Why? Because at 48 I have no recognizable role models. I represent women who have stepped into their power, and harnessed their agency.
The world has forever ignored our demographic, and by omission suggests that we sit down and recede politely into the horizon of old age. I disagree. I further disagree with positioning women through the lens of male consumers, and this orientation is the reason why women of a certain age are likely disregarded by the market. We are at best labeled “MILFs” as if a man wanting to sleep with us is the mark of a job well done.
I am a single mother of three boys, the oldest of whom is autistic. I am a former competitive equestrian, riding on the A3 national circuit for hunters and jumpers for 20+ years.
I am also a concert pianist, and performed in Carnegie Hall twice before the age of 12. I hold a law degree and attended Brown University for my undergraduate studies. During a break from my studies, I worked for Sony Music/Epic Records in the A&R department, a job I secured after producing an album in high school for a band that went on to sign to a major label record deal. I only returned to school in the wake of my mother’s passing in 1996. I was too bereaved to muster the energy needed to succeed in the cut throat music industry.
After my boyfriend made an attempt on my life, I began to focus all my energy on fitness and wellness 2003. He went to jail, and I took a break from law school. I modeled and competed briefly in the fitness world before returning to finish my law degree. Never before had I needed to feel as strong and safe, and I turned to the gym for that comfort. A lifestyle was born.
I had my first child in 2007, followed soon thereafter by my second son in 2009. In 2011 I had a stillborn son, and ultimately gave birth to my youngest and fourth boy in August of 2012 at 29 weeks, followed by 6 weeks in the NICU. Needless to say, physically I was a mess. I had been on bedrest for the better part of two years and needed to piece myself back together. I was 40 pounds overweight, had three boys 5 and under, and was in a very unhealthy marriage which did not serve me.
In the last 2 years, I divorced after 15 years of toxic marriage and started my first company The Remix in 2020. I have grown from one client to over 200 engaged, active clients in my in-home 3000 square foot gym. It is my philosophy that women can be all the things: smart, sexy, accomplished, maternal, elegant, badass, wise, funny, athletic, and most of all strong, inside and out.
As I mentioned, my mother died at 53 when I was only 22 years old. My one-in-a-million dad died recently in October of 2021. I have no recognizable vision of the woman I want to be in 10 years and no longer have the guidance of my incredible parents. I decided to become that role model, paving the way for my peers to tackle their own lives head-on and be the best version of themselves.
The dawn of 2023 brings exciting changes for the company. I am expanding our brand into Amy Tucci, which will give space for all the other conversations I would love to have with you. Fitness always, but also life. All my challenges, all yours. Our combined solutions we cobble together with grit, love, resilience and solidarity. I know we can do better together than we can apart.
Please join me in pursuit of a life well-lived.