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Amy has been an IFPA certified personal trainer for 18 years. She grew up in Seward Alaska and was 1 of 4 children. Her childhood was very active and her passion for movement began very young. She excelled in elementary, junior high and high school sports helping her XC Running team to two state championships! She went on to run XC and Track at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR. During her 4 years at Eastern she earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology / Health with a minor in Spanish. She was involved in every intramural and was a school ambassador. She LOVED her 4 years at EOU and continues to have yearly reunions 🙂 In 2001 she moved to the beautiful central coast of California and began her fitness career. Her passion for personal training grew quickly and she landed her first job was at Kennedy Club Fitness in Arroyo Grande where she is currently still employed. In 2003 she founded & began her first business ShapeItUp.com, an online fitness superstore selling all different kinds of fitness equipment all over the world.  In 2007 she married the love of her life and in 2013 she gave birth to her sweet daughter Charly 🙂 During that time she completed 7 marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2003 along with numerous half marathons, 10K’s, 5K’s & Mt Marathon in Seward, Alaska. In 2015 Amy sold ShapeItUp and now focuses on her first priority of being a mom and her personal training and nutrition clients.

Her knowledge, passion and experience make her a very successful result driven trainer. She has trained people of all ages and abilities and loves to see her clients achieve their health and fitness goals! Nutrition is KEY when changing a persons lifestyle and from this website you will see Amy’s passion for WHOLE UNPROCESSED foods!!! When she trains a client she always emphasizes nutrition as it’s a huge part of their success. Amy currently runs a small group circuit at Kennedy Club Fitness in Arroyo Grande, CA (no membership needed) on Thursday mornings at 6am and 7:05am. She also trains clients (1 on 1 or 1 on 2-5) in her home studio and also offers in=home training. Her energetic, enthusiastic ability to keep you moving is electric as she has a huge passion for health and helping all those that surround her live their best life possible.

Amy’s philosophy is leading by example. She walks the walk and talks the talk!!! LEAN, FIT, CONFIDENT & STRONG!!!! 

Charly Harper – mama’s helper

Email: amy@amyapproved.com
Phone: 805-234-2780

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