Thankful Thursday: Pushed, anchored & fired up

“Your dream is necessary. The world is waiting for this dream. It will serve a purpose and make an impact. Tell yourself this everyday. You have been selected to deliver this dream. Deepen the resolve to make your dream happen. No one ever said it would be easy. This is marathon ~ not a sprint. Take on the challenges. Face down your fears. Dig deep within yourself, then come up fighting.

Don’t let your critics rob you of your power. Keep your mind fixed on your dream. See it accomplished and go after it as if your life depends upon it ~ because it does. You have GREATNESS within you!” – Les Brown


Called for a purpose

inspiration: You’re Already Amazing by Holley Gerth

January 1st I started a challenge with fitness mentor Chalene Johnson that would PUSH ME DAILY toward the truest goals I had set in my heart.

I made my requests to God! The bible says come boldly, so I prayed those WHY NOT CUZ MY GOD CAN DO MORE THAN I COULD EVER IMAGINE RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME things…you know the ones you wish could happen; actually you know deep down in your soul they could happen if you just stopped being so afraid of stuff. And people! Yeah, those goals.


So I set out, with God’s instruction (Matthew 6:33, Colossians 3, 1 Peter); my anchor (Ephesians 3:16 & Hebrews 6) and a little fire to keep my heart pumpin’ & spirit movin’ (2 Timothy 1:6).

So many amazing things have happened since that initial PUSH!!! If you feel like you’re stuck, there’s a few things I can give you to get unstuck! Contact me if you’re interested in Accountability Coaching.

Anyway, I was invited to attend a fitness industry summit at the Reebok Headquarters in Boston. First of all, WHAT! That in itself was blowing my mind. Call me simple but I had never been to Boston so I was already amped just from the invite, on top of that I had never been to the Headquarters of any major fitness brand. And yes I was grinning ear to ear! I felt like I was holding the golden ticket to the Wonka Factory!





Oh, I guess I should’ve started by telling you one of my PUSH accomplishments as a FitFluential Ambassador was being selected as a brand ambassador for ReebokONE! RIGHT!!!!! Still trying to wrap my brain around that. I’ve just logged it under “all these other things” mentioned in Matthew 6:33.

Ok back to the Reebok HQ Fitness Summit…a team of the ambassadors were invited to sit under the amazing leadership & insight of the well known fitness industry business consultant Thomas Plummer. The inspiration & resources he threw at us had my mind on hiper-speed, super-stimulation and I couldn’t wait to start implementing what he gave us! Priceless!!!!



ReebokONE Ambassadors


When I realized the talent I was sitting in the room with, initially I thought “God how; why; when did I even reach this level. Am I at this level? How did I get to this level?” I looked around the room at the diversity, the amazing fitness disciplines, the training philosophies and again I wondered when God was going to reveal the why & how to me. As the day progressed I recognized that we were each individually hand selected not just for the quality of discipline we had already established but for the hunger we possessed.

“Make Your Best Better”


Fitness industry business leader & coach Thomas Plummer

That’s what this summit was about. I heard Dave Ramsey & John Maxwell say to check your company. Are they challenging you to be better? Are they a part of an environment that pushes you to be more? If not, they’re slowly killing you and your dreams! This was an environment of greatness and I was already charged with taking this to the next level but not in a competitive way but inspired to find my own level of awesome!

The entire weekend was amazing. It probed me to recognize where I’ve held back. It challenged me to see myself humbly but realistically how far I’ve come and the potential I have to change things, people and this world! I may have started the push in January but really, this is where it begins. This is where the fire starts. I’m taking a few people with me down this road to awesome, you wanna come?



The Sport of Fitness Has Arrived!


This is where we get real about fanning the flames of the gifts that are inside of us. This is where we live with fire!


On your mark


It was like being a kid in a candy store!

What happens when you seek God first? (Matthew 6:33) All these other things… Like being featured as the @reebokone ‪#‎fitnessprofessional‬ of the month!!!! I can’t even describe what I’m feeling right now!!! But a few foundational things come to mind…I’ll take the Gold but I’m giving God ALL THE GLORY!!!!!
Get ‪#‎anchored‬ in ‪#‎truth‬

1⃣ Set your mind on the things above!!!!
2⃣ Humble yourself unto God!!!
3⃣ When you sow, He’ll see to it that you reap!! Ask, Seek, Knock!!

What’s next? For me…I don’t know. I’m seriously taking off the boundaries and expecting the unexpected (Ephesians 3:20) For you, if you’re a fitness professional and have a desire to push your fitness career to the next level, get connected on the ReebokONE community. It’s FREE, loaded with industry information and you get an awesome 25% OFF discount on all of your Reebok Gear! Use my name as a reference!

Reebok sent us home with tons of new gear, I’ll be posting a few product reviews soon so stick around, there might be some giveaways!


At the Reebok CrossFit Gym!


New Reebok Gear

Join the ReebokONE Community! #livewithfire

Join the ReebokONE Community! #livewithfire



Calling all FIT PROS…Join me & let’s get connected on the ReebokONE community.




5 Thoughts on “Thankful Thursday: Pushed, anchored & fired up

  1. Lydia Wehrli on August 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm said:

    Hello Amia:
    I know we have never even met, but I am on FB Christians Who Love Zumba and also get your newsletter…I am so proud of your accomplishments and you have been an inspiration to me to keep up with my instruction and not give up. I am 60 years young and sometimes feel like it’s time for me to slow down, maybe not teach 5 times a week, etc. Then I look at what you are accomplishing and the drive you have and it spurs me on to keep going! Thanks for being a blessing to many people, including me!

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