Who’s Who: Amber Shadwick
If you are a follower of the H3 Daily blog or have visited us here in Hilton Head, you are sure to have come across the very motivating and inspiring Amber Shadwick. But do you know how she ended up here at H3? Read more of her story below.
A graduate from the University of Kentucky, Amber earned a B.A. degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, as well as a M.S. degree in Health Promotion. Throughout her college career, Amber held numerous positions on campus ranging from Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer to Research Assistant. Because of her interest in the field of weight management, a co-worker and friend suggested she look into Hilton Head Health, and just two months later, Amber joined the H3 Team as Fitness Specialist.
As Fitness Specialist, Amber’s main responsibilities include health and fitness assessments, fitness classes and lectures, personal training sessions, Health Habit Review sessions and exercise prescriptions. Amber finds that without a question—the best part of her job is the interaction she has with each individual that comes through our doors. “Every day, I get to educate, support and witness our Guests’ journeys to better health and wellness … having the chance to see one accomplish something they never thought that they could is so gratifying for me both personally and professionally.” It must be said that the rewarding feeling between Amber and our Guests is mutual. One Guest recounts, “She wouldn’t take ‘I can’t’ for an answer—and her confidence in me gave me the motivation I needed to continue and succeed”. Whether it’s in a personal training session or a kayak adventure, Amber is sure to pull out the “I can” and “I will” attitude in all.
Amber’s passion and motivation are driven by her positive attitude. She wakes up every morning with the mentality that every day is a new day—and that every day we should try something new. “I challenge our Guests to step outside of their comfort zone, even if just for a minute—and admire what they can accomplish! I firmly believe that if we have faith in our ability and listen to our bodies rather than just our minds, then we can find new fitness activities that we enjoy. And many that we can stick with to become our healthiest and happiest self.”
When she’s not empowering the Guests at H3, you might find Amber walking her dog, practicing yoga, meditating, hiking, skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, gardening, cooking or reading.