This page gives you a brief introduction to what I have to offer your organization, along with what you can expect.
Here’s what you can expect from 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.
“Programming is an intricate puzzle of infinite possibilities and details interacting with a human being – a dynamic, changing system.” ~ Dr. Amy
Programming for Strength Gains. Approved for CE credit by ACE, NSCA, ACSM, AAAI/ISMA, AFPA, IACET, SCW, and YMCA and packed with real world tips, this workshop is designed to complement and enhance your existing strength programs. Explore how to apply new research on the timing of key programming variables to maximize strength gains. Discover how to time the frequency, mode, volume, intensity, and duration of training sessions to design effective and safe concurrent training programs while not forgetting about cardiovascular and flexibility training. In this dynamically delivered workshop, you will learn how to:
*Approved through ACE, NSCA, ACSM, AAAI/ISMA, AFPA, IACET, NSPA, SCW, and YMCA for .1 (ACE) and .2 hours all other agencies.
Programming for Clients Who Have Obesity. Approved for CE credit by ACE, ACSM, AAAI/ISMA, AFPA, IACET, SCW, and YMCA. Explore the biomechanics and brain changes that occur with obesity and how to account for them when training your clients who have obesity. Determine ways to select safer and more effective exercises for your clients and find tips for successful sessions. You will learn how to:
Anticipation Training: Maximizing Performance and Recovery. Approved by the NSCA, Anticipation Training is an advanced programming method for elite performance coaches and trainers, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts. The method combines knowledge gained from new research on muscle physiology with traditional periodization training for strength, endurance, mass, power, and speed gains. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to:
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:
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.
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“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