Meet the ladies of BodyBuildHer.com, an all-inclusive motivational website for ladies who want to get fit. Body Build Her empowers you to approach fitness and wellbeing in a different perspective. I really like that this site encompasses the physical, emotional, and spiritual side of working out. Talking to these women was so inspirational and I can’t wait for you to read what they had to say.
AfterEllen.com Who are you and what do you do?
Angela Simone: I am Angela Simone, a 42-year-old woman who stepped out of the classroom after more than a decade as a 5th and 6th grade teacher to chase my dream. I am a Certified Personal Trainer currently serving West Hollywood, and view what I do as an art form. My kind of training focuses keenly on sculpting the natural physique to its greatest potential through a combination of weight training, cardiovascular exercise, and proper nutrition. I am also a Pro Natural Bodybuilder who is involved with the Women’s Bodybuilding Coalition, which seeks to promote natural female bodybuilders with an emphasis on feminine muscularity.
Margaret Carrero: I’m Margaret Carrero, a writer at heart, a reporter by profession, and a woman by nature who overcame obesity.
AE: How long have you been doing this?
AS: I’ve been a certified personal trainer for the past three years, but working out has been a way of life since I was 14 years old.
MC: I’ve been writing since I was little. I’ve been on my journey of love, health, and fitness for more than 20 years.
AE: What is Body Build Her?
AS: Body Build Her is our labor of love; it’s our token of love for all women, to encourage women to be strong and not afraid to build muscle and carve up their physique. The confidence you will build will be priceless!
Body Build Her, the website, is a place where women can come to be inspired, empowered, and educated about health, fitness, and nutrition based on our combined professional and personal life experiences.
AE: What is your typical day like?
AS: I get up around 4:45AM to train my first client at 6AM and usually finish up by noon. Then I’m off to train myself before shifting the focus to cooking a nice dinner, reading up on current literature about health and fitness or training evening clients. It’s very basic but the routine allows for a clear reflection on my own health, which is ultimately number one.
MC: I get up at 2AM, so it’s pretty basic. Get some morning writing done with a cup of coffee and some breakfast after a shower, then it’s off to work until noon or 1 pm. I meet Angie for a nice workout, then we’re home and cooking dinner, preparing for the next day.