We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea Logan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrea, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Taking risks doesn’t mean succeeding every time, and that’s OK! I have had many failures however those failures have lead me you grow as a person. Growing up I was a constant risk taker, never thought about the consequences that came with taking those risk , things always seemed easy . Then when a few failures came my way I could not handle it . I developed a eating disorder that lasted over 13 years. During those years a marriage, a child and life as a grown up.So my very first tough risk was a divorce become a single mom and go out on my own . During those years I failed over and over , however I developed the strength to overcome a eating disorder and become mentally stronger . My confidence started developing. Failure was a word that I knew was possible but I knew if I did not take the risk I would be stuck and have no growth. It turns out that building confidence can help in overcoming the fear of risk-taking. Taking a risk to achieve a goal requires courage to face the fear of uncertainty. No matter the outcome, either way, we grow through the process and become more resilient and confident. Better yet, building those skills helps in taking more risks and improves the chances of achieving future goals. As a athlete I was always fearless however in this world called life I was so unsure . So I took the fear and the risk and let it became almost like a must have in my life . I started looking at fear as my stepping stone to the word fearless . It was almost my adrenaline rush. Still a single mom I started working with Semper Fit and training military USMC . During those times I found a new found confidence. From there I did a move to a different town , new place and Opened a CrossFit Gym and it was a growing experience. Then the biggest risk of all was selling my CrossFit Gym and moving to Los Angeles , with only one friend in LA , I left my family to go after my dreams . Fear became fearless and the Risk gave me a confidence of : Here I am, watch me fly . I started working with Dr Robert Huizenga ( aka Dr H of Biggest Loser ) manager and head trainer of his Fitness Clinic in Malibu, then that lead me to training top Celebrities and competing on reality shows and being the oldest on the shows. The risk in my life where I flopped and failed made me pick myself back up and move forward . Risk taking has been the biggest factor in my life . It shaped my life , me and lead me on a journey that is still continuing. I truly believe this. When it comes to risk-taking. If you’re on the fence about something and you just have a feeling that it’s right, take a deep breath and act. Don’t let it pass, you will always have the what if’s. Don’t be afraid.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart from others . I must say it’s my personality and my grit in life . Life has not been easy , a single mom, abusive marriage and 13 years of a eating disorder . It took years of finding myself and accepting my mistakes . Once I decided to take my life Back, I decided to follow my dreams and passions . After overcoming a dark past I wanted to show strength and courage to men and women . By bringing compassion and strength on their road of recovery or their road of fitness goals . I wanted to be a leader someone people could look up to and see anything is possible . My eating disorder was the worst thing in my life however the best thing that happened to me . It showed me grit and lead me on my journey of where I am today . My life has brought people in my life that believed in me and introduced me to the right people to help me on my path of helping people all on different paths . Recovering addicts , weightloss , film prep to being one of the oldest to compete on 2 reality shows . I want to encourage women strength is beautiful and age is just a number . What is one thing I am most proud of . Showing my daughter that regardless of your mistakes you can overcome and become the best version of yourself and dreams do come true . I am from a very small town in NC and have been blessed with my journey to California and working with some of the industry finest and being able to help recovering addicts see a light in their life.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
absolutely love California First I would take them to beautiful Malibu and see PCH and eat at my Favorite Paradise Cove . Of course go hang out in Santa Monica at the pier and muscle beach . During the day you have to workout at Golds gym Venice and Malibu Fitness in Malibu . I would also go Huntington Beach and Enjoy Polar PlayGround for some yummy cotton candy You have to experience Sunset Blvd The Whiskey to hear a good Tribute Band called Fast Times and the Rainbow Room . You can’t go a day without Disney Land and go see Tigger There is so much to do in California I would do a few hikes and a final night of eating at Catch
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family for supporting on my Journey . For Pete Koch introducing me to Dr Robert Huizenga . My brother believing in me Britt Canady to bring me in his journey of Tough Mudder Bootcamp Franchise Also during my years of my bulimia , the movies and quotes by Rocky Balboa