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Angela Ioannou

Area Fitness Manager

Everyone Active

Angela Ioannou started her career in fitness in 2006 and ahas been working in the industry every since. She currently serves as an area fitness manager at Everyone Active.

Tell us about your career

I first started working with Everyone Active in 2006, as a fitness motivator at Loughton Leisure Centre. I then worked on the Epping contract, where I was responsible for the gym floor, as well as delivering personal training and classes. I went on to become fitness manager at Hartham Leisure Centre in 2009 when we took on the East Herts contract. From there I moved on to be fitness manager at Basildon Sporting Village in 2011, before taking on the role of area fitness manager in 2013. I now oversee 23 fitness sites, as well as teaching Bodypump and Body Attack classes.

Why did you want to get into the industry?

Growing up I always went to dance classes, which then led me to go to group fitness sessions at my gym. I developed a real passion for fitness classes and I went to one most days while I was studying for a degree in graphic design. Once I completed my degree I decided that I wanted to move into fitness as it was something that I was very passionate about and wanted to help others feel the same.

What changes would you like to see to the industry?

I would like to see the industry continuing to evolve innovations that are accessible to all. The competition across the sector is fierce and digital developments are changing the way we engage with and motivate our members. It is exciting to see more and more people finding a passion for fitness, health and well being.

What career advice would you give to young people trying to break into the industry?

Be confident in your knowledge, but don’t be afraid to say if you don’t know something. There is so much to throughout your career, especially when you're first starting out. learn starting out. People will respect you for being honest about this and then going away and researching the question. Always try to say yes to everything when you are starting out. Due to the nature of shifts and class times, people are always looking for cover. If you can put yourself out there to help even at the last minute, people will remember this and ask you again. By doing this and trying everything you will find out what you like doing and can really focus on that.

I'm very passionate about fitness and want to help others feel the same
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