Amy Townley

Our Village scored a touchdown when this month's MOTM joined in on the fun 4 years ago - it's no wonder she's a huge football fan! She loves cooking and reading, just like her favorite Halloween costume, Belle from Beauty and the Beast. And while she enjoys a sit up now, it wasn't always that way. See below for more on the amazing Amy Townley!

Hometown: Florence, KY, although I was born in Virginia, and lived in North Carolina as well, we moved to Kentucky when my dad retired from the Marine Corps.

How long have you lived in Louisville? My husband and I moved here for his job in 2012.

Tell us about your family: I live with my husband, Blade and our 2 children, Atticus (9) and Mary Grace (4), we also have an English Setter, Lew (my morning workout buddy).

Current/Previous career: I work as an ECE Implementation Coach in the Early Childhood Diagnostic Center for JCPS.

What did you want to be “when you grow up”? A teacher - currently I'm not in the classroom, but have been in education for 15 years.

What is the furthest you have been away from home? Yorkshire Dales, England

What is your favorite thing to do? I enjoy cooking and reading in my free time.

What is something about you that someone may not know? I have 3 degrees, my undergraduate, Masters, and an Educational Specialist (1/2 way to my Doctorate) - that's my next goal, but I promised my husband I'd take a break for a while.

What is your favorite local restaurant to eat at? What is your go to order? Havana Rumba - Fricase de Pollo

What is the best thing about living in Louisville? We love Louisville because we always joke it's a big, small town. I love that you always meet someone who knows someone else, but we have all the amenities of a big city. There's lots of things to do and wonderful places to eat.

What is your favorite color? Pink/Red

What is your favorite song or artist? The Head and the Heart

What TV shows are you currently watching? Succession, Bachelor in Paradise

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us or what is your pet peeve? I'm a huge football fan, I follow the Louisville Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals.

If someone had to describe you in one word, what would it be and why? Driven, I'm definitely a go-getter, I like to get things done, make plans, take action!

How did you find FIT4MOM Louisville? Through my bff Kelly Toms, she had attended for a while and convinced me to do a Body Well session after my daughter was born, I've been hooked ever since.

How has FIT4MOM Louisville changed your life? Honestly, before Fit4MOM I didn't really consistently workout, I truly hated it, I can't lie that I actually enjoy it now, but I know that it's an important part of staying healthy as an adult.

What was the first class that you attended? What was the last class that you attended? Boost - the last class I attended was Cardio Express this morning! I started with Fit4Mom right before the pandemic and the ease of the virtual classes has allowed me to stay with my habits and workout every morning in the comfort of my own home which I love. I do miss in person classes, but I love the flexibility of virtual.

What is your favorite workout move or class layout? What workout move or class layout makes you feel strong? I really enjoy the tabata format. I love sit ups - when I first started with Fit4Mom I could not do one sit-up, everytime I do them in class now I think about how far I've come.

October questions:

  • Pumpkins - carve or paint? Visit the patch or pick up at the grocery store? We love to carve pumpkins - my dad always carved them with me growing up and it's definitely a tradition we've kept with our kids. We will visit the pumpkin patch, but I'll buy pumpkins from the store as well.

  • Best Halloween costume you ever had? I was Belle from Beauty and the Beast when I was in 1st grade, my mom handmade all our costumes growing up and it was an exact replica of the dress from the movie.

  • Scary movies or Halloween cartoons? Haha I guess I would say Halloween family movies Hocus Pocus is a family fav.

  • What’s your favorite Halloween candy? Candy Corn!