Andrea Lane

Carlsbad, CA 92008-3175

If you work with me as a trainer, I will do my best to educate you on how to fit exercise and healthy eating into your busy schedule. Professional knowledge and experience are crucial when customizing a program to meet your unique needs. I have been in practice for more than ten years and my credentials include: certification from American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Poliquin Performance Specialist Level 1 and 2, and as a C.H.E.K .Holistic Lifestyle Coach, as well as a Bachelors degree from the University of Colorado. Building on my experience working with hundreds of clients, I incorporate body mechanics, cardio, and strength training to help create a lean line and core strength. Nutritional coaching and metabolic typing provide a foundation for successful weight loss and a path to optimal health.

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About Me

Degrees

  • BS, Business Admin/Marketing, University of Colorado @ Boulder

Years Experience

9-10

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Verified
CHEK - Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 (HLC1)
Expired
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Not Verified
PN - Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
Not Verified
Poliquin - PICP II
Agency Unavailable
Poliquin - Performance Specialization Certification
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
MEDIC

AED Certified

American Heart Association
MEDIC

Additional Information

Rate

$60.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

12 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Norma Plante on Sep 15, 2016

    I was referred to Andrea Lane by a younger and very fit woman who has been working with Andrea as her fitness trainer for several years. She described the grueling workouts that Andrea developed for her, so it was with trepidation that I first met with Andrea to describe my fitness goals and to begin the baseline assessment. I am certainly not capable of doing what I used to do 20-30 years ago.

    I quickly learned that Andrea has the patience, knowledge and skills to work with individuals of all ages and fitness levels. I am very appreciative of Andrea's effectiveness with my limited abilities. Andrea is never judgmental about my limitations. I also like that she pushes me to try exercises that challenge me enough to keep me progressing and improving my overall fitness.

    Andrea has now been my personal trainer for about six months. I have been very impressed with her depth of knowledge. In addition to being a fitness professional giving advice and instruction on exercises, she has provided guidance as a nutritional coach, reviewing my food intake and over the counter supplements. Under Andrea's direction, I have lost weight, decreased my body fat and increased my muscle mass. Andrea’s coaching in better nutrition and more effective exercise has improved my overall health. Her guidance helped me to reduce my cholesterol levels and eliminate one of my cholesterol lowering medications. She is encouraging when I succeed, understanding/tolerant when I slip and motivating when I am back on track.

    She also has developed customized and specific training programs for fat loss, muscle development and strength building. I also like that she welcomes feedback. Because she listens and incorporates my comments into the next series of exercises I know that the programs are tailored specifically for me.

    She has an encyclopedic repertoire of exercises in her brain! If I find a particular exercise too easy, she has dozens of modifications to that exercise or proposes different exercises to challenge me. If the exercise is too hard, she offers ways to make it manageable while I work on developing the strength to tackle the initial version she suggested. She has incredible observational skills. She can detect my flawed technique immediately and advise me how to make adjustments to make the exercise most effective. She is diplomatic in correcting my technique.

    I truly enjoy working with her. I highly recommend Andrea as a trainer for anyone in the San Diego area. She is an amazing professional.

  • by Lynn Marder on Aug 26, 2016

    I highly recommend Andrea at True Balance Fitness in San Diego. I had cancer last year and was very deconditioned from 18 weeks of chemotherapy and needed to find a personal trainer to help me get back on track. Andrea helped immensely! I have been working with Andrea for almost a year now and feel so much leaner and stronger. She creates work outs that challenge me and push me further than I ever thought I could. She is very educational on posture and positioning so you work out your muscles without injury.

    After 6 months of working out with Andrea, I started to really enjoy it and gain more energy. I am happy to say almost a year later I feel great and am cancer free. I used to have sore legs after sitting at my desk working, but due to Andrea's knowledge of stretching and movement, I have no more achy legs! Go see her - you won't be disappointed.

    Lynn M., San Diego

  • by Kelcey Calderon on Jan 03, 2016

    Andrea is the best personal trainer and nutrition coach in San Diego. Probably on the planet.

    I have been overweight since childhood and on the weight loss rollercoaster for about 9 years. Each time that I resolved to lose the weight, I would diet and exercise, the pounds would start shedding off, and I’d feel great... until I hit a brick wall. I’d hover around 210 lbs for weeks. I’d lose a pound here, gain two pounds there, and my appetite would get harder and harder to manage the more I’d try to get back on track. Eventually I’d give up and the pounds would return in force.

    This cycle repeated itself several times until I decided I needed help. I count myself incredibly lucky to find Andrea.

    Andrea crafted my training and food intake to fit my schedule and my lifestyle. She weaned me off of the bad food I was eating and gave me the knowledge I would need to eat properly. Just as importantly, she guided me in that process so that I changed my eating habits in a way so that I could stick to the new habits. I no longer feel the intense cravings for sweets and junk foods that I once had.

    She also found my physical limits right away, and then helped me push past them. For example when I first started training with Andrea, I struggled to complete a 5 mile hike around the perimeter of Lake Miramar. Today I can jog around that perimeter without stopping.

    If you want to lose weight, Andrea is the way to go. I know this because she has helped me to do what I was starting to believe was impossible. Thanks to her training and her education, I feel like I am starting a brand new life.

  • by Diana Nguyen on Dec 14, 2015

    As much as I worked out on my own using different workouts (half marathons , Insanity, CrossFit, P90X3, pilates, cardio and weights at the gym), I made some progress and then plateaued – I couldn’t seem to reach my goals on my own. With my wedding looming 5 months before me, I decided to fork up the money for personal training. I tried personal training for 1.5 months with a large chain gym. I was relatively satisfied with the knowledge of the trainer but disappointed by the lack of personalization to my goals, resistance to adapting to and addressing my concerns, and being stood up at 3 appointments.

    I found Andrea on Yelp and was intrigued by her consistently excellent reviews. She stood out even during our initial phone conversation. She spent a significant amount of time understanding my goals, explaining her approach to nutrition and exercise, and answering my straightforward questions about her experience and how she would be different from the last trainer. Prior to meeting her for a consultation, she emailed a questionnaire about my medical and fitness history, lifestyle, eating habits, and goals. She was very professional, reviewed everything on the questionnaire and wrote notes, and answered all my questions. It felt like a mutual meeting to make sure we were on the same page and worth each other’s time (and my money!). I worked out 3 times a week with her for 3 months. By my wedding, I was the closest to my goal that I have ever been and made significant and visible progress - much more than I could have done myself or with any other workout I had tried. I was back at the weight I was 10 years ago and probably my leanest. Most importantly, I felt confident and comfortable in my body.

    My intention was to stop personal training after the wedding. The wedding has passed and I am still working with Andrea – that says a lot! This is why I continue:

    - Andrea provides true PERSONAL training. She listens to my goals and tailors each workout and the overall plan; no two clients are the same and neither are our fitness plans. She addresses my concerns, whether it be tweaking my diet/workouts or doing my assessment earlier so I can see the evidence. She plans my workouts and homework ahead of time so everything feels intentional to reach my goals. She is incredibly observant and remembers our workouts and nuances about my body. She is very attentive to my form and constructively corrects me all the time. You will be very hard pressed to find her level of personalization at a big chain gym.

    - Andrea is experienced and well-trained. She is able to explain everything - proper form of each exercise and how our bodies compensate when fatigued, targeted muscles, effects of food on our bodies, etc. There are so many myths and pop culture to fitness; I believe that a true professional personal trainer understands and is able to explain the effects of exercise and nutrition on our bodies and Andrea does exactly that. She empowers her clients to maintain a balanced life by explaining proper exercise and healthy eating habits. She is also driven to keep learning and educating herself through fitness seminars and reading. Living and understanding a healthy lifestyle is who she really is, not just her job.

    - Andrea keeps me accountable. I’m self-motivated, but Andrea really helps keep my eating and exercise habits on track. Like many clients have mentioned, she is the perfect balance of sternness and encouragement. She is realistic in her expectations, and reminds me to be realistic as well. She takes the time to evaluate my eating habits, offers suggestions that will provide enough calories and macronutrients, and tailors workouts and “homework” exercises to my short- and long-term goals. When someone dedicates this time and attention to me, I feel responsible to also do my part to meet these expectations.

    Without hesitation, I would recommend Andrea to anyone who has goals for working out or nutrition. She will push you further than you will yourself and dedicate herself to helping you reach your potential.

  • by Harini Raghupathi on Mar 26, 2015

    I have been working with Andrea for over half a year now, and I am truly enjoying her fitness training services. I came to her a pretty seasoned long-distance endurance athlete, but wanted to work on my strength, speed, and flexibility. She has definitely delivered. Every three weeks, she write me a new set of dynamic flexibility, strength training, and sprint workouts. They work my entire body in a doable amount of time, and I have seen great results. I have gained flexibility, become a faster runner, built lean muscle, and significantly decreased my body fat. She is also knowledgeable about nutrition and has helped me to severely reduce my sugar habit and up my protein intake as a vegetarian athlete.

    The best part is that I've discovered how fun it is to lift. As a petite woman, Andrea has helped me feel confident in a weight room, among all the big, burly bros. I can't wait to get back in there and continue to lift heavy and see my strength progress.

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