Meet Your Coach

 

Change your mindset; change your life.

Growing up I was overweight and never felt confident in my own skin. When I was 17, I learned I had hypothyroidism. This was a contributing factor to my excessive weight gain. I felt hopeless and as if I had no one and no where to turn to. 

 

About 6 years ago, I decided I was done blaming my thyroid for everything & making excuses. I began running with my now fiance, Jason, as well as performing P90X. Wow, what a difference. I lost 30 pounds over the course of 2 months by changing my eating habits, exercising, and believing in myself! 

 

Over those 6 years I learned how to trust the process to progression. My journey did not happen unscathed, however. A couple years after I started running, I fractured my knees, shins, and ankles. This sidelined me for an entire year. The cause of my injuries were weak hips, glutes, and hamstrings which caused a poor running gait. I was not strength training at the time because I thought running was all that I needed. While I was out, I began gaining back a lot of weight due to low activity, anxiety, and diminished lean muscle. Instead of getting down on myself, I realized that in order to recover, I had to quit making excuses; I took action! I cleaned up my diet, and signed up for physical therapy to improve my running stride and strengthen those weak areas to absorb shock better!

 

Over the past year alone, I have improved my 5k time by 12 minutes, my one mile by 3.5 minutes, and my 10k by 8 minutes. The progress I have made has inspired me to help others who have maybe given up hope, lost confidence, or have trouble finding time. I have learned that you either make excuses or you make time! I am here to help you discover time, believe in yourself, and be the best and most confident version of yourself!

 

I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist ready to help you reach your running potential! I specialize in working with athletes looking to lose weight,  set PR’s from mile to marathon, base building, and injury prevention. Plans are custom to Athletes’ individual needs, exercise history, and future goals with motivation and fun throughout the weeks! Don’t waste another day wondering if you can reach your goals; set your dreams into action by getting started today!

 

Amanda is an excellent coach because she understands all aspects of training with a broad knowledge in injury prevention. She realizes that everyone has a starting point and with the right plan, you will unlock your potential. Amanda is very compassionate and understands reaching goals can be a challenge. She will motivate and guide you on your journey to success in a safe, effective manner.

–Jason Quarford