Hello beautiful you! I'm Angi Abercrombie, a FITness professional and certified personal trainer with over 22 years experience in the industry. I own a boutique personal training studio in Coppell, TX. I beyond pumped to bring you the best of the best workouts from the comfort of your home. Let's rock this thing! ZOOM? FROM YOUR… Continue reading Abercrombie & FITness virtual ZOOM
You wanted it, now you got it. You want it, baby you got it!!! Lately I have been asked a lot about home exercise equipment. My advice is always simple..."FITness doesn't have to be fancy." Ladies and gentleman you can get a FITastic workout in with minimal equipment. In terms of home workout, I'm a… Continue reading Just Bust a Move
It's Friday which in home sheltering/quarantine mode doesn't mean as much as it once did! But I still like the sound of it! The world slowed down a little bit. We're not all out running and gunning living life "balls to the wall" but it sure isn't going to slow my roll on the FITness… Continue reading Balls to the wall
In girl world, pantry lines are a serious crime. Any sign of a crease or hint of an undergarment outline is taboo. Almost an unforgiving forbidden felony in this modern decade! Last year, panty lines, was a hot topic and most frequently asked question: What kind of panties do you wear when you workout?… Continue reading PANTY TALK
It's almost Summer and I couldn't be more excited. We Abercrombie's spend the majority of the Summer, (next three months) in our backyard. We hang in the swimming pool, lay in the sun and or sit outside as much as we can! In Texas, it get's hot in a hurry therefore a backyard umbrella… Continue reading Summer Time 101
Hello fellow workout warriors! How is everyone holding up? I have been hunting for some new fresh active wear and landed on a few items too good not to share! ON WOMENS's CLOUD FLYER CROSS TRAINER I have been dying to get my feet in a pair of the newest rage in cross trainers. A… Continue reading The FITting Room: Active wear
Approximately six weeks ago I received a call from my beloved friend and soul sister, Cassie at Hi Sugarplum.Little did I know she was about to brighten my day with more than just her sparkling personality. She was calling to see if I would train and host a LIVE Saturday workout for she and her… Continue reading A sincere Sugarplum thank you
In light of my upcoming (47th) birthday I want to gift you with a passing of the torch so to speak. I'm gifting you with my favorite timed workout in the whole wide world. I'm passing the tabata torch to you! For those of you who are new to TABATA, here is a tutorial of… Continue reading TABATA BING TABATA BOOM BIRTHDAY
I begged, I pleaded and then out of desperation I used the o'l Mother's Day is coming guilt trip! What do you know, it finally worked and I got the teen queen to partner up with me for an ABTASTIC core workout!!! (WORKTOUT VIDEO featured at the bottom of this post) She's sporting some new vibrant… Continue reading Mother daughter partner workout
To YOU! SALUDE! SKOAL! Kung Pai. Cheers Y'all! It's FRIDAY! Toast to the fact that you have made it through another week and that TARGET is having a sale! That you made it through the weeks on end of home sheltering. That you can see the light at the end of the tunnel because we… Continue reading What do women/ MOM’s want?
Hello and welcome to another Wednesday! Before COVID-19 quarantine I was working on this blog post about inspiration. I never fully finished it because I think in the wake of the virus I became UNINSPIRED! Now that time and people are slowly turning the corner I think there is much hope and inspiration to… Continue reading Intimidation can become inspiration
Hello and happy Monday! Welcome to another Amazon prime wardrobe active wear try on session. I had been feeling a little out of sorts and pining for a style refresh but then COVID-19 came and destroyed my shopping dreams. Quarantine caused a cataclysmic hault on what I thought was going to be a closet overhaul.… Continue reading Amazon Active Wear
Strange times call for strange desperate purchases. Please note that the following list of Amazon goodies are all in stock and get greater with need /desperation! So start from the bottom up! Nobody wants their nail girl back more than I do but until then I need one of these. Sure I have clippers and… Continue reading Strange times call for strange things
This covid-29 quaranine has forced even the most uncreative creatures to think outside of the box. However, this little diddy is nothing new.To see the full list of the ABERCROMBIE AND FITNESS APPROVED FITness goodies check out my new AMAZON STORE FRONT HERE Abercrombie and FITness Amazon Storefront My Amazon site is updated frequently so check… Continue reading Side walk chalk not just for kids
Hey y'all and Happy Monday. In a recent live IG workout with my best girl Cassie at HiSugarplum there was a comment about wrist pain and or wrist discomfort due to certain workout positions. This is a such a common ailment and high on the complaint spectrum in the gym yet a topic I had never… Continue reading Wrist Mania
Hello Yall. I have been a cleaning machine! It's never ending over here but between virtual workouts and cleaning...I'm keeping super dee duper busy doing all of the spring cleaning projects. Like the OVEN! Every bone in body is cringing at the sight of this photo. I really can't believe that I'm even revealing the… Continue reading I PLAY A CLEAN GAME
Remember when most American's worked all week just to get to the weekend? (sigh) As a FITness instructor, a main stay question / gym topic has always been "the weekend" like "what did you do this weekend?" or "what are your plans for the coming weekend?" Of course the answers always varied. Some people had… Continue reading Working for the weekend
My eyes and nose are watering like crazy as I write this yummy post. If you follow my exact instructions you too will soon catch my drift. If you enjoy spicy, mouth watering, make your head perspire, kind of dishes, then this your meal ticket. This is true comfort food to fill your belly and… Continue reading Asian Style Spicy Soup
The world is in March madness. This VIRUS is trying to close exercise! HUH NO, over my dead body. Big box gyms have been ordered for a (TEMPORARY) shut down and while I understand it will help cut down on the spread of the virus, PEOPLE NEED THEIR EXERCISE. As of right now Abercrombie and… Continue reading March Madness got you bugging?
Just because you can't physically get to me doesn't mean you can get lean!!! Are you panicked? Scared? Bored out of your mind? Do you feel landlocked? Are you running out of ideas for the kids? Now is the time to exercise. Get the blood flowing and oxygen to the brain. Crush come calories and… Continue reading The low down on lock down
Bring on SPRING! Bring on the itchy watery eyes, sneezing and snotty nose if it means warmer sunny days are ahead! I'll be happy to endure all that Spring brings if the hope and promise of Summer is ahead. Are you in the spring cleaning groove? Are you working on cleaning up your diet? … Continue reading FITting room: SPRING TIME EDITION
Abercrombie and FITness celebrates TEN FITastic years! This equals an exorbitant amount of Muscles and Mascara! From the burbs to online coaching, I have officially fulfilled 10 full years in business. To be a small business owner has been a dream come true. My little slice of the pie as a professional FITness instructor has… Continue reading TEN FITastic YEARS
Yesterday was another dreary cold day in Texas. I chose to break out of the funk and go for some serious. retail therapy. I know it's odd but I found my self wandering aimlessly in Southlake Town Center. OH look, ATHLETA. has a sale. I popped into a sea of racks leggings and folded sports… Continue reading FITting room: Athleta Edition
Not ALL vacations are hotel worthy. The travel industry turned upside down when VRBO and Air B&B came on the scene. These agencies bonded travelers to easy online access to RENTAL properties all across the globe. There has been a massive uptick in vacation home rentals for travelers here and abroad. The high demand for… Continue reading The Art of Stocking Up
Where are all of my "side line warriors?" Where are all of the moms and dads, parents, grand parent, aunts, uncles or undying fans of an active child or teen? I'm preaching to the coaches and friends of friends on the side lines. If you spend countless hours, weekends and week nights cheering or coaching… Continue reading Side Lines
URGHH...It's still FEBRUARY! I dont know about you but I have a very hard time finding inspiration and motivation in the blah ho hum Winter months. It's grey, cold and wet and I miss the sunshine. Unfortunatly I can't just crawl under the covers with a delicious book or Netflix marathon for the month. So… Continue reading Inspiration Invitation
Football fanatics beware…SUPERBOWL 54 is hear. This is by far my favorite instant replay time of the year when I gingerly remind Mr. Chicken Fry that he is OLDER than the Super Bowl. An ANNUAL sweet little fun fact that I sarcastically deliever with a whisper. Yall, I knowingly married a man who was… Continue reading Bowl Time
Sweater weather in Texas is a fickle beast. There are months of agonizing cold dreery wet days and blistering brisk winds with sunny skies. By my calculation as a native Texan, we have approximately 7.5 months of what I call tentative "sweater weather". As an active woman, keeping up with the constant temperature swings is… Continue reading Wednesday Rewind – wine – wind down
From workout wear to date night Amazon has it going on! As an active wear enthusiast I value searching for quality active wear. I want cute clothes that that will have at least a two year life span in my closet and priced as such. The key word is QUALITY. Like this V neck pull… Continue reading Keeping it cazz-u-all: Try on session
Hello lovelies, In the sweet spirit of fast approaching February I think we should talk about about LOVE! Self love! Roses are RED, Violets are BLUE...February is the month to sprinkle much LOVE on precious special YOU! Girls, it's perfectly acceptable to shower yourself with gratitude and Botox! Lol This is what I call self… Continue reading Love Yourself – Amazon Goodies
You can take the girl out of her leggings or sweats but you dang sure better have a pair of her best jeans near by! I love jeans and tees. The only problem is, I HATE to shop. Earlier this week, I put my big girl panties on and hit the FITing room. In a… Continue reading The Fitting room: Jeans edition
Hello fellow friends. Welcome to my FAB FIVE FITness gadgets! Introducing the GoBe 2 (click the highlighted link for direct access) Prepare to be amazed! This Abercrombie and FITness approved go go gadget will really wow you with ALL of the things it can do! What's more, it's on Amazon for under $200. The price is… Continue reading FAB 5 FITness GADGETS
Take seat! Grab a hot tea, cup of coffee or glass of wine and nestle in by the fire for my Telluride tell all. It's going to be a senic treat I assure you. Not to mention home of the Coors Light blue mountains...the only beer Mr. Chicken FRY DRINKS!! (we should own stock) The… Continue reading Take me back to Telluride
Have you ever suffered from severe shin pain, shin swelling and/or shin bruising from snow skiing? GIRL I feel ya! Shin Bang has been a real problem for me for way too many years. HOWever, with a few quick affordable tips, shin bang can be corrected and managed for life! FOREVER! THE END, bye bye… Continue reading Bye Bye Shin Bang
Are you on Christmas overload? Are you struggling or suffering from Obsessive Christmas Disorder? Are you holiday partied out or ready to shake your groove thing until 2020 rolls around? Anyone need some tips and guidance for not over indulging at ALL of the fun holiday parties this season? Check out these former blog posts… Continue reading Sports Conditioning
Walking in a winter wonderland is one thing. Snow skiing on a wintery mountainside is another! Please read, follow and shop along my small "SNOW WOE" tale with a happy ending. ***IF YOU ARE ONLY HERE for the designer shoe sale and shopping links, scroll down!! (also see Amazon hot deals) Have you ever heard… Continue reading Shin Bang
Does your holiday spread need a little dolling up? Are you tired of the same-ole same -ole casseroles and traditional dishes? There is not anything particulary fufu or uber special about the following recipe other than it's spicy and EASY like Sunday morning to make! It's also happens to be an ABERCROMBIE AND FITNESS approved… Continue reading Abercrombie & FITness: Spicy Corn
Do these goggles make my butt look big? Lol Where are all of my active snow sport fans? Any ski bums, snow bunnies, or snow boarders in the house? And forgive me, but what is the proper terminology? Do I just say boarders?? Do I even need to add snow to the front of boarders?… Continue reading The FITting room: Ski Season
O CHRISTmas tree O CHRISTmas tree... Another Abercrombie confessional... This year, dear friends, I just didn't have the heart for it. I'm a big FAT NO on nostalgia this year...so sue me! I just have not been feeling it. Therefore, I couldn't fake it. GRIEF IS __________. (fill in the blank) Okay...so for 21 years… Continue reading Nostalgia Lost
YEAR END sounds so final! And this year end will be a biggie. We roll over into a whole new decade. 2020 is on the horizon and like it or not it's coming for us all! (for the santa secret reveal scroll to the bottom of this post) Gift ideas for the man in… Continue reading Gifting and planning!
Have you come out of your food coma? Wake up friends..it's CHRISTMAS SPIRIT TIME! Time to lace up your sneakers and get a move on! I can feel the frenzie already? When I was growing up we called our sneakers,"TENNIS SHOES." However, in 1887, the word SNEAKER was already in use because The Boston Journal… Continue reading SNEAKERS
HAPPY FRIDAY YALL! Maybe... I'm the last one to know...but have y'all heard of Amazon prime WARDROBE? This is what I'm talking about!!!! Amazon prime wardrobe allows you to choose up to 10 or more items to "try" TRY ON before you pay. NO CHARGES UNTIL you make your selections! Only pay for the items… Continue reading The FITting Room: Amazon try on session
This post is dedicated to my loving father in law, Don Abercrombie, the man who taught me how to prepare and oven roast the most flavorful lip smacking turkey in town. Thank you Don! People flip out at the mere thought of preparing and cooking the Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey! I use to be one… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bird: Abercrombie FITness Approved
Amazon...where have you been all of our lives!! An online soup to nuts store with delivery and easy to use access! I love it and I genuinely love all of the below featured products. I wanted to share a few of my latest and greatest FIT finds. Everything from active wear...click here... to toothpaste. Supplements… Continue reading Amazon FIT Finds
I have been on an active wear search. While I love and appreciate everything Lululemon has done for women's athletic apparel...the prices are often a little rich for my budget. Scroll down for the surprise party announcement coming November 18th Just in time for holiday shopping and gift season...here are some FIT and fab pieces… Continue reading The FITting room: Active Wear
I would like to begin today with a cooking confession: I have never ever made a meat loaf or a meat ball. To be more transparent about my less than cooking practices, I have also never cooked a lot of things! I'm not the interested maker of dishes such as Chateau Brion and Lasagna. But… Continue reading Turkey Balls: Abercrombie&FITness Approved
Are you up for some dynamic dinner or table conversation? Have you ever wondered what exactly it is about someone that you really really adore or really really can't stand or that you can't quite figure out? Well who knew that the answer could lie in a simple dinner topic. All you need to do… Continue reading JUST BEET IT!
There is an unurmountable amount of voices in modern culture. So many people talking and sharing. By my calculations this is "A LOTTA" lot of voices floating around in your sphere. This is the decade we are living in...everyone has someone to influence or to be influenced by. I have a lot of outside influence...it's… Continue reading Voices Carry
You have kicked the unhealthy habit(s) to the curb! You hit a stride and found a comfortable routine. You know the drill and you are keeping to your uncompromising promise to exercise at least twice a week. Food choices, by comparison, are lights out better than ever. Gone are the days of binge eating or… Continue reading Now what?
We had a wonderful whirl wind weekend in San Diego. It's taken me a week to re-center and get back to reality. I was on a patriotic high due to our great nation and those who dedicate their lives and careers serving the United States of America. As I mentioned, Mr. Chicken Fry received a gracious… Continue reading Once in a life time
It's time! I know it's been a while since I did a try on session but hey...I'm here now! The weather is slowly starting to cool down. Which means, our skin tone changes and we make adjustments to our wardrobe! Hello leggings and capri's! Tis the season for a Lululemon haul! Ladies ...I'm not a… Continue reading The FITting Room: transition time!
Today it's wheels up! pic by wanderapolis Another Abercrombie adventure with my main squeeze Mr. Chicken Fry. We are off to sunny San Diego, California for what I deem a once in a life time opportunity. Now, please know upfront that I'm a red blooded patirotic nerd so when Mr. Chicken Fry told me that… Continue reading Travel Babble
Recently, one of Mr. Chicken Fry's buddies dropped a folded crisp $100 dollar bill in our front yard/ drive way area. The blueish green Ben Franklin was dropped on an old school handshake exchange but neither of the guys realized that the money NEVER made hand to hand contact. In any case, the next afternoon,… Continue reading Money matters
The year ended and began with a giant annoyance. Instead of harboring my irritation, I made several very public announcements via social media. I was fit to be tied and expressed my bad /sad attitude toward the higher ups at Albertsons for making a HUGE mistake. Nothing upsets me more than a slight disruption in… Continue reading And then there was delivery…
Give yourself some space! Meet GYM! Over three decades ago "the gym became my go to Happy Space. Kind of like a happy place! It was in the gym where I found a sense of refuge from the day. The gym seemed to be a place where I could battle past all that had been… Continue reading Happy Space
Grief is a sneaky little sucker. It comes packing a rainbow of emotions ranging from neon bright to the darkest of dark. Grief is terribly uncomfortable. Any person who has experienced true grief I believe would agree and testify that it's a bizarre chain reaction experience. Grief is weird because it gets all balled up… Continue reading Good GRIEF
Happy Birthday to my baby girl! SEVENTEEN years old today, which will forever be dualy distinguished as "Twenty August Sixth," I labored for fourteen hours before giving birth to Presley Tene't Abercrombie. On August 26th...three and half weeks early the Lord blessed us with a miniture sized human weighing in at a whopping five pounds… Continue reading Seven-teen
What's your take on Cannabis/ CBD? Is CBD shameful serum or the future of natural healing? Is it just hippie voodoo or is cannabis the ticket to human health? Can it "change the future outcome" of our well being? Click this link for a direct click to the product I'm taking. Whether we like… Continue reading CANNABIS – CBD
I know that so many of you have been on the edge of your seat eagerly anticipating my giveaway announcement. I mean there is nothing like a fresh new month and the hope of winning. Without further ado, the lucky winner is... Aubrey Garcia! At this point, I'm not sure if Aubrey, who… Continue reading Announcement
There is a lot of exciting stuff coming your way. For starters, FOOTBALL season is on the horizon and who doesn't love watching sweaty athletes perform acrobatics in tight spandex? Lol At least we have something to look forward to besides the school bell and weekly ritual that is rapidly approaching. To bring myself out… Continue reading News, Give Aways and Ramblings
Unfortunately the answer is, "no, no it isn't." If you are determined to lose weight, I'm proud of you. This is a great place to be and a good place to start but this it isn't enough to get you to the goal line. ****If you are here about the FREE GIVEAWAY, scorll down to… Continue reading Is determination enough?
Don't let Summer 2019 ride off into the sunset until you have experienced some pineapple cole slaw. If you're a foodie who enjoys fresh homemade Summer, low fat recipes, prepare to fall deeply in love! Introducing the yummiest cole slaw ever made! I hate to even call it a cole slaw because this zesty dish… Continue reading Pineapple (skinny) cole slaw
Who knew that my last minute $7 Target T-shirt purchase would carry me through the Summer?!? What a needle in the hat stack find! Who knew that this T-shirt would define my Summer and wardrobe. I paired this sleeveless crew neck tee with Roxy shorts, denim cut offs, white skinny jeans or cotton chino… Continue reading All Good Vibes in Alabama
I can't think of a better time to workout than on a planned vacation! I mean it! I mean why not? Why not? Vacation is all about the "ME" time or the "US" quality time or the good old fashioned "family time" right? Vacation is also about relaxing and spending that time in a place… Continue reading FIT vacation: The Workouts
The vacation scene on Grand Cayman is highly underrated. Yall it's a straight-up playground for ambitious ocean lovers and vacationers alike. My only question is what took me so long? Grand Cayman has options galore. Activities out the wazoo, such as water sports, colorful art, scenic ocean life, dining, wining or of course rest and… Continue reading Hangin in the Caymans
Traveling with friends can be risky move! It's only my opinion but I think it takes a special kind of chemistry to travel with friends, and all of the little ones and teenagers in tow! But, thanks to Mr. Chicken Fry and his 27 year friendship with these guys...our family vacation hit the MARK! Once upon… Continue reading Have friends will travel
Redundant is such a fun word to say. My lips like the way it rolls off of the tongue and bounces around ending with a sharp T. I also very much appreciate the meaning. Enough is enough! Superfluous banter is overrated! Unless you are a mother, parent, educator, coach, or personal trainer! This is my… Continue reading Redundancy
Good Monday morning folks and a BIG Texas size shout out to all of the dapper dads out there...I hope you had a sweet Father's Day. Warning: this post is full of boastful braggadocios compliments...more like a love fest and less FITness fest today! See this guy? That's my dada, my dad, my father,… Continue reading Daddy’s Girl
Hello my name is Stephanie and I’m an Netflix Binge-aholic…. Seriously ya’ll, it’s a problem. Oh, it started off innocently enough several years ago, but has definitely grown to something larger. I kept hearing everyone talking about some zombie show called “The Walking Dead”. Zombies? Cool…. Blood and Guts?... Even better! (For the record, I am a… Continue reading Netflix Binge: by Stephanie
Another Summer adventure awaits! The Abercrombie's are traveling abroad and bound for the Caymans. I'm so humbled and beyond grateful for the opportunity to jet set and visit new countries. Traveling is one of my greatest passions. I take it very seriously and never with out a ton of gratitude. Mr. Chicken Fry has skillfully… Continue reading Abercrombies Abroad
NOWELL hear this...I have some sizzling scoop about red heads! Are you aware that red heads have a much HIGHER pain tolerance than blondes or brunettes? This is apparently a real thing and from my experience as a personal FITness trainer it's not far fetched. Meet Stephanie Nowell. Stephanie is a bomb shell… Continue reading Red hot red head: Abercrombie Client Testimonial
In 1973, an all American shoe trend was on the brink of explosion. A wildly popular and unique take on sandals swept the nation for over a decade. It was an obscure marriage of rubbery tubing and soft foam creating one of the worlds softest sandals! People of all ages and races flocked to the… Continue reading Tiddie taboo shoe review
What is with all of this high rise nonsense? The 80's called and they are demanding all denim high-rise jeans and shorts back! Take it from me, someone who survived the high rise nonsense, it isn't all its cracked up to be! In the mid 80's, I was an awkward teen with big, chemically infused… Continue reading High & Waisted
Don't blow it! Hands up for the three day weekend! If you are currently in a "slim down" phase or FITness journey do not blow your progress! Long holiday weekends do not have to be your demise! There are plenty of ways to enjoy the backyard barbecues and poolside or lakeside gatherings without packing on… Continue reading Long weekends
One half of the moms are up tight and panic stricken while the other half is tickled pink. Summer is here and there is nothing you can do about it. On the spectrum, there are two kinds of Summer moms. Those who breath a heavy sigh of relief that the strict school calendar and end… Continue reading Summer 2019 is here!
It's not our fault. I blame the microwave epidemic. The microwave oven shined its face upon our homes and forever changed kitchens, college dorm rooms, office lunch spaces and the trajectory of popcorn. I believe that the microwave unknowingly cultivated an "we want it right now" attitude that has been impossible to shake. What came… Continue reading I want it all…right now!
This was not my first fist fight with the edamame. Fortunately, I have years of experience scortching one of my favorite green soy bean snacks. By scorthcing I infatically mean burning the food past the point of edible. But yes, oops I did it again...so sue me! Years ago, while hosting one of my infamous… Continue reading Opps..I burned it again!
Hello and Happy Tuesday friends. Last week, what appeared to be an early birthday package arrived on my doorstep. The contents of the large plastic envelop were too good not to share with all of my FITness fanatics, moms, yogi's, BFF's and workout warrior gal pals! It was none other than a package full of WORKOUT… Continue reading The FITting room: Zyia Active Edition
I'm a pizzazz kind of girl. I add a little extra extra to almost everything. From outfits to meals, I like to jazz life up with a hint of sparkle, spice, a dash of sweet and all that is in bewteen. Last weekend I had a classic case of the munchies. I was jonesing for… Continue reading Pep up the popcorn pep up the popcorn
Sisters and brothers of the universe, what you are about to read is a necessary short story. It's partly mental health based with a whole lotta be true to yourself vibes sprinkled in. I would like to go on record right off the bat with yet another confession. What I'm about to share is quite… Continue reading Making Change
The difference between you and me could be our opinion on a VALUE MEAL! If you think that $2 , two for one tacos at Jack in the Box is a value meal, just stop right here! Does this qualify as a value to you? I mean look at the grease!?!? Is that even real… Continue reading Value Meal
The push up is one of many age-old classic exercises that will never go out of style. It is an introductory move and often used as a base line to test ones level of strength. When I first started my own FITness journey, back when I was skinny/fat, Are you a slave to the scale?? I could… Continue reading evolution of a push up