WORDS BY KIRSTIN CUTHBERT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY A1 LIFESTYLE
ANDREIA WAS BORN WITH FITNESS IN HER BLOOD. AS A YOUNG GIRL, SHE COULDN’T BE SEPARATED FROM HER BIKE OR SKATEBOARD AND, AFTER STEPPING INTO A GYM WHEN SHE WAS JUST 12, SHE HASN’T STOPPED LIFTING SINCE. At the beginning of 2012 she set out to achieve her dream physique and she has not only achieved it, but so much more.
Eleven years ago, Brazilian beauty Andreia left home (Porto Alegre, Brazil) for London, England. She lived there for seven years but after visiting Dubai for work, she fell in love with the city and today calls Dubai home.
In Dubai, Andreia met the love of her life Kassem El Uneis and they both work full-time in the fitness industry. They share a love for fitness and nutrition and run the A1 Lifestyle together, a company that specialises in transforming people’s lifestyle and body shapes. Andreia and Kassem also manage and handle two other companies.
“We run group training in Dubai and also provide online support on eating, training and lifestyle changes. We want to give people all over the world the opportunity to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle, we teach them to eat and train like I do,” she says.
But it wasn’t always smooth sailing. On her way to winning four WBFF titles Andreia encountered her fair share of set backs.
Just two weeks before her first WBFF in 2012, Andreia injured her right shoulder, stopping her from training upper body completely.
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