General Manager & Certified Pilates Instructor (Substitute)
When Amy discovered a passion for dancing Argentine tango in 2008, she realized she needed an exercise routine to improve her stamina so she could keep up with the tangueros on the social dance floor. She tried walking, running, yoga, weight lifting, and other cardio-based workouts, but quickly got bored with each new endeavor and just couldn’t stick to anything. She also found herself more stiff and sore while dancing after these workouts instead of feeling energized and flexible.
Amy’s first introduction to Pilates was through Mari Winsor DVDs back in the late 90’s, but it wasn’t until she got on a reformer for the first time in 2012, while living and dancing in Buenos Aires, that she connected the dots and discovered that Pilates was the answer to taking her tango to the next level. Her balance, posture and flexibility improved. She felt lighter in her movement, and the chronic pain in her feet, ankles and knees subsided even though she was dancing nearly every day in 3-inch heels until the wee morning hours.
In need of a career change in 2021, Amy enrolled in the Club Pilates instructor training program, and quickly became an apprentice instructor at the Queen Anne studio in Seattle. She completed her certification in October 2021, and in March 2022, she accepted the position of General Manager at the South Lake Union Club Pilates.
When she’s not on the dance floor, Amy enjoys traveling (usually to dance more tango), and she fosters kittens for several local rescues. She lives in Seattle with her own two rescue cats, Pip and Grayson.