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. She is a PMA Pilates teacher who specializes in post rehabilitative Pilates therapy.
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.
Philosophy: “Physical Fitness is the first requisite for happiness” - Joseph Pilates
Specialties: Flexibility, Balance & Stability, Lenghthen & Strengthen, Weight Loss & Tone
Certifications: BASI Certified
Amanda Casas was born in Riverside, California, and grew up a competitive dancer at the age of six. Amanda graduated college from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Dance, and received her Pilates Certification shortly after when she realized how beneficial Pilates was for her dance career. It not only helped her overall physique, flexibility, and endurance; but also helped prevent injuries keeping her body healthy and happy throughout a strenuous professional career. Assisting her mentor Karen Clippinger throughout the west coast, Amanda found just how valuable Pilates is for everyone regardless of age, gender, or current fitness condition. Amanda is a lover of anatomy, nutrition, and health in its entirety. She currently teaches dance in Carmel and travels frequently on the weekends. Amanda is loving her Pilates family here at CVAC!
Philosophy: Leah strives to bring out her client's inner desire to be
active. Pilates training is not just a workout that is felt
temporarily during training sessions. Leah works to help her clients
attain results that they can feel in their everyday routine. Whether
it's improved posture; pain management, better stability, balance etc.
With Leah a gentle yet challenging workout is the foundation of her
approach to Pilates.
Specialties: Posture, Injuries and Special Populations, Pre/Post Natal
Certifications: STOTT Pilates, Massage Therapy, Z-Health
Her bio is coming soon.
Her bio is coming soon.
Paris is a Bay-Area native with a strong passion for fitness. She grew up with a very active lifestyle. After completing her degree in International Management at Pepperdine University in Malibu she went on to excel in the technology industry. In 2009, she was introduced to Pilates to help with her scoliosis and several sport related injuries.
It was her dedication to fitness and love for Pilates that compelled her to advance her skills and knowledge to train to be a STOTT PILATES® instructor. Her classes focus on body awareness and proper alignment. Each class she challenges her clients so they walk out feeling their best! Health and wellness has always been top of mind for her and she loves to make people feel better through the movement of Pilates. On her free time she enjoys traveling the world and expanding her knowledge on the anatomy of the body.
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