A lifelong dancer turned wellness entrepreneur, Amanda has always had a passion for movement and health. Amanda's dance background in classical ballet, modern, and Latin and ballroom lead her to discovering Pilates and all it has to offer. Amanda first began training in Pilates as a way to enhance her dancing. She immediately discovered its life-changing benefits and embarked on her Pilates certification so that she could share her passion with others. Currently, she works with a vast array of Pilates students: dancers, athletes, pre and post natal women, clients with injuries, scoliosis, osteoporosis and other conditions, and anyone else interested in enhancing their lives through Pilates and movement. Amanda finds tremendous joy in teaching an approach that so deeply benefits the body and mind.
In addition to Pilates and dance, Amanda has studied several holistic body methods such as Alexander Technique, Gyrotonics, Feldenkrais, Body Rolling, and Fascial Stretch Therapy.
Amanda’s passion for wellness grew after she had her son, when she decided she wanted to help people beyond just the moment aspect, and became a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Amanda loves creating a holistic and integrative approach to helping her clients achieve their ultimate wellness goals.
As a fitness enthusiast and former competitive athlete, Jennifer's passion for health and wellness is life-long. She discovered Pilates after her second pregnancy left her with compressed nerves in her back. Pilates not only rehabilitated her back and alleviated her pain, it also helped her regain core strength and discover a deeper mind-body connection. Her athletic background is evident in her style of teaching as she puts a fun, contemporary twist on classical exercises and challenges her students to reach their full potential and discover their best selves. When she isn't in the studio, you'll find Jennifer taking advantage of all Hoboken has to offer with her three little girls in tow!
Ashley became infatuated with dynamic movement when she was a young girl and hasn’t stopped moving since! In 2017, Ashley obtained a BA in Theatre and Dance Performance from Penn State University. She was introduced to Pilates through dance and immediately fell in love with the way it made her feel stronger and healthier, both physically and mentally. Upon moving to New York City after graduation, Ashley began her training towards obtaining a Pilates certification through Gramercy Pilates. She believes practicing Pilates is the key to a happier, healthier lifestyle. When Ashley isn’t in the studio, she is performing with The Vanessa Long Dance Company throughout the city!
Growing up, Chandler had Pilates introduced in her life as a cross training during her years in competitive dance. in 2014, Chandler started her professional dance career performing on a ship for Celebrity Cruise Lines. After the cruise ship she moved to California and decided to continue her journey of Pilates to help take care of her body. She then went on to receive her Pilates certification through Diane Diefenderfer’s teacher training program at Studio Du Corps in Orange County. Now, living in New York for the last two years, Chandler continues to share her love and knowledge of Pilates through teaching in the city. Pilates has given her the opportunity to not only strengthen her body, but also maintain a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally. During her time away from teaching, she is auditioning and dancing in the city.
Desi discovered pilates a few years ago and after taking classes regularly, her chronic lower back pain disappeared and her core strengthened. She now swears by the pilates method and aspired to help more people discover the power of a balance and contrology.
Desi’s classes are focused on proper alignment, creativity and having fun. Rest assured, no class goes without a plank. Desi wants to be part of her students’ journey to freedom of movement and feeling stronger and better.
Desi obtained her pilates certification at Gramercy Pilates. She works as a consultant in the financial industry and holds an MBA from NYU.