Amy Schlinger

Amy Schlinger

Born and raised in New York (though a diehard Green Bay Packer fan by way of her mother's upbringing in the Midwest), Amy began her career in the health and fitness field immediately post-college, as an assistant editor at SHAPE Magazine. She attended James Madison University in Virginia where she received a degree in media arts and design with a concentration in print journalism and a European marketing minor after studying abroad at The University of Antwerp in Belgium. Amy’s work has appeared in Self, Cosmopolitan, SHAPE Magazine, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness HERS, Pilates Style, Max Sports & Fitness, as well as on,,, and She is an avid CrossFitter with a serious love for mashed potatoes.

Latest Articles

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12 Fitness Gifts for Your Dude So You Can Hit the Gym Together

Couples who work out together stay together, right?
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26 Pro Tips to Push Past Every Single Running Roadblock

Because your runs can't always be the opening scene from "Chariots of Fire."
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13 Kettlebell Exercises for a Serious Shoulder Workout

I put my thing down, flip it, and reverse it.
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The Best Backpack for Every Activity

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Why Exercise Isn't Working (and What to Do About It)—According to Science

It might have to do with the way you're training.
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Workouts Top Trainers Do When They Only Have 15 Minutes

There's always time for a sweat session—and these quick but tough workouts prove it.
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4 Dance-Inspired Bodyweight Moves You Can Do Anywhere

Bust a move—and break a sweat—with this quick, strength-building workout.