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I Photoshopped Myself on the Cover of a Magazine... Here's What Happened

motivation Jul 30, 2021

 

Growing up, I always looked up to the women on Oxygen Magazine Cover. Their image projected confident, strong leaders in the industry. I always felt like I had SOMETHING in me, and I would read through the articles and picture myself being on the cover one day. At the time, it seemed impossible and out of reach. Little did I know, my dream would become a reality at the age of 31. 

How did it all start? 

In 2013, I started doing fitness competitions, feeling more confident with my body, and developing a love for being on camera, whether it was in video or in photographs. I started my own youtube channel and even did some content for a popular platform called diet.com

One of my first videos....

Diet.com 

I was definitely knowledgable about all things working out and nutrition from my experience as a college gymnast, fitness competitor, and ninja warrior. Viewers told me I had a more digestible and welcoming way of explaining movements from my background of...

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WARRIOR OF THE WEEK: Rebeca

warrior of the week Jul 23, 2021
 

Rebeca is originally from Mexico, but she has lived and traveled all over the world and dabbled in several different careers! In December, she started her own business, and when starting a business from the ground up, it’s always a financial struggle, but add in a global pandemic and it’s extra hard!

Growing up as a teenager, she was chubby and didn’t like exercising. But she started little by little running and doing pilates. She’s spent the last 13 years in and out of gyms, trying lots of different things like pilates, crossfit, and weight training, but she had a hard time sticking to something. She found Angela through Women’s Health, and during the pandemic, she found that exercising and listening to mindfulness podcasts helped her handle her stress, and so she decided to join my Summer Shred.

Several years ago, Rebeca suffered an injury while she was doing crossfit, and that’s why she has really benefited from the progressions and the...

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WARRIOR OF THE WEEK: Ev

warrior of the week Jul 16, 2021
 

“It’s made me stronger inside and outside”

Meet our Warrior of the Week, all the way from Munich, Germany, Ev! Ev works as an HR manager, and has spent a lot of her life being active. She enjoyed taking classes at the gym… until the gyms closed. She never thought she’d be able to work out at home, but found Angela through the Women’s Health instagram page, and soon realized that working out at home wasn’t so bad when you find the right program and trainer! She eventually joined the Strong Feels Good program.

Ev loves the structure of the program and how it builds, and despite going to the gym before the pandemic, she never structured her workouts or did any strength tests. She even used to spend upwards of two hours or more at the gym, but with Strong Feels Good, she only needs 30-45 minutes. She doesn’t just love the physical part of the program, but she’s really gained a lot from the mental aspect: the meditation and setting...

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WARRIOR OF THE WEEK: Francine

warrior of the week Jul 09, 2021
 

Our Warrior of the Week is the amazing Francine! Francine and her husband of 30 years live in New Jersey and own an upholstery business. She used to work out and work with trainers, and when she turned 50 she really started to get serious about it. During the pandemic, when the gyms were shut down and she didn’t have a lot of equipment in her home, she struggled to stay active and consistent. Something was missing.

It turns out the missing piece was accountability, and she got that with one of my 14 day challenges. After the challenge, she signed up for my SFG membership. She’s connected with the men and women of Strong Feels Good; people of all ages from all over the world, coming together for a common goal. 

Francine has been able to advance in her exercise progressions and see progress in her strength tests. She’s also been doing my Core Revolution program and learned so much about how to properly use her core, and how something that seems so simple can be...

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WARRIOR OF THE WEEK: Tiffany

warrior of the week Jul 02, 2021
 

This week’s spotlight is a little different because instead of doing the interview over Zoom, I had the amazing opportunity to MEET my client in person! I started my business online right around the time Covid hit, and so the overwhelming majority of my interactions have been through a computer, but there’s something really special about that face-to-fact contact. It helped me realize even more the impact that anyone can make on someone’s life!

Our Warrior of the Week is Tiffany! Tiffany is a mom of two high school kids and currently lives in Ohio. She has always lived an active lifestyle and always loved fitness, but when Covid hit, she lost the gym and those who kept her accountable and she felt like she hit a plateau. She joined one of my two-week challenges, and instantly felt connected. She signed up for Strong Feels Good and at the time of this recording, was on her 100th day! 

The Strong Feels Good community is second to NONE, and Tiffany absolutely...

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America Ninja Warrior Season 13 Recap

Uncategorized Jun 27, 2021

There’s A LOT I want to share with you all and I will BUT the first thing I want to talk about is Ninja Warrior.

Monday 8pm EST is when my Eposide is supposed to air. 

Unfortunately, I got word from the producers that my run will not be shown this year. There are hundreds of competitors fighting for only about 20-30 spots to be aired. You might see a glimpses of me but not the whole thing. 

I honestly am totally okay with this.  I don’t do Ninja to “just” be on TV.

I do it to test my limits.

I do it for the community, and because it’s just so much fun that it doesn’t even feel like working out.

ALSO… I was being extremely cautious this year since I was shooting my COVER of Oxygen Magazine the following week… which has been a dream of mine for YEARS (more to come on that) 

While I won’t be aired, I want you to keep an eye out for some of my amazing training buddies: Rachel Degutz, Abby Clark, Casey...

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WARRIOR OF THE WEEK: Katherine

warrior of the week Jun 24, 2021
 
"Once I was able to find a program that I could do on my own and do at my own pace, that really spoke to me."

Katherine is a mom of two teenage girls from Miami, FL and works as a genetic counselor at a children’s hospital. Pre-pandemic, she lived a pretty active lifestyle, but tended to push herself a little too far and aggravate her sciatica and herniated disc, and it was a lot of starting and stopping. During the pandemic, she had a lot more time on her hands, started following my workouts on Women’s Health, and then joined my Core Revolution program, and it was through my core program that she realized that the recurring issue with her back was because her core was not as strong as it should have been. She then joined my Strong Feels Good program, which was a perfect fit for her: it allowed her to go at her own pace while still maintaining the social aspect of exercising that she loved without the pressure of having to “keep up” with others or the...

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WARRIOR OF THE WEEK: Leontien

warrior of the week Jun 18, 2021
 
“It really feels like a family.”

Our Warrior of the Week, all the way from the Netherlands is Leontien! Leontien works in biomedical research for cancer and neurological illnesses like Alzheimer’s. 

Leontien has been with me for almost an entire year, and she prefers to workout early in the morning before she heads into the city for work, because it actually wakes her up and energizes her, but without the right mindset, early morning workouts can be hard to maintain. She also is an avid runner who was training for a half marathon and never really stopped training even though the event was cancelled. She loves spending the hour and a half of her run by herself surrounded by nature (except for the deer!). 

Leontien really loves the Strong Feels Good community, and how even though its members are located all over the world, it feels like a family where everyone supports one another. She also loves the variety of the program, how it targets different muscle...

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WARRIOR OF THE WEEK: Zoe

warrior of the week Jun 11, 2021
 
“In terms of mental health, it’s fantastic. It really has helped me.”

Our Warrior of the Week, all the way from the UK is Zoe! Zoe works from home as a legal secretary, and she’s been working out off and on since 2016. She did find some workout programs to do, but found that she tended to stick with the exercises she liked and felt comfortable with, and as a result, would do the same thing over and over again. She found me through Women’s Health and really resonated with some of the things I was saying about wrist injuries and strengthening exercises (something which is NOT talked about enough among trainers!)

On days where Zoe feels tired (we all have those days!), the struggle might feel pretty real, but after being consistent for so long, something comes from somewhere that pushes you to keep going, and once you do it, you feel great! Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just get started, but once you do, you’re so glad you did. 

Zoe loves...

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WARRIOR OF THE WEEK: Patti

warrior of the week Jun 04, 2021
 
“I feel lighter. My clothes fit a little bit better. In general, my body feels cleaner.”

Patti is from Oklahoma City and has been with me since February of 2020 (pre-pandemic)! She started in my Pull-Up Revolution program. Prior to starting my programs, she never really did a ton of strength and tended to piece together random workouts she found online. She tended to stick to “leg day,” and ignored training her arms. One day she decided that she wanted to learn how to do a pull-up.

Patti is pretty good at working out on her own, but really benefits from having accountability through TrueCoach and having a safe space to post her progress in the facebook group. She’s found a great balance in Strong Feels Good of the “leg day” she loves while also strengthening and toning her upper body. As a runner, the strength workouts have improved her running form and made her a better runner! She feels lighter, her clothes are fitting better, and her body...

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