Let's take it back to the beginning
I was pretty much born into living a healthy lifestyle. My mother worked for a Chiropractor and my father was active duty in the military at the time, so routine adjustments (had my first one at 3 days old), eating fresh foods, growing produce, cooking our meals, and staying physically active were normal to me.
Being raised in this healthy environment inspired me to pursue a career in the health and wellness field, where I began my career as a Massage Therapist.
From there, I continued developing the personal and professional skills to further my education and received my Personal Training Certification. Now I come from a long line of business owners, and entrepreneurs in my family, it’s in my DNA. So as my passion for fitness, wellness and helping others achieve their goals grew, I knew having my own business was definitely in the cards.
Meet my Guardian Angel
This is a photo of my grandmother Georgina and I. She was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico and the greatest person I knew for her wisdom, unconditional love, and for always putting everyone’s needs ahead of her own. Those are the qualities that inspired me to pursue my dreams.
In 2008, she passed away at the age of 95. Her funeral was held on June 17th which happened to be my birthday. Instead of mourning her passing I was honored to share my special day with a celebration of her life. That’s the best gift in itself.
The day after her celebration I was in a car accident, and my instant thought was that her spirit was present and protecting me from being seriously injured. I have a true guardian Angel with me throughout this journey of life.
My wake up Call!
At a routine physical in 2011, my doctor noticed an enlargement on the front of my neck near my thyroid gland. Concerned, I was sent to an Endocrinologist and was ordered to have routine lab work. When the results came back I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.
I remember feeling angry, scared and confused...why me? Yes, my emotions were all over the place. But after a few days I came to realize this diagnosis was a wake up call and everything was going to be alright. From there I was inspired to become more mindful of the importance of maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle while spreading the message to inspire others to reach their own fitness and wellness goals.
So after gaining a guardian Angel and diagnosed with a chronic health condition, I am 100% committed to living my dreams and not looking back…besides to see how far I've come.
“If I can inspire at least one person to strive for and achieve their dreams, then I’ve achieved one of mine”
- Angela Cruz
Certified Personal Trainer; National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
Certified Health Coach; American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Member: Idea Health & Fitness Association (IDEA FIT)
Liability Insurance: Philadelphia Insurance Companies