60 Seconds with Amy Lamont

Co-creator of luxury residential retreat, The Strength Sanctuary, avid marathon runner (she has no less than 11 under her belt), mother, football coach, qualified PE teacher and personal trainer, Amy Lamont is a force to be reckoned with. When she’s not teaching packed out Piloxing classes, Amy’s helping individuals stay on track with their fitness goals – from new mums to seasoned athletes. Channelling an athleisure wardrobe that’s as diverse as her fitness CV, you’ll be hard pushed to catch her in the same leggings twice.

First thing I do when I wake up is… boil the kettle!

My guilty pleasure is… an extensive collection of funky sports leggings and almond butter by the spoonful.

The fitness app I can’t live without is… Gymboss – an app which allows me to time training sessions and group exercise classes. Great for TABATA, boxing rounds or any timed sets.

One wellness trend you’ll never see me try is… an electric stimulation abdominal belt.

If I didn’t work in the fitness industry, I’d be a… cafe owner baking my own bread and cakes and making delicious teas and coffees.

I never make a smoothie without adding… chia seeds. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.

The last time I cried was… last night watching the film ‘Precious’.

The motto I live by is… “Happiness is an inside job”.

The tune that gets me pumped is… ‘You got the love’ by Candi Staton.

Last book I read was… ‘Inside the O’Briens’ by Lisa Genova. I loved it.

Can’t live without… My kids Sam and Albert, my partner James and Mojo the dog.

Top 3 London eats: Okan – a Japanese in Brixton Village, The Begging Bowl – a Thai street food in SE15, and Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack in Westminster for something further afield.

The advice I’d give my 20-something self is… Not to worry so much about what other people think. As you get older you get a much more measured perspective of life and realise how much time you wasted fretting about things that actually weren’t important but seemed monumental at the time.

My biggest fitness inspo is… There are many. Anyone who dedicates themselves to their craft whether amateur or professional is an inspiration in my book.

The achievement I’m most proud of is… completing 11 marathons whilst training with small children and dealing with sleepless nights.

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