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New year, New you…just got easier!

22 Jan

ac69282ad1c7b13a42e896f771c11574I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very healthy and happy 2013 albeit a slightly belated wish! It has been some time since i posted on here or sent a newsletter, so much has been going on i feel like i could sit here for hours updating you all.

Firstly i would like to wish congratulate client Tania on the birth of her son Harri back in October 2012. I am still yet to meet the lil man but look forward to doing so soon.

I completed the half marathon although slower than i wanted to as was advised not to run due to viral infection, i took it steady and literally listened to my body as i coughed my way around when tried to hike up my pace…all in all was an amazing experience and big thank you to all that sponsored me for such a worthy cause.

So the new year is well underway, how are you all doing with those new years resolutions, I have decided to have a new year sale. For the whole of January and February the cost of a personal training session will be reduced by  25%. Single session costs will drop from £40 down to £30 and any block bookings of 10 or more will be reduced even further down to £270 for 10 sessions, or £500 for 20 sessions. This offers will expire on February the 28th but any bought before then will be honoured for the duration of the booked sessions. So no more excuses personal training just got affordable, and you could see and most definitely feel the difference if you began training now, by the end of February. Easily half a stone could be lost, maybe more for some, bodyfat could be reduced muscle mass increased and with all of the above shapes will change and fitness shall definitely improve. Also remember you can partner up and share the session time and cost with a friend or relative, just bare in mind it will be more suitable if you both have similar goals and fitness levels.

I have a new client aiming to drop his bodyfat and increase his muscle mass, things are going great and is well on his way to achieving these goals. As always my existing clients continue to put in the effort and are therefore achieving great results. All of the sale prices mentioned above are for both new and existing clients, new clients can also take advantage of a free consultation session.

As always if you feel this newsletter would be of interest to someone please do forward it on. If you have any questions dont hesitate to get in touch.

Yours for good health


AF Newsletter September 2012

16 Sep

Septmeber is here, how on earth did that happen so fast?! Needless to say i have been very busy over the summer months, not only with new and exisisting clients but also with my family life whilst the chidren have been off school its a hectic time just keeping them entertained as im sure many of you will know. Our best purchase during the holiday for keeping the girls busy, was a kitten….hours of fun!

Towards the end of June I began training a new client Janet twice a week at her home, who i am very pleased to say is achieving great results and is now already on her second block of sessions. Janets bodyfat percentage has dropped, the lean body mass has increased and her shape has changed with a total of 5.25inches lost overall from various areas. So well done Janet!

July I had a message from an old client that I used to train last year but who then stopped again due to work commitments. I am however very pleased to welcome back Amy. On our first round of results in just 5wks Amy had lost 7lbs in scale weight, and a total of 6.6inches lost from various areas of her body. We are really starting to see a difference now with both the fitness levels and the shape change so again keep up the good work Amy, we are due the second round of results and tests this week and i look forward to the results.I train Amy three times a week both in her home, at the gym with also usually a session of walking and light jogging around the local reseviour this teamed with sensible eating is helping Amy work towards her weight loss goals.

Also during July my client Louise and her husband Nick became proud parents to Millie rose, so a huge congratulations again to them both. I look forward to meeting Millie very soon.

August was a hectic month as its seen the start of the real work at our home, with a total re-wire of the house and knocking down of another wall, ‘dustville’ is where I reside… but it shall all be worth it in the end is the mantra i keep repeating to myself as i wade through the thick dust that covers every inch of my home and its contents. We were however lucky enough to attend the table tennis during the Olympic games in London at the excel centre. It was such an amazing experience and filled me with immense pride just to be able to witness these dedicated people finally being able to compete for what has been many years of training and preparation. The way in which these games were organised was faultless and team GB did exceptionally well and there is no doubt in my mind that they have indeed inspired a generation. I enjoyed every minute both whilst in London and watching on the tv, we didn’t watch anything else. The Para Olympics then went on to continue with the success for team GB, and had their best ever games. I think it has educated and opened people’s eyes and minds with regards to disabled people in a very positive way. I just wish that such sporting events could continue for us all to watch and enjoy, four years seems such a long time to have to wait.

My half marathon training is going well and with less than 40 days to go it needs to be! I shall be conducting my ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions betweenthe 20th september til the 20th of October for those of my my clients wishing to reverse the role and dish out the exercises in return for a donation for the event. More information on this and how to be one of the first to donate can be found of my page at

Finally I dont wish to be like one of those annoying supermarket chains that have their christmas cards out already and easter cards out by January the 1st but its near enough only 100 days til christmas?! So if you have fitness goals or a desired size/shape you wish to return to, now is the time to make it happen to ensure you look and feel fab for santa season!

Please do get in touch to arrange a free consultation or pass on this email to anyone you think it maybe of interest to.

Yours for Good Health


Happy New Year….make sure of it!

10 Jan

Well its ten days into the new year and I’m pleased to say that so far the majority of my clients have got off to a great start, right back into training and with either little or no weight gain. Yes everyones first session back has been tough but once its done and they’ve moaned at me just a little they are all more positive than ever to smash new health and fitness goals.

If you haven’t already set yourself some goals for the new year, not just in your head or in a conversation with a colleague, friend or family member you should write them down and put them where they can be seen. This way they shall work as positive reinforcements to keep you focused and motivated. The power of the mind is a fantastic thing, and those of you that know me personally, will know what a big believer in positive thinking I am. I’d suggest to anyone that is interested to perhaps read up on this subject or subscribe to feeds that provide you with positive thoughts or ways of managing life and things in general in a positive way….i did just that again recently i’ll add a link at the bottom of this page.

Make goals this year not conversational ‘resolutions’ that are forgotten as quickly as we put away our festive decorations. Goals are best achieved, by being set to be met within a realistic time frame. When writing up your list of goals keep this in mind, so let one thing lead onto the other, if you want to lose 30lbs don’t give yourself until the end of January to do this. If you want to have a successful business and go on a once in a lifetime holiday, the business needs time to succeed before the holiday can be paid for. When making these goals by linking them together with mini goals, will only make the large ultimate goal more achievable and in turn give a path to follow to ensure this goal is met.

It is not enough to say you want to get a bit fitter, how will you plan to do this, how will you in turn measure if you have indeed got fitter and do you actually know how fit or unfit you are currently. In this instance id suggest putting a plan together with a goal to perhaps take part in a fun run in a few months time, or maybe you know you want to be able to run for a bus when needed to to and currently you cant….I’d suggest starting to increase the general activity you do by walking more socially, maybe ask a friend/relative if they to want to join you, perhaps you can then begin to pick up the pace for short intervals at a time during your walks, soon enough you the intervals of jogging shall become longer than the walks and you’ll be catching the bus up in no time!! The most important things about the goals is that you personally set them and do your upmost to stick to them………why not try to write your list of goals right now?

Excellent food for thought that was bought to me by Marc and Angel just after the Festive season…..”when all is said and done, will you have said more than you have done?”

Muscle Vs Fat

23 Oct

Contrary to popular belief muscle does not weigh more than fat, no two things of the same weight, can then be different in weight. 1lb is 1lb the old joke of what weighs more 1lb of feathers or 1lb of bricks should jog a few peoples memories. However 1lb of bricks would take up a lot less room than 1lb of feathers wouldnt it.
The truth is muscle is smoother and firmer, more dense than fat. Therefore takes up less space and appears smaller. Fat is bulky and uneven and take up more room. So the correct term to explain this would be muscle is heavier by volume than fat.
Two people can weigh the same but if the bodyfat percentage differs so will their appearance. This is why knowing the bodyfat percentage is so important and the scale weight alone is so misleading.

Client testimonials-‘Bridal Bootcampers’!

11 Oct

Louise and I were already existing clients with Ange , when she suggested that we try The Bridal Bootcamp. I am 52 and to be honest was very nervous about being able to keep up the regime and a little skeptical that anything would work.
I have tried numerous diets and exercise fads over the years but have never managed to find something I could do that would actually see a difference, occasionally a bit of weight would come off , but never where it needed to and countless times I gave up.
My son Chris got married in 2010 and for many reasons I tried to lose some weight. As a family we suffered from the loss of my father a week before the wedding and to be honest how I looked was not the most important thing to be concerned about, but when I look back at photographs I knew before Louise got married something had to be done.

The sessions with Ange went very quickly, and the best bit was actually seeing from the measurements she took that the fat was really shifting. Ange gave me the encouragement I needed which was sometimes frustrating for her as I needed a lot of convincing that it was going to work for me.

I cannot thank you enough Ange for your support on so many levels, your encouragement and the fact you never gave up on me, and for making it so easy in the end, every session was another step nearer a goal and I enjoyed the achieving. I was in a two sizes smaller dress for Louise’s wedding than for Chris’s.I felt amazing and family and friends said I looked amazing. Hard work but I would never have done it on my own.-Denise

I like most girls have attempted lots of fad diets and struggled to either loose weight or keep the weight off. I then decided that actually it wasn’t so much the weight I was bothered about it was more toning up! As my wedding day approached Anges bridal bootcamp was what I was relying on to get that toned figure in a snug wedding dress. The sessions were fun, different and made me sweat… I saw results within a few of weeks and its even better when people around you too notice. My arms looked firm and smaller and my tummy was flat… after suffering with a constant ‘bloated’ belly I was delighted with the results. I now understand the ‘buzz’ of exercising it makes me feel good, energized and most importantly it made me look at my wedding pictures with a smile… I was truly body confident! Thanks Ange your support was undoubtly a key part to helping me achieve my goal x -Louise

July 2010 vs June 2011

How are you doing?

5 Sep

Wow so the summer holidays are over and to be honest they went by fairly quickly! As you have probably noticed I’ve not been here much, and even though my clients continued to train with me, like so many other parents at home with children i felt guilty and didn’t have as many workouts myself. We do this to ourselves all the time (i think probably more so as women than men, but not in all cases). In general as a human race we put ourselves under pressure whether it be work related, family commitments or time out for ourselves the first two always seem to win the battle over the last one. Although I’m the first to agree that we should all make time for ourselves and in turn the other things will prosper, i know for a fact if i don’t workout i get grumpy with the children feel less motivated about work etc etc. Over the past six week holidays i have learnt to see things for what they are and be realistic ok so i haven’t had the 3+ workouts a week that I’m used to and for work i have just done the bare necessities but what i did do was ensure my children had a great summer break. We didn’t go abroad, we made the best of what we could, simple things like feeding the ducks, picnics in the park, cinema trips, visiting family/friends, cake baking, painting, dressing up we’ve done it all and the holidays have flown by, i even tried to sneak in a few ‘funny walks’ aka lunges whilst out walking with my children but was rumbled straight away “Mommy this is what you do when you go personal training” :).
My oldest daughter started her first day in year two this morning, my youngest is still yet to begin at the school nursery in a few weeks time so I’m still juggling, typing this with breaks to find upsy daisy’s missing shoe and peppa pigs boat…but I’m enjoying the juggling as i know its not going to be forever and in the mean time i can at least plan my next step career-wise and schedule my future workouts with a little less guilt knowing that i did a great job all summer just being me with a little more emphasis on being mom! So rid yourself of the guilt as I’m sure if you are honest and be realistic you are doing just fine!

Nutrition Complete

10 Aug

Right guys its here and ready to roll. I am proud to offer expert nutritional advice and full meal planning tailored to your individual needs/requirements. This has taken over the Australian fitness industry  and is set to do the same for the UK. Very few trainers and fitness establishments are able to offer you this yet here in the UK, hence why i am so excited by this program. Please do check out the video below and if you like what you see get in touch, i am happy to offer the first ten people a free 2wk trial of this service…so hesitate no longer, get rid of ridiculous diets and point counting regimes, get great nutritionally balanced meal recipes for anytime of the day and any dietary requirement. This program is unique as you are, it can also track your calories, nutrient intake fats,carbs, proteins etc and give you the chance to have full control over your daily, weekly and monthly activity versus calorie intake.

This really is like nothing else you have seen on the market yet, and with a free two week trial via Angelas fitness why not see for yourself. Get in touch,

get you and improved
Click To Watch Nutrition Complete Video.

Client Bodyfat Monitoring over 12wks

19 Jul


So as promised one of my clients has agreed to letting me publish the chart with his results. He is 33yrs of age, the first bodyfat percentage measurement came in at 29.28 putting him in the ‘over-fat’ category. His diet wasn’t the best and like most he felt this was down to time restraints of his working life. The job he has means food more often than not is consumed for convenience with little consideration of its nutritional content or benefit. I assisted my client to make better food choices and most importantly ensured he began to eat breakfast something he didn’t do prior to training with myself. We also agreed that the fizzy drinks, sugary snacks and take away type foods had to stop. He agreed to prepare his lunch in advance and also take healthy snacks out to work with him on a daily basis. I explained the concept and benefit of eating smaller portions more frequently. With all this in place we agreed on an exercise regime, we ran together once a week, he did one-two runs on his own and resistance workouts at home. I tested his bodyfat percentage every seventh day at the same time of day and we recorded these results. This enables us both to see that what we are doing is working and for him not to be disheartened by the scale weight as this doesn’t give a true representation. You can see for yourselves, for example look at week 3 after dropping so much in week 2 my client felt disheartened to see that according to the scales alone he had indeed gone back up in weight however because with the information gathered i am then able to see exactly whether the weight is “fat weight” or ‘muscle’ (LBM= lean body mass). After closer inspection we were able to see the increase was in fact was LBM. This not only pleased my client but spurred him on to continue with the agreed program we had set, at the end of the 12wks his total weight loss was a fantastic 12.8lbs, not only that he managed to drop a hell of a lot of ‘fat weight’ and keep his LBM relatively the same. This is no mean feat, this was achieved by sensible food choices, good food little and often, combined with the right amount of exercise of the right kind. Monitoring the body is an excellent way of ensuring what you are trying to achieve is on track.

Low calorie dieting is a quick fix and not good for the body, the reason people think they are getting quick results, is because according to the scale weight they have lost pounds…yes pounds of LBM -essentially water. A good amount of weight to be losing is 1-2lbs per week of fat weight, anymore than this and its highly likely that you are losing LBM.

For more information on any of the above feel free to drop me an email, I’d be more than happy to go into more detail on any of the topics I’ve touched upon. Hopefully after seeing these results it can help you realise that it is possible to get the body you want, its there where it always has been and with focus and support it can be achieved.

My client still wants to improve on his stats he is pleased with where he has got to, but wants to get just a little bit further, and now he knows for sure he can!

Whats in your PIE?

20 Jun

I am currently offering five Pt sessions for the price of four to all new clients and shall be doing so until the end of June. Due to this i have been having a fair few conversations with prospective clients some of whom have taken on this deal and are now new clients, some of yet still to do so….tick tock tick tock less than two weeks to go.

Whilst chatting with a new client of mine earlier today i remembered an example i was given when i first qualified as an instructor oh so many moons ago i’d like to share with anyone who is interested…will take 5mins..

1. Draw a circle, (fairly big) as we are about to divide it up into sections.
2. Each section will represent the amount of money you spend on certain aspects or items within your life.
3. Lets just focus on the last 12mnths.
4. So how much money do you spend on morgages or rental payments within a year….draw a section and label it.
5.How much do you spend on your car (including actual cost and also fuel insurance mot etc) or means of transport (again within 12mnths) section it and label it.
6. Food bills (this doesn’t include going out socialising) just basic daily food and drink…section and label it.
7. Holidays how much of your annual income goes on holidays…section and label.
8.Clothing, shoes, accessories. Yeah you guessed it, section n label!
9.Socialising with family and friends, cinema, eating out, football matches, bars, etc etc. (be honest then section and label)
10.Now how much do you spend on your health?? Gyms, Personal training, fitness classes, medical check ups?
……I’m guessing for the majority this last section isn’t so big in comparison to all the others, yet without good health or feeling good about yourself all the other things are pretty worthless…so why do we ignore it and put everything else first??

Now i’m not saying good health costs money, you could argue with the right knowledge and equipment its free and to these people out there doing yoga in the morning or running the streets, or taking their children out on long walks and bike rides, i say good for you…but these people are few and far between. Most people are planning on starting some exercise, or possibly even paying a gym membership (and not even using it), meaning to go to the drs to get that check up when they have TIME..the time is now folks take a long hard look at your PIE and make the health section grow, put some effort in and you shall feel the benefit in all the other areas of your life.

Yours in good Pie

Angela xxx

Red rosy redness!!!

25 May

Whilst out on a run recently a friend of mine asked me if it was true that, where you go red whilst exercising is where you will lose most weight?! Well going red is just the way the body cools itself down, when you exercise instead of overheating you will sweat also the body increases the blood circulation to the skins surface to radiate the heat away from the body thus equaling for some (myself included) a very rosy red face!. I have always suffered with this and it can be fairly embarrassing especially as most people equate it to being unfit….doubly awkward if you are the one instructing the class take it from me!!! Rest assured as long as you are rosy red or even beetroot red and sweaty there is no cause for concern, be proud that you have had a great workout and that your body mechanisms are all in working order!!
However if you go red and get also get a feeling of nausea, dizziness or faint this is a warning sign that the body is overheating. Its imperative that you stay hydrated as redness without sweating can also be a sign of dehydration. Redness in someone that is new to exercise could also be a sign of high blood pressure, this is why its so important to get checked over by a GP before commencing a new exercise program.

Going back to the original question i see this to be untrue, I’m guessing where this rumour has stemmed from is that of weight loss due to dehydration. Boxers, wrestlers and body builders use this method to get their weight down before a fight or competition you may see them training hard in the gym in foil suits or extra thick tracksuits. By sweating excessively and drinking very little the scale weight will drop, due to lack of water. This is a very risky process and one i would definitely not recommend.