What is Beastess Athletics?
Beastess Athletics was created by Angela Sorensen back in 2011 as a way to keep people up-to-date on local weightlifting events. Since then it has evolved into so much more! Here is Angela's journey...
Angela began her weightlifting career in 2004 when she was fresh out of college having competed as a heptathlete for the University of Nebraska - Kearney Track & Field team. Searching for a way to stay competitive, she found Olympic-style weightlifting soon after and hasn't looked back! She started competing on the national level in 2006 and has been coaching athletes to the national level since 2011.
On the professional side, Angela has been a strength and conditioning coach for over a decade. She has worked in almost every aspect of the health, fitness, and performance industry. From personal training to physical therapy to D-I college athletics, her experiences across such a broad spectrum have given her a unique perspective on what it's like to be both a coach and a competitor in an ever-changing world. In addition to a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska - Kearney, she is a Certified Strength & Conditiong Specialist, a USA Weightlifting National Level Coach, and holds two certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Angela's mission is education. Whether it's an athlete training to improve performance, a lifter wanting to qualify for the next level, or an individual that wants to improve their daily life, she wants them to know the when, why, and how to reach their goals. Education is the key to long term success!