Thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela and I am a self-labeled foodie, shopaholic, runner, and group exercise instructor. I love all things health, food, and fitness-related, as you’ll soon discover if you hang around Eat Spin Run Repeat for a while.
I’m originally from Edmonton, Alberta, but spent my teenage years growing up in the Middle East. I attended a British International school, met loads of fabulous friends, and had some amazing once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I was involved in a ton of activities – soccer, basketball, running, cross country running, golf, swimming, hiking, and a touch of modeling.
Unfortunately, all of this physical activity wasn’t enough to keep up with the way I was eating. Weight piled on and eventually I got to the point where I was unhappy and insecure. I decided to take control of the situation and embarked on a weight loss journey that, from start to finish, lasted 2 years. In the process, I learned how to live a healthy lifestyle – and developed some mad skills in the kitchen! I lost 70lbs by eating well and staying active, two things that continue to be central aspects of my life today.
Since moving back to Canada in 2006 (this time in Ontario), I’ve taken on a number of physical challenges, including several half marathons and my first marathon in September of 2009. I am proud to report that I qualified for Boston and finished in a time of 3:17:41 as the 25th woman out of 1089 total. I’ve also been a certified spinning/RPM instructor since September of 2008. I think this is one of the best jobs EVER because I get to meet amazing people, motivate them, and make them sweat buckets with me on bikes at crazy early hours of the morning!
Although my full time job has me sitting at a desk from 9-5, I’m continuing to pursue my passion for health and fitness on the side. In early 2011, I became a certified Fitness Instructor Specialist and Nutrition and Wellness Specialist through Can Fit Pro, and continue to maintain those designations. I am currently studying to become a certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and can’t wait to share my knowledge and passion with future clients.
Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat is a blog about food, fitness, and living a balanced lifestyle. I love feedback, so if you’ve got any comments, questions, or suggestions, please send them to eatspinrunrepeat (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks for visiting!