Adversity and Struggle are inevitable parts of life. It is up to you to choose to either allow them to become obstacles that plague you, or opportunities that you rise above and become stronger from. Every defeat, every failure is an opportunity if you choose it to be such.
Hello, I’m Amanda Russell, and fitness changed my life.
Running was my passion; I had endorsement deals, awards, records and sponsorships, and all the promise of a glittering athletic future. It was my dream to compete in the Beijing Olympics in the 10,000m. With my hopes high, my running career soaring, and my training schedule set, I was determined to do whatever it took to achieve my goal; I was on fire….when all of a sudden it all came to a screeching halt – a career-ending injury.
After being told I would never run again, my dreams were crushed, my identity lost, my spirit sunk. But if running had taught me anything, it was that you CAN NOT give up just because it gets tough. I refused to believe there was anything I couldn’t do. I had no idea where to start but I made it my mission to carve a new and meaningful life path.
It took having my life, my fitness, and my body as I knew it taken away from me that I realized the true effect that fitness can have on your life. It’s not just about exercise, it’s about owning your body, your life and being excited to conquer each day.
Now, I am living my childhood dream by calling New York City my home, and the opportunity to travel around the world teaching people how to be the leading characters in their own lives, physically and mentally.
Amanda is Carrie Bradshaw meets Fitness. She has the innate ability to break OUTSIDE the box, get INSIDE your head and transform you both mentally and physically. Amanda is bridging the gap between Fitness, Food, Fashion and Fun!- Brett Hoebel, Trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, Season 11
I believe that fitness is a catalyst for positive change in your life and truly affects EVERY aspect of your being, from your confidence and daily outlook, to your personal and professional relationships, your career, your reactions and beyond.
I love people, relationships, and getting inside the human head to find out what “IT” is that motivates us. What motivates you? I am here to help you every step of the way.
It’s all about YOU and your journey –and I can give you the tools to help you get there!
It is my life purpose is to help women raise the bar on the standard they have of their lives and to create a whole new paradigm for how women see and experience Fitness.
Ladies, The Standard has just been raised on being Fit, Fashionable and Oh So Fabulous?.