Category Archives: Write of Way

Moving at the rhythm of life.

October 2012 |  My Desk. | New York, New York

The Fit Cycle, moving at the rhythm of life!™

Querido Spanish Harlem,

You keep me up at night. I mean, you really keep me up at night. Why is the dog barking? Why is la música blaring? Take your lovers’ quarrel inside! Put those kids to bed! But then, if I don’t fight it, I count the beats instead of sheep and you comfort me. Your heartbeat becomes my own and soothes me into deep sleep.

Morning. No alarm. You jostle me awake, rudely at times, and I cut my eyes at you. But it’s only fleeting because I feel lucky to wake up to you. You inspire me. Your legacy, your sabor, your passion – en fuego! Your energy is palpable and I covet it on days when I’m away too long. You coo at me on the street and welcome me home. “¡Oye mami!” Yes, I see you, you have a blessed day too!

You dance and parade with me, share your wares with me, feed me and it tastes so good. We’ve broken bread together and you’ve watched my back. Now it’s my turn. The Fit Cycle is for you El Barrio, all of you. A movie and a movement. I’ve made my declaration, this is my dedication.

You know where to find me,


Considering home

1.07.12 Olympic Training Center | Lake Placid Sliding Complex

2011. What a year! Perhaps my best as an adult. I mean to say that that which just passed was the most balanced 365 consecutive day collection of experiences in my personal record. Triumphs and trials, yes. But authentic and unexpected and invigorating and synergic and exploratory. I found home.

It’s unlimited by time and space. It’s internal and evolved. It’s fluid and in motion. It’s demanding and rewarding. It is, quite simply, amazing.

I’ve lived and called these places ‘home’:

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But it is in the experiences that I’ve shared, the support that I’ve been gifted, the people that I’ve met, the friendships that I’ve developed and my family whom I love that I know to be my true home. Omnipresent and eternal.

I am thankful to all those who read this and all those who know, home.

Special thanks to those who have helped me to welcome 2012 and new adventure: The Winslow Family, The Naftel Family, Black Ice Concept, Agility GuardDr. Jill DeBiasi, Kris Bugg and Chris OrtizJoin The Team!

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” --Cicero

Until next time, I was never in the box! –Andia

Oh baby, baby!

I have a new little cousin. He may just be the cutest baby the world has ever seen.

That was my steadfast opinion until I saw pictures of some friends as wee ones.

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Once babies, they’re now Educators, Professional Athletes, Journalists, Fashion and Style Mavens, Photographers. Yes, I’m proud.

Oh, and here’s me at age 2 just before I decided to become a Vegetarian.


Until next time, I was never in the box! –Andia

Plank You Very Much!

I was surprised by a special delivery to the Training Center today! Thank you to Heart & Soul Magazine for the 4 page November Body Clinic feature of my plank fitness routine Plank You Very Much! Stay tuned to ADUB365 FIT for more fitness videos and fun! And that’s how it’s done! I’m on TWITTER!

PS Thank you to amazing Photographer and Make-Up Artist Christina Caldwell for her work on this shoot. She is an amazing, consummate and creative professional! Gangplank is one of my favorite places in Phoenix and made this shoot possible. Collaboration at its finest #whyGP! Thank you too: Hair Stylist Merlynn Pierre, Brand Consultant Anthony McDonald and title inspiration L. Marie Johnson

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Runway, Fairway, Olympic Way

Thank you to for the great interview opportunity! She is the first to report on my newest endeavor and relocation to Lake Placid, NY and the Olympic Training Center. Check out the blog!

Thanks to Ashley LaRae and the team for the cool feature! Check out her site for “all things fashion, music, athletes, celeb news, arts and shopping.”