Meet Amy: February’s Instructor of the Month


Pilates in East Instructor, Amy

We would like to take a quick minute to introduce one of our stellar instructors, Amy Donohue.

Amy has been teaching at Pilates in East for 4 years and has been a client since 2007. She discovered Pilates in East through an ad in the paper. Starting as a client, she never expected that she would someday be teaching!

Amy and her husband Dennis have four college-aged children. They enjoy spending time as a family and keeping active.  When not teaching at the studio, she enjoys many activities such as cooking, reading, running, kayaking, sailing and snow shoeing.

One of Amy’s favorite parts of being a Pilates instructor is helping others feel stronger both emotionally and physically. Amy personally felt an increase in both her inner and outer strength, feeling more confident in all of her activities. Pilates is now an integral part of her weekly workout regimen. As Amy says: “I have always enjoyed being active, but was often challenged by not feeling strong enough. When training personally and working with clients, I often relate their interests to the exercises we are doing to make it more relevant and muscle specific.”

Amy truly believes that, regardless of one’s fitness level or age, all can benefit from participating in Pilates. Amy’s advice to someone contemplating a class at Pilates in East: “Be open to learning to think about a familiar movement in a new way. Listening to cues from the instructor, you’ll be surprised (and excited) at the connections one can make.”

Amy teaches group classes and private sessions at Pilates in East. She is comprehensively certified through Balanced Body and is working towards getting PMA certified. Come check her out. You’ll love her personable demeanor; ability to challenge you physically and her extensive knowledge about Pilates movement that will help you get the most out of your time with her!

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