‘Hi Andrea! I really like your IG page. I find it super useful 💥 thank you! It helped me to change my mindset not only towards food but all other things too!🌟 I really enjoy the quality of my life now 💖 Thank you again 👏🏻’
‘The level of knowledge he has aquired and his willingness to tackle most difficult physiological elements and understand the anatomy and physiological process underpinning the advice he disseminates puts him in a league of few.’
‘I just wanted to tell you that your positivity over Facebook and your advice on flexible dieting has helped and motivated me in achieving my goals and being the best that I can be physicaly and mentally. You are a true legend.👊🏼’
‘I was so excited to see my new plan, I am am truly thankful I have you to guide me. What you do for people is a generous gift that you contribute to the world’
‘You are amazing 😍😍 I am amazed.Dropping posts like these every single day that are such an inspiration and motivation. I am so thankful for your account i can not even begin to describe how much you’ve helped me. Never stop inspiring and motivating others ❤’
‘I’m not far enough to handle big spikes every week but making good progress. Thanks for sharing your journey!’
‘Andrea Pappas has been a great mentor and friend in my nutrition journey, always willing to give advice and lead me in the right direction. His a passion for learning and becoming relevant is inspirational. I would not hesitate in saying he is one of the most knowledgeable and leaders in nutrition in SA.’
‘I think your page is the best when it comes to nutrition and understanding the human body🙏🏼’
‘Not often in life do we find people that will go that extra mile to help you in your journey. I am one of the lucky few who can say I have someone who has. Thank you for all you help and advise you have given me’
‘I learned so much from him and im still learning by every single talk we have. He is such a highly acknowledged scientist in human physiology. So lucky that God gave us the oportunity to know each other and share the same passion about bodybuilding.’
‘So many people have complimented me on how I look now and all of this is thanks to Andrea and his guidance, advice and mentoring. Wow wow wow is all I can say. Thank you Andrea! Stick to his rules and you can’t go wrong.’
‘Thanks Andrea. My entire progress and mental shift is all due to you. You have made me realise that there is more to life than eating junk food then yo yo dieting then starving then starting this process again. This is all thanks to you and your excellent knowledge of nutrition and the amount of work that you put in
You are truly an amazing coach and I will never ever want to be coached by anyone else. I am very grateful at how you have changed my life for the better and how I now have a healthy relationship with food.
You are literally my favorite on IG. You take the BS out of everything. Have an immense amount of common sense and just simplify everything. I’ve been so over consumed by what’s right or wrong, this page has definitely reshaped my mentality.
Good day! I have been following your IG for some time. Love your page, learn a lot of knowledge, and started to build a better relationship with food!
Thank you so much!
Yes, I could not agree more, weight loss is actually not that tough, but staying healthy and fit is much more challenging!’
I have known Andrea for the better part of 8 years, both as a friend as well as a nutritionist and contest preperation coach. After having competed successfully in 2007 I was the victim of a shooting in August 2008, the injuries were very severe even to the point of being life threatening. After recovering from the shooting I was told by my doctors that I would never compete again. It was at this point that I gave body building up as a passion. Mid 2009 I reviewed this decision and enlisted the help of my good friend Andrea, I figured if anyone could get me back on stage in good enough condition it would be him based on his extensive knowledge with regards to nutrition, training and supplementation. Not only did Andrea help get me back on stage after being told by doctors that I would never compete again he managed to help me win a provincial title, an overall National title as well as a World title. I am of the opinion that Andrea is on of the most knowledgable individuals our sport possesses today, his integrity and honesty are unrivalled and he is an amazing human being who is always willing to share his knowledge with others for the betterment of the community as a whole.
Prior to reaching out to Andrea, I have constantly been battling with my negative relationship with food for years. I have had a history of binging disorder and have always punished myself by under-eating or overexercising if I ever let myself indulge in food that was considered “unhealthy”. I looked at myself in the mirror multiple times during the day hating the way I looked. So I decided to reach out to Andrea because I decided it was time for a change and I was tired of being in this endless cycle of bad dieting. In all honesty, I was very skeptical because I have had bad experiences with online coaches who were very unhelpful and gave me very generic and even unhealthy nutrition plans. But Andrea was different. He was knowledgeable and he actually cared. He made sure to always check in with me and made sure that not only was I physically feeling good but also mentally. He helped me realize that it’s not the food but my mindset I had to change. It didn’t matter how “healthy” I was eating if, at the end of the day, I was still unhappy. Every week, he made me feel good about myself and gave me encouragement when I needed it. Even if I didn’t see a drastic change, I was constantly reassured that with time and patience, I will see improvements. I also appreciated the fact that he didn’t hesitate in giving me the harsh truth. He never sugar-coated the process of fat loss and told me only the facts. That’s the kind of coach everyone should have. Not one that tells you that everything will be all right but one that is not afraid to tell you if you did something wrong and teaching you to be accountable for your own choices/actions. My experience with Andrea has been the best and was one of the best decisions I have ever made. If there is anyone I would recommend, it would be him. Thanks Andrea 😁 You have been amazing! ❤
Andrea is a fantastic coach & human! He is as real and educated as he is professional. If you’re looking for someone who will consider all aspects of nutrition including mindset and the very real struggles that come up with cutting and likely even bulking, he’s your coach! I only worked with Andrea for a few months but he was always available, flexible and reasonable in his approaches with me! Thanks for the guidance and education, you were a great coach!!.
Working with Greek Spartan for several months has been a great experience. I’ve dropped body weight and more importantly, body fat. Andrea is always quick to respond to questions/concerns, and even followed up for unscheduled chats just to make sure you’re staying on track. His coaching method is flexible and designed for individuals trying to make progress, not the typical cookie-cutter “fitness coaches” you see everywhere on social media nowadays. If you want to make progress the right way, Greek Spartan is highly recommended!
I cannot be brief when it comes to my Coach and my journey, but I promise you I am writing with all my heart and love. Maybe I should start with that I used to hate my body and the way I looked. I blamed myself for letting the food control my life. And punish myself with even more food. I’ve tried so silly diets that not only did confuse my body, but also ruined my self-confidence and made me feel weak-willed. Binges after diets after binges…and so on. I was there, I was in the vicious cycle. I was ignorant. The only thing I wanted was to look good in order people to like my and maybe finally to feel satisfied with myself. I was silly enough to think that when I achieve this stupid aim I will start loving myself. However, thank God I came across Andrea’s profile in Instagram. This man not only do share his professional knowledges, but presents science in so simple way that it’s understandable even for an ordinary person like me. Reading more and more I became aware that my problems with weight came from my mindset. And I knew that I should search for help for healing and repairing my broken mind. Believe me he was like an idol for me, so I did everything in order to work with him and be my Coach. So my journey started. Week after week after week. In my mind there was no place for mistakes and I strictly did what my Coach said it’s best. And then came my first goings off track. All voices in my head blamed me that I had ruined everything. This is where my Coach reminded me I was not alone in this game and we do mistakes cause we are humans. He raised me back on my feet and learnt me to move on. Every next mistake was attend by less and less regret until I leant that stress and overthinking only make things worse. I really can talk a lot about this. And let me tell you why I love my Coach so much. Now I can see it was never about the fat loss. This person learnt me to enjoy my everyday, my lifestyle, to look at food as my friend even if that is chocolate. My competition was my bad habits, my inner talk when I looked myself in the mirror, discipline to go to the gym even when I was not feeling like it. I regain myself as a best friend again. I learnt putting my focus not on the problems, but decisions. Andrea thought me not to fear from the scale and being his slave, but to use is smartly. In the beginning of my journey I only hoped to lose some weight. Now, compared to all these blessings and experience fat-loss was only a bonus. Even in the best physique if man is not happy in his soul, it’s not worth it. Andrea showed me that giving my body real quality food will returns me with one big thanks from it and give me super-power. Me and my body work together in a team. That’s how we will reach our best. Thanks thousand times to Andrea for showing me the right path and kindle me so much, that I decided to continue my journey with studying Nutrition in Uni.😁❤
Dear Andrea, I want to take the opportunity to thank you for what you have done for me in my nutrition and training walk with you since inception ( the early part of last year). I have really made great progress ( dropping in weight from 109Kg to 97Kg and in waist from 110 cm to 96,5 cm ) and my fitness levels have improved dramatically. As you know, I really enjoy my Mountain Bike riding and I believe your programme has helped me advance significantly in my general abilities and performance improvement. Your programme has really worked for me all round and as a result has become a lifestyle rather than daily grind 😊 My life has been extremely busy in the past months and I found it difficult to measure intake and monitor things closely. However, the lessons I learnt and the disciplines instilled over many months have paid off. My body has adapted to the new healthy eating and exercise habits you instilled in me which have become sustainable as they were ingrained in my daily routine. Your programme has worked excellently for me and I am very grateful that I was introduced to you. I feel heathier and fitter and less tired than I have felt in very many years. I feel as if I have reversed the ageing process and have received many genuine compliments from friends and associates for how well I look ( even from people I have not seen for a very long time). I ascribe this to the life changing course you placed me on😊 Due to circumstances beyond my control I have decided to exit from the formal monitoring program but I assure you that I will continue with my newly adopted regimen of healthy eating and exercise/ fitness training. Please advise me if there is anything owing to you. I would like to remain in contact from time to time and will continue to point others in your direction who inquire of me what has brought about the positive and visible change in body and my lifestyle.
Andrea is an awesome coach. He cares about the individual as a person and not just as a number. He can really pick up your spirit and give you a good kick in the arse (virtual) if and when you need it. He will not blow smoke up your butt. He will tell you like it is. If you are snacking, licking, and tasting; he will read in between the lines during your check ins and let you know why your progress is stalling (trust me, I know) He will also do it in a way that will make you laugh but also get you motivated to get serious. He is very knowledgeable. He will explain anything you might struggle with. He will make you feel like you are his only client with VIP status. He addressed any concerns I had usually within few hours. He is the kind of coach that that checked on me when he did not receive my check in on time. If you want quality, personable, top notch educated coach, look no further. If you read his Instagram posts, you will know that he shares a lot if information that is straightforward and easy to understand. He makes understanding of nutrition simple (not always easy) but very simple and very doable. He does not believe in cookie cutter plans and understands that each individual is different. He cares about his client’s overall wellbeing. .
Working with Andrea on my fitness journey and goals has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Prior to working with him, I had been working out for a number of years on and off with personal trainers however I always lacked the knowledge behind understanding my macros and how that can affect my weight loss/fat loss goals. Even though we live across the globe from each other, Andrea was easy to work with and very friendly. We would have weekly check ins via whatsapp and also via email with pictures. He held me accountable to ensure I reached my macro goals each week and didn’t go off track. Although we begin working with each other at the start of the Pandemic, it was a bit nerve wrecking at first with all the chaos however, we quickly found a routine and plan that worked well for me. I am absolutely amazed by my results and how quickly I was able to achieve them. I believe the most important part of this journey for me was the overall change in my mindset and mentality when it came to what I could achieve. I was very nervous prior to meeting Andrea however with his excellent coaching and kind nature, he was able to help me realize what my true potential was. His immense knowledge in the field of nutrition and human physiology is unmatched by other coaches I have worked with and the way he explains the mechanics of how our bodies work is so simple. I will always be grateful to him for how he has helped me become a better person and love myself for who I am. Thank you Andrea for everything, words cannot express how grateful I am to have met you and its been an absolute pleasure and honour to work with you. You rock!
Andrea really guided me is shifting my perspective from an “all or nothing” to a “balanced and flexible” one. I grew up being super active and pretty thin, but as I was finishing up college and moving into my professional career, I realized I lost sight of my health and fitness. I focused heavily on cardio and thought I could eat the way I did as a teenager. I was wrong. Andrea helped me understand that food is fuel, and I must give my body the good stuff. With that said, he taught me how to indulge in a way that won’t today disrupt my progress, and how to eat foods I enjoy every day, so long as I was mindful. His training pushed me to new limits and I have felt so much stronger, even with all my workouts being stuck at home during quarantine! I lost some inches and pounds, but that isn’t what’s most important. I look tighter, I sleep better, I have more energy than ever… and I do not obsess over things I cannot control. I just stay consistent, make decisions that serve me, and own those decisions even if I realize later they weren’t the “best” and simply move on. I am so grateful to have crossed paths with Andrea and will continue to take the lessons learned with me! He is the best!
Working with Andrea is one of the best decisions I ever made. I have been working out for a long time but never really paid attention to how my body reacted to my workouts or nutrition. Andrea taught me to listen to my body, to be consistent with my nutrition because I did not need to restrict my eating and to love the process. His methodology is backed by science, he’s encouraging, keeps you accountable, a wonderfully caring person and just a pleasure to have as a coach. 10/10 would recommend.
Under Andrea’s coaching, I reached the best shape I’ve ever had! He was really an eye-opener for me, teaching me step by step the basics of a balanced nutrition, the importance of macro tracking and their proper food tracking. He stopped me from insanely overtraining and guided me towards a really focused, efficient weights-based training scheme. Under his guidance, I learned how to stop demonizing foods (oh, how I regret all those bread-less, rice & pasta-less years when I thought CARBS were the EVIL!) and how NOT to sweat out my emotions. From a cardio bunny, I am now so much more a promoter of weights training. The results are simply incomparable, in terms of fat loss and overall well being! Thanks a LOT, Andrea, for sharing with me all these valuable lessons! I’ll never stop being your nr 1 Instagram stalker 24/7
‘I came to Andrea wanting change. I was unsatisfied with my external appearance, my body image, my relationship with food. I had many failed attempts at getting “the perfect body” before I met Andrea and I didn’t want another yo-yo diet and failed attempt. Yes, I wanted change, but more than anything I wanted tools to be able to succussed.
Unfortunately, we live in a society that wants instant gratification and that gives us a misconstrued notion that everything can be a quick fix. But we all know good things take time. My progress photos directly speak to the results I achieved though consistency that can happen when we give our body time to adapt. I honestly didn’t think that such physical changes were possible for me and I could not be happier with my results but what I really want to highlight is the internal changes that occurred that often go unnoticed.
Working with Andrea not only gave me the confidence to trust myself and my body but gave me a new sense of understanding and listening to my body. I learned to listen to biofeedback ques, to understand how different stressors impact us differently, as most importantly how big of an impact our minds have on our progress. I would say my body composition changed immensely but my greatest success came from the internal shift.
I gained a new sense of worth, a newfound confidence in my body and abilities, a new perspective on training. I learned to control my mind and let go of added stress that comes with dieting. I gained a total shift in perspective and ways to implement these techniques in all areas of my life, in contract to may past failed attempts. I gained so much from working with Andrea and I will forever be grateful for his commitment, wisdom, and dedication. Thank you, a thousand times, over. Thank you.’
Coach Andrea’s once-off plan really showed me the way! I am making amazing progress following his plan and couldn’t be happier! Coach Andrea’s plan and teaching were to the point, honest, and made a lot of sense. After trying some diet fads over the years, I have found something I can commit to and make this a lifestyle change. Fat loss is the same as everything else in life, consistency, patience, and disciplines are the keys at achieving success. There are no short cuts, if you are willing to do the hard work and make it a way of life, you will see results. Thank you so much!!!
Working with you these past 8 months have been so eye opening. I came to you for what I thought would be such a simple process, just wanted to get lean and thought it would be a seamless process. From the start you have been so open on how there’s never a deadline for fat loss and on how to make this a lifestyle. I truly didn’t know how much I needed you! You have helped me so much improve my relationship with food. A lot of it I didn’t see before I had you! It was never about restricting anything to get results and that is what has helped so much. I also have learned so much from you, more than I was ever expecting! You have been so much more than a nutrition and programming coach, you care so much more about just the results and about how I was doing mentally. It has been so nice having you in my court cheering for me through this process. I am sad to have to leave you, and hope to find you once again in the future! I can not thank you enough for what you have done and helped me accomplish.