the fitness instructor
One Christmas, Santa brought Amelia an official Mary Lou Retton leotard and a Get in Shape Girl exercise set — complete with turquoise sweatbands and pink strap-on ankle weights. That was the first time she thought, "Hey, this exercise thing might be pretty cool..."
Since 2001, Amelia has worked at gyms from Florida to Georgia, teaching formats including step, cardio kickboxing, resistance training, and cycling. She is certified in group fitness by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and earned cycling certifications from Keiser and Spinning (Mad Dog).
In addition to teaching group fitness, Amelia has coached cheerleading at high schools in Florida and Georgia. She is a certified cheerleading lay coach through the American Sport Education Program and earned her coaching certification from the National Cheerleaders Association.