Island Fitness

Island Fitness is a coaching and training facility! You're paying for top notch coaching and instruction to ensure your success in all aspects of fitness training and nutrition.

About Us


Amber Owens is the owner of Island Fitness.  She has been a Fitness instructor for 26 years.  Amber received her first fitness certification with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in 1992.  Amber has also taught classes in at least 10 gyms during her fitness career including the Outer Banks YMCA and the Outer Banks Sports Club.   She is a certified personal trainer, a certified Kettle Bell instructor and currently working on her nutrition certification with Precision Nutrition.

Amber has also competed in many races including 15 half marathons and 5 Olympic Distance Triathlons.  She has a strong passion for fitness and enjoys sharing her knowledge with the public and the current members of her gym.

Amber has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  She has been an Accountant for 22 years.  She spent many of those years running other people’s businesses and her passions in the fitness industry lead her to open Mmaxout Fitness!

Amber also loves gardening, running, boating, and slalom skiing in her spare time.


Brett Owens is the owner of Island Fitness.  He has been a Fitness and Cycle Instructor for 8 years.  Brett is an endurance athlete and a current Iron Man competitor.  He also has competed in 12 Marathons.  Brett has a passion for endurance racing and training others.

Brett has also been a Chef for 26 years and has a deep knowledge in nutrition and Culinary Arts.  His is currently the Executive Chef at The Bonzer Shack restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Brett has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington.  He loves to surf with his three children in his spare time.