After a health condition in 2003 put her out of work, she realized it was time for a change, both mentally and physically, so she decided to finally pursue Pilates as a career. In 2004 Amanda received her Pilates certification through Body Kinetics, under master trainer Carol Appel. Over the years, Amanda has expanded her Pilates repertoire with many workshops and seminars, and has taught at multiple Pilates studios throughout San Francisco. Amanda has specialized training in Pre and Post/Natal Pilates through Stephanie Forster, and obtained Booty Barre training with Tracey Mallett. Amanda hopes to help others find the same benefits that she has found in improving both body and spirit, resulting in a healthy and fulfilled life.
Skilled on all apparatus, Julie loves seeking further education and has learned from Lizz Roman, Chris Black, Jean Sullivan, Leslie Howard, Thomas Myers, Steve Coleman, Kathy Corey, and Eric Franklin (to name a few). She has experience with pre and postnatal clients, Pilates-based rehabilitation, and fascial release techniques. She believes in helping un-stick the body and the mind in order to move forward in new, fun, and healthy ways.
Core strength, alignment, efficiency and grace in movement are goals in every session whether working with dancers, athletes, desk wranglers, musicians, and people of all ages and backgrounds. Injury and recovery have given Julie empathy and positivity, and she passes this on to her clients whether in a group or private setting.
Leaving her MS in Geography on the shelf, Julie is still a professional dancer and actor and can be found on screen and stage on both coasts.