It’s almost Summer time, and if you are like me, sometimes you need that extra push and motivation to get back in the gym. For that reason, we’ve decided to start Fit Mondays again, while featuring some of our favorite celeb chicks (and a few fellas!) who pride themselves on staying fit and healthy.
If you are a follower of Angela Simmons on Instagram or Twitter, you’ve probably noticed over the past few months that the girl has been putting in work in the gym and showing off amazing results. Now, she’s giving the world a peek into her fitness sessions through a web series that shows her vigorous workout at Ultimate Gym in New York with Coach Nelson of Supreme Team Boxing. The videos includes various plyometric style exercises and weight resistant routines as well as tips on the best way to warm up, cool down and stretch during your workout. Angela also admits to wearing a waist band while exercising which helps her shed excess weight and achieve more definition in her ab area.
Necole: Are you currently training for something specific?
Angela: I’m not training for anything specific. I’m really self motivated and really into health/fitness. What keeps me motivated is that the results are worth it, and there’s no better feeling than sweating it out at the gym after a long day or to start my day!
What does your weekly work out regimen consist of and how many times a week do you work out?
I try to work out everyday. I usually box or do spin classes. On my days off I’ll run stairs or run on the treadmill.
What is your favorite part of your work out and why?
My favorite part is the end! [laughs] I feel so good. My least favorite are squats, they hurt so bad. But it’s well worth the results.
When you go into a workout, is there specific parts of your body that you focus on more than others?
I focus on everything. I’m a perfectionist, so I’m always picking something new on my body to work on.
They say that nutrition is just as important as the actual workout, what is your diet like?
I’m a vegetarian , and yes your eating habits are very important. It’s almost just as important as the work out. You won’t see results until you do both. [For those who are interested in becoming a vegetarian], I would say to get advice from other vegetarians and also talk to a doctor, but for me the transition was simple. I find a great balance with foods, lots of veggies, lentils, avocados, beans, it’s important to get your protein. I’ve been vegetarian for 3 1/2 years. And I love it. I feel great. My uncle Russell motivated me.
Are you currently taking any vitamins, supplements? If so, which ones?
Yes, a basic multivitamin and also B12.
Do you have any work out tips, you’d like to share?
A small snack before helps your energy and performance in the gym. Just find healthy things to eat. Don’t work out and then eat junk!
You can learn more about Angela’s work out plan on her personal website, AngelaIAm.com!
Are you currently working out? If not, what’s the hold up? This is the perfect time to start 🙂
Additional contributions by Fit With Fallon!