Athlete / Philanthropist / Entrepreneur / Author / Media Host & Speaker
Combat boot runner (5K-50K, triathlete sprint-Ironman 140.6)
Author of Six Weeks to Skinny Jeans and ghost for Men’s Health Workout War. Founder of Medals of Honor & ValorBands
TV, Infomercials, Commercials & Speaking
There are no
impossible dreams only our
limited perception of what is possible.
Honest, friendly, storytelling voice who speaks directly to your audience.
Reach new customers and users for your products. The average person doesn’t look at elite or professional athletes for inspiration. They are inspired by people like themselves (people they can relate to) who have overcome everyday obstacles to do seemingly impossible things.
Amy lives without ceilings, it’s a mindset that was hard fought for… Let her help your organization or company learn how to live fearlessly by facing fear & doubt head-on and turning painful situations in their lives into positive change.
I am right where I’m supposed to be.
Every fear, every setback, and every loss has meaning and purpose.
They’ve carved me into the person I am today.
I am strong because I’ve been weak.
I’ve learned to turn my pain into passion and my mess into a mission.
I can not change the past – but I can change the future.
I’m dedicating my life to move for those who can’t.
I am fueled by my “why.”
In times when I feel tired and weak, when my mind and body beg me to give up
I keep pushing on.
Armed with my “Why” I’m able to dig deeper and go further.
I will never give up on my “why” or myself.
I can achieve the impossible.
Pain and discomfort have become my friend, they remind me I’m alive.
With every labored breath I take I learn more about myself.
I’ve replaced impossible, with possible.
Nothing is too hard, too crazy, or too out of reach.
I am someone’s hero.
I’ve learned to ignore the doubters and naysayers.
Some call me crazy; I call myself thankful and grateful for my ability to get uncomfortable.
I give myself permission to dream big im“Possible” dreams.
I pursue my dreams with every ounce of courage and passion within my heart.
I will make a difference in this life by continuing to get uncomfortable for my cause.
I will leave a legacy through my blood, sweat, and tears.
It takes a village
Amy is a very unlikely athlete. She isn’t a lifetime swimmer, she’s not an elite cyclist, and she’s not even a “runner.” But she is a mother of six, and one of them is a young Marine. Amy’s journey to live “uncomfortable” came at the age of 39 when she decided to learn how to swim after getting the news that two of her family members had cancer, 8 months later she completed her first Olympic open water swim triathlon in their honor. The courage she found that day helped her get across many more finish lines, including those in combat boots.
Amy’s journey in boots started in 2011 after her oldest and only biological son left straight out of high school to the Marine Corps. Although filled with pride for his decision she felt overwhelming sadness and a sense of loss. For the first time in her life she found herself unable to take care of one of her children. The fear and uncertainty that comes with military life came flooding in. That’s when she decided to lace up combat boots to feel connected to her son. Soon after Amy did her first ½ marathon in those same boots without a single mile of training under her belt. Amy has since competed in 27 races of various distances from 5K to 140.6 miles in her boots raising awareness of the many needs of our military and to raise money for numerous military charities.
Amy is a N.S.C.A (National Strength & Conditioning Association) Certified Personal Trainer. She’s the author of Six Weeks to Skinny Jeans (Rodale) and works as a freelance writer, television host, and inspirational speaker. A professionally trained actress, Amy is the host of numerous exercise equipment direct media infomercial campaigns. She has also worked as a fitness expert/host for QVC and Home Shopping Network. Amy is currently working on her forthcoming book tentatively titled Get Uncomfortable Dare. She’s the founder of Valor Bands & Medals of Honor.
Medals of Honor is a self-funded non-profit campaign. We proudly support and work closely with other military non-profits and organizations.
Medals of Honor gives the endurance/race community a tangible way to thank and giveback to the families that lost loved ones during military service. Through medals of Honor racers can compete in honor of a fallen U.S. service member and donate his/her finisher’s medal to the surviving family.
Are you a race organizer? We would like to connect with you and your racers. Do you have old medals or overstock race medals you would like to recycle? Donate them to Medals of Honor and we will repurpose them to help cover our operating expenses. Thank you!
Valor Bands are handcrafted bracelets and wrist cuffs made from donated military uniforms. Proceeds benefit Medals of Honor & other various military nonprofits.
Without the support and generosity of my sponsors & supporters my journey in combat boots would not exist. If you would like to join our team please fill out the contact form. I would love to chat with you. –Amy
Life in combat boots -- Daring to change the world one-step at a time
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