My name is Angie Marone and I am the owner of Fit Chick Express in Colorado. I started my own business in 2008 and have grown from 5 ladies to over 100! Fit Chick Express is not all about losing weight, but more about empowering women to be strong, healthy and happy with their lives and their bodies.
My entire focus since starting Fit Chick Express, way back in May of 2008, was to teach women to take care of themselves, be healthy and be strong. It doesn’t always have to be about “being thin” or “having 6 pack abs”. It’s about being able to move, play with our children, feel energized and be healthy from the inside out.
Caring for your body is your responsibility and no one else can do this for you! As women, we tend to put our own health needs last while we spend time taking care of everyone else. I want this to be YOUR place to come to and put yourself FIRST!
It really wasn’t until my senior year of high school when I really started to enjoy exercising. I remember basically being laughed at when it came time to do our end-of-semester weight lift testing in gym class. I actually hadn’t taken gym class in high school until I was a senior. I had no ambition to lift weights and it was really more intimidating to me than anything. During the beginning of my first semester of gym weight training class, I just walked around and tried to not do anything during the class. It wasn’t until testing that it became obvious I wasn’t doing anything during class. I remember testing on the bench press and struggling to press 115 pounds. I heard other kids laughing in the background as this senior couldn’t even press what some of the freshman were doing. I was embarrassed to say the least, but it gave me a purpose to avoid being put in that same position again my final semester. I started working hard every day and by the time I tested the second semester, I was able to press 165 pounds, which was pretty respectable considering where I started. After this point, I never looked back. As an adult, I was actually able to bench press 285 pounds only weighing 160. Again, pretty respectable for a little guy. Unfortunately for me, I don’t have the family genetics to really get the big size and strength that I’ve always wanted. My dad is 5’6″ and I’m only 5’7″.
Still, it’s been a life-long quest of mine (at least as an adult) to understand more about the human body and proper nutrition. After years of just working at my “hobby”, I decided to get certified as a personal trainer so maybe I could try and help others. I am extremely critical of myself, so outside of weight training/nutrition advice to family, friends and co-workers, I’ve been my best and most consistent client as a trainer. As I’ve aged my priorities have obviously changed a bit, I’m no longer concerned with lifting heavy weights, I really just want to feel good and live well as I age.
Angie and I created Forever Be Healthy.com to try and help (or at least connect with) other people that love exercise like we do. It’s our long-term goal to maintain good health and well-being, so join us in this journey….forget about going to the doctor or taking prescription meds to help you get through day-to-day life, get healthy, live well and enjoy life to the fullest!