Amy is a "systems" person and her favorite aspect of Pilates is bringing the principles and movements out of the studio and into every day life. Whether sitting at a desk, driving or working in the garden, Amy incorporates Pilates to help her stay balanced, healthy and strong.
Amy completed the Balanced Body Instructor Training Program at Agile Monkey in 2012 and became certified in 2015. She is excited to continue to deepen her understanding and share her passion for functional movement as a Certified Pilates Instructor at Agile Monkey, and to help people change their bodies and their lives in a positive way.
Barb comes with a background in competitive bodybuilding and ballet, as well as Spanish Classical Flamenco (she was a dance company member for the Patri Nader Dances of Spain from 1988-1992). Her fascination for the mind-body connection and how Pilates has made a long-lasting improvement in her mental and physical well being has kept her craving for more. For Barb, "Pilates is my sanctuary, a place to leave my busy life at the door, to take a deep cleansing breath, focus and ground myself into the practice of the ultimate movement principles of Joseph Pilates". Observing the exceptional group of talented Agile Monkey Pilates instructors is also a motivating factor towards taking the next step of becoming a Pilates instructor. Barb's over 20 years of nursing experience, her hands on ability to care and nurture for others and how that relates closely to teaching Pilates has led her to pursue her Pilates Certification with Balanced Body, which she attained in 2015.
Barb's passions are her love for music and dance, physical activity, her family, her granddaughters, and her LOVE of Pilates at Agile Monkey.
Intermediate - Pilates experience required. Intermediate level exercises will be the focus (with any necessary modifications).