Andes Hruby graduated from Bennington College and Columbia University with degrees in writing. Unable to sit still at her desk she acquired certifications in five disciplines searching for how to create behavioral change. For the past 30 years she has operated as a Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Facilitator, Indoor Cycling, and Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga instructor. Hruby is also an Oregon Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Hruby was previously the NBC “Fit Guru” of central Connecticut, and for over a decade owned and operated Studio Blue: Fitness Made Fun. Hruby has been a freelance fitness and lifestyle contributor at: Glamour, Elle, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and numerous on-line zines and blogs. After an injury she turned her attention toward coordinating unique retreats at Manu Villa Yoga Retreats.