Amy Johnson

Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Personal Trainer

 

Amy has a unique way of training and instructing her clients. She is passionate and committed to an active lifestyle with a beautiful story behind it. She is a professional skater and instructs figure skating and ice hockey when she is not working at Charlotte’s Athletic Club.

 

Here is what she had to say:

Has fitness always been a part of your life or at some point did you make a decision to seek out that lifestyle?

Though I grew up as an athlete, I didn’t live a fitness-centered lifestyle outside of practice. My personal interest in fitness grew as I changed my daily habits to shed 60 pounds of excess weight and finally live the healthy athletic life I craved. This personal change fuels my passion to help others learn how to effectively build the lifelong habits needed to lead healthy active lives.

What is your favorite healthy meal/snack?

I love to cook and have a ton of favorite healthy recipes; number one in my book has to be my daily oatmeal egg-white pancake with yogurt, berries and honey. You’ll also find me snacking on coconut oil popcorn or peanut butter.

How would you describe your training/teaching style?

Combining my skills as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with my love for fun and challenging exercises, I use functional strength training methods to provide total body workouts that are off the beaten path.

What has your experience been with Charlotte’s Athletic Club so far?

We’re a family here at CAC, the staff and the members. It’s a privilege to be an active part of so many wonderful people’s lives.

We hear you are a coach involved in a charity. Tell us more about that.

I began figure skating at the age of 9 and have had the opportunity to skate professionally as well as coach the sport I love. I continue to coach hockey skating in addition to working with the players off-ice as Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Jr. Checkers. Skating has also given me the opportunity to give back by volunteering as a coach for Special Olympic figure and speed skaters.

Where were you born?

Houston, Texas

What is a pet peeve of yours?

A pet peeve of mine is when people do not clean up after themselves in general, not necessarily gym related.

What is one of your biggest indulgences?

When I have a cheat meal, anything goes! I also like to indulge daily with a piece of dark chocolate.

What is on your bucket list?

A lot of traveling!

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Never stop dreaming, anything can be accomplished with hard work and determination.

 

Written by: Maile Floyd from Sweti Services