From Our Editors
No one would think Angelique Millis ever suffered from weight problems—it's hard to imagine that the slim, well-toned fitness professional and renowned health columnist was at one point 40 pounds heavier and five dress sizes larger. After mustering the courage and self-discipline to overcome her struggles, she decided to dedicate her life to helping others improve their lifestyles and achieve their weight-loss goals—no matter how big or small—in a realistic, measurable manner. Hence, she became professionally certified through the National Federation of Professional Trainers and the National Strength Professionals Association and founded Elite Fitness Connection.
Today, Millis and her staff aim to motivate, educate, and inspire their clients with assessments, one-on-one and small-group training sessions, and nutritional guidance. Factoring in each individual’s lifestyle, current capabilities, and dietary habits, the team customizes exercise and nutritional programs to cater to each client’s desired goals. They also take regular measurements to quantify progress along the way. During the intense yet supportive personal-training sessions, trainers vary each total-body workout to keep muscles from getting bored and throwing paper airplanes all over the room. For more of a communal atmosphere, they lead small-group Fit in 30 classes, where they spend a half-hour helming cardio- and resistance-circuit routines designed to melt away fat and chisel bodies into finely toned edifices.