
What makes you the best?
I’m a special sort of aggregate. My success is a blend of my athletic success, my education and my years of experience. The athletic success has given me the ability to know the results of hard work and determination, the education gives the speciality to my field and the experience has been the most important part. Without it, I wouldn’t have the ability to implement the former two!
What are your aspirations?
Being in the fitness industry working with A-list clients and supermodels requires a level of relevance. Both in notoriety and physical appearance. I’ve been in this career so long, I am actually old enough to be some of my client’s mother! That said, my personal goals are to remain in top health, strength and wellness to maintain a diversity of clientele, despite our age difference.
My biggest success has been to work with the best in the industry and turn it in to passive income with my DVD series. I feel so proud to fulfill orders from around the world to people I’ll never meet who will have me on a screen ushering them to their goals from their living room.
Most Challenging Moment?
Having a baby very late in my career at 43. Being a pregnancy fitness specialist, I never thought I’d have to practice what I preach so late in the game!
Nothing tastes as good as fit feels. Although I am in the fitness industry, we need to focus more on nutrition. It’s time for everyone in the industry to expose the falsehood of processed and refined foods that are killing people.
Favorite People/Role Models?
Personally, it’s my client and friend Julia Roberts (forgive the shameless celebrity name drop, but she is as sweet and fun as you’d imagine) and professionally, it would be Jillian Michaels (who is also as sweet and fun as you’d imagine and a monolith in the fitness industry).
On the luxury side, my vote is for Monaco and Capri. On the relational side, I’m very fond of any kind of ski resort with mountains. I equally love Banff Alberta, Canada and Mammoth Lakes, California.
I’m a little biased to the product I invented, the Hipster. It really does work and can do everything it claims for the butt and thighs. Other products I love are dry shampoo, FIJI water and Lucky Jack coffee: all things that may be the truth to my success! You can’t imagine the needs after going for a run with a client and heading straight to a meeting to pitch a fitness segment.
Yoga, my two authentic tipis and IPA beer.