Amy Fortier

Year started at RVC

BS Biology, Susquehanna University
MALS, Dartmouth College
NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
ZHealth® Movement Performance Specialist – R, I
AFAA – Group Exercise Instructor

How did you get into fitness?
I was a member at RVC first and I was so consistent going to certain classes that the instructor asked if I’d like to try teaching. Before that I had never played a sport, I hated gym class, and I had no idea what I was doing in the gym. I started going to RVC in the first place because I have diabetes type 1 and 2 on both sides of my family and knew I had to take steps to avoid that fate for as long as possible.

What are your goals for your group exercise class participants?
The greatest compliment I can receive at the end of class is, “I had so much fun that I forgot I was exercising!” I want my participants to feel like they’ve succeeded and are more confident in themselves by the end of their time with me.

Why do you like working at RVC?
The people. Not only do I enjoy seeing our members at RVC but they also support me in my many endeavors outside of the club. It’s like having a huge extended family.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I am very involved with North Country Community Theatre (NCCT) both on-stage and off. I participate in their community show annually and I have been a Teen Advisor for their Teen Program for 10 years. I am also an artist focusing on acrylic mandala and mosaic imagery. Take a peek in my office to see some examples.

Are there any other fun facts you’d like to share?
One of my favorite activities is napping in my hammock.

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What our members say

 Jennifer Packard
Jennifer Packard

Whether you’re just starting out, trying to get back into a routine, or are feeling frustrated with your current regimen: Your fitness journey is your own. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else.

 Terry Hall
Terry Hall

‘Can’t’ is no longer in my vocabulary, and I have a sense of pride in my ability to work toward a goal and not only achieve it, but often exceed it.