I’ll never forget the first day that I met Angela. She came to the Goddess Body University kick off with her good friend. I knew instantly that I was going to love her.
She smiled through the burpees. She laughed and encouraged her teammates. She proudly grimaced during her very first pole sit.
Most importantly, she EXUDED confidence and a relentless drive to never give up.
Angela is just getting started with her lifestyle journey at Venus, but she’s already made so much progress. I hope you enjoy her story below and, if you know her, make sure to congratulate her when you see her.
Love you Angela, and thank you for being such an inspiration to so many women out there! xo- D
Meet Angela Castro….
Occupation and age: Senior Operations Manager, for a company that teaches individuals with developmental disabilities. I’m 36.
Kids? Grandkids? If so brag a bit: I have a beautiful, dancing, swimming daughter who just turned 8 and a handsome, trumpet-playing, soccer goalie son who is 9 and a half.
Your life motto: “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
How long have you been a Goddess at Venus? I started on the first 2015 Goddess Body University—January 17th!
Have you undergone a transformation (physically, emotionally or both!)? I’ve transformed physically and emotionally. Physically, I have become so much stronger and more in control of my body. I have much better balance and endurance. I’ve lost inches and 22lbs, but beyond the numbers, I feel great. I feel like I’ve transformed emotionally because I have learned to eat to nourish my body, not to pacify or suppress my emotions.
Did you have any previous dance or fitness training before starting Venus? Nothing in a long time. Any new fitness regimens or plans never lasted more than a few weeks.
What made you decide to participate in the Goddess Body University Program? I needed change in my life. I had gained a lot a weight and wasn’t motivated enough to exercise and meal plan on my own. VPF offered an all-in-one solution for me with accountability (Goddess Body University). I knew I had found the right place from the very first welcome video I watched from Diane.
What have you learned about yourself, nutrition or exercise during this program? Everything! I had been going about fitness and nutrition all wrong! I have learned that I don’t have to count calories, I don’t have to run on a treadmill, and for goodness sakes—I can eat anything I want (in moderation!). Who’d have thought?!? I eat more volume of food than before, I always feel challenged by the VPF bootcamps and pole classes, and I don’t feel deprived.
What fears held you back (if you had any!) before you joined? Time management- figuring out how I was going to make this all work in my life. But believe it or not, doing something you love sure makes it easier to fit nutrition and fitness into your schedule than something you despise or loathe.
Favorite class and why? All of them! Every instructor is unique in their teaching style and personality. I love bootcamp because it helps me get strong and I love pole classes because they are fun and I can measurably see the results of bootcamp.
What is it that you LOVE about Venus? The staff and clients. The welcome and fun atmosphere. Zero drama and 100% positive.
Platforms, barefeet or legwarmers? PLATFORMS!
What are your current pole goals? To climb to the top of the pole is at the top of my list at the moment.
What are your current fitness goals? Continue to eat right, lose some dress sizes, and continue to increase the number of tire flips I can do during bootcamp (my favorite!).
What is your favorite Goddess recipe? Mmm! So many! I’d have to say Carrot Cake Protein Bars and PB & Chocolate muffins.
Do you have a favorite song to pole dance to? Crazy In Love by Sofia Karlberg
We LOVE music at Venus Pole Fitness. What 3 songs would be featured on the soundtrack to YOUR life?
- Wake Me Up- Avicii
- On the Floor- Jennifer Lopez
- Party Rock Anthem- LMFAO
Final Question…Any inspirational advice you would like to share with women who are afraid to come to the studio and start their own transformation?
Just follow one of my favorite quotes…“If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree.” –Anonymous.
Inspired by Angela’s story? Well, we will be opening up the next round of our signature program, Goddess Body University soon. We have an in-studio AND online program.
Make sure to get on the list for the exclusive promotion when we launch. Click the big purple button below and you’ll be notified before the public 🙂