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?
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