Amanda Bucci is a NPC Bikini Competitor, USAPL Powerlifting competitor, YouTuber and entrepreneur. She is a sponsored athlete with Bodybuilding.com, PEScience and BePardomas, BiteMeals & Barbell Brigade. Her passion lies with fitness, nutrition, and continually working toward becoming her best self. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing; an education that has helped shape her role as a reliable source of information in the fitness community. “I want to inspire, motivate, and educate those who may be too scared or unknowing to move forward on their own.” She uses her social media platforms to inspire and reach as many people as she can, in hopes of igniting that passion in others that she has found for herself through the fitness lifestyle.
“I’M HERE TO IGNITE YOUR FIRE – FIND WHAT’S WITHIN YOU THAT LIGHTS YOU UP AND KEEPS YOUR FLAME BURNING.”
EARLY STAGES: I am in my 20s, born and raised in the smallest state in the country – Rhode Island! In my high school years, I was involved in soccer and lacrosse. My skills were mediocre at best and although I enjoyed being active, team sports weren’t really for me. I am lucky enough to come from a very active family (both parents being avid gym-goers their whole life, and my grandpa was a world champion powerlifter) so naturally my mom got me into the gym at the age of 15. I joined a group at my local gym that taught us “sport-like” lifting practices including squatting, benching, deadlifting, conditioning work, and provided me with all of the skills to continuously have that urge to progress in fitness.
I graduated from the University of Rhode Island in May of 2015 with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. I have always been naturally inclined to want to help people and I’ve always been fascinated by the science of the human body. I had every intention on entering my career in the medical field as an RN, until I began immersing myself more in the fitness industry. Although nursing school has shaped me as a person and a health professional, my passion started to build as I got more and more involved. I began utilizing social media to interact with people who shared the same goals and passions as me, I shared my thoughts on competing as I learned more about training and nutrition
June 2013 – OCB Yankee Classic – 2nd place
July 2014 – NPC West Coast Classic – 3rd Place
November 2014 – NPC New England Championships – 1st place
June 2015 – NPC Team Universe
July 2015 – NPC Los Angeles Championships – Overall Bikini Champion
NPC USA Championships
January 2016 – Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search – 3rd place
August 2016 – NPC Orange County Classic – 2nd place
September 2016 – NPC Pacific USAs – 3rd place
The more I learned from my own experiences and with others help, the more other people asked how I was doing it. With that, I decided to utilize my background in science and the knowledge I had learned about fitness to start an online coaching business, and also write an e-book titled “The Everything Guide To Macro Tracking.” I also started my YouTube channel in June of 2015 to provide free information and share my journey I had embarked on. Since then, I have fallen in love with connecting with people from all over the world on a daily basis. My drive and passion to be on an ever forward path of progression changed my life, and ignited the fire in the lives of thousands!