CPT CERTIFIED | American Council on Exercise
Hi, I'm Amy!
I have been a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise for over 7 years. I was active in high school where I played volleyball, but after graduation I had a good 5 year period where I struggled to lead a fit lifestyle. Working in the banking industry, I was mostly sedentary. I ate "clean foods" about 50% of the time, but I indulged in Mexican food, ice cream, and alcohol the rest of the time. In order to lose a couple of pounds and not feel so fluffy, I would hit up the gym and use the elliptical or occasionally take a GroupX class but my efforts were futile. I was frustrated with my lack of results and knew I was clueless about how to attain them, but yet I was too shy and fearful to ask for help. Fortunately, that all changed when I began working as a membership counselor at 24 Hour Fitness. There I met and worked with personal trainers who helped put me on the right path. I was so inspired that I decided to get certified too. After receiving my first certification in 2008,
I set out to change the lives of my family members, friends, and clients and haven't turned back.
Since then, I have successfully placed in 6 NPC Figure Competitions. My passion for fitness now encompasses power lifting, olympic lifting, yoga, golf and cooking. I strive to inspire others just as I myself was inspired. I understand the frustration and struggle most people go through when approaching their fitness goals. I know what it's like to have a goal but not know where to start or what exactly to do. I know what it's like to not know how to use the equipment and be too embarrassed to ask for help. I know what it's like to try different kinds of diets but not know which one is right. My aim is to show my clients the path and give them the confidence to continue on their own. I will leave you with some parting words that have always helped push me in the direction of positive change and progress: "If it's important to you, you will find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse."