Angie Newson has been involved in the fitness and movement industry for over 20 years. Originally with a background in dance, film production and advertising, she moved into the fitness industry in 1990 and started teaching aerobics and step in many top London clubs, quickly going on to present around the UK and Europe as well as appearing in various TV shows as ‘fitness expert’ on Living TV and Discovery Health channels.
She presents the Pilates shows on Sky’s Fitness TV channel and is a regular guest present at the renowned Champneys Health Resort in Tring. She has lectured on journalism and has written training manuals and courses to teach the teachers, is an Exercise to Music examiner and a BodyPump assessor for many years. She is the ‘movement expert’ for the Life in Rhythm Plan for Johnson & Johnson to help improve digestive health and the Yoga/Pilates Ambassador for Sweaty Betty in Muswell Hill, London. She has also recently worked with Maverick Productions and Channel 5 as a fitness expert.
As Studio Manager for 7 years at London’s prestigious and exclusive Laboratory Spa & Health Club, Muswell Hill, London, Angie looked after both the group fitness and mind body studios, auditioning and hiring their team of teachers. She then went on to be their General Manager, overseeing the staff and the operations of all areas of the club. Whilst she was General Manager, The Lab was voted in Time Out’s top 5 London Health Clubs and achieved the highest membership in their history. She maintains her connection with them as Studio Consultant and editor of The Lab Report, their magazine.
She is a health and fitness writer and author of Get Fit for Free with Yoga & Pilates published by The Reader’s Digest and has written for most of the national press and women’s magazines on our stands today, including The Sunday Times, Evening Standard, Daily Express, Zest, Eve, Women’s Health and Tesco Magazine. Angie is the yoga & pilates expert for The Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine and has been resident ‘fitness expert’ for the women’s website, i.village.co.uk, and also for Slimmer Magazine and has had her own column in UltraFit Magazine for over 3 years. She is also Health & Fitness Travel’s Yoga/Pilates expert.
13 years ago Angie shifted more inwards in her focus and became involved in Pilates and yoga, first practising these methods and then going on to teach, qualifying in Pilates with The Physical Mind Institute of Santa Fe, The Pilates Institute and then with The Pilates Foundation UK, under the guidance of Hana Jones and Anne Marie Zulkahari, both in matwork and studio equipment. She has attended various Pilates Method Alliance conventions in the States and workshops here and abroad with the ‘Elders’, including Ron Fletcher, Mary Bowen, Lolita San Miguel and Kathy Grant.
Running alongside Pilates, Angie has a passion for yoga, and believes both can compliment each other - the precision, alignment and attention to detail and those subtle changes are found in both methods and the articulation of the spine in Pilates compliments the straight vertical and horizontal lines of the yoga poses. She is a fully-qualified Iyengar yoga teacher and updates her knowledge by regularly attending workshops at the Iyengar Institute in Maida Vale, London and many retreats in Europe, including Glen Ceresoli in Italy. She has travelled to Dehradun in India to pursue her yoga with The Chanchanis and in also to The Ramamani Institute to study with Geeta & Preshant Iyengar in Pune, India.
Angie says “Both yoga and pilates focus on the deep connection of the mind, the body and spirit and offers each individual the wondrous exploration of their internal world” Angie is a member of The Pilates Foundation UK, The Register of Exercise Professionals, Fitness Professionals and The Iyengar Yoga Association (UK). She is fully-insured and first aid trained.