Amanda Martin


What makes your class so f’cking awesome?
Being an absolute disco queen, I like to incorporate a funky soul, yet an inspiring dynamic approach to my class where there is no pretension but pure good vibes only and to feel the burn baby burn.

What was your journey to becoming an instructor? How the hell did you get here?
I started my career as a professional dancer after graduating at the Urdang Academy in 2003 where I travelled all over Europe working with artists such as Kanye West, touring with Westlife, Geri Halliwell and the X factor. After accidentally falling into the fashion and retail industry I became a creative manager for 8 years but whilst hugely missing being in the fitness and performing world, I found my love and passion again for fitness and teaching with the amazing thanks to Frame!
After discovering Reformer Pilates when I worked as a Duty Manager in the Shoreditch Frame studio, I fell in love and I then applied for the Dynamic Reformer Pilates course at the Frame Academy.
I am now a full time Pilates and Barre instructor and has become the most rewarding job I have done and absolutely LOVE IT!!!!

What’s your favourite way to keep a healthy body and a healthy mind?
Never feeling guilty for eating everything I like as always as it’s in moderation and exercising x4 times a week.

How does your choice of exercise fit/help your day to day life?
Teaching both Pilates and Barre on a daily basis is the most rewarding job so is a massive feel-good factor each time I leave the studio knowing I have given the best class I can give as I would want to receive, also I get the best out of both worlds getting a workout!

Who’s your fitness hero? Why?
Lotte Berk – She was an ex-ballerina who fled Nazi Germany to the UK in the 1940s and there she developed Barre as a way for not only trained dancers to tone. Her daughter Esther Fairfax still teaches the Lotte Berk Technique to this day and is 84!

What is your signature style?
My style is certainly quite dynamic as I love the versatility of moves you can create on the reformer. My signature move to teach would be long spine finding that deep core control and stability to maintain throughout the exercise.

What’s your favourite way to feel good fitness-wise and life wise?
Ensuring that I workout 4/5 times a week – (one of those times including throwing my shapes on a dance floor somewhere).

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Just always be yourself – your choices are your choices and only you can let them either hold you back or use what happens/ed for you to propel forward.

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