Top 10 things you should know about amanda:
RICHMONDER since 2016, by way of DC and upstate NY
How does Amanda set the mood? MUSIC of course!
She’s a GLOBETROTTER, having traveled to Italy, England, France, Colombia, Costa Rica and the Carribean
A perpetual STUDENT, she loves learning about the body which results in a safe and effective workout
With initial defiance, Amanda’s husband converted her to a cat LADY, now a crazy cat mom to Tucker aka Doodle Bug and Lily aka Angel Baby
This girl is accomplished! She completed the 200 hour yoga TEACHER training and is mat and reformer certified in Pilates
Amanda has a certification as a holistic health coach as well as plant based nutrition, taking care of PEOPLE from the inside out!
She loves the heat the MEGAFORMER™ brings. Summer in RVA? Not so much!
She has her BS in Marketing, and transitioned from marketing and communications work to full time FITNESS instructing-we’re so glad she did
She is HOOKED on the MEGAFORMER™!
Top 10 things you should know about Courtney:
An RVA native, she’s here to stay
Courtney’s background is in DANCE-ballet, hip hop, and tap
BLACK is her favorite color
Courtney is a VCU girl! She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from VCU. You’ll find her cheering on the Rams in her favorite color
MUSIC and laughter give her life
Courtney has a passion for supporting organizations who rescue ANIMALS, she’d like to take them all home
She’s currently completing a list of 35 things she’d like to do before turning 35
This girl LOVES to travel-she’s been to Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
She is a senior communications specialist, say THAT 5 times fast
Courtney loves the MEGAFORMER™! She loves the quick results, she loves the challenge and pushing herself to her limit
Top 10 things you should know about erin:
Erin is an AVID runner of short distance and sprint races, but she still knows how to go slow on the Mega!
MUSIC is life, it’s what makes her tick
Erin’s dad was a physical education teacher and coach - of course she’d end up teaching kids and FITNESS
Her degree is in business administration marketing and logistics, her passion brought her to Early Childhood Education - 14 years and COUNTING
In her spare time? She’s with her 4 year old-they love practicing YOGA together!
Erin is so happy to call RICHMOND home
She’s busy with two Jack Russell terriers. One is sweet, the other SALTY…
Her close circle of friends and family has grown with the people she’s met at PLANKrva!
You know this girl means business when 5th LUNGE is her favorite Mega move
Erin’s commitment to wellness is a PRIORITY every day, and PLANKrva peeps are so lucky to have her!
Top 10 things you should know about gracie:
Gracie’s bestie introduced her to PLANKrva, and she was hooked!
Born and raised in the River City, but she’s a MOUNTAIN girl at heart
Gracie and her sidekicks, her hubby and daughter, love any opportunity to EXPLORE the James River Park System
What???!!! She’s qualified twice for the BOSTON marathon-but still hasn’t made it to Boston!
She can impress her FRIENDS in the kitchen! Turning any meal into the healthy version, and you’d never know
With a degree in hospitality management, she’ll make you feel at HOME
Gracie has been teaching group fitness for over 5 years, and embraced the new challenge to teach on the MEGAFORMER™
How does she recover after a PLANKrva workout? Epsom salt baths...
GRACIE has 3 animal babies: Chunk, Scoop, and Saurus (lab, hound mix, and cat, in that order)
Her favorite thing about PLANKrva? It’s impossible to think about anything else during class, and she always leaves happy!
Top 10 things you should know about caitlin:
After Caitlin’s first MEGAFORMER™ class, she was hooked and vowed she’d one day be a Mega instructor... And here she is
She LOVES to learn! Caitlin has her BA in Communications from American University, and she’s hitting the books again to pursue a career in genetics and public health
An amazing mom with 2 young kids, Caitlin has watched her son with special needs THRIVE! His 8 years of physical and occupational therapy as well as gymnastics has confirmed her belief in the power of physical health and fitness
Caitlin broke her hip over 10 years ago while training for a marathon -- she’s now dedicated to reaching SAFE and high fitness goals. She will be a stickler on Mega form, for good reason!
What??? She also SINGS!!! Singing competitively while in college, she has since auditioned for American Idol and The Voice. If you’re lucky she’ll sing your way through class!
She loves to hike, run, bike, swim, rollerblade, but most of all she loves the BEACH. Anything to be outside!
This girl loves to LAUGH
Competition is the name of her game. Caitlin married into a family of competitors! Family get togethers always involve a PHYSICAL challenge!
A Lancaster, PA, native, we are happy she now calls RVA home
Caitlin is committed to delivering a safe, effective, and TOUGH MEGAFORMER™ workout, making you want to come back for more!
Top 10 things you should know about katie:
An Atlanta native, but calls VIRGINIA home
Katie has a masters degree in Medical Illustration, this girl knows the body WELL
She considers herself a “sweat opportunist” - she’ll try anything ONCE
Katie is an assistant manager at Lululemon in Charlottesville, and LOVES supporting the fitness community
For her, it was MEGAFORMER™ love at first sight!
Her FAVORITE food? Sweet potato!
Speaking of food, turn to Katie for the BEST restaurant recommendations
She and Britney Spears share the same birthday, she SWEARS they are connected somehow through birthright
Katie has RUN several 10k races
She is a people CONNECTOR, which is quite magical!
Top 10 things you should know about Tara:
You will NEVER see Tara sweat! From nerves, that is. Tara is cool as a cucumber, and will always deliver a steady, consistent class
Tara loves EVERYTHING related to sports and fitness-if she's not watching sports, she's playing them!
She LOVES swimming, gymnastics, playing soccer, running, and snowboarding
Tara has run three marathons, several half marathons, 10k's and 5ks, even traveling to CA to run her last half marathon
She is an RVA native
Tara has a degree in Parks, Recreation and Sport Management from VCU and is Lagree certified
Since college she has worked in college athletics, and AA baseball
Tara is an AMAZING certified personal trainer
If Tara hadn't chosen her sweet husband, we are SURE she would have married the Megaformer™