BA (HONS), LRAD, ARAD, Alan Herdman Pilates Teacher
Kelly was born in Palos Heights, Illinois. At the age of twelve she decided to focus on training in Classical Ballet. From 2004-2007, Kelly was a student at the American Academy of Ballet in New York. Kelly gained her BA (HONS) from the Royal Academy of Dance. From an early stage in her dance training, Kelly used Pilates as a form of body conditioning. Her love of Pilates led her to train with Master Pilates Teacher Alan Herdman in London, where she became certified as a comprehensive Pilates teacher. While on the course, Kelly was fortunate to study with physiotherapist Shirley Hancock, gaining an invaluable insight on rehabilitation for clients of all ages. After completing her Pilates certification, Kelly was invited to teach the girls Body Conditioning at The Royal Ballet School. Through this position at The School, Kelly was able to observe and work with dancers from The Royal Ballet.
Whether it be for rehabilitation or maintaining a well-balanced, healthy body, Kelly is eager to continue developing her practice and sharing her love of the life changing way of Pilates.
Leah is trained and certified through STOTT Pilates, a contemporary approach to the original method developed by Joseph Pilates. Leah has always loved being active, and believes that there is something out there for everyone to enjoy. Her goal is to give her clients a gentle, yet challenging workout and to bring out their inner desire to stay active. Pilates does wonders for the body and whether you are working together in a class or one-on-one, Leah's intention is to give a workout that is energizing and that will improve the way you move in all aspects of your life.
Leah also has experience in rehabilitation and training in pre/post natal Pilates.
Amanda Kerby, born in Riverside, California, grew up a competitive dancer at the age of six. She has won numerous titles including representing the United States in Australia winning the international title of ‘Dancer of The World’ in 2006. Amanda graduated college from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Dance, and then received her Pilates Certification through BASI. Assisting her mentor Karen Clippinger throughout the west coast, Amanda found just how beneficial and valuable Pilates is, and can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age, gender, or current fitness condition. Amanda is a lover of movement, nutrition, and health in its entirety. She currently teaches conventions and master classes throughout the nation, and judges dance competitions internationally including Japan, Mexico, and Australia. Amanda just moved up to Carmel from sunny San Diego and is loving her new home! In her free time, she is an avid traveler and loves to enjoy the outdoors feeding her adventurous side going hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling!
Amanda was born in Monterey and started ballet when she was 2, Gymnastics at 5 and synchronized swimming at 6. She has always been an athlete. While training for the 2000 Olympics in synchronized swimming, she broke her back in a snow board accident in 1998. It changed her life when she was told she would never be able to do competitive sports again. In 2001, Amanda began studying yoga. In 2003, she became certified as a Yoga Teacher. In 2005, she became certified as a Yoga Master. Amanda also started taking ballet classes in 2001, then Modern dance and Jazz classes. She studied dance and choreography at San Francisco State University. In 2008 she started taking Pilates classes and finally found her core strength. In 2013 Amanda completed her Pilates Mat and Reformer training.
I have studied anatomy and physiology intensively and have been privileged to work with people of all ages and disabilities. I think my greatest gift is my love to help others. I have been blessed with life experiences that have taught me about body awareness and to heal the body from the inside out.
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