We are excited to introduce you to our guest whistleblower for the Charlotte Roller Girls Home Opener: Andrea Matthes! Andrea is a healthy lifestyle and body appreciation blogger, as well as a certified personal trainer. On her blog, www.imperfectlife.net, she discusses her weight loss journey and encourages self-acceptance; her words have been an inspiration to many women across the country who want to make a lifestyle change. As she says, “We are all constantly changing—life is an evolution, you are in control of that change, but first you have to believe it. Don’t let life and inevitable change control you; take control, believe in yourself and create the life you want to live.”
Andrea’s favorite physical activity is CrossFit. “It incorporates all aspects of fitness and allows me to feel like a powerhouse (when I’m not pregnant, like right now),” she said
Even though Andrea has never attended a live roller derby bout before, she did train with a derby team previously. She said that getting on the track and kicking butt with other girls is still on her to-do list. In the meantime, the Charlotte Roller Girls are excited and inspired to have such an amazing role model agree to be the guest whistleblower at our first bout of the 2016 season!