While Building Muscles
By ML Ball
Photographed by Karen Pearson
Looks can be deceiving. At first glance, Amy Corso seems like a friendly, superpositive, girl-next-door type…someone with whom you could easily share a coffee and a chat. But just you wait.
Watch one of her videos in which she’s demonstrating a series of very challenging exercises, perfectly. Notice her sizeable muscles and supertoned physique. Marvel at what she can do with a kettlebell or a sledgehammer. Quickly, you realize this woman is a powerhouse! And the best part? She can help you become one, too.
To get to this level of fitness, did Amy spend years in a gym? No, actually—in horse barns. Starting as a groom, then becoming a racehorse exercise rider at Belmont, then an assistant breeding manager at Winley Farm in Millbrook, Amy was living her dream of working with horses. But after putting in more than a decade of the hard physical work that horses require, her body was paying the price. Her arms hurt, her back ached and her whole body was saying “enough.”
She knew she needed a change.
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