Heather St Amant
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

About Me

I was diagnosed Type 2 diabetic in 2015 a few months after my father died of diabetic complications in his mid 60's. It hit me hard knowing I was going down the path my father took. I didn’t want to become dependent on drugs and a slave to fad diets; so, I began the long process of changing my habits and my lifestyle. First thing I did was quit smoking. Second thing I did was sign up for a local 5K run/walk. I had my first small goal. I went out every day and walked a mile. Then it was 2 miles. Then 3. I started slow running for a minute or two with walk breaks. 5 months later I did the 5K and finished. Next I set another goal of a 10K. I went with the same process and completed it. During those weeks of training, I learned to balance parenting, work, and leisure. I also changed my dietary habits. I cleaned out the fridge and the pantry and began researching clean eating and whole foods. I began eating healthier meals and it created a new hobby for me that I enjoyed— cooking. Over the past 8 years, I have changed my habits, learned how to incorporate exercise, and de-stress my life. Exercise and diet not only effects how you look, but it makes you feel good on the inside. It effects your self-confidence and your attitude. It doesn't happen overnight, but it can happen. I am still on preventative medication for diabetes, but sometimes you just can't swim, bike or run from genetics.  But I can control it.  And I'm healthier now than I was in my 20's.  I've completed 4 marathons, 6 half marathons, several triathlons, and I am a 5 time Half Ironman Finisher, including Ironman South Africa 70.3 in March, 2023.

I realized there are so many people out there who are in the same position I was in. This gave me the push to move forward, to become a personal fitness trainer and an endurance coach. I understand where you are and where you want to be. I understand the frustration of fad diets, losing motivation, and the stress of trying too hard. I can help with all of this, and the best part is it doesn't mean eliminating cake or ice cream forever. Trust me, I have a piece once in a while. All your goals can be achieved with time, effort and a little out of the box thinking. Using my knowledge, training and life experience, I can help you reach your goals. This is what X-Zoom Fitness d/b/a New Dimension Endurance Coaching is: creating your healthier lifestyle, confidence and strength one step at a time.  And the ultimate byproduct is you will fall in love with a sport you never thought you would ever do.

X-Zoom Fitness d/b/a New Dimension Endurance Coaching is also ready to help athletes keep their level of fitness or increase their level of fitness in the off season and give you that hands on coaching for the multisport race season. Whether you're a high school athlete or seasoned endurance athlete, I can create plans to help achieve those next level goals!