Amelia Waters

Class instructor

My interest in becoming a personal trainer started with my recovery from an eating disorder. My passion for understanding nutrition and strength training became consistent after hitting a bottom around body image. My passion for self defense began a few years after that when I was able to face trauma from my past. Today I am passionate about empowering women. Whether it's lifting weights or self defense, I help women find their strength. I currently have my ACE through the YMCA Strength and Conditioning certification and my Self Defense instructor certification through Jane Jitsu, a program designed by Steve Kardian, a retired policeman and US Marshal and current Safety Guru for Inside Edition. I've been an athlete since I was 10 years old and my favorite activities include hiking and meditation.


  • Women's Self Defense/Strength