INSPIRATION INSIDER – AMY FROM AMY ROSE LIVING
1. Tell me a little about yourself, your business and which area of training do you specialise in?
I'm Amy Rose and I'm a passionate group fitness instructor from Sydney. I teach a range of classes from yoga to Pilates, barre3, dancing and fitness classes at gyms and privately. My business revolves around empowering clients through exercise, education and a dash of entertainment. I also run my website Amy Rose Living (www.amyroseliving.com.au) where I talk about fitness, food and fun.
2. How did you get into health & fitness and eventually becoming a fitness instructor?
I grew up as a dancer and dance teacher, somehow falling into the fitness industry along the way. The first ever class I taught at a gym was Zumba and this journey inspired me to keep learning and continuing my fitness journey to where I am today.
3. Take us through a day in your life OR take us through a day on your plate. (Instagram worthy shots welcome. :P)
During the week my days are a mixed bag. Alongside working in and blogging about the fitness industry I also study and work in an office part time. As a result, planning my meals and workouts is super important to make sure I stay happy and healthy.
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I generally start the day with a yummy big breakfast. Right now I'm loving omelettes with spinach, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and a bit of quinoa to keep me going. Yum!
In the morning I will either work/study or head to a work out. This is usually a strong Yoga class or a Lagree Fitness class at Physicore.
Lunch is a big salad. Lean protein, lot's of leafy salad greens, some quinoa with a few other veggies and usually some kind of fruit and some nuts or seeds. I love to play around with flavours to keep salads interesting. Then back to work or study for a few more hours.
At this point I'm class planning with a nice green smoothie for my mid-afternoon snack then it's teaching time! I often crave sugar in the afternoons so having a healthy smoothie around means I'm prepared for this moment and don't make a poor food choice.
I teach at least two or three classes each evening and this can run quite late.
I try to head home as quickly as I can and have a small dinner of lean protein and veggies. I finish up at night with my personal admin before chamomile tea and bed!
4. Do you have a favourite homemade/ to-go-to recipe you would like to share with us?
I'm a big smoothie junkie... love my daily dose of drinkable goodness! My signature smoothie is my "Green Goddess" blend.
- 1/2 X frozen banana
- 1/2 X cup diced mango (frozen or fresh)
- 1 X big handful spinach
- 1cm X piece ginger (more or less depending on taste preference)
- 1 X lime, juiced
- 1 X cup coconut water
Place all ingredients in a blender and whirl til smooth. Pour into a frosty glass and enjoy topped with shredded coconut, goji berries and chia seeds for a holiday in a glass.
5. What is your view on health & fitness? Do you live by any particular food or training philosophy?
My biggest philosophy in life is about balance.
There is no point restricting yourself to an extremely rigorous and strict diet or workout plan if it's making you miserable. I like to stay active and healthy but I don't let this take over my life. And if I want to have a glass of wine? I let myself. I like to remind my clients about balance and to remember that it's okay to miss a workout sometimes. We all need to listen to our bodies and respect what they are saying
6. What tip or advice would you give to anyone who is looking to live a healthier and fitter life/ or wishing to take fitness to a new level and get stronger?
Start small and gradually do more and more. I see so many individuals trying to get what I call "overnight results". A lot of the time this results in a loss of interest or burning out. Start gradually increasing your workouts (whether by duration or intensity) and mix up your exercise routine. With healthy eating, make "swap not stop" decisions, substituting unhealthy options with healthier ones instead of making dramatic cuts. The cuts can come later.
7. Pluggin time! All your social media channels for some stalking actions and of course any exciting projects/ offers you would like to share with Eat This Burn That's readers?
Thank you Amy for taking your time to share your insights and passion with the readers of Eat This Burn That.