Hello. I'm Amanda.

 

I'm a strength coach with a penchant for philosophical pontification, a poet with a dancing addiction, a yogini with a dream of making animated films.

My mother put me in gymnastics class immediately after I took my first steps. The story goes that I couldn't get enough of the monkey bars. When the other kids in class got tired or scared, I climbed higher, exclaimed, "Again! More!"

I was the first kid on my block to learn to ride a bike without training wheels. I joined my first gym when I was 16 and taught myself to squat and deadlift by reading fitness magazines. I began teaching step aerobics at 18 as a way to help put myself through college and have been working as a teacher, coach and movement-motivator ever since.

My professional certifications are:

I am also the author of Kiss Me I’m Single: An Ode to the Solo Life and Be True to Yourself: A Daily Guide for Teenage Girls.