Amy D. Hester
Amy is an RRCA-certified running coach and an NASM certified personal trainer. Always athletic, Amy grew up playing soccer, swimming for the YMCA, and playing neighborhood kickball and dodgeball. During grad school she started playing ultimate frisbee, a sport she played for more than a decade in multiple states and countries.
Originally from Florida, Amy spent six years overseas in England and Japan. It was during this time that she discovered her love for endurance running and her desire to make fitness her career. Becoming a founding member of Women on Okinawa Trails (WOOT) and creating a girls’ running club on Kadena Air Base, solidified her passion for wanting to spread the love of living a healthy, active lifestyle.
While Amy builds her personal training career, she continues to work full time and volunteers as the Program Director for her local Girls on the Run. She also leads weekly group fitness classes for My Fitness Achieved, emphasizing functional fitness and the ability to get a good workout with little to no equipment.
Amy is always searching for her next great adventure and recently ran the Ragnar Zion Relay as a reunion race with her WOOT girlfriends. To date, Amy has completed ten marathons and two ultras on four different continents. She hopes to lead by example and influence people to be confident and lead happy, healthy lives.