AnnMarie Schiavone is the Fitness Columnist for The Odyssey newspaper and a Freelance Writer for INstride Magazine. Schiavone has written and edited for print and online publication since 2011. She is a Junior at the Indiana University School of Journalism. She is pursuing a B.A. in Journalism with a certificate in Political and Civic Engagement, a minor in Italian and specializations in Enterprise Journalism and PR/Advertising.
During her early teen years Schiavone stood 5’3″, weighed 176 pounds and wore size 15 pants. The day she decided to improve her health, she bought two health magazines and read both cover to cover. After using babysitting money to buy Turbo Jam DVD’s, Schiavone made exercise a part of her regular routine and lost 35 pounds in six months.
In 2010, at 18 years old, Schiavone joined her passion for health and fitness with her love for communication by getting certified to teach her soul mate workout – Turbo Kick. She earned an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor Certification in 2011. Trained in 12+ group fitness formats, Schiavone instructs between four and seven fitness sessions each week.
After solidifying her media/communication career goals, Schiavone’s determination to spread positive messages about health inspired her to design AMinmotion. She now maintains the website as a professional portfolio and wellness resource for young professionals. Schiavone has also been a blogger for the Indiana University Office of Overseas Study and The Bloomington Beat online news source. In 2013, she served as VP of Communications and Chair of Public and Alumnae Relations Committees for Delta Zeta Sorority Epsilon Chapter.