The Community Health Proponent Wellness Coordinator at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital and Trainer

Amber Paxton has worked in the fitness and wellness space since graduating college. A former studio manager at Manduu Memphis, she now trains there part-time as an Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) trainer. Her full-time job involves serving as the Wellness Coordinator for Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital. 

At Methodist, Amber plays a crucial role in keeping the employees happy and healthy to keep their patients and people in the Memphis community healthy. She works alongside their Wellbeing Manager to provide different health and wellness programs for the associates at Methodist, such as running and walking groups that Amber leads to encourage activity. 

Amber’s favorite aspect of her role is the opportunity to be creative when it comes to providing different programs for associates and being able to keep their associates healthy. She finds it rewarding to help those who do so much for the Memphis community in any way she can. She acknowledges that well-being isn’t just about eating healthy and working out. It is also about mental health and financial well-being, so she loves branching out and supporting the Methodist employees in these different areas. 

Amber also helps keep the community healthy through her work as an EMS trainer at Manddu, where she works with clients in a very hands-on environment. Besides keeping others in our community healthy, Amber stays active at various studios across the 901, including Mind Body Haus, Cyclebar, and Manduu. Amber has a true passion for health and fitness and always encourages others to follow suit. 

By Lucy Modzelewski 

Photo by Tindall Stephens 

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