Amanda was born and raised in a small town in the Antelope Valley. As an active child who spent most of her time after school at her aunt’s fitness facility, Amanda developed a love for fitness and wellness early in life. This love eventually grew into a desire to pursue a professional career path in fitness and wellness.
Amanda is an alumna of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She earned her bachelors in kinesiology: exercise science and masters in family and consumer sciences with an emphasis in nutrition and dietetics. For her graduate project, Amanda developed a fitness and nutrition curriculum designed to educate adolescents about proper eating and exercising habits titled, “Knowledge for a Healthier You.”
Amanda has been a certified personal trainer since 2006 and holds a certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Additionally, she has instructed group exercise classes since 2007 and is certified with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and trained as a group exercise instructor in Kettlebell Concepts, Ultimate Sandbag Training, Krankcycle®, Spinning®, TRX® Group Suspension Training, FitWall®, Peak Pilates® MVe Chair, and Schwinn®.
Amanda’s goal in life is to encourage others to live a healthier lifestyle by practicing what she preaches. Her motto is, “Take everything in moderation and you will live, love, and laugh for a lifetime.” In her free time, she enjoys exercising in a variety of modes both indoors and outdoors, along with expressing herself through art by painting and drawing. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with close family and friends.