Runner’s World Cover Reverberates in Nebraska, Ohio

New York personal trainer Amanda Butler fronts January/February issue.

When Nebraska daily newspaper the Hastings Tribune caught up with New York personal trainer and January/February Runner’s World cover girl Amanda Butler, she was in Los Angeles, having just shot several commercial videos for Kate Hudson’s clothing company Fabletics. The 31-year-old Butler attended St. Cecilia High School in Hastings before moving on to university studies in Oklahoma.

Butler has previously appeared inside the pages of Runner’s World as well as Shape, Self and Fitness magazines. But her only previous cover is a quarterly Women’s Health workout supplement. From the Hastings Tribune piece by Tony Herman:

“Runner’s World is a really great magazine,” Butler says. “They pick real people. It’s not just a celebrity on the cover every time. They are an awesome team to work with. I think they put out a very real and reliable product. I know a lot of people subscribe to it and a lot of runners love it for the content they provide. I don’t think they fluff things. I think they’re pretty real.”

After studying dance at Oklahoma City University (OCU), Butler entertained on Royal Caribbean cruise ships before settling in New York. She currently teaches at The Fhitting Room.