My exercise program for figure training was working out twice a day, six days a week. I would do cardio in the morning and lift weights and do abs after work. For lifting, I alternated muscle groups each day so that I wasn't working the same muscle group two days in a row. I loved each workout. I was able to challenge myself every day by trying to lift heavier weights, and run faster and further. It was great. I am in my ‘off’ season now so I am just doing yoga, pilates, and light cardio. I'm not going to start training hard core for competitions again until January.
I really enjoy my sessions with Angela. She's intelligent, encouraging, positive, outgoing, and extremely knowledgeable in health and fitness. Angela and I really ‘clicked.’ We have very similar personalities, interests, and hobbies. She is an awesome trainer and a truly great person.
I have been more than satisfied with Angela. Without her, I would not have done nearly as well as I did in my competitions and I would not be in the best shape of my life. She went out of her way to help me reach my goals and she helped me realize that my goal of competing wasn't some silly dream. I'm very grateful to have her.
Angela helped me with my diet. I needed some guidance and she helped me determine an appropriate caloric intake and suggested some alternate meal and snack options. The diet improvements lead to me feeling better and healthier. I lost weight (19lbs), have more energy, more confidence, I'm healthier, happier, and for the first time in my life I'm truly happy with my body.
Competing takes a great deal of focus, determination and willpower. However, it is also very fun and rewarding. If you are thinking about it, don't ever sell yourself short, don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do something you want to do, don't ever give up and your dream can become a reality.
I grew up in Pennsylvania and earned my PhD in Physics. I am an engineer and now live in NH. I enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, snow skiing, snow shoeing, exercising, and now bodybuilding. I couldn't have done this without the love, encouragement and support of my husband, Andy. My healthy eating and exercise have rubbed off on him. His diet has dramatically changed for the better. He's exercising more and he is losing weight too!”
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