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This page gives you a brief introduction to what I have to offer your organization, along with what you can expect.

  • What You Can Expect

  • About Me

  • Seminar Topics

  • What Others Are Saying

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What You Can Expect

Here’s what you can expect from me:

  1. A learn by doing training and development event where your team will walk away with a new conditioning program.
  2. Prompt, professional responses to all of your calls and emails.
  3. Personal conversation to determine how I can best serve you, your staff, and your audience.
  4. A professionally prepared and engaging presentation and workshop tailored to your intended outcomes.
  5. On-site conditioning program assessment with strategic suggestions for improvements.
  6. Access to resources that include, but are not limited to presentation slides, current supporting research, and conditioning program with over 18 weeks of workouts and 100’s of individual workout sessions.
  7. Follow-up support.

About Me

I have spent my life in gyms and athletic training centers. With over 30 years of industry and academic sports sciences experience, I now devote my time to sports and fitness programming.

Why programming? It is where I can help others and best support the work of trainers. Over the years I learned that it is the intricate relationship between programming variables that excite me. I love coming up with programming solutions to optimize performance outcomes. Programming is in the details and that is what I love!

Lecturing and speaking since 1993,  I have delivered over 250 presentations to academia and industry. With dozens of magazine and blog publications and three books reaching a global audience of over 500,000 people in 80 plus countries, I am honored to touch people through sports and fitness.

I live in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada with my son, Aiden and our dog, Jimbug.

Seminar Topics

“Programming is an intricate puzzle of infinite possibilities and details interacting with a human being – a dynamic, changing system.” ~ Dr. Amy

Anticipation Training: Programming for the Future. Advanced programming for elite performance coaches and trainers, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts. Anticipation Training combines knowledge gained from an award-winning boxing conditioning program with new research on periodization training for strength, endurance, mass, and speed gains. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to:

  • time training sessions to align muscle’s biological clocks with other body systems to maximize performance gains
  • structure and modify programs to utilize the benefits of anticipation training
  • use rest as a training “cue”, not just recovery
  • avoid overtraining
  • update current periodization programs for immediate implementation

Concurrent Programming: Developing Strength. Using key programming variables that include the length of recovery time, type, and intensity of each mode of training, and frequency and volume of endurance training you are given specific programming guidelines to combat interference and learn how to program to maximize strength gains while not forgetting cardio. In this dynamically delivered workshop, you will learn how to:

  • build effective concurrent sessions and long-term programs.
  • analyze concurrent programs to determine ways to make them more effective.

Programming 101. Spend the day with a world class, award winning professional athletics conditioning program and learn how to build your own sports and/or fitness program. Leave with a customized program ready for implementation. Perfect for emergent trainers and as a great review for veteran trainers. In this dynamically delivered workshop, you will learn how to:

  • use the five variables of programming (mode, frequency, duration, volume, and intensity) to build a safe and effective sports and/or fitness routine
  • effectively schedule rest to optimize training results and maximize recovery

Programming for Clients Who Have Obesity. 70% of Americans are overweight and/or obese. This is a huge market but it does come with unique challenges that require specialized programming.  In this ACE CE approved course, explore the changes that occur in the brain and musculoskeletal systems with obesity and how to program for them. In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • develop strength programs
  • develop cardiovascular programs
  • execute safe and effective sessions

Biomechanics of Assisted Stretching. Flexibility is an important component of a health and fitness program and can aid in muscle recovery and pain management, yet it is often overlooked by clients. In this ACE and ACSM approved course, you will learn to facilitate stretching program for your clients by assisting them properly. Explore the three principles of force application that help you determine where to place your hands, what direction to push, and how much force to use when helping clients stretch. Stretch your clients safely and effectively using techniques for specific areas of the body.

You will learn:

  1. How the law of action-reaction relates to assisted stretching and how to apply it.
  2. To identify form errors that occur when the principles of force application have been violated.
  3. How stretching can help alleviate chronic lower back pain and peripheral neuropathies.

Five Programming Tips for Faster Results. Designed with the general public in mind, learn how to align your workouts with your body’s natural rhythms using these five tips and see faster results.

  • Tip #1: Time your workout mode in alignment with biological clocks.
  • Tip #2: Time your workouts in alignment with your Chronotype, or natural sleep-wake cycle (quiz provided).
  • Tip #3: Stick to a regular schedule.
  • Tip #4: Use anticipatory training.
  • Tip #5: Use intermittent rests similar to intermittent fasting.

Additional Workshops Benefits:

  • continuing education credits
  • complimentary copy of Dr. Amy’s book Programming: A step-by-step guide to designing world-class sports and fitness training plans for all participants
  • access to an 18-week world class athletic training program including 100’s of unique sessions and workouts
  • access to templates for programming
  • access to current research and resources to continue to build and manage programs
  • one-on-one on-site program development coaching
  • a new program you will walk away with that day

What Others Are Saying

“I have been privileged to have a professional association with Dr. Ashmore for the past 8 years, during which time she has impressed me with her unique ability to effectively bridge the gap between the scientist and the practitioner.”

Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, Chief Science Officer, American Council on Exercise

“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