Angie is the founder of 308 Fit & Fierce, which has now become 308 Fit Club. Angie Co owns and operates this fitness center with Jennifer Greene. Angie was considered overweight her entire life. As a child she was teased and ridiculed for being the fat kid. She was always on a diet, but her eating habits never changed, food was her best friend. As she got older it became more of an issue and in ninth grade she had debilitating back pain which made sitting at a school desk excruciating. After seeing many doctors, and finally a surgeon, she learned she had degenerated and bulging discs in her back. The doctors kept telling her that she just needed lose weight, but after many attempts, and some weight loss, the pain was still there. She was so discouraged that she was still in pain that the weight began to pile on again and by her senior year of high school she had grown to a woman’s size 20, and all of 230-250 pounds. She had three epidural steroid injections in her spine to make it through high school, none of which eased the pain.
She was married at 19, had her first child and then two more within three years. She was unable to enjoy her babies because she could not even go out and play with them. In the blink of an eye she weighed 308 pounds. Her health was poor and getting worse and she was only 25. It was then that she realized she would never make it to see her daughter’s graduation, let alone see them get married. She made the decision to have gastric bypass.
While preparing for surgery she had to keep a food log and eat healthy. While Angie could not afford a personal trainer she worked out on her own and lost 30 pounds. She had surgery one week before Christmas in 2009. Following surgery she joined her local YMCA and continued to work on her own to drop the weight. She was determined to create a healthier life for herself and her family.
It has been almost 8 years since her surgery and she is the healthiest and fittest she has ever been. Angie has been working as an NASM Certified personal trainer since 2013 using her own journey to inspire her clients to achieve their fitness and health goals. 308 Fit & Fierce is the realization of Angie's dream to support others in achieving their health and wellness goals.