Amy Peacock, owner of VirtualAthlete, LLC, is a certified fitness trainer and a certified ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor.  As a fitness trainer and runner her goal is to help her clients learn to love getting fit through exercise and running while getting stronger and happier along the way.

Her athletic background started early.

At age six she started playing soccer. At age 13 she started her first fitness business by hiring an instructor to teach fit classes for friends at her church. She played on the University of Georgia women’s club soccer team (now NCAA Div1) in 1990 and 1991. She ran her first marathon, The Marine Corps Marathon, in 1997 and became hooked on running.

She has run the Army 10 miler, the Cherry Blossom 10K, several 5Ks in Washington DC and Virginia, Big Sur half marathon, a Spartan Sprint at the US National Whitewater Center, yearly CPPC Skyline and Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation Runs, Nashville Half Marathon and Rocktoberfest Half Marathon in Charlotte, NC.

She also competed with teams at the first World Team Sports Adventure Team Challenge at the US National Whitewater Center in 2015, the 2016 Palmetto 70 Miler Relay, the 2016 first Ragnar Relay in Fort Mill (along with Hurricane Matthew), and the 2016 Charlotte Marathon Relay.

Business to Fitness and Community.

In 2004, after moving to Charlotte, she chose to leave the corporate world and follow her passion (fitness, health, running, community, writing).

In addition to work, raising her children and writing, she has focused on helping people in the community through action and leadership.

She has supported ALS and Cancer research, studies, awareness and patient services.

She served on the board of Girls on the Run, Inc. for 3 years. GOTR

At her church, Myers Park Presbyterian, she launched the Care Team ministry, served on the Wellness ministry, Outreach Center planning ministry, and “Every member has a Ministry” team as a ministry mentor. She wrote devotions for the Women’s Circle and teaches a weekly bootcamp at the Outreach/wellness center.

In January 2013, she helped launch a free females fitness group in Charlotte called Females in Action FIA Nation  is the “sister” group to the men’s F3Nation which was launched in Charlotte in 2011.

In 2015, she co-founded the Active Charlotte Alliance. Active Charlotte

Currently she serves as board chair for the Joe Martin ALS Foundation. JMALSF

She is married to an awesome husband, has 2 amazing children, and a Gordon Setter.