Andrea's Antics February 13, 2017

I have talked to so many people over the last couple of weeks who are on the fence of joining our Better Backs Teacher Training, so if you're one of them I just wanted to take a moment to encourage you to take the leap. Read More

Andrea's Antics February 1, 2017

Those of you who have gotten to know me over the past 20 years know that one of my favorite things in life is dancing. As a young child I took tap, jazz, ballet and acrobatic classes...pretty much any type of dance class my mom would be willing to enroll me in!! In junior high school and high school I continued my love for dance as a cheerleader in ½ time performances and pom pom routines. And then here I am today getting to teach Zumba as part of my "job" which I absolutely love!! Read More

Andrea's Antics January 5th, 2017

New Year...New You!! Now with the craziness of the holidays behind us, perhaps it's time for some re-grouping. The holidays tend to offer ample opportunities to give...to look "outside"...whether it's giving to a friend in need, our favorite charity, or just giving of our precious time by sharing the holidays with friends and family. Read More

Andrea's Antics October 25, 2016

Well, given my last 2 weeks, it would be hard for me to write about anything but the birth of my 3rd grandson, Brayden Tillman Swindle. I was honored to be asked by my oldest daughter, Jamie, to be present at the birth as I had been for my middle daughter Brittany for the birth of both of her sons!! The fact that Jamie lives 750 miles away in Atlanta, and was admitted to the hospital 2 weeks early for severe pre-eclampsia, made this simple request a bit challenging. Read More

Andrea's Antics, October 11, 2016

Chris and I are just getting back from an adventure that started with hiking in Mount Zion Utah and then ended at a business conference in Hollywood. One of the keynote speakers was Jillian Michaels who was a trainer on the reality show "The Biggest Loser". She delivered an awesome message about how we, as fitness professionals, can inspire others to look and feel their best or to try something new that scares them. What really stuck with me from her message was that there are truly just 3 scenarios when any one of us is trying to work through our fears to accomplish something. Read More

Andrea's Antics August 31, 2016

First of all, a huge congrats to all of you who completed the Summer Shake up Challenge!! We heard so many positive comments from those of you who were "nudged" by the challenge to get out of your comfort zones and try different classes and new teachers. Read More

Andrea's Antics August 16, 2016

As you read these words, picture me sitting in a swinging chair overlooking Lake Michigan....in fact the only thing separating me from this vast body of water is about 6 feet of sand. Our family has vacationed here at this family camp in Arcadia Michigan on and off for the past 3 decades. Read More

Andrea's Antics, July 27, 2016

Most of you have had a chance to meet my 2 youngest daughters at Body over the years, but many of you have likely not had the chance to meet my oldest daughter, Jamie, who lives in Atlanta with her husband, Brett. We are very excited that Jamie and Brett are due to have their first child in October and this past weekend they came home to celebrate with friends and family for her baby shower. Read More

Andrea's Antics July 12, 2016

I'm sitting at my kitchen table looking out at another fabulous Michigan day!! My husband, Dave, is working out in our yard trying to spruce up our landscaping. We purchased our home 3 years ago from the original owners who had let the landscaping become pretty unkempt. Dave is pulling out bushes that have rotted, died, or just beyond help, and then replacing some of these with new plants. Read More

Andrea's Antics, June 29, 2016

Most of you by now have met my youngest daughter, Briana. She has been a part of our BL family almost her entire life (since she was 7 years old) and just recently has stepped up to play an even bigger role in our family as a manager and yoga teacher. If you see a long haired younger version of me at the front desk you can be assured that's Brie. Read More

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