Angela Gargano

Angela Gargano is a 4x American Ninja Warrior and founder of Pullup Revolution, which has helped 500+ women complete their first pullup. She’s a fierce athlete whose mission is to revolutionize how people feel about their bodies and helps them develop a winning mindset to overcome life obstacles and barriers with grit and determination.


  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Body Image
  • Wellness


Angela Gargano helps people overcome life obstacles and barriers with grit and determination.

Getting to know

Angela Gargano

Angela Gargano is a fierce athlete, coach, international fitness model, and speaker. Before becoming a full-time multi-passionate entrepreneur, Angela worked as a biochemist at Brown University. Since throwing in the lab coat and goggles in 2013 to open her own gym in Cranston, Rhode Island, Angela has truly lived multiple lives in the athletic and entrepreneurial space, defying odds and setbacks to become an authentic and relatable voice to the public eye.

Angela has now competed on American Ninja Warrior 4x, won the Title of Miss Fitness America 2016, and created an online fitness empire for women called Strong Feels Good, where she teaches women to ditch the scale and focus on strength and feeling as a way to measure progress. She has also helped over 500 women conquer their pull-ups with her online program, Pull-up Revolution. In summer 2021, Angela appeared all over the world as the Oxygen Magazine Covergirl, where she spoke about tearing her ACL on the Ninja Warrior course and coming back 11 months later stronger than ever.

Angela is a huge advocate for speaking about body image, as she was made fun of growing up for her “manly” arms and build. She would hide in a sweatshirt daily at school to avoid being made fun of, and was rejected by many fitness modeling agencies. But this didn’t stop Angela from now having 3 magazine covers and becoming an international fitness model in some of the world’s biggest publications: Women’s Health, Shape, Strong Fitness Magazine, and Popsugar Fitness.

Angela is strong, both mentally and physically, and she teaches you to love the body you are in. She is real, relatable, approachable, and down-to-earth. With Angela, there is fun and smiles, and there is grit, determination, and sweat. She is easy to understand and great to work with. Angela’s mission is to revolutionize how people feel about their bodies by identifying their inner strength and embracing the powerful body and mind they have been gifted.


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Connect with Angela
How I Train for American Ninja Warrior

I’ve been super consistent with my usual training making sure to train my upper body, legs and core consistently in the gym. 

But to get more “ninja specific” 

I go to Ninja Gyms where I try and recreate similar obstacles that I’ve seen on the course before. 

The first obstacle has been these mushroom steps so I set something similar but honestly is more sketchy then the actual obstacle.

I then make sure I have the strength to do big late moves, focusing on using my HIPS more than anything 

I make sure I know how to land OFF obstacles…something I’ve fallings hurt on in the past 

While in PAST years I hit up the Ninja gyms more, I think that as I’ve gotten older, just making sure I am well rounded athlete is the true game changer! 

I head out next week to compete for my 5th season! Let me know if you have any questions!
Hanging everyday for 30 Days. Today’s Day 18…

What I’ve noticed so far…
Grip strength is so much better the time flies by now 
I was having some back pain before this…that is now gone. 

So many benefits! Join the hang challenge or come to to my free workshop tomorrow on pull-ups 💁🏻‍♀️
‼️Save this for Later to help you with your pull-up goals 🥰‼️

Doing a FREE Pull-up Workshop Sunday 🙌🏻 online (yes it will be recorded) comment “I want my Pull-up” below and I’ll send deets
Hanging everyday for 30 Days ! Yesterday I did my hang with @lukahocevar 🙌🏻, he’s an amazing coach, gym owner, and so much more ! 

Hanging with friends is so much fun and honestly it’s really cool to hear how many people “forget” about hanging and how good it feels on the body ! 

It’s simple, effective and fun 🥰

Join the free hang challenge 🥰 and I’m also doing a free pull-up workshop online this weekend if you want to join !
My happy place 🥹….upside down. So many other fun acro things today with @jasonnemer @francheskafit 

I told the universe I wanted more acro in my life and then a week later @jasonnemer messages me to play again. 

Would you try this?! Does it make you nervous ?! I would love to know !! 👇🏻
Hanging Everyday for 30 Days 💁🏻‍♀️…today we hang and MOVE around the bar ! 

Let me know if you wanna join 🥰
How it started “I just want to be able to do ONE Pull-up” 

Vs...How it’s going 

Turns into 3…that turns into 5…and all of a sudden you’re doing 10+ 

And every guy in the gym is stopping to watch because they are like

DAMN look at her… 

It all started because  one day she decided to give herself a chance and just “try it” 

@lizplosser asked me to help her with her pull-up a few years ago…and after consistency showing up in and outside the gym she made it happen in less than a month. She’s a mom, in her 40s, and has a demanding job, but she gave herself shot and believed in herself and NOW look at her. 

Helping so many women conquer their pull-ups I always here things like 

“I’ll never be able to do a pull-up” 

“I’ve been wanting to do a pull-up since high school but it’s too late” 

“I’m too heavy to do a pull-up I need to ‘lose weight’ before I try”

But the truth is…if you just “TRY” you might surprise yourself.  😎
Three ways to strengthen you pull-up…without a pull-up bar 😅….

Looking to conquer your pull-up?! 
👉🏻Join my FREE 30 Day Hang Challenge
👉🏻And I’m doing a FREE Pull-up Workshop on March 19th online ! Let me know if you want deets !
Want to know the secret to getting your pull-up 😅….. ? From someone whose helped over 500 women conquer their first pull-up….you gotta make attempts…without a band…and do it even when you suck 😅
To whoever needs to hear this ❤️ Happy Monday
Hanging everyday for 30 days !

Why? Not only is it amazing for your grip strength, posture, decompressed the spine BUT it’s also a simple way to start a healthy habit. 

It doesn’t take long, it’s a quick win each day and it feels amazing 🥰

Shout out to the thousands around the world hanging with me this month ! If you wanna join in let me know
😭😭My arms are screaming after this 4 move mini-band workout ! Share it !! Save it!! Do it !! That is all !


What If It All Goes Right? Even when it isn’t…

There is enormous power in shifting your mindset—especially when it seems as if everything is going wrong. BUT WHAT IF IT GOES RIGHT? is about how to change your perspective to understand how and why what is happening in your life, even at the toughest moments, is happening for you, not to you. Although the world may seem dark and scary, BUT WHAT IF IT GOES RIGHT? shows you that you have full control of how you see your life, and, therefore, how you choose to act in it. Why live in a world where everything sucks when, by shifting your mindset, you can live in a world full of possibility and positivity?

This this keynote, Angela Gargano shares her story from an insecure and anxious teenager to misdirected young adult, to becoming a woman who saw how to step into her power. The core of this journey was learning to change how I understood what was happening in my life. My story, which forms the narrative backbone of the book, is supported by stories from other high-achieving people who have made their own attitude shifts to overcome challenges. We will go through specific, actionable steps you can take right now to change your perspective and control your life.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will learn:

  • How ultimately get to decide how your life goes, you DO have a choice
  • How to identify “what going right” even looks like
  • How to create a game plan to your dream life
  • How to identify your thoughts but not paralyze you into inaction
  • How to focus on your life instead of comparing  yourself to others
  • How Saying No actually will bring you closer to your goals
  • Identifying your core values, non-negotiables & values
  • How to keep persisting when things are going wrong and lean into discomfort