THE JOURNEY STARTS HERE
NORTHVILLE PERSONAL TRAINER
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH
"As a fitness enthusiast and former collegiate athlete I have had the opportunity to work with many coaches, instructors and trainers, none of which had worked as hard for me or produced greater results than Amanda. From our initial appointment on Amanda immediately made me and my goals feel like a top priority and worked to craft a training and nutrition regimen which could help me achieve new heights. She demonstrated a level of thoroughness in her assessment I had not yet experienced and used the information garnered from this process to create a strategy to not only strengthen my liability but maximize my strengths, as well. I have learned a ton from her, much of which I still implement in my training to this day. I will be forever grateful for her commitment to excellence, her unwavering belief in me, the improvements in my my performance and all the lessons she taught me along the way. Anyone would be lucky to have her in their corner and if you have the opportunity to work with her, take it. You just might be a little better for it."
"I have loved my experience with Iron Journey Fitness. Amanda is so knowledgeable. Upon our first meeting, she walked me through how to achieve my ideal weight and fitness goals for my wedding. She helped me put together a meal plan that suits my hectic work days - and as a result, I know the goals we set are realistic and attainable. Additionally, she also created a daily workout plan for me which I can easily do at home on days where my busy schedule does not allow me time to go to the gym. She linked YouTube videos and photos to help me with my workouts when I can’t physically be with her, which really helps hold me accountable I couldn’t have asked for a better route to take on my fitness journey than with Iron Journey Fitness!"
— Natalie B.
— Will H.
WELCOME, I'M AMANDA BLAU
I’m a personal trainer and nutrition coach based out of Northville, Michigan. Originally from Toronto, Canada, I graduated from Guelph-Humber University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion, and I am also Precision Nutrition certified.
Throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to work with a wide range of people, and since everybody is different, I approach working with each client in a unique way. Each personal training client undergoes a movement screening and assessment to identify any weaknesses or imbalances. From there a program is written to address those areas, and build a strong solid foundation minimizing the risk of future injury and setting the client up for success.
I sit down with my nutrition clients and together we come up with a strategy that they feel 100% confident that they can be successful with. We move at the client's pace, and make small adjustments as necessary.
My job title is "personal trainer" but my true mission as a health and fitness professional is so much more than prescribing exercises or meal plans. I help people create a life where:
They feel physically and mentally strong, capable of taking on any challenge without worrying that their energy levels or body weight will get in the way.
They can run around with their kids, or grand kids, without feeling pain, winded, or tired...and then do it again the next day.
They feel excited to book a beach vacation without wondering how they'll look (or feel) in a swimsuit.
They look forward to having their picture taken without wondering "who's that person, and when did they start looking like that?"
They feel like food is their friend, not their enemy, and never have to "diet" again.
They recover from nagging pain that they've been dealing with for years, and feel like for the first time in a while they can sleep through the night.
Getting healthy through resistance exercise and proper nutrition has the ability to change your life, and I'm here to guide you along that journey and help you discover a newfound love and appreciation for becoming stronger, and feeling more confident in your own skin. Iron Journey is a place of learning and growing, join me.