Amy Van Deusen

  • Competed in gymnastics for 15 years, including NCAA Division One at the College of William & Mary
  • Coached children aged five to 18
  • Senior editor for
  • Contributing writer to "Women's Health" and "International Gymnast" magazines


Amy Van Deusen is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She competed in gymnastics for 15 years, first in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program, and then as an NCAA Division One gymnast at the College of William & Mary. During that time, she learned all the ins and outs of gymnastics skills, training, and competition. As a coach, Amy has worked with children age five to 18 in recreational classes, gymnastics camps, and competitive team programs.

She was a regular contributor to "International Gymnast" magazine, typically reporting on competitions and writing athlete profiles. She was a senior editor for "Women's Health" magazine and is currently a senior editor for espnW. She wrote for ThoughtCo for eight years. 


 Amy attended the College of William & Mary and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. 

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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