So, all of this caught me off guard (doesn’t everything, though? Jeez.), but of course Miss Jia had the shots and the scoop:
Jia has more photos, but so did the Daily Mail… and do yourself a favor and avoid the comments:
So…what’s she doing? Of course, a vegetarian diet and, apparently, a workout video on the horizon:
Frugivore recently posted a snippet from her future workout DVD (subscribers, you’ll need to click through to see the clip)… are you checking for it? What do you think?
Chilleeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I know it’s a DVD but i know she ain’t got the good hair sweeping the floor and hitting a sweaty back haha, but seriously she is fit! I’m interested in seeing how the DVD comes out.
Angela is one of my fitspirations. I’ll probably buy the DVD, because I already do some of her workouts on Youtube.
Is it wrong of me to say that I’m not really impressed?
Sure, Angela is fitter and thinner than the average American, but she isn’t “cut” or “toned” enough for me to consider her someone worth taking fitness and nutrition
advice from. She is too “soft” looking to be a fitness model/guru. Her legs REALLY need some work in my opinion.
If I’m going to spend my money to get fitness tips from you, then I expect you to look more like Jamie Eason, Jillian Michaels, Alicia Marie or at least be proportional with some muscle definition like the toneitup.com girls. Those women all look like they REALLY worked hard and dieted for their bodies and aren’t just enjoying the residual effects of a teenage metabolism and superior access to nutrition and state of the art gyms paid for with daddy’s money. #imjustsaying
“Is it wrong of me to say that I’m not really impressed?”
Not at all.
I can understand not wanting to take fitness tips from someone who is not cut up and doesn’t even have a 4-pack. However, I can absolutely identify with and admire a softer, curvier frame. This is probably a more realistic body image for me, rather than someone who looks like a bikini model. I have always been overweight, I’ve had 2 c-sections, and I am still a good 23 pounds from my goal weight of 145 (I’m 5’6″).
I agree! She barely made it through her own workout video and did not appear to really put forth any effort. She is a beautiful girl, but her body is a result of being young and healthy. She is not a fitness guru, but more like someone who is seeking to earn money from another source. I can’t say that I blame her for trying to make money, but I’m not impressed or motivated by her video at all. I’ll stick to 24hour fitness!
I don’t think its wrong at all to not be impressed or have her as a fitness inspiration.
However, I just want to note that The Jamie’s, Alicia’s e..t.c have some of the most unattainable bodies and their practises are not really accessible to most of us.
Alicia Marie does crazy amounts of cardio, Alicia Renee Harris has some of the most amazing hereditary genetics (grand parents, mother, father, brothers all serious athletes)
All these people have fitness as a job. Its their 9 – 5, they work out multiple times a day. I think their figures are amazing, I like to look at them, but unless I decided to go into fitness or be a trainer, aiming for their bodies is a set up which many of us will fail at.
It’s no secret that most fitness models suffer from body dysmorphia and eating disorders.
these women do 2 – 3 hours of cardio a day and when in season they eat less than 1200 calories a day. (some as low as 500 – 800) and maintain ridiculously low body fat for women (notice non of them talk about what to do or train through periods?, most of them don’t have them anymore body fat is too low)
Thats why off season, some of these women used to pack on 20 – 30lbs in the space of a few weeks and only a few of them stayed ‘competition ready’.
Now, with all the fitspo craze going on, maore people are staying competition ready and its so dangerous that even fitness models are coming out and rebelling against this.
She looks great! But, here’s my take on this. She’s young, she’s never really been overweight, & most importantly, she’s never had a baby! So she “should” look like this. I refer to my body in terms of B.C. and A.C. ie: Before children & After children. I had my 1st child at 27. At my first OB appointment I weighed 105lbs at 5’6″. Eight months later at the hospital to give birth I weighed in at a whopping 180lbs. My body & metabolism have never been the same! Twenty one years later & 3 more babies, I am still looking at 180lbs. She’s young & if she puts some muscle on, I’m sure she’ll keep that body for a long time!
I’m going to have to check her out on youtube.
I don’t any see passion, hard work, a grimace or even sweat. Hmm, an opportunity to inspire others or is she being opportunistic? While I like this young lady, I feel the latter is true…
I totally agree with the lack of hard work & sweat. I’m not impressed in the least.
*wakesup* wait, wait, its over??!!! *YAAWWNN*
In a world with childhood obesity, where teenagers with ‘allegedly’ naturally high metabolisms are either starving themselves to death or morbidly obese, I welcome this.
There are thousands of teenagers out there who are overweight, but don’t bother working out for fear of being teased and many to many of them, the fitness models are not the ideal bodies they are looking for.
Whilst this fitness dvd doesn’t do it for me, I still like it 🙂
No, gonna say I’m not impressed with that workout video. Not only do I think there’s not a lot of motivating effort in it, but who is this video actually targeted to? The knee impact of some of those jumping moves would be killer for someone like me who is making my way down from the high 200s.
Yes we definitely have attractive black FIT role models. This- a malstep.
She looks great and I applaud the effort but that didn’t translate into a serious workout for me. I mean I know it’s a teaser but she didn’t even seem into it. Also, her movements didn’t seem controlled and her form seemed a bit off. Based on the teaser I can’t say that I would watch any more than I already have. I wish her the best though. Let me add that as a young lady perhaps this will motivate other young people to perhaps work towards being more fit and taking care of their bodies.
I’ve the bought Angela’s fitness DVD just & after all her exercise program the results have been amazing for me.
I am less concerned with the way she looks (she does look good) and more concerned with her level of knowledge. Yes he has a great body however WHY should I listen to you (does she really know the science behind losing weight).. She has not gone through any program or acquired any degrees or certificates. Any information she has was more than likely given to her for this particular purpose.. she isn’t a health guru to be followed she is more of a pretty woman that has a nice body.
I love Angela Simmons body. She’s my fitspiration. She doesn’t look all manly & weird looking like all these other women that make these workout videos. She’s curvy & healthy just like an African American woman should be .
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