We had the good fortune of connecting with Amanda Komoczi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amanda, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
For me, starting my own business has always been the dream, and something to strive for. I have been very fortunate to be immersed into the fitness community throughout my childhood and teen years, which has taught me so many valuable lessons about what a healthy fitness practice looks like, and what it doesn’t. From all of my experiences, both good and bad, I decided to try and create a vision for my clients that embodies both wellness and fitness. I don’t believe in extreme measures to create extreme results. I believe creating healthy relationships with food and exercise is key to top-tier athletic performance, and overall happiness. Fitness is a life long endeavor, and making sustainable and enjoyable habits is the only way to find long term success.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Well this year has certainly been hectic for everyone across the board, but it has definitely allowed to align my lifestyle with my career and prioritize what is important to me. I got out of sales at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and started to explore the possibilities of having my own brand as a personal trainer. Since March, I have explored avenues of online training, in person training, and kickboxing private lessons as a more permanent career path. I am in the infancy of my career as a health professional, but have already accumulated so much knowledge and appreciation for this realm! My brand revolves heavily about honoring the body, mind, and soul. There is a time and a place to exert yourself to the max, but I don’t believe the consistently extreme training styles so many tout as law are actually beneficial to the body, or more importantly, the mind and soul. I myself am an MMA fighter, and I train insanely hard 6x a week, every week. But I realize for most, this isn’t realistic to make lasting change. I have also struggled with over training and severe eating disorders, so I have a deep appreciation for holistic fitness. Above all, crafting a healthy, personal relationship with food and exercise is the best way for me to help each and every one of my clients create a lasting healthy change in their lives, no matter what the degree of their goals is.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Denver is an extremely vibrant place, and I have a few special spots I cherish and would love to share! My favorite coffee shop is on the edge of Denver, and is called Mint & Serif coffee house. This magical oasis has banging java, and even better atmosphere! In my free time, I am an amateur artist, so the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, and the RiNo districts are two must-sees. I would also take my friend to Golden for some amazing hikes and bike rides, and a fun little rustic town experience! Finally, no trip is complete without a trip to my favorite mountain lake, St Mary’s Glacier.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to shout out all my training partners first and foremost, who have helped me through so much in the past few years! I would also like to shout out a great friend and mentor, Alex Carneiro, who has helped me turn my dreams into reality in this past year.
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