• Fitness & Online Content Expert
  • Mom & Animal Lover
  • Gym & Fitness Center Connoisseur
  • Author & Speaker
  • Digital Media Enthusiast
  • Program Launch Expert
Amy Ashmore is a superb educator, whose enthusiasm for her subject matter bubbles over and reaches everyone in a room. Amy has been writing and presenting for IDEA since 2002. She can get a fitness professional audience more engaged in the topics of biomechanics and physics than you could ever dream possible! She is an intelligent professional and creative teacher, as well as a generous and delightful human being.

Sandy Todd Webster
Editor in Chief at IDEA Health & Fitness Association

About Amy Ashmore

I started this journey when I was 16 and walked into an aerobics dance studio. That day my life course was charted. I loved fitness so much that I worked to earn a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. It was no easy feat as a high school drop-out, but the gyms and fitness got me through it!

By education and professional history, I am a Sports Scientist with over 30 years of experience. I am the former Program Director for Sports Sciences & Management at the American Military University (AMU) where I managed over 100 faculty and 5000 enrolled students. Prior to managing the AMU program, I worked as a Professor at American Public University System, University of Tampa, and College of Southern Nevada. A career Professor, I have been lecturing and speaking since 1993. I have personally taught over 5000 students and authored over 24 articles and two books (and two more on the way!) that have reached over 500,000 people in over 80 countries.

Honored to be a part of the fitness profession, it has been a wonderful life in the gyms. A career contributor to American Council on Exercise (ACE) and IDEA Health & Fitness and a regular blogger for PsychCentral, I live in Henderson, Nevada with my son, Aiden. Our family also includes Jimbug, a precious Chihuahua mix we were blessed to find at a shelter behind the Las Vegas strip. We also have a cat, Minnie, a very quiet and shy shelter rescue from Tampa, FL.

Dedicated to helping people, I am here to help you. Available for program and content development, assessment, workshops, and training, I would love to hear from you. Please contact me directly at amyashmorephd@gmail.com.

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