Amy Jill - VIM | Fitness

Amy Jill

Amy Jill




Amy received her certification from the American Academy of Personal Training (AAPT). She also graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a BA in English and a minor in dance.

Coming from a professional dance background and after a series of painful injuries (tear in ACL and hip, fractured sesamoid), her training methods focus on proper alignment and body awareness combined with high intensity workouts. More importantly, she emphasizes injury prevention and facilitated stretching. Amy believes that training, or “getting into shape,” should not only include nutrition and exercising, but also developing a positive mindset and outlook on life.

When she’s not teaching or sweating it out in the gym, Amy spends the rest of her time in the studio. She is blessed to be dancing with several Boston and Cambridge-based companies.



I went to Amy for some help before my wedding – it was supposed to be temporary. She become such an important part of my fitness routine that i kept going to see her and I can’t imagine not having her in my life. Her professionalism, positive energy, encouragement, knowledge, and sincere concern for my well-being and fitness journey is what makes her my biggest fan, my cheerleader, and my tough-love coach on days when I need a little pep talk. Amy is the trainer we all want and need.

~Anna B.

Before I began training with Amy the idea of a sit-up was a daunting one. Besides going down 3 dress sizes, In the past year since working with her, I’ve gotten over my fear of trying new things at the gym, have gained an immeasurable amount of strength, and now look forward to our sessions together. Amy’s commitment, drive and amazing attitude towards training make me want to work harder to achieve my goals.”

~Vanessa L.

I have been a VIM member for several years and have been training with Amy for the past year. As a person with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), strength training is critical to my health, as well as my fitness. Amy is a wonderful trainer who took initiative to learn about EDS and how to safely train something with EDS. She has gone further than I could have imagined in learning how to teach me strengthen my joints without giving me exercises that subluxate and dislocate my joints. Since that was my physical therapy experience until I was diagnosed with EDS at 19, I never thought strength training was something I could do without causing myself harm. Fortunately, Amy has taught me otherwise and I have significantly benefited from her guidance.”

~Julia M.

After months of telling everyone how amazing I think Amy is, I thought it was time I told someone in VIM management. When I first started training with Amy, I had been dealing with a shoulder injury for over two years. It kept me from working out the way I was used to. I initially wanted to do training to learn how to work out again within the limitations of my injury. This wasn’t good enough for Amy. Within a few weeks, my range of motion dramatically improved and I started gaining my strength back. She was so aware of what I needed to be doing. Amy takes the time to assess her clients’ issues and goals and create a program for each individual. She has incredible knowledge and body awareness. You can tell how much thought Amy puts into her sessions. I can’t express how transformative it has been to be able to use my arm again. Obviously there are the physical improvements, but I also feel like myself again. I am so grateful that I found her.

~Mistie P.

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“I very much enjoyed my membership with VIM. I have to say that the highlight of my experience was personal training and small group training with Valerie. She was extremely committed to my success and helped me establish an effective goal plan. I saw incredible progress with her (I lost 10 pounds) and I am stronger, happier and healthier. I also really enjoyed her style for leading small group and yoga classes. It is clear she is passionate about this work and dedicated to her clients.”-Ani

— Ani

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