Foundation Fitness

220 Ocean Highway Suite G, Hertford, NC, 27944
252-207-7793

Foundation Fitness' local owners

Amy and Donnie Tinsley have dedicated their careers to helping and encouraging others of all ages. Since childhood both have been actively involved in dance, sports and martial arts. 

Donnie Tinsley

Donnie started learning about fitness as a teenager and it has become a lifelong journey of continuing education.  He is currently a certified personal trainer with ISSA and also a level II certified strength and conditioning specialist. When not training people to be healthier at Foundation Fitness he teaches martial arts (MMA, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, and Taekwondo) at either of the martial art academies in Hertford or Elizabeth City.  

Amy Tinsley

Amy started dancing at the age of 3 and added sports at the age of 4. It has been a lifelong decision to continue with her fitness choices. Amy attended East Carolina University as a dance major and owns the local dance studio, The Dance Company of Hertford. The studio offers classes in: ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. She also teaches the Kids with Impact Muay Thai kickboxing program for ages 8-12.


Currently, Amy is working towards gaining her certification as a yoga instructor. Once this goal is met, she will be continuing her education in personal training with a focus in corrective exercise.