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Featured #TGTNFamily Athlete: Amy Stroner

Posted January 30, 2016 by

Amy is the definition of a busy woman. Between her demanding job as a doctor, to taking care of her family, to her dedicated martial arts training, Amy shows that it all can be done with the right mindset and learning to prioritize health and fitness.

It’s been wonderful to coach Amy for over a year now and see how her cross-training with us at TGTN has positively affected her martial arts training and injury rate.

A lot of times, recreational athletes (and even professional ones) sometimes forget the importance of strength training as it pertains to their chosen sport. Keeping yourself strong, flexible and improving body awareness goes a long way towards making one a better overall athlete.

Tell us your story. What brought you to TGTN?

I had gotten my black belt in HKD and was continuing on but was continually getting hurt.

My friend Nika told me to join this gym and it would help me get stronger and lose the weight I was steadily gaining.

I had already belonged to a gym but because I didn’t really know what to do or have a plan, I always did the treadmill and it was getting me nowhere.

So, I tried TGTN, and knew this is what I needed!

Having a coach again like in college puts me in the right mindset… I was getting stronger, I was learning how to squat and lunge and do push ups the correct way.

I was having much less knee pain and achilles problems. Then I tried the 12 week challenge and had success with this.

I would say because of TGTN I got my mental toughness back. I thought I had lost it.

Amy has always been a central part of the TGTNFamily!

Amy has always been a central part of the TGTNFamily!

When life starts to happen quickly (marriage, 3 kids, renovating a house, new job) you just hang on.

The challenge was one of the hardest things I have done, but it was well worth it and showed myself that I could really do this.

I have made great friends and we all push each other and hold each other accountable. They definitely make working out fun!

My family and friends on FB and in general have noticed the changes and has inspired my sister and her husband to start eating a lot healthier.

My coworkers are also eating better and we encourage each other to do this and to work out as well. We now talk about our work outs like we talk about our kids!

The best advice I would have for someone starting out, is to be patient and stick with it! You have to be consistent to see changes.

But the most important thing is to start. Just do it. Just jump in and do it. It will be outside of your comfort zone, and that’s ok. Your comfort zone didn’t get you where you want to be.

Way to go Amy! You’re an awesome example of a committed TGTN athlete and we are honored to have you as a member of the TGTNFamily!

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