About



Angelena is the personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist behind Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced.  She also runs AM Fitness which encompasses 1:1 personal training, online training, monthly challenge groups, e-books and anything fitness related.  If you are struggling to reach your goals, Angelena can help you find your love for fitness and healthy living.  Her goal is to help women find the simple, healthy way to lasting weight loss, optimum fitness and a happy, healthy life.  As a fit mom herself she knows the importance of taking care of yourself and setting a good healthy example for your family!



NASM Certified Personal Trainer
-NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
-NASM Prenatal Certified Trainer



PTA Global Certified Personal Trainer

Kettle Bell Concepts
Certified Level 1 Instructor




For Two Fitness Ambassador
Sweat Pink Ambassador



 Idea Inspired Blogger




**Disclaimer** This blog is for the purpose of discussing health and fitness.  It should not be taken as heath care advice.  Please talk with your doctor before starting a new workout routine.

Testimonials from Clients

Awesome trainer. Encouraging and supportive. Helps with exercise and nutrition. Flexible hours and accommodating. -Kim W.


I've been working with Angelena for a couple of years now. She is a great trainer! I've worked with many trainers over the last 6 years and by far Angelena is the most knowledgeable, encouraging and supporting trainer. She cares about how you are doing, give you amazing workouts and helps with your nutrition. I know when I workout with her it will be a great workout!!!- Amy B.


I've had several trainers over the past 8 years. I have also been working with Angelena for the past few years now... She is FANTASTIC! She pushes you to do your best while at the same time keeping it fun and changing things up. I never get bored with her work outs. She is very knowledgeable in everything Fitness related. She is supportive, Encouraging and understanding. Angelena really wants to see you succeed, and does everything she can to help you reach your fitness goals.  -Allison G.


Three years ago, I looked in the mirror and did not recognize the person I had become. I was nearing my big 30th birthday which I was spending in Vegas and said to myself, there is no way I am going to sin city looking the way I did. I was around 168 pounds and just unhappy with how my body looked. I was ready to make a change. After being a member at Lifetime Fitness for almost 2 years and rarely using my membership, I decided it was time to seek out help in reaching a weight loss goal. This is when I met my life changer - Angelena Riggs. I had never tried a personal trainer before, however; I knew I would not be able to do this on my own. When seeking out a trainer, Ryan who was one of the team leaders at Lifetime matched me up with Angelena - at first I was hesitant, thinking maybe a guy would train me harder, however; after our first meet and greet I knew she was a right fit. We just instantly connected and she made me feel very comfortable! Every session I had with her, she held me to my food journel and pushed me harder and harder as she knew how important it was for me to look and feel great for my 30th birthday. After our 4 months together, I lost 10 pounds and toned my body more than ever. I felt GREAT! Just because my time with her ended didn't mean my love for working out did too. Her love for fitness rubbed off on me and I now continue my weight loss goals on my own as she gave me the tools to do so! If you need a motivator, trainer, and nutrition coach, then you have found the right person to get you to your weight loss goals!!! ~Nikole R.


I hadn't participated in a regular exercise program in years, and after the birth of my second child it showed. It was time to find "me" again! After working out with Angelena I noticed a huge difference not only with my body, my energy level soared! I lost weight, inches and felt better!! Angelena always gave me a hard workout while making it fun! I went from not being able to run 1 mile to participating in numerous 5K Races and Boot Camp style classes! Angelena is fantastic!! Choosing the right trainer can mean the difference between success and failure - with Angelena you definitely get SUCCESS!!! - Kristin B