Amy was born an Austinite but moved away before returning in 2012. She was a team player in competitive sports growing up and became an NCAA soccer player. Fitness, determination, and a strong desire to make a difference motivated her to run the NIKE Marathon in San Francisco benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the 60 Mile Walk for breast cancer survivors in Chicago. Enjoying fitness and helping people at the same time is what makes her happiest. Amy met Marnie at an event and was not familiar with barre-based exercise. Curious, she attended a class at the South Lamar location and was hooked! After taking classes for months, she went back to soccer and found the strength training in barre was greatly helping her on the field. Unfortunately, during a soccer game she tore her ACL and meniscus. After Amy’s rehabilitation she couldn't wait to get back into the studio. She likes how barre is a mix between an individual sport and a team sport: You're completing the exercises on your own, but you're all in it together. After realizing barre was going to be a life practice due to the low impact and strength training, she decided to take it to the next level and become an instructor. When Amy's not in the studio, she's making sure the four legged residents of Austin are getting their exercise too with her dog walking service, Game Time Dog Services. She also loves to travel, explore, listen to live music, and try new things. She has hopes to backpack through Europe again some day and attend Oktoberfest in Munich.