Meet Your Sweat Therapist, Amy. 

 
 

What is a SWEAT Therapist?

S.W.E.A.T - Strong Willed Empower And Thrive

As a SWEAT Therapist I coach my clients to change their bodies from the inside out. If you want to lose weight and get fit you need to mentally dial into the process. Becoming healthy is a lifestyle change, not just a diet or fad. I guide my clients towards setting realistic and attainable goals. More times than not, people are physically stronger than they allow their minds to believe.  I work on tapping into your mental toughness to help connect the mental with the physical.  It won't be easy but with trust and time the results do come. 


How long have you been a personal trainer for?

8 years. I started Inside Out Fitness in 2010, a year after I received my Exercise Science Degree and ACE Personal Training Certification.

 


It's cliche but a break-up inspired me to jump into a more structured fitness routine.  At that time I wanted to concentrate on myself and well-being.  I figured strength training was a good place to start.  This not only changed my physical appearance, but allowed me to feel stronger and more confident - Inside and Out.   Once I began to see results, I couldn’t stop.  

This catapulted me to go beyond the physical.  I became interested in the mechanics of strength training and wanted to have a better understanding of the human body. So, I enrolled in Quincy College’s Exercise Science Program.  While in school, I worked an uninspiring desk job.  It was that experience that made me realize that Corporate America was not for me and becoming my own boss was my career goal.   Upon receiving my degree, I made my goal a reality and Inside Out Fitness was born :)

What inspired you to get involved in fitness and start your own training company?


My OVERALL motivation for living a healthy lifestyle is my son, Cash.  Having him at 40 inspires me to stay fit and healthy so I can be around for a long time to see him grow into a strong amazing man.  

However, prior to having my son, living a clean, healthy lifestyle was quite simply part of my daily grind, routine & soul - it’s just a part of who I am.  Although I have to admit (hey, I'm human) that there are some days that I feel like I got my ass-kicked but most days I feel strong & empowered! What's that saying? If you never taste something bitter you can't appreciate the sweet? 

What inspires you every day to stay motivated and fit?

 

 

 

 



Favorite Exercise?

 

 

So I have a tough time with the word "favorite"... probably because I have so many.  In my opinion the key to a lean, healthy looking body is diversity.  I practice Barre to achieve lean toned legs. Running to burn calories and increase my cardio endurance. Boxing for an intense anaerobic workout for my core and upper body. HIIT strength training to maintain strength and muscle definition. Oh, and I owe my sanity to Yoga! 


When it comes to food, what are your vices?

Sweets.  I love pastries, chocolate and wine!  However, I believe sugar can wreak havoc on a person’s digestive system and organs so I try to avoid it as much as possible.  I still eat chocolate but make sure it's dark chocolate because it has less sugar! 

I’m Italian... so I love my red wine. Theoretically, red wine isn’t bad for you (in moderation) but it does lead me to crave sweets which are bad for you! So I need to stay mindful of how many glasses of wine I have.  If I do get that craving, I try to have a piece of fruit to trick my brain into believing it’s a piece of chocolate cake. It's a mean trick.


I’m obsessed with Quest Protein Bars.  I eat them everyday - usually post workout.  My favorite flavor is Rocky Road.  I never leave home without one!

What is your favorite healthy snack?


S.W.E.A.T - Strong Willed Empower And Thrive

40 is my new 20!  I feel stronger, leaner, healthier, wiser, and just better NOW then I ever have.  I wonder what 50 will bring! :)

What is your life mantra & why?