Namaste, I am Amanda York, a Personal Trainer, Yoga Coach, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, holistic health presenter & writer operating in London along the River Thames, covering Greenwich SE8, Rotherhithe SE16, Canada Water SE16, Surrey Quays SE16, Bermondsey SE1, Canary Wharf E14, Mudchute E14, Wapping E14, London Bridge SE1, Borough SE1 & South Bank SE1.
I’ve been weight training for over half my life & active everyday which has helped me to maintain my size 10 frame & endless energy at 42 years old.
Every year I train towards a new sport. In November 2016 I won my category as a Bikini Competitor & previously competed in the London Marathon & Half Marathons, Surfit, Figure Skating Level 7, SkiFit, Equestrian, London to Brighton Bike Ride, Trekking in Peru & yoga ashrams.
I’m currently running Yoga Camps in Switzerland and Ibiza (FitSki and FitKini) whilst training for my 3rd Bikini Competition to defend my title which takes a lot of dedication & commitment in terms of lifting weights, sculpting & stripping fat. In front of judges there’s no place to hide.
Gymanda was brewing in the 90’s when I took an ‘Exercise To Music’ course which changed my life. Learning about our physiology & anatomy blew me away. Then in my early 30’s I discovered that I had several underlying health issues which made me look at my hedonistic lifestyle & make some major changes.
I expanded my knowledge by taking an intensive ‘AdvancedPersonal Trainer’ course in 2007, a Raw Living Food Chef in 2008 & fully qualified yoga coach in 2011, NeuroLinguistic Programming Coach in 2015 and now I’m studying to become a Life Coach to complete the holistic package.
Exercise, rest & nutrition go hand-in-hand in achieving a state of well being, to feel buoyant & energetic. When you are physically healthy, your mind will occupy a place of well being too.
My ultimate mission at Gymanda is to create a fun yet effective, holistic & bespoke training programme in whichever field you wish & to help you develop optimum healthy habits for the rest of your lives.
RSA Teaching Of Exercise to Music (September 1996)
Raw Living Food Chef (Alissa Cohen Certification June 2008)
YMCA Level 3 Personal Trainer (2007)
VibroKinetix Vibro Trainer (Level 2 October 2008)
YMCA Advanced Keiser Cycle – Spinning (May 2009)
YMCA Supple Strength – Yoga & Pilates (September 2009)
Posture Correction & Awareness – Intelligent Fitness (June 2010)
Yoga Teacher – CYQ Level 3 – 260 Hours (September 2010 – April 2011)
NeuroLinguistic Programming Practitioner (2015)
Life Coach (in progress 2016)
St John’s Ambulance Sports First Aider
If you would like further information on my courses, workshops or Yoga Camps please contact me using the form below….
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