Body Inspired Fitness is...

Embodied living for whole-human healing and transformation.

Welcome.
As you can see, things have changed around here.

I'm Angela Parker

I’m here to show you how to truly be inspired by your body (and heart, and spirit) by slowing down and listening to what she, he, or they are telling you…

then doing what feels good...

what feels right...

what's in alignment with your values…

so you can design the fulfilling life you're meant to have.

Welcome.

As you can see, things have changed around here.

In 2003 I founded Body Inspired Fitness

I grew BIF to Santa Monica Californias largest and longest-running outdoor fitness program.

In 2018 I recognized the need to transform my world, so I completely uprooted my life – following the successful sale of the Santa Monica division of BIF, I moved to a little village in the Italian Alps with my partner.

Now at age 40

I bike Lake Garda. Hike past sheep and goats. Dine daily on fresh, world-class cuisine. Live in a 100-year-old home with lush grapevines sprawling on all four terraces.

Teach journaling and coach clients worldwide from my beautiful home studio.

My Italian Alps retreats are magical.


Let’s be real… that’s the Cinderella version.

Truth is

I reached my late thirties and realized that diet culture had stolen nearly all of my adult life.

I'd lost sight of most of my values.

Abandoned myself on the quest for perfection.

Spent time hustling instead of healing.

One day while walking

I stopped in my tracks and realized I was holding my hands up, as though in surrender.

I knew I needed to let go.

I had to release my baby, the community I had created. I had to say goodbye to my amazing team.

I had to start anew, even though I had no idea what would come next.

Despite the uncertainty, I sold the Santa Monica division of BIF and moved to a picturesque town in Italian Alps to start my new life.

Within 3 days of arriving to Italy

I became so ill I almost lost my life.

After months of failed diagnosis, one wise, compassionate doctor told me my body was simply trying to let go of all the trauma and anxiety I'd carried for decades.

She said my only job was to heal.

This was a crisis. My dark night of the soul. My spiritual death and rebirth.

That started my journey to transformative self-care.

I discovered the joy and necessity of embodied living.

I spent 8 months off email and social.

I walked. I ugly cried.

I got still enough to compassionately invite all my darkness into the light.

I taught myself to journal and let my pain and shame be taken away by the pages.


I got clear about my values and committed to only moving through the world in ways that align with them.

My purpose now

Is to give you the tools you need to live an embodied & fulfilling life.

I offer coaching, journaling, and experiences for deep-feeling leaders, creatives, and entrepreneurs.

If my words resonate let's hang out.

Visit my website

Want to live an embodied life?

I write for deep-feelers who desire to get off the ride, pick up their lives, shake the sh*t out of it, and redesign it based on their values.

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Now I coach people who are ready for radical transformation and self-care.

So, despite the uncertainty, I sold the Santa Monica division of my company and moved to a picturesque town in Italian Alps to start my new life.

I discovered the joy – and necessity – of embodied living.

Thank you

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I'm Angela Parker

I’m an Embodied Business & Life Coach for leaders, creatives, and entrepreneurs.

As a CTI-trained Business & Life Coach, I shatter the status quo and redefine what it means to be fit in your own body and mind by following an anti-diet culture and health-at-every-size philosophy.

I firmly believe that body and mind work together, so all my coaching sessions revolve around slowing down, listening to your body, and connecting to yourself.

I’m here to show you how to truly be inspired by your body (and heart, and spirit) by slowing down and listening to what she, he, or they are telling you…

then doing what feels good...

what feels right...

what is in alignment with your core values…

so you can design the fulfilling life you're meant to live

Know this... It's possible

All it takes is finding the courage to get off the ride, discover your values, name and claim what you want more than anything in this life.

If my words resonate let's hang out.

Visit my website

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Send me an email and share your story

Then I almost died

That’s not an exaggeration.

I got so physically ill that I almost lost my life.

I lost a scary amount of weight very quickly. Couldn’t eat. Couldn’t sleep. Couldn’t even drink water. Everything hurt, all the time. It felt like my body was burning me alive from the inside out.

Medical professionals couldn’t figure out what the fuck was going on with me. They were scared. I was scared.

Finally, one wise, compassionate doctor told me my body was trying to let go of all the stress, all the anxiety I had built up and carried for decades. And my body was so tired and so traumatized that in doing so, it was essentially breaking down totally.

She said that my body was telling me that my only job was to take care of my body so I could heal. Did I think I could do that?

I did.

This was a crisis. My dark night of the soul, yes. My spiritual death and rebirth, yes. And my very real, very scary physical near death and renewal.

That started my journey to transformative self-care.