img_0363The Real Me:

The 3 things I love the most are quiet, alone time, and raw cheese.

I know I am capable of doing absolutely anything and being successful at it. I wish I didn’t spend so much time worrying about what others think. I love hard. Maybe too hard? Ok, fine, I definitely love too hard.

I’m learning to not be attached to my expectations. I hate chit chat. When I grow up I want to act younger. I excel at leadership and have the ability to tap into the strengths of my team members to deliver results with extreme efficiency.

I think it’s time to move to Italy for a while.

The birth of my niece Hazel changed my life.

I deeply crave honesty from those I love. I suffer from imposter syndrome, yet I am good at making money and can confidently ask to be paid what I’m worth.

I’m your girl in an emergency. I’m not your girl if you raise your voice. Or own a Weimaraner.

I think words are our most powerful weapon – so I use that shit carefully.

I want to know what’s it like to live fully in each moment for longer than 20 mins.

 

 

My Work Stuff:

In 2003 I founded Body Inspired Fitness in Los Angeles. After fourteen wonderful and successful years I’ve sold the Santa Monica business to Holly Clapham & Jared Rodriguez. Under the vision and leadership of Jared, Body Inspired Fitness Santa Monica (BIF:SM) will continue to grow!

I am humbled, blessed, and excited to watch the legacy of what I started live on and continue to serve the incredible community of Santa Monica.

I won’t be a stranger to you Angelenos! I will be teaching through BIF:SM whenever I am in town. Make sure you’re subscribed to my mailing list to know when I’ll be teaching!

As for the broader topic of the Body Inspired Fitness brand it’s still alive but will be in hibernation for a little while. I have a million ideas for where it can go. Maybe, open more locations, create an apparel line, develop an app, create new e-products or on-line programs, offer more retreats. In time I’ll have a better idea.

But for now, and for a while, I need to step away and explore new opportunities, ideas, career paths, and educational adventures. 

As for me I’m not sure exactly what I’ll do next.

Oh, excuse me. I’m sorry. Let me rephrase that.

I have no fucking clue what I am going to do.

As I stand in full surrender of life, I am making myself open to ideas, suggestions, offers, and vacation houses :)

Thanks to the encouragement of my friends and family I’m committed to taking some serious time off from leading, creating, working, and doing. During that time I will be digesting my new reality, enjoying time with my family, exploring ideas and opportunities, get a hobby or five, and learning the art of CHILLING OUT.

And teaching a tiny bit. Which has never, ever, felt like work.

I want to share with you the words I have been living by for the last few months.

Life is really short. Too short to be afraid and too long to give a shit about what people think. It’s time to fully surrender. Slow down until you become completely aware of your thoughts, words, actions – then stay at that speed. Open your heart until it hurts – a lot – like it’s going to explode. Stop giving things that don’t have value your energy. Start living everyday like it is literally your last.

As I close this message I want to express my gratitude to YOU. My student, client, friend, supporter, cheerleader, teacher & guide. YOU are what has made my BIF journey so special. You’ve given me the opportunity to learn, grow, fail, succeed, believe, and TRUST. I am forever grateful to you.

Keep up with my journey! Sign up for my newsletter. I’ll rarely send them, but I’d love to see you in one of my occasional classes, on a retreat, or over a glass a wine in the hills of Italy…

With a heart that over flows with gratitude and love,
Angela Parker

 

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