Meet: Amanda Stamper, Owner/Instructor, Reform Pilates
859-230-6059 // 309 N. Ashland Ave. // [email protected]
Tell us about your career.
I've held senior level leadership positions at several companies, including Fortune 50 and 500 companies. In 2006, I had my second child and found myself feeling guilty about taking additional time away from home after work to workout. So I let myself go, which in hindsight was not a good decision for my health nor my family.
"I am always pushing my boundaries: 'comfort zone' is not in my vocabulary!"
In 2009, I decided it was time to start focusing on myself... without guilt. When I discovered Pilates, I fell head over heels in love. I decided to become certified to teach and in 2016, I started my own studio. Our style of teaching is athletic, innovative, fun and challenging.
What motivates you?
My clients' success is my success. Watching them grow stronger and more comfortable in and love their bodies inspires me to work hard every day.
What are your biggest career challenges?
The demands and challenges I put on myself can become overwhelming if I let them. So while I am always pushing myself and business to grow, I also take time to care for myself both physically and mentally.
How has COVID changed your workday?
Within 24 hours after shutting down the in-studio classes, we launched online mat classes to provide our clients a way to continue their Pilates practice from home. I've loved every minute of teaching those classes. It has been a new challenge and has definitely kept me on my toes.
I've also spent hours preparing for our safe reopening. I've had new air purifying technology installed in the studio, deep cleaned every inch, and installed easy-to-clean hand straps on the Reformers.