Amanda believes living FHIT should be fun and easy. To her it is all about finding balance and living your best life. Her goal is to motivate you and help you realize that living a healthy lifestyle is easily attainable and that you can be stronger than your excuses!
After graduating from Oklahoma City University where she studied Dance Management, Amanda’s love of dance took her to the high seas of Royal Caribbean ships. While aboard Royal Caribbean, Amanda performed for thousands of people and traveled the world; quite a change from her Nebraskan roots. Now settled in her hometown of New York City, Amanda has integrated her background in dance and movement with her passion for fitness and health as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and fitness model. Her contagious passion for fitness and keen eye for good form are evident in every class Amanda instructs. Learn more about Amanda here: www.amanda-butler.com.
AFAA Group Fitness Certification, NASM Personal Trainer Certification, Kettlebell Concepts, and Nutritious Life Certified.
1 First FHIX experience?
My first FHIX experience was as one of the original FAB FOUR instructors when The Fhitting Room first opened in March 2013.
2 Personal theme song?
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey.
3 Who you would love to meet and have dinner with?
I would love to meet Ellen DeGeneres because she is hilarious, generous and brilliant.
4 Who is your FHITspiration?
Women who empower themselves and work hard!
5 Celebrity doppledanger?
Don’t have one…Insert sad face.
6 Favorite guilty pleasure?
Levain’s Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie… They are insane!
7 What is it about group fitness?
I love the energy, the camaraderie, and of course the friendly competition. I just love a big ol’ sweat session!
8 Post workout snack?
My homemade oatmeal peanut butter balls.
9 What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A DANCER! And I was! I performed as a professional dancer on Royal Caribbean cruise ships and got to travel the world.
10 Perfect Sunday afternoon activity?
I LOVE massages on Sunday afternoons; it’s the perfect way to end the weekend.
11 Best vacation you have ever taken?
Riveria Maya, MEXICO... FOR MY WEDDING!!!
12 Food you can’t live without?
I can’t live without sweet potatoes. Yumm!
13 Favorite sneaker brand?
14 What is always in your fridge?
15 Your biggest accomplishment?
Being featured in FITNESS Magazine.
16 Favorite athlete?
The Stallion, LeBron James.
17 Celebrity you would love to train and why?
LeBron James because he is HUGE, yet athletic and very quick.
18 What is your favorite movie?
19 Dive bar or bottle service?
20 Favorite restaurant in the city?
21 The best time of the year in New York is…
Fall because the temperature is perfect jacket & boot weather, the leaves are changing, and it’s football season!