“Dr. Amy Ashmore’s teaching style was truly exceptional. Her approach was organic, making the subject matter come to life with real-world examples. Every lecture was engaging and captivating, and I’ve never learned more from any other teacher. Without a doubt, she was the best instructor I’ve ever had and she made me feel excited to attend classes and ACTUALLY learn and retain the information.

Marissa Berger, Assoc. Territory Mgr., Eli Lilly

“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, President & Chief Science Officer, American Council on Exercise

“Our company needed documentation that proved the science behind our exercise product. Dr. Ashmore was instrumental in developing a “white paper” that exceeded my expectations. Through each correspondence, she brought a positive, can do attitude that was reflected in her work. As a subject matter expert, she developed a document that was technically detailed but easy to read for our audience. I look forward to our next project.”

Michael Barney, CEO, Diversified Business Interests, LLC

 “Amy’s dedication and professionalism shines through in all that she does. She’s a passionate and focused educator who sets a high standard for herself and consistently performs in an exemplary manner. She has a keen mind that enables her to see through a problem and elucidate a solution with ease. She also has a great sense of humor and is a true pleasure to have on board. Any organization would be lucky to have her. ”

Susan Hovey, MS, Program Director, College of Southern Nevada

“Amy Ashmore, PhD, has been a valuable contributor to American Fitness for over 12 years. Her articles have provided fitness professionals and enthusiasts with educational information that they can use as a guide when working with clients, or when looking to enhance their own lives when it comes to health and fitness. Her articles are well-researched and she always puts in the effort to deliver quality content and meet deadlines. I hope you consider her book for publication. I know you will be happy with the results.”

Kevin McGuire, Managing Editor, American Fitness

“Amy is an extremely effective and well-respected leader. As Program Director, she set clear and realistic expectations and worked tirelessly to help her faculty excel. As a result, the program flourished under her leadership. She united the faculty within our group, respected everyone’s concerns and worked to create the best possible working environment. She welcomed working with people from all disciplines and was a unifying force. I feel fortunate to have worked under her guidance and am a better faculty member as a result.”

Kristin Ondrak, PhD, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

“As a fitness and wellness professional, Amy presents a unique background that allows individuals to learn and “retain” information in an online setting which can be difficult for educators. Her teaching modalities are innovative and present current trends in fitness education. She has tremendous leadership skills and takes the initiative to lead by example and follow through with tasks presented either individually or as a group. Amy was instrumental in leading our faculty team projects and taking action to organize and summarize the general perspectives as a whole from the faction. Her dedication and commitment to a team is essential for any company or organization.”

Dr. Brian Oddi, PhD, Professor, California University of Pennsylvania

“As Program Director, Amy got to work immediately on making improvements to our program that positively impacted both faculty and students. It was a pleasure working with her and I would welcome the opportunity to do so again in the future. Amy is a true professional with natural leadership ability and sound technical knowledge. “

Mark Spreizer, Educator and Fitness Professional

“Amy is a results oriented, transformational leader. Her friendly demeanor, strength of character and true role modeling behaviors makes others naturally gravitate her way. In my own experience, leaders need to inspire and get others to “buy into” new pathways to change. Amy has this skill and many, many more! She is a real asset to any person or organization!”

John D. Moore, PhD, Career Counselor and Higher Education Specialist

“Amy is a great combination of leader and manager. Her ability to motivate those around her while challenging everyone to improve themselves in the best interest of the whole is a tremendous skill. She has a great demeanor and I’ve enjoyed working with her.”

Matt Rhea, High Performance Coordinator, Football at Indiana University Bloomington

 “A focused, passionate, and determined individual, Amy is equally comfortable in a leadership role, as she is working as part of a team. Amy learns from every challenge, and sees them as another way to grow both her knowledge base and her own goal-oriented team. Her ability to access the value of a project, and its potential benefit to the organization and beyond is exceptional. She prides herself on working smarter, and instilling the same work ethic and enthusiasm in her team, staff, or company.”

Pamela J. Wojnar, Ed. D., Associate Professor, Northeastern University

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Amy Ashmore as she conceptualized and launched two of her most recent courses. She has a keen understanding of the changing needs of fitness professionals and provides engaging and applicable material to address those needs. Amy is an excellent educator and content collaborator. Her professionalism and clear passion for what she does is evident in every conversation and communication. I look forward to working together on future projects.”

Lauren Shroyer, MS ATC Director of Product Development, 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

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