Andrea Malinowski

Program Manager, RiseVT-Bennington County

Office: 802-447-5507

Andrea has lived in Bennington with her family since 1997 and has always enjoyed fitness throughout her life. She became a marathon runner and triathlete at the age of 39, proving it’s possible to accomplish your goals at any age! After working full-time raising her four children, Andrea decided to realize her dream of helping people lead healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives by opening a health and fitness center. Opening Optionz Health & Fitness in 2012 was more proof that she had the power to fulfill her dreams.

In addition to having been the owner/operator of Optionz Health Fitness, Andrea is a certified Health Coach – having organized many health related events in the community – and is a coach of the local outdoor recreation group, Training For More. Through Training for More, Andrea hosts running training for groups preparing for 5k races to marathons, as well as group activities including hiking, bike riding, snowshoeing, and more! Her extensive community service experience has also allowed her to work across the age spectrum, including working with adults and children with special needs. Andrea is excited to bring her fitness, coaching, and community service expertise to bring RiseVT to Bennington County.