“WINNING IS NOT A SOMETIME THING, IT’S AN ALL THE TIME THING. YOU DON’T WIN ONCE IN A WHILE, YOU DON’T DO THINGS RIGHT ONCE IN A WHILE, YOU DO THEM RIGHT ALL THE TIME. WINNING IS A HABIT. UNFORTUNATELY, SO IS LOSING.” – VINCE LOMBARDI
Hi Amanda! How would you describe your training style?
I believe in training that pushes you to your limits but leaves you feeling amazing afterwards. You’ll learn to love me and you’ll curse me at the same time, but you’ll be so happy when it’s all said and done.
That sounds both tough and fun, how have you pushed yourself to grow?
Not as much a physical triumph, but mentally and spiritually I have grown so much. There was a point in my life where I didn’t like who I was and it took total commitment to making my life something I could be proud of. From the moment I decided I was going to become the best me I could be, I committed to making healthy changes in my life little by little until I had shed who I previously was and became someone I was proud to be. Since then, I have grown so much as a person, which is something I am very proud of.
We love that about you, what led you to personal training as a career?
I want to help people make changes their lives and inspire them and teach them how to live healthy lives. Not enough people realize how important it is to exercise, which is a shame, I want to help change the view of exercise from punishment to fun! I really believe you can change your life with the strength you find in the gym, from the inside out.
What is your fitness background?
- Multi-sport athlete through high school, CTX Woman’s Volleyball Team 2010-2011
- NPC Bikini Competitor since 2014
Where do you like to go in Austin?
Any Austin-based restaurant is usually a favorite of mine, various festivals and events.
How you spend free time when you’re not in the gym?
I am an ambivert, I have recently found out, which is a hybrid of an introvert and extrovert so I thrive on being around people, but I work best in smaller group or even secluded settings so a lot of my free time is spent at home with close friends. I love trying out different recipes for healthy sweet treats and visiting locally owned restaurants to try out what Austin has to offer as far as food goes, which there is a lot and a lot of good food if I do say so myself. I try my hand at calligraphy when I have the time and like to get crafty from time to time, but I don’t nearly get to practice that enough.
ACE Certified Personal Trainer