I’m Amy, owner of Amy Evert Fitness. I’m a wife and mom. I began struggling with disordered eating as a teenager, after having my children this became worse. This is easy to hide when you’re a busy mom. When they became a little older, I also began attending my first fitness classes. As my love for fitness began to grow, I wanted to learn more.
I decided to become a trainer after being diagnosed with tumor onset epilepsy in 2013. I had begun to overcome my struggles with food & exercise and I was becoming stronger both inside and out. I wanted to help other women. I am not perfect, but I am always growing and learning. I love myself and I strive to become better every day.
I graduated with my degree in Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science in 2015 from Bryan University. I also hold certifications as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Coach, and Yoga Instructor.
My coaching style is about self-love and empowerment.
I encourage my clients and teach them that health & fitness is a journey for life and we should always be striving for the healthiest and best version of ourselves - loving ourselves through every step. I believe in being strong and helping women realize how strong they are both inside and out.
I played athletics all my life. A couple of sports I played at a high level. Training, and practicing were a part of my daily life. Body weight was never a concern for me. And proper nutrition never a concern. I ate horribly.
But then I had to grow up. Get a real job and start paying bills. My training decreased, but I still surfed, played golf, and played adult league hockey for fun. But my diet didn't change.
My body weight started to go up. Basically, I got fat. I went from 180lbs to 210lbs in a matter of months. Doesn't seem like much but it was. It became harder for me to do the things I enjoyed. My balance was off, I didn't have control of my body while playing golf and surfing. So, I read a few nutrition books and put those practices into place. The weight came off and I started to feel better about myself.
Unfortunately, it didn't last long. Life happened and I started to eat the same crap again, the weight came back.
I have repeated that cycle over and over again so many times, I have lost count.
Looking back on my health journey I am comfortable saying that I am a food addict. I struggle with food that I know isn't healthy for me. I will always struggle for the rest of my life.
Somehow admitting that struggle has allowed me to take ownership of my food and my weight. I have decided to put myself first and work every day to regain control and lose the unhealthy weight. It has been very difficult and I still make mistakes. I am not perfect and that's ok. What is not ok, is ever giving up. When I make mistakes, I think about the reasons I made the poor choice. The answer is usually laziness. The excuses are many and inaccurate. My secret is to immediately focus on my next meal and make a better choice. I think it is important that everyone knows that when I hear our clients talk about their struggle and their health journey, when I say, "I understand" I truly mean it. My journey will never end. I will never be in "maintenance." I will always have to battle every day. I am worth it and I will succeed and learn more about myself from my failures.
Lyle has his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. He is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is a Certified Nutrition Coach.
His areas of expertise are athletic conditioning, strength and conditioning, and corrective exercise.