Amanda is passionate about Pilates and she loves to share that passion with others. She began taking Pilates in 2006, and she found that it helped to decrease the neck and back pain which was brought on by having scoliosis and was exacerbated by working at a sedentary job. She gained strength in her postural muscles, her body awareness improved, and she just loved the way she felt after a session. She was also thrilled because Pilates had helped to decrease her pain. It was at that point that she decided she wanted to become an instructor and share the benefits of Pilates with others, and try to help them improve their health as well. She completed the Comprehensive Teacher Training Program at Body Arts and Science International in January, 2008. Since then she has also become certified to teach the Booty Barre method, which is a fusion of yoga, Pilates and dance.
Amanda taught for 8 years in a Pilates studio owned by a Physical Therapist, which reinforced the importance of focusing on proper form and alignment. Through the years she has continued to hone and improve her skills. She is always trying to educate herself and to keep current with the trends in her industry.
Amanda opened Bloom Pilates and Wellness Center in December of 2015. When she deliberated about what to name her new business, she decided to honor her late best friend Chris Bloom, who always encouraged her to challenge herself and to go outside of her comfort zone, and to “bloom” into the strong and confident woman he knew she could become. She took his words to heart, and now, many years later, she continues to love teaching and she genuinely treasures the relationships she has built with her clients.
When she is not teaching, Amanda enjoys practicing yoga, running, throwing darts, reading, going to concerts and movies, and spending time with family and friends.