The C-Fit Interview with Amy Blitz

 

Cross-Training Instructor

Personal Trainer and C-Fit Instructor Amy Blitz found some time in her busy day to answer some questions for us. Read more to find out why we’re wishing her “Good Luck!”

What do you enjoy most about your work with kids and fitness? Working with kids and fitness is so fun! It totally brings out the kid in me. It’s also rewarding to teach the next generation the importance of staying active.

Why do you think that fitness important? We are too sedentary in our lives. Our bodies were meant to move! Developing strength and flexibility will help all of us age better and rely less on medications. I always say that exercise is the fountain of youth.

What do like most about C-Fit? I love how easy and convenient it is for a parent or teacher to just play the video and have a personal trainer, yoga instructor, etc. at their fingertips for the kids.

How do you think that C-Fit will benefit kids? Many schools don’t provide gym class anymore, so kids are just sitting at their desks all day. The American Heart Association recommends that kids get 60 minutes of activity every day, which can be 60 continuous minutes or broken into 4 -15 min intervals. C-Fit can definitely help contribute to that recommendation.

Physical activity is shown to improve concentration, physical well-being and confidence. I think teachers would appreciate more focused and happy kids!

As an adult, how do you stay motivated? As a personal trainer, I’m motivated by my clients. Seeing them work hard makes me push myself at the gym. I also believe that working out and eating right helps me look and feel my best. That feeling of accomplishment after a workout can’t be beat!

Do you have any upcoming projects? I am registered for the 2012 ING New York City Marathon. I’ve been a runner for 10 years but it’s my first marathon. Wish me luck!

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