A POUND ICON is a master trainer, as well as an ambassador of our brand, our beliefs, and our mission. They travel the world as an extension of POUND to elevate our united beat, one POUND Pro at a time. They are the educators, the rebels, the humble and electric. With different life and career experiences, personalities and uniqueness, they are the true representation of our BRAND. Let them inspire you, let them MOVE you.

Amanda Schmidt spent a great deal of her life on the East Cost of the US, but currently lives in Southern California. Amanda has deep love for running, rocking out and rescuing dogs. In fact, if this kind-hearted ICON had a superpower, it would be to gather all of the homeless dogs on earth so that they might live in a super happy and safe sanctuary filled with love. Amanda is upbeat, friendly and has a great gift for unlocking the potential in every POUND Pro.

If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be?
John Lennon – Give Peace A Chance.

What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
Finished my Master’s in International Affairs and decided to become a personal trainer. My heart had changed. Always follow your heart, especially if fear is trying to hold you back.

If you could choose your own rockstar nickname, what would it be?

What’s something you never leave home without?
Gratitude for the day.

What’s the best thing that ever happened to you?
I hit rock bottom once. I say it’s the best thing that’s ever happened because it made me who I am. I was hospitalized for depression. Out of that dark time, I learned to be sensitive with people, I learned to carve my own destiny and I learned to seize the day and be myself. That is a gift I was given.

What’s one thing you’re certain of?
A person’s life is only limited by their imagination. We are capable of achieving any goal if we believe deep down that we deserve it and that we will succeed.

What’s one thing you’d tell your 13-year-old self?
Don’t eat Fritos for lunch and HOLD ON – it’s going to be a hell of a ride that only a badass could survive. Good thing that’s what you are.

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