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I'm an adventurous introvert from Vancouver, Washington who lives on sleep + "me time." I'm a lover of lifting weights, dinosaurs, real talk and traveling with my husband. I am here to help you move better, lift more, bust the myths of the fitness industry, and inspire you to love the process.

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THESE 5 TARTE PRODUCTS ARE THE ONLY MAKEUP I’M TAKING ON WORLD TRAVELS. If you’re like me, you’d like to wear SOMETHING on your face but not look like you have a full on glam squad. Although a daily glam squad would be amazing as well. I like Tarte because they have vegan product options […]

December 5, 2019

5 favorite Tarte cosmetics products with Annie Miller

The Truth About Your Trainer – The FITSPRO Podcast This is fueled by a bit of a rant but I hope it doesn’t sound like one. We’ll see. This really goes out to the trainers feeling guilty, not good enough or like the need to do xyz to reach some epitome of being a trainer. […]

March 26, 2019

The FITSPRO Podcast - The Truth About Your Trainer with Annie Miller

The 5 Basics of Training & Programming As a trainee and trainer you should have a base understanding of what should be included in your training or programming. That’s what we dive into in episode 11 of The FitsPRO Podcast. The five basics cover planes of movement, fundamental patters, the hierarchy of needs, energy systems […]

March 12, 2019

Your muscles are not your health Sure, a healthy looking physique is ONE way to gage someones health. Kind of. I would argue it’s more an indication of their potential fitness level than HEALTH. A comprehensive representation of health is measured by other things. Health from the inside out can be measured by three things […]

July 16, 2018

3 Signs of health that have nothing to do with your physique

       Skin Is Your Largest Organ. It is your first line of defense. It is how your body releases toxins. The skin on your face is no exception. I suffered from cystic acne for years. From when I was about 21-27 years old. I tried every freaking pinterest remedy I could find. Natural masks […]

July 1, 2018

3 Signs of health that have nothing to do with your physique

SUPPLEMENTS: PILLS, POWDERS, & SKIN CARE I have tried A LOT of supplements in my day as a “fitness professional”. I am always looking for the cleanest, simplest and not insanely expensive products on the market. Once I find them, I share them with you.  Keep in mind that you ARE in fact going to […]

March 26, 2018

HOW TO USE A FOAM ROLLER The foam roller is a simple, yet misunderstood object in the fitness and rehab world.  I was once guilty of using this tool improperly.  Have you ever rolled out your IT band?  Who hasn’t?  It is arguably the most common use of the foam roller…AND a complete waste of […]

March 19, 2018

The only two reasons you should be foam rolling

I thought I had mastered Movement… I’ve got a little story for you today.  Let’s call it my journey to quality movement through all of the injuries.   I am here to answer the question: Why is Annie Miller of Fitdesignbyannie so passionate about proper movement patterns and simplicity?   I was in school for […]

March 12, 2018

Here’s to the push up. The push up is the squat of the upper body – and we all know how much I love squats. Push ups are used in almost every sport, by every trainer, in almost every type of exercise.  You see them in yoga, crossfit, at home workouts, fifth grade P.E., in […]

February 12, 2018

The push up is the squat of the upper body. These three push up tips protect your shoulders, low back and automatically improve your push up performance.

You want abs? STOP DOING CRUNCHES. I’d like to point out that we all have abs. The anatomy is there, but those abs might be hiding behind some unwanted visceral fat…which is minimized mostly by nutrition my friend.  As it turns out, you do need a strong functional core and that is why you’re here…To […]

February 5, 2018

Want abs? Stop doing crunches. Do these 3 exercises instead.







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