Amé enjoys immersing herself in the two worlds of art and sport. She started her academic career by studying visual arts, receiving a diploma in graphic design and applied arts in 2005. She then pursued sports professionally through a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (Science of Human Movement) at the University of Montreal in Canada.
During her studies, she also earned certificates as a Cycling Reebok Instructor and LesMills Bodypump Instructor, and her level 1 TRX certification. Amé also has specialized experience assisting women in the process of losing weight thanks to years of working in a women’s fitness center in Montreal. Teaching aerobic and spinning classes and leading group training courses are part of her daily life.
What’s Your Fitness Philosophy?
I believe in empowerment! My goal as a fitness coach is to help others become stronger and more confident in managing their own lifestyle. I encourage my clients to eat healthy and get active while enjoying life to its fullest. Being healthy is not a matter of being boring, it’s a matter of balance. I believe it is easier to achieve our fitness goals when we have fun trying to reach them.
Tell us your Story
When I was younger, I practiced martial arts, soccer, and even figure skating! But it wasn’t until I got to college that I found my true life passion.
I had my first experience with gyms and I didn’t know what to do with all of those machines and weights. So instead, I took aerobics classes. I started to be very consistent with my training and noticed my body getting leaner, stronger, more athletic, faster, and more powerful. I loved it! This is when I realized that I wanted to help others experience the same great feeling I did.
I decided to become an instructor and devote my professional life to health and fitness. I am committed to improving the quality of life for others through the promotion of physical activity, the prevention and management of injury, chronic disease and disability, and the overall enhancement of health and performance. As a kinesiologist, it’s important for me to apply the latest evidence-based research in my practice. I aim to always adapt to my students, because each person and experience is a work of art in itself.
3 words to describe yourself
What is your favorite exercise?
Deadlifts, they’re great to improve posture. But be careful – you need correct form to avoid injury!
What is your favourite food?
Hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream… and melted aged cheddar on top! I know it sounds strange, but you have to try it! I definitely have a sweet tooth!
What is your favorite workout song?
I can’t pick just one song, because I love every type of music. That said, lately, I’m into drum n’ bass music and am listening to Amon Tobin.
Anything else users need to know?
I just had my first baby – beautiful and healthy girl. I’m now spending most of my day enjoying time with my daughter.