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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 Sports Scientist with over 30 years of experience. My mission is to disseminate and produce science-backed muscle performance-related content for professionals.

I hold a PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Exercise Science from Florida State University. My career started in boxing and sparked my earliest interest in timing and muscle performance and later served as the original idea for the book Timing Resistance Training: Programming the Muscle Clock for Optimal Performance (Human Kinetics, 2020). Timing Resistance Training has been published in French (available now), German (available SEPT 2020), Chinese (available late 2020), and Spanish (available late 2020).

From 1997 to 2001, I worked with professional boxers in Texas, Mexico, and Las Vegas, Nevada, and during that time documented a program that in 2000 earned 3rd place of 411 trainers in Met-Rx World’s Best Trainer Competition. My professional experiences also include former Sport Sciences faculty at Florida State University and former Program Director for Sports Sciences & Management at the American Military University (AMU).

Honored to be a part of the sports and fitness profession, it has been a wonderful life in the gyms, training centers, and classrooms. Blessed to live in fabulous Las Vegas, I teach at the College of Southern Nevada and live with my son, Aiden. Our family also includes Jimbug, a precious Chihuahua mix and our cat, Minnie.

Dedicated to helping people understand and utilize muscle physiology research, I am here to help you and would love to hear from you. Please contact me by email at amyashmorephd@gmail.com.