Pilates instructor/ Holistichealth coach/ Personal Trainer
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.
Founder/Owner Instructor/Certified Personal Trainer
As a fitness enthusiast and former competitive athlete, Jennifer's passion for health and wellness is life-long. After her collegiate tennis career concluded, Jennifer went on to receive a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and entered into the Human Resources space. But her passion and fascination with fitness and wellness never dissipated.
After the birth of her first child, Jennifer left her job with the Department of Labor to stay home with her young daughter. It was after the birth of her second daughter 2 years later that she stumbled upon Pilates. Left with lingering pain in her back from compressed nerves caused by the pregnancy, Pilates helped to alleviate the pain and to regain core strength. It also left her with an overall longer, leaner, stronger physique and a deeper mind-body connection. Jennifer was so impressed with the Pilates methodology and how it made her feel, she decided to pursue her certification through Balanced Body while she continued to raise (and add!) to her family. Always an eager and avid learner, Jennifer has since received her certification as a personal trainer and is now pursuing a certification as a nutrition coach.
Jennifer’s athletic background is evident in her style of teaching as she puts a fun, contemporary twist on classical exercises and challenges her students to push themselves to achieve their goals and discover their best selves. Now a mom of three, 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. Follow her journey as she navigates motherhood and all things fitness and wellness @fabfithobokenmom.
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.