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Articles by Amanda Schlitzer Tierney, MS, CSCS, CEDS

Director of The Victory Program, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Amanda Schlitzer Tierney is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds her Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Lock Haven University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Amanda is currently the Co-Chair of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology: Eating Disorder Special Interest Group. Amanda has been working with athletes and non-athletes with eating disorders since 2006. Over the years, Amanda gained a wide-range of knowledge for this specialized population and found her true passion: helping individuals incorporate balanced exercise into the recovery environment. Amanda’s goal as a Strength and Conditioning Coach is working with individuals to help identify unhealthy exercise thoughts and behaviors and supporting them in redefining their relationship with fitness. She aims to help her patients find a balance between challenging the body and bringing the fun back to exercise. She encourages listening to one’s body cues and adequate fueling to maintain a healthy body and mind.   Amanda’s target reaches beyond the patient and she strives to educate athletes, teams, coaches, parents, athletic trainers, and sport medicine personnel on how work with this specialized population.

My Journey to the Starting Line

Dear Eating Disorder Treatment Community, IAEDP board and colleagues,   I am a HAES-aligned, eating disorder informed & sensitive fitness professional, and am proud to announce that I am newly certified through IAEDP as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). My passion and focus over my career, has been to create safe and supportive fitness … Read More

How Families can Support Their Loved Ones While Integrating Exercise into ED Treatment by Amanda Tierney

Hello Sport Parents, let me introduce myself, I am Amanda Schlitzer Tierney, MS, CSCS. I am the eating disorder & health at every size (HAES) informed and sensitive fitness professional at The Victory Program at McCallum Place and Owner/Founder of Discovering Balance: Fitness Coaching and Support. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) … Read More

A Letter to Athletes

Dear Athletes Endeavoring to Navigate this Current Global Crisis, To the competitors that were at the height of their careers, retired and recreational athletes, and the aspiring athletes seeking mentorship, guidance and inspiration. What a bizarre time! Honestly, this feels like some sort of twisted episode of the Twilight Zone. This surely is one opponent … Read More