Amanda started teaching at the age of 18 when the Reebok step aerobics workout was introduced and thong leotards were the "go-to" for all exercise instructors. She has seen the evolution of exercise over her 25 years of experience. And has grown over the years to become a fun, well-rounded instructor with many "tools" in her "tool box" to offer anyone who walks into her classes.
Amanda enjoys fun, fast paced music with energizing intervals in both her cycling and barre classes. One of her favorite parts about teaching ANY class is making all the participants feel better than when they walked in. When you walk into her class, she will "Welcome You to the Best Hour of Your Day!" and do every thing in her power to MEAN IT!
When not teaching, Amanda is kept busy running her own specialized Pilates business. She is also busy running her 3 girls around to ballet, soccer, piano and tennis. She does find the time to hike and go out with her loving husband, Kevin!
Her humorous teaching style is based on love, acceptance and practicing gratitude for the abundance of both. She hopes to inspire her students to consider these principles, develop their own unique practice and work to take all the offerings of yoga off the mat. She believes this begins by looking up and smiling at everyone you pass by in this journey of life.
Carrie’s athletic background in gymnastics and OSU cheerleading taught her that strong, flexible muscles prevent injury, balancing the body balances and quiets the mind and whole nutrition maintains all systems and builds complete health.
She was certified in Vinyasa and Thai yoga massage after completing an immersion training in Costa Rica and hopes to lead a retreat there someday. With an inexhaustible passion for travel, world cultures and adventure, Carrie has explored and served in many countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
She loves partner yoga, personal exploration, enjoying the beauty of nature and connecting with family and friends. Her enthusiastic and caring spirit will help you look forward to the time you spend caring for yourself to make it an easy and pleasant part of your life.
Jenna Zuberi became Barre-Om certified in the fall of 2014. She fell in love with the barre technique during her first class. It was a unique workout that seemed easy at first glance, but challenged her muscles like no other. Jenna knew upon taking her first class that she had to share the Barre-Om method with others. She strives to keep her classes’ fun, while also providing an intense workout that pushes her students to limits that they didn’t know they could reach. Jenna’s wish for her students is that they will leave her class feeling empowered and energetic.
Outside of the barre room, one could find Jenna flowing through a vinyasa or juggling a soccer ball. In fact, she even plays soccer for Capital University where she is studying full time to get a degree in Exercise Science with minors in Spanish and Psychology.
In addition to Barre, Jenna is also certified in Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga via Laurel Hodory’s teacher training program in 2014. She hopes to use her knowledge of yoga and barre to help others live healthy and fulfilling lives.
When not in the studio, you can find Jennie at home with her two boys. She is originally from the suburbs of Chicago and has a Bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois and a Master’s in College Student Personnel from Miami University. Prior to staying at home with her children, Jennie had a career in academic advising and career coaching with positions at the University of Michigan and Ohio State University.