Amber Burns

FORMula Fitness Instructor

Meet Coach Amber!


My name is Amber Burns, I am 37, and I am your accountability coach here at FORMula Fitness! Through the process of starting my weightloss journey at 450 pounds to now being 175 pounds, I've learned more than a couple of things along the way!


A little more in-depth into my background...


I started my journey at almost 450 pounds when I was in my 20s. At this weight, I was forced to ride an electric scooter when doing just everyday, normal shopping. I couldn’t ride on the rides at Six Flags. I couldn’t play with my kids. It was truly killing me. After being fed up of being morbidly obese, I made a visit to the doctor and was mortified that I could not be weighed on a "normal" scale. I had to step up on a scale that was used to weigh cattle. I remember seeing the number and being shocked. I cried and during the visit the doctor told me I wouldn't live to see the age of 30. And that I would never be able to get under 200lbs on my own…that it just “wasn't possible”. THAT lit a fire under me!  I started moving forward with my weight loss journey. Today I am approximately 260lbs down!  My current weight is 175 pounds, but the doctors estimate that I am carrying around about 30 pounds of extra skin! I am now taking steps towards having skin removal and body lift surgery which will rid myself of the physical “scars” from my obesity. Now, I don’t let anything hold me back. I participate in Tough Mudder mud runs, FitRanX tests, and powerlifting as well as my daily workouts at FORMula Fitness. If I can do this, YOU CAN TOO and I would love to help you on your own journey!


I am also a wife, a mom of 2 beautiful girls, PTO volunteer coordinator, and in charge of ladies' events at our church. I know what it’s like to be a busy mom….I am too! But, I have learned how to balance all of these things and still transformed my mind and body! 


I can’t wait to meet you!