Andrea Fornarola of Elements Fitness Studio: “Work culture is the most important element of a business and will define a business’s success”

Alexandra Spirer
Authority Magazine
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6 min readMay 28, 2020

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…Corporate culture is the most important element of a business and will define a business’s success. Also- remember your employees are friendly, not friends. Keep professional relationships in the office, and save socializing with your friends who aren’t on your payroll.

For my series on strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrea Fornarola of Elements Fitness Studio.

Andrea is reinventing the fitness industry with her unique high-performance specialized Barre and Dance fitness training method. Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger, is the Founder and the Director of Elements™ Fitness Studio. A professional dancer, music theatre performer, actor, and fitness guru from Manhattan. Andrea has been dancing and creating movement patterns since her early childhood.

With 15 years experience, Andrea has developed programs and instructed classes at many upscale fitness facilities in Manhattan, including being a founding trainer at Physique 57. She has taught sold-out classes to the elite and famous. Andrea holds multiple nationally recognized fitness certifications including ACE, AFAA, Schwinn, and Real Ryder International. She has developed a unique series of signature classes that she offers exclusively at Elements Fitness Studio. Andrea is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BFA in Dance. She has multiple credits in regional theatre, dance, film, TV, and online media. She is a proud member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild and the Actors Equity Association.

Thank you for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

As a professional dancer, I have always taught dance to children and adults as a survival job. Teaching and choreographing multiple dance classes and pieces per day was a great way to stay in shape and stay creative. Working with children the majority of the time…

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Alexandra Spirer
Authority Magazine

I am an entrepreneur, publicist, journalist and event producer based in Sunny Florida. My passion is writing & giving back to others.