Pilates with Amanda made my pregnancy and delivery AMAZING!!! It would not have been the same without her.
Pilates with Amanda has been fabulous for my 50-something body! I have a new found awareness of my body that helps keep the aches and pains away… such as how I sit at my desk or keeping my shoulders down so they are not around my ears… things like that really make a difference. Amanda is just great! You can never be too young or too old to benefit from pilates!
I have been taking pilates with Amanda at somaspace pilates off and on for about two years. I had never taken pilates before — only some irregular yoga – and I have absolutely loved it. As a dedicated long distance runner and someone who can barely touch their toes (and that’s generous), she helped me stretch, lengthen and tone. It’s been a great complement to my running regimen. She’s a terrific, passionate instructor with a great balance between ‘telling” and “showing.” Every class is a little different; building on previous work but working on something new. I always feel comfortable and confident with her, and the studio space is relaxing and private.
I started pilates with Amanda at Somaspace back in April 2011 with no pilates experience and only a little bit of yoga background; it’s improved my muscle tone, flexibility, strength, posture and overall body awareness. Amanda has so much interest and knowledge in the human anatomy and is able to transpire that into every workout. When I originally started pilates with Amanda she was able to evaluate where I needed the most help and apply her years of experience and knowledge to help me correct so many problems/bad habits I had developed over the years (bad back, tight hips, poor posture, keeping too much stress/tension in shoulders).
“My sessions with Amanda are one of the greatest personal investments I think I’ve ever made. Not only does she have a talent for making the workouts new and exciting, she keeps things challenging without being impossible or intimidating. She is always ready with encouragement and she is so enthusiastic about what she does that it is an absolute joy to learn from her. Our sessions always go too quickly (as I am having so much fun), but I am always amazed at the amount we accomplish each time!”
“Amanda’s knowledge of the body is one of the best I have found in Austin. With lightness, she combines alignment, flexibility and strengthening work with fluid movements to produce incredible results. I have worked with Amanda for several months and trust her completely with my body. Not only has she trimmed my body fat down, she has lengthened and toned my muscles while rehabilitating a hamstring tear. She is a gift to the pilate’s community.”
“I love taking pilates with Amanda! Not only are the sessions fun and creative, but she is able to instruct clearly and effectively for maximum benefit. Amanda has a true focus on form and demonstrates sincere patience in teaching students who are new to pilates (such as myself) proper physical alignment and technique. I continue to be amazed at the full body work-out I receive in every session, and the results are more than visible. I can’t recommend Amanda enough!”
“The best thing about Amanda’s pilates classes is that they are customized to the client and also to how the client is feeling on that particular day. She adapts the exercises and the tension so each session is the most productive and safe that it can be. The studio itself is wonderful – very serene and peaceful. Wonderful!”
“It was great working with Amanda. She’s patient but wants to challenge you. Would highly recommend.”
“Amanda is an amazing teacher who tailors each workout to your specific goals and needs. She is kind and motivating all at the same time. We always have a good laugh and an amazing work out. She has help me after surgery to become stronger and leaner and reach my fitness goals.”
“Amanda’s studio is very peaceful and soothing – no obnoxious trainers and blaring music – and sessions are totally focused on your needs. Amanda knows when to push you, how hard, and when to back off – she’s not afraid to make you work hard, but she’ll always listen to you. The equipment is always clean and ready for you when you arrive, and Amanda is always getting new things to make things more challenging, interesting, or comfortable. Sessions are always on time, and Amanda is flexible with scheduling and payment type. Most of all, she is personable and great to work with – I never feel like I dread my pilates sessions, which is much more than I can say for most of my past experiences with personal trainers, gyms, and exercise in general!”
“My husband left yesterday asking, “what have you gotten me in to!”, and came home amazed and excited! He loved it!”