• Teacher & Author
  • Mom & Animal Lover
  • Resistance Training Expert
  • Gym Connoisseur
  • Online Education Enthusiast
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

By education and professional history, I am a Fitness and Sports Scientist with over 30 years of experience. My area of expertise is programming, specifically resistance training for sports and fitness conditioning. My mission is to help trainers, coaches, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts achieve their goals!

Currently I am sports science faculty at Florida State University and working on my new book Timing Resistance Training for Peak Performance (Human Kinetics June 2019). My primary interests are in strength and power development.

During my early career, I worked with professional boxers. From 1997 to 2001, I trained and managed professional boxers in Texas, Mexico, and Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2000, for my work with professional boxers, I won the 3rd place of 411 trainers in Met-Rx World’s Best Trainer Competition. The book Programming: A Step-By-Step Guide to Designing World Class Sports and Fitness Training Plans is a combination of that conditioning program along with 100’s of other programming examples across all areas of sports and fitness.

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 dozens of articles and continuing education programs that have reached over 500,000 people in over 80 countries.

Honored to be a part of the sports and fitness profession, it has been a wonderful life in the gyms. My primary home is in Henderson, Nevada; however, currently I live in Tallahassee, FL with my son, Aiden. Our family also includes Jimbug, a precious Chihuahua mix and our cat, Minnie.

Dedicated to helping people achieve their sports and fitness goals, I am here to help you. Available for teaching, program development and assessment, workshops, and content development and delivery, I would love to hear from you. Please contact me by email at amyashmorephd@gmail.com.