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17: Alexandra Paul – Baywatch Star and Vegan WLC Player

By February 18, 2015Podcasts
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Alexandra Paul has a lot going right for her, but there is something that she’s struggled with for most of her adult life. She has a “dirty little secret.” And it’s something most of us also struggle with, though many not consciously. Alexandra is an addict.

What is she addicted to?

Wait for it…


While Alexandra is a vegan, contrary to what you might think, there is a ton of sugar and processed food available that is “vegan friendly.” Prior to her first Whole Life Challenge, she admits she was a sugar and processed-food “junkie.” Her journey through the WLC challenged her to face some deeply ingrained habits around food (like snacking every day on Clif bars), and gave her both a reason and the support she needed to give up her dependence on sugar.

For Alexandra (like many of us), moderation around sugar wasn’t really an option. And now, with her newly discovered consciousness, sugar no longer has the power it once had over her and her life.

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Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.

Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.