Amy Schlinger is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) and freelance journalist with over 12 years of experience, who regularly covers health, fitness, wellness, and lifestyle topics for Shape, Health Magazine, Self, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, The New York Post, BuySide for WSJ, Business Insider, Livestrong, Well + Good, MSN, and more. Her work has also been published in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Outside Magazine, Runner’s World, Pilates Style, and more. She has held staff positions at Shape Magazine, DailyBurn, Self Magazine, Hearst, and PopSugar. She earned a BA in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University and is currently based in New York City. Amy has run six half marathons, completed two triathlons, biked two century rides, finished two Tough Mudder races, and four Spartan races, including a beast at the Spartan World Championships at Squaw Mountain in North Lake Tahoe.