My name is Amy Manzanares and I am 36 years old. As a professional, I work for a school district as an Educational Sign Interpreter, working with deaf/hard of hearing children. I am in the classroom with the kids all day and if they are involved in after school sports I stay with them to help-which I love! I am also a certified fitness trainer. I am currently working on my Performance Enhancement Specialist certification. I would love the opportunity to work with high school athletes in their off season to prep them for their sports seasons.
I have always been involved in sports. I played volleyball, ran track and was involved in cheer/dance in high school. In college I was a dancer. After college I continued to be active and searched for competitive venues. In 2005, I became interested in fitness competitions and met with a trainer to get things going. At that time, I needed guidance in getting back into shape after a serious car accident shattered my ankle. Since then the journey has been arduous but so worth it. I find that one of the largest rewards is the opportunity to share my story and inspire others to be the best they can be whether they compete or not.
Here are my fitness accomplishments:
2006 NPC Mile High Figure 2nd place
2007 NPC Natural Colorado figure 3rd place
2008 NPC Mile High Figure 5th place
2010 NPC TopForm Classic top 10
2010 NPC Mile High Bikini 9th place
2010 Bodybuilding.com Amateur Athlete of the Week (July)
2011 NPC Mile High Figure 1st place
2012 NPC Colorado State Figure1st place
2012 OXYGEN Magazine Success Story (November Issue)
2013 NPC Colorado State Figure Masters (35-39)-2nd, Figure class A-2nd
2014 NPC USA Figure class B-14th
2014 NPC Rocky Mountain Figure Masters (35-39)-1st, Figure class A-1st
I plan to compete again at the National level again sometime next year.
I have been married to my husband Matt for 10 years and we have 2 dogs.
I have an identical twin sister, Jamy who is in the army and I also have a younger brother and sister. Our parents are deaf and ASL is our 1st language.