Meet the team // Before Green Zen Fit
Hi there, we’re Andreea and Alin, your Green Zen Fit hosts.
In January 2015, as we were in the middle of planning our wedding, we realized that we were overweight and very unhappy with our bodies. We only had one chance at a perfect wedding, and feeling embarrassed and uncomfortable was not part of the plan.
We got a personal trainer, and that was the kickstart of a never-ending journey. We were runners already but knew nothing else about fitness or food. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here’s a couple of thousands “Wow”s for ya’!
How Green Zen Fit started
You can imagine that our friends were asking how we did it. And honestly, we were tired of repeating ourselves. So we started a blog to talk about our weight loss transformation, races we attend to, our exercise routine and so on.
But as the blog evolved, so did we. We embraced even more change, became minimalists and vegan, and documented everything to share it with the world.
Eventually, our passion for fitness became more than a hobby; it’s a mission.
We’ve been there. We know exactly how it feels to be stuck. In a world where everyone wants quick fixes and instant gratification, we’re here to tell you that a long and happy life is only achieved with good habits and intention. No, not tell you, show you. And help you get it.
The bragging bit
The weight loss was just the beginning. Here’s what happened after.
Certified Yoga Teacher, Vinyasa style;
Certified in Chakra Therapeutics.
Leadership in Running Fitness certified by England Athletics;
Current running personal bests:
- 5k: 17:51
- 10k: 37:17
- Half Marathon: 1h 21min
- Marathon: 2h 56min
Work with us
For any blogging related enquiries, please send us an email at [email protected] We love to test products and fitness programmes. However, your product needs to be vegan and cruelty-free.
We do not accept guest posts or sponsored posts.
For private Yoga classes in London and Hertfordshire, check out this page.
For personalized running coaching, send Alin an email at [email protected]
The human side of us. A few fun facts
- My mobile phone is always on silent, I hate ringing phones.
- I am left-handed.
- I am scared of snakes because I think they’re sneaky and heartless.
- I like to take my dogs shopping at the pet store and let them choose toys.
- I love rainy days and can’t handle hot summers.
- I sometimes do things that scare me just because I’m a man :).
- I have lazy days just like everybody else.
- I am the perfect definition of an introvert.
- I’m the cook in the house, but when it comes to using the oven, Andreea is in charge.
- I was a smoker for 15 years, so I’m a firm believer that anyone can quit. And then run marathons.
The world vision we’re fighting for
You know what we do and why we do it. But here’s what we believe in:
A world with no animal cruelty;
Oceans with no plastic;
A world where people care less about things and more about other humans;
Less food waste, and enough food and water for everyone.
We’re vegan, minimalists and try to produce as less waste as possible. But we know there’s only so much we can do ourselves. So part of what we earn goes to charities, either through monthly donations or one-off support during live events (like natural disasters). Some of the organizations we support are: The Beagle Freedom Project, Greenpeace, Humane Society International, Network for Animals, Brooke.
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