“It’s not all rainbows and unicorns, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Challenges are not just a part of life’s journey, they’re a necessity. And anyone who knows me knows I love a good challenge.”
Angela knows a thing or two about navigating obstacles and hard work. She is a mom of 9-year-old twins, owner/coach at CrossFit Salus and Foundation Nutrition, works for CMDS Marketing Agency as the Director of Digital Content and also for YOLKED®. Juggling all of this, she still makes time to chase her goals.
“I have always been an extremely goal-driven person.” Growing up in an active family in small town Iowa, Angela had the luxury to participate in as many activities she could get her hands on. Whether that was running 400s in high school track, participating in theater, playing the flute or piano, competing in speech or cheerleading for basketball and football from junior high through college, she has always stayed active.
In fact, Angela graduated with a degree in Exercise Physiology from Iowa State University (go cyclones!) to pursue her passion in the health and fitness industry even further. She opened CrossFit Salus with Gino in 2013.
In May 2015, Angela started getting more serious about weightlifting and began training at their USAW Club: TripleX, under Coach Gino. She began competing locally to mix in with her other local CrossFit competitions. “Gino is like my live-in Coach. He has not only been there with me every single step of the way, he’s the reason I fell in love with the sport.”
But, it wasn’t until August 2018 that she decided to put CrossFit on the back burner and move weightlifting to the forefront with the big goal to qualify for Nationals…and even bigger goal to qualify for Worlds. At this time she also began working diligently with Coach Steven Swistak, Team USA Olympic Weightlifting Veteran.
“At Worlds, it will be exactly one year of working with Coach Steve. Talk about cool timing! The two of them have been such an integral part of my journey. I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without them.”
Throughout her journey, Angela has been weightlifting four times a week, mixing in CrossFit once or twice a week and maximizing a day or two of active recovery. “Recovery for me is extremely important. I have to prioritize sleep, nutrition and body work or I wouldn’t be able to train the way I do. Whether that’s stretching and mobility every night before bed, meditating, getting massages or treatment at Sportscare physical therapy, it’s all an important piece of the puzzle.”
This past March, Angela competed at the USAW 2019 National Masters Championships, where she placed second for the 59kg division in women 40-44 years old and qualified for Worlds. For the world competition, only the top 700 athletes in the world are invited to compete and represent their country. Salveo is currently ranked number four in the world in her age/weight class.
Canada Bound: Representing Team USA Masters Olympic Weightlifting!
This world event will take place at the Pierre-Charbonneau center in the olympic quarter of Montréal, Canada. The venue has an impressive history including the Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling events of the 1976 Olympic Games, the Canadian Judo Championships and Provincial Boxing and Ultimate Fighting Championships.
And, hey! Entrance to the venue is free of charge for spectators if you want to take a road trip!!
Angela Salveo Lifts Wednesday, August 21, 7:15pm
On Wednesday, August 21, Angela’s session (W40/59kg category, session #35) will weigh-in at 5:15pm and she will lift at 7:15pm on platform A. See the official schedule here.
Watch it LIVE!
The championship will be live-streamed on Youtube. The link to the stream will be available here.
Follow along in Angela’s journey:
More updates may be posted on the Montréal World Masters Weightlifting 2019 Facebook Page as well.
To support her training and recovery on the road to Worlds, Angela is sponsored by two sports nutrition brands: YOLKED and Vitargo.
“I’m proud to represent two clean sport nutrition brands, YOLKED, a revolutionary product which is NSF Certified for Sport and Vitargo, the cleanest carbohydrate supplement out there.”
Middletown NJ Supermom
Salveo was recently featured in the Journal NJ. Check out the story on page 12 of their July issue.