FIGR (pronounced “figure“) is an in-person and online community of hard working, strong minded individuals that commit to daily improvement in their fitness and in every day life.
FIGR was launched in 2018 with hard copy fitness programs. After selling hundreds of hard copies over the first two years, in 2020 FIGR transitioned into offering monthly subscription programs through the FIGR App. There are now five app subscriptions which include FIGR:Elite,FIGR:Functional, FIGR:Strength, FIGR:Pregnancy and FIGR:Postpartum. FIGR is also a full scale gym with one location in South Lyon, MI where we train in person small group functional fitness classes.
FIGR got its name from our belief that it takes real action, real dedication, and real commitment to actually build a healthy, fit lifestyle. We were frustrated with the fitness industry’s quick-fix messaging, which has never and will never work. That’s why we sought to build a community that pushes people to take prioritize their health and fitness, to put in the work, and to stay committed to their goals.
Our mission is to help you achieve your own definition of REAL success in and out of the gym. We do this by providing fitness programs and personal training options that not only produce physical results, but also help you build a rock solid mindset. We believe that when you work to improve your fitness, you gain the skills and mindset to improve your entire life, which makes the gym one of the most important parts of your day!
About Your FIGR Coaches
It’s nice to meet you – we’re Anthony and Katelyn Darkangelo, your FIGR trainers!
We are both 28, live in Brighton, MI, got married in 2020 and have one firecracker of a daughter named Amelia.
A little about our backgrounds:
Katelyn graduated from the University of Michigan with a major in Exercise Science in 2017, then went to Duke University for a Master of Management Studies in 2018. She paired the two & created FIGR in January 2018 when she launched FIGR:Lean. In 2021 she became pregnant with her first baby and became ultra-passionate about training during pregnancy and helping women return to the weights postpartum. She got certified in pre and postnatal coaching and launched FIGR:Pregnancy and FIGR:Postpartum in 2022!
Anthony also has a deep history in the fitness and athletic industry. He played professional American football in Germany and is a two time All-American linebacker from Ferris State University. He also coached at Ferris and is a Catholic League Hall of Fame inductee for his high school football career at Catholic Central. He is now in pursuit of competing in the CrossFit games. He absolutely loves helping clients reach high levels of success of their own with his in person and online coaching through FIGR.
FIGR is our full time career and we have loved nothing more than helping hundreds of clients transform their bodies and minds through fitness to become the best version of themselves over the years.