Happy Monday, Crew!
Welcome to another Never Miss a Monday Email from yours truly, Angela Gargano. If you're new here, let me introduce myself. I send out an email every Monday with a FREE Workout (yes, literally), Motivation, details on Free Resources/Workshops I am hosting, AND Discounts to my favorite brands. I am a former biochemist turned fitness coach with over 10+ years of experience in the industry, both in-person and online. I've achieved titles like Miss Fitness America in 2016, competed on Ninja Warrior 5 times, overcome two 2x ACL knee injuries, and so much more. My goal with these emails is to inspire you and help you kick off your week on a positive note. So, let's get into it and hang out, figuratively and literally!
I have THREE topics that have resonated with me and several of my clients, and I'm sure you can relate.
1 If you don't slow down, your body will force you to
Many of us believe that the more we do, the more successful we'll be. We fear that taking...
In today's blog, we're delving into the unexpected challenges that life throws our way, much like when you're making strides toward that coveted pull-up, and you might find yourself grappling with unwelcome elbow pain.. We've all been there – that frustrating moment of wondering, "What now?"
When it comes to handling life's unexpected curveballs, remember these three things:
Stay Adaptable: Just like in training, flexibility is key. Adapt to the changes and keep moving forward, even if it means adjusting your course.
Lean on Your Support System: Whether it's me, the Pull-Up Revolution community, or friends and family, remember you're not alone. Share your challenges and triumphs – we're here for you.
Embrace the Challenge: Life's curveballs often come with lessons. Embrace the challenge, learn from it, and let it fuel your growth.
But fear not!
I've been listening closely to your stories, your struggles, and your triumphs, and I've got your...
I moved the TV over in my Airbnb so I could hang on the staircase....
Happy Monday Crew!
If you are new here I send out these Newsletters every Monday with Fitness & Life tips, a FREE Workout (just for you, scroll down for it) & discounts to my favorite brands etc!. My name is Angela Gargano, 5x Ninja Warrior, Miss Fitness America 2016, Fitness Trainer with over 10+ years experience & creator of Pull-up Revolution Program that has helped over 500+ of my clients conquer their FIRST Pull-up!
On this weeks, Angela's weird and crazy, I didn't put potatoes under my armpits like I did last week... BUT I did hang on my Airbnd staircase to "hang out" and it literally had the internet FREAKING out at me....DON'T break the TV!
And let me tell you no TV's were harmed during these hangs ...
So many people ask me... Angela...how long do you hang for? What are the benefits? Why are you even doing this! So I created a *NEW and improved hang challenge PDF here* with videos...
Mondays might come with their challenges, but guess what?
Remember, it's the small steps that make the biggest impact on our journey to greatness. Let's tackle this week head-on and show the world what we're made of!
Now, let's dive into a funny (and hopefully relatable) story – my Inside Out & Backwards Shorts saga!
Yep, you read that right. Every week, without fail, I manage to rock either inside-out or backwards shorts.
And believe me, it's not intentional – I swear!
It's become a running joke amongst my friends and family. But you know what? It got me thinking about how small, quirky things can lead to something BIG.
Remember that scene from Mean Girls when Regina George had holes in her top and suddenly everyone was doing it?
Well, maybe my Inside Out & Backwards Shorts could become a trend – who knows?
The point is, life throws these little curveballs at...
Happy Monday Warriors!
Angela Gargano here, 5x American Ninja Warrior, 3x Cover Girl, Certified Trainer, Speaker & I've helped over 500+ of my clients conquer their FIRST Pull-up! with my Pull-up Revolution Program! Welcome to my Monday Newsletter where I will give you motivational tips, resources, a FREE Workout (yes, literally every Monday, scroll down for this weeks Upperbody & Core Workout ) & Free Resouces like my FREE Online Pull-up Workshop THIS Wednesday discounts to my favorite things & MORE!
Today, I want to address a common misconception that holds many back...and I've been hearing it A LOT lately.
the belief that you must wait until you're "strong enough" to start working on pull-ups ....
sound familiar....and if doesn't here's some other similar relatable thoughts...
"I'll start mediating...when I am less anxious"
"I'll start working out more consistently when I have more energy"
"I'll start taking care of myself...after I take care of...
Today, I want to talk about something that's often seen as a stumbling block, but can actually be a stepping stone on your path to success: failure.
We live in a society that often places too much emphasis on success and winning, and very little on the journey it takes to get there.
But the truth is, failure is an integral part of growth and achievement. As an American Ninja Warrior and coach of the Pull-up Revolution, I've seen countless women transform their lives by conquering their first pull-up. And guess what? None of them got it on the first try.
Failure teaches us invaluable lessons, helps us to recalibrate our strategies, and builds resilience like nothing else. It's in those moments of struggle that we truly find out what we're made of.
I recently took an improv class, and it had me thinking—why don't we celebrate our failures more often?
In that class, we were encouraged to...
I missed the deadline.
I'm getting real with you today.
I missed a huge deadline last week...to be in the Wall Street Journal article all about pull-ups!
The article is crushing it, by the way!
You see, when these reporters message you, they want you to give them info NOW, and their deadlines are always like...yesterday.
I am so disappointed. By the the time I gave her my two cents for the article, it was too late.
Another missed opportunity.
Another moment I felt disappointed in myself.
This would have been a HUGE opportunity, because this is what I do! I help women conquer the "unicorn" movement, the pull-up.
I told my boyfriend how upset I was with myself, and that if only I had my shit together, I wouldn't miss out on opportunities. Like this.
He said, "what has to change for that to not happen again?"
He told me to sit in my frustrations so that I can make some changes.
I know that a big reason I have been missing these opportunities is because I am spending so much time in...
Yes, you heard me right! I met Ginny MacColl years ago when I was competing in local ninja warrior competitions and she has always inspired me. She got her first pull-up at the age of 63!!! And she competed on the most recent Ninja Warrior Competition! Check her out here!
I am pumped that she will be the special guest in my next FREE online Pull-up Workshop on Sunday August 20th! Together with the legendary Ginny MacColl (American Ninja Warrior's oldest competitor at 71 years young!), we'll be diving deep into the world of pull-ups, sharing our knowledge, and empowering you to take charge of your fitness journey.
What I love so much about Ginny is that she is living proof that it's NEVER too late to start a new goal. No matter how "impossible" it may seem. She still competes in local ninja competitions, swims, and is always open to trying something new and getting started. So if you are looking for a sign to get started on your Pull-up Journey or really any journey! This...
Today, I want to address a common misconception that holds many people back, and an I've been hearing it A LOT lately: it's the belief that you must wait until you're strong enoughSound familiar? Even if doesn't, here are some other similar relatable thoughts...
"I'll start mediating when I am less anxious"
"I'll start working out more consistently when I have more energy"
"I'll start taking care of myself after I take care of everyone else"
"I'll put the oxygen mask on everyone else first, and then put it on myself..."
"I'll eat healthier when I have more time"
How about any of those?
Here's the hard truth of all of the above: they are all excuses
You don't need to wait until you have upper-body strength or wait until you hit a certain weight or until you have the perfect body to start working on your pull-up today! You can start working towards it in the body you currently have...
And here's why...
You will get a stronger upper-body while you are working on your...