Angela VanCleve, MS, CHC, CPT

Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Pilates Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist

  • Master of Science in Public Health Administration, Trinity Washington University

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Public Health Minor, The George Washington University

  • American Council on Exercise Certified Health Coach

  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Certified Personal Trainer

  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Group Exercise Instructor

  • American Council on Exercise Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist

  • Fitour Indoor Cycling Instructor

  • Fitour Advanced Pilates Instructor

  • American Red Cross CPR/AED

  • Increasing Strength and Flexibility through Various Training Modalities

  • Developing & Implementing Behavior Change Strategies

  • Strength Training for Runners

  • Improving Quality of Life

  • Helping Individuals Work Through Barriers to Attain Goals

  • Group and Individualized Weight Loss Programs

  • Comprehensive Nutrition Advice

  • Indoor Cycling Instruction

  • Pilates

  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) & Circuit Training Protocols

  • Improving Cardiorespiratory Health & Fitness

  • Experienced with Individuals with Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Low Back Pain, Hypertension, Obesity, and Advanced Age Populations

  • Adopting Healthy Habits to Aid Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease

  • Making Exercise Programming Fun & Personal

"If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough."
-Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Notable Experience, Awards, & Continuing Education:
  • 2018 USA Powerlifting Fall Finale 84kg First Place

  • Over 16 Years Experience in Health & Fitness Industry

  • 2018 National Women's Half-Marathon Finisher

  • 2017 Navy Air Force Half-Marathon Finisher

  • Department of Defense Fitness Center Manager that Serves Over 6,000 Military and Civilian Personnel

  • 92% Satisfaction Rate for Federal Government Fitness Center Management Over Eight Year Span

  • Winner of MACMA Award of Excellence in Fitness Programming (2013)

  • Acknowledged as Top Personal Trainer with L&T Health and Fitness at National Level (2013)

Angela VanCleve is one of the few natives of Washington, DC.  Although she considered attending college outside of the area, she ultimately decided to stay in the District and attend The George Washington University.  This is where she earned her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and got a passion for fitness as a group exercise instructor for the university.  After GWU, Angela pursued a career in corporate fitness assisting government employees to live healthy lifestyles through fitness and her award winning wellness programs.  After only a year and a half, Angela was promoted to Program Manager for government health facilities, making a daily impact through group exercise class instruction, personal training sessions, and weight loss/weight management group meetings, all while performing her duties to oversee the program, present analytical reports, and manage employees.  Angela is a master of time-management and this quality skill is shared with her clients to always find time to adhere to their exercise programming.  Angela has a true passion for helping others reach their goals through digging deep to untap their fullest potential.  She understands that hard work and dedication are the keys to success in all areas of life and Angela is always there for her clients to assist them in their path to success.  Angela is compassionate, an excellent listener, and truly committed to improving the health of those around her, one client at a time.  On her free time, Angela enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and trying new recipes.  She also enjoys skating, hiking, and playing board games.  Think Angela sounds like the coach for you?  Reach out to her at


"I am not a high-performing athlete.  But I could be if I told Angela that was my goal.  I’m a Mom with two kids and a full-time job looking to take care of my health.  Angela met me at my current fitness level and designed a program based not only on my goals but my mindset as well.  When I’m not meeting what I had set out to do, Angela helps me figure out what’s blocking my way – not by yelling in my ear like I’m in boot camp or expressing disappointment in my lack of commitment – but by finessing me into identifying for myself what has come between me and my goals.  She has advanced training and is an expert in the field who embodies the rare mix of providing thoughtful individualized attention with patience and persistence." 


"A big thank you to Angela for being a devoted personal trainer, always encouraging and keeping a strong resolve to get me through it.  


Conversations surrounding health and wellness come about when you develop a trusting relationship with your personal trainer.  I seem to leave enlightened by Angela's shared knowledge of her subject and by her enthusiastic and ever present encouragement as I seek to achieve my goals.


Angela as a Pilates instructor is intense.  Her class is hard going and powerful.


Thank you Angela!" 


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