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! My motto is this:
“Programming is an intricate puzzle of infinite possibilities and details interacting with a human being – a dynamic, changing system.”
~ Dr. Amy
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.
Combined Training: Evidence-Based Practice Strength and Conditioning Programming: This workshop was designed based on the evidence-based practice course of the same name. The intent is to show strength and conditioning coaches and athletic trainers how to program to account for interference theory along with recently discovered muscle clocks. Attendees learn to develop, organize, and reorganize programming variables to design the most effective combined training and rehabilitation sessions. You will learn to:
Note: course is approved through National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) for 5 contact hours and through Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) for 2.5 contact hours.
Programming for Strength Gains. Approved for CE credit by NSCA, ACE, ACSM, AAAI/ISMA, AFPA, IACET, NSCF, SCW, AEA, YMCA and more! 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.
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:
Biomechanics of Assisted Stretching. Flexibility is an important component of any sports performance program and can aid in muscle recovery and pain management, yet it is often overlooked. 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:
With each live seminar you will also get:
“I have been privileged to have a professional association with Dr. Ashmore for the past 10 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