Ambassador Spotlight: Angela Thomas

Ambassador Spotlight: Angela Thomas
Angela Thomas is owner and operator of Overboard Paddle and Fitness located in East New Market, Maryland. Angela has been in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years, helping to guide individuals to their happiest and healthiest selves. In the beginning of her journey she started teaching classes on land eventually setting her sights to the water- her other deeply ingrained passion.

Setting her sights on this new playground of opportunity, she reached out to us at Evolve Boards in regards to getting a fleet of boards to begin holding beginner SUP classes on the creek near her location. Participants around her area began to fall in love with the water as much as Angela did as she routinely filled her classes with excited beginner paddlers. Keeping her sights set on the future of the sport, Angela became aware of the sister companies' FlowMotion Big Buddha yoga pod and mats.

Implementing the new toy, she started to hold classes on the creek using the new Big Buddha and mats. Students fell in love with the activity. Word got out about the interesting and new class and within no time, her Big Buddha groups became popular. Angela has been an incredible asset to the Evolve team by spreading awareness of the brand, what we have to offer, and always being willing to get newbies involved in the sport. In addition, she is certified in RYT 200 Hour, Group Fitness, Les Mills BodyPump, Kickboxing, Spin, PIYO, Pound, Pilates, STRIDE, and PaddleFit Level 1 and 2.

Be sure to contact Angela about her upcoming classes and find out more about her by reading her answers below!
1. Reasons I love SUP and Yoga: I love water and exercise! The two together are magic!

2. My favorite way to ‘share stoke and spread aloha’ is: on the FlowMotion Pod!! I love to see everyone's face during/after their 1st session!! They are normally hooked!!

3. A goal that lights me up is: Wellness! I have been teaching fitness/yoga for almost 15 years! I love to spread wellness!

4. Words to live by: Always be kind! and "Move it or lose it"

5. My guilty pleasure is: Anything chocolate!

6. My favorite place to paddle is: Cedar Grove beach! At the end of my road, my friends have an amazing beach at their house! It's sandy and there's so many directions to SUP from there! It's beautiful!

7. Some little known things about me are: I lost 75 pounds!! I ate my way through my son's Fragile X diagnosis!

8. What I love most about my work is: It's not work! I love what I do inside and outside the gym and with my SUP/Yoga business!

9. One Big Audacious Goal is: To open a SUP/Yoga studio in Dorchester on the water!

10. Three things I can’t live without: Family, Faith, Fitness

11. To me, my practice is: Very Spiritual! My SUP is a form of therapy and my Yoga mat is like a magic carpet! I can escape and unwind!