5 Reasons Autoimmune Strong Works for Your Body


People who live with Autoimmune Disease, Fibromyalgia, Lyme, and other chronic pain disorders often find exercise to be a struggle. I know, because for years, I struggled to find a way to exercise that wouldn't exacerbate my symptoms.

Hi, I'm Andrea. I am a personal trainer, and I live with hashimotos and celiac disease, as well as fibromyalgia. I was tired of trying exercise programs that didn't work for my body. I tried every traditional exercise program out there, but the results would be the same- exhaustion, fatigue and flare-up. Finally, I took matters into my own hands and designed Autoimmune Strong- a workout program designed to be compatible with my immune system.

You see- exercise is tricky for people with immune and inflammatory disorders. Exercise, when done right, can help manage the symptoms of these disorders, decreasing fatigue, increasing energy, improving mood, improving sleep quality, reducing joint pain... and the list goes on. But when we do the wrong kind of exercise, we get the opposite results- our systems go haywire and we feel worse than we did before.

Autoimmune Strong is the right kind of exercise for your body. And here is why:

1. Autoimmune Strong reduces the chance of exercise induced symptom flare up.

Most exercise programs work you too hard, causing inflammation to increase, which then activates the immune system into overdrive, resulting in an exercise induced symptom flare-up. The experience of a flare-up can vary from person to person; often it includes exhaustion, fatigue, brain fog, headaches, body aches, numbness, stiffness, swelling, fevers. But no matter what symptoms you have, we can all agree that flare-ups are never fun for anyone.  

Autoimmune Strong is designed to help your body slowly adapt to the stress of exercise, keeping your immune system in check. The program starts with movements that are extremely low intensity, and over time, the intensity builds slowly. This pace is intentional. By slowly building intensity over time, your immune system will have time to adapt to the changes, and won’t be overstimulates, thus protecting you from the dreaded flare-up.

2. Autoimmune Strong focuses on postural stabilization and corrective exercises.

The exercises provided in Autoimmune Strong are designed to help you get strong in the most important ways. With a focus on strength, stability, mobility and flexibility, Autoimmune Strong’s goal is to get your body feeling more capable in everyday situations while reducing back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain.

The program is divided up into 5 main categories:

  • The Core
  • The Foot/Ankle
  • The Hips/Glutes
  • Shoulders/Back/Neck
  • Total Body Mobility

With a focus on combining important stretching and strengthening moves, deep core strength and balance work, the goal is to improve your body's stabilization muscles, making it much easier to do daily activities such as climbing stairs and carrying groceries.

3. Autoimmune Strong is easy to fit into your life.

Those of us living with chronic pain know that any exercise program needs to be short and sweet, otherwise it becomes too difficult to maintain. Autoimmune Strong is designed with that in mind. The Autoimmune Strong exercise videos are designed to be easy to use and incorporate into your life.

The Autoimmune Strong instructional videos take the guesswork out of exercise. Instead of showing you the moves and expecting you to copy them, I provide detailed video instructions that help you learn the moves correctly. Then, when you feel you have mastered the moves, you can proceed to the workout video. The videos are short (10-15 minutes long), require little to no equipment, and can be done in the comfort of your own home.  

4. Autoimmune Strong is self-paced, so you can go through the program at your own pace, depending on your body’s needs.

Autoimmune Strong is designed to let you set the pace. You determine how many times you want to practice the moves before you move on to the next. You decide when to learn a new exercise or proceed directly to a workout video. You decide how many rest days your body needs. This way, you can listen to your body and give it the exercise it needs, depending on how you are feeling each day. 

5. Autoimmune Strong has a built-in system of community support.

It is important to know that you are not alone! Millions of people suffer from the effects of autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, and types of chronic pain. With Autoimmune Strong, you get a guide who has been through it, who understands what you are going through. Additionally, you gain access to the Autoimmune Strong community, filled with other people who can understand and relate to your experience. 

And if you are looking for a deeper level of support and motivation, there is the small group coaching option! Starting April 28th, you get to go through the Autoimmune Strong program alongside other members, in a specially guided program led by me! 

So, you might be thinking- this all sounds good, but is Autoimmune Strong right for me?

And the answer is YES!


Autoimmune Strong works for people with chronic pain, fatigue and inflammatory disorders across the spectrum. Thyroid disorders, digestive disorders, joint and muscle pain, pain disorders, just to name a few.

Free for the first 7 days, $19.99/month after the trial ends


Autoimmune Strong is great for someone who hasn't exercised in a long while, or ever! It's a slow moving program that builds over time, so your body has time to adapt to the muscular improvements.

Autoimmune Strong is also great for athletic people who struggle with exhaustion and high cortisol issues. Many people with autoimmune disease love to over exert ourselves with exercise. Autoimmune Strong can help you slow down and regulate your cortisol system. And while it may feel slow compared to what you are used to, it teaches important movement foundations that you can carry into your other workouts. Plus, the pace will give your immune system time to adapt, making it easier to go back to the harder workouts.

But don't just take it from me- hear what Autoimmune Strong members have to say!

 "Autoimmune Strong is making a world of difference in my life...

The self-paced program is easy to follow and easy to customize to your needs. Some of the exercises seem so easy and simple you will question why you are doing them. Believe me when I say you will know the next day!  And you will be glad you listened when Andrea told you not to push yourself. 

Before Autoimmune Strong there were places on my body I could not tolerate being touched they hurt so much. Today most of those places are gone and the touch of my husband's hand on my back doesn't bring agony. The only soreness I feel these days is the good healthy soreness of working my muscles. And that, my friends, is an amazing feeling. I encourage you to give this program a try. I honestly do not think you will be disappointed." 

- Jennifer D.


"I started Autoimmune Strong after my immunologist said that it’s been shown that a graded exercise program really helps people with Chronic Fatigue. 

I’ve also been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and was feeling extra tired (and unfit).  I needed something that didn’t cause a flare-up, was self-paced, affordable and I could do from home. This course fitted all those requirements. I’ve gone slowly with it at my own pace, but have already reached my first goal: to be able to do my housework! I’m feeling fitter and stronger than I have for years and have had no flare-ups from the program. People have also noticed that I am standing straighter and taller! Andrea is warm and bubbly and understanding and I find her instructional videos are easy to follow. I’m really grateful to have found this program having tried and failed at other programs."

-Anni R.

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This year, give your body the gift of strength. Give yourself a chance to feel better than ever.

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