Amy Schlinger Amy Schlinger is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) and freelance journalist with over 12 years of experience. She regularly covers health, fitness, wellness, and lifestyle topics for Shape, Health Magazine, Self, Women's Health, Men's Health, The New York Post, Business Insider, Livestrong, Well + Good, MSN, and more. Her work has also appeared 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. About Shape Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.