Testimonials

 

Jenna B.

“I’ve been coming to Simply Pilates for 5+ years and still look forward to every class! After injuring my back, my doctor recommended core strengthening workouts to prevent needing surgery. I turned to pilates (more specifically Amanda & Simply Pilates) and haven’t looked back. I’ve tried other studios throughout Phoenix, but NONE compare to the individualized attention you receive here. Class sizes are ideal (max of 5 people) allowing the instructors to focus on your form and provide customized workouts. My workout routine includes 2-3 Pilates classes/ week. I’m happy to report I no longer have back pain, my core is strong and I’ve toned my arms and legs. I highly recommend Simply Pilates!”


Kelly B.

“Simply Pilates is a top notch studio! The instructors are fantastic. I have been taking lessons from Amanda for over 5 years. She has taught me through pregnancy, postpartum and even a back injury. She is always ready to provide a modification based on my need – while keeping the other group members needs in mind as well. She has a gift! I always walk alway from class feeling stronger, taller and happier! The studio has a warm, welcoming environment. Very non-intimidating. Going to Simply Pilates is the highlight of my week! Highly recommend!”


Tannaz M.

“Clean! Friendly! Professional! Amanda and the crew at Simply Pilates will work will all ages, shapes, levels ensuring a positive experience for all. There are no attitudes or judgement in this studio!”


Marge H.

“I am 75 years old and am fortunate to have been trained by Amanda over the last 5 years.  Amanda has a background in education and it is evident that her teaching background is responsible for making her a superb instructor.  Thanks to Amanda, I’m more aware of my body and am amazed by what pilates has done for me. It helps to keep me in shape and  moving!”


Lisa C.

“Simply put, Amanda is the best Pilates teacher. I have taken Pilates classes with her for several years. She trained with wonderful Power Pilates instructors and continues to update with workshops. Amanda is one of these people who is a “born teacher”. Her classes are challenging and encourage me to work harder. Each class is different and uses various props to create interest. Each class is individualized for each person. Run, don’t walk now to sign up for her classes! She is the best!”


Jenn H.

“I am more than pleased with the results I have gotten from Simply Pilates. I have been going to the studio for over a year now and can honestly say that I still look forward to my workouts. Before Simply Pilates, I could never stick to a physical routine without getting bored. The instructors do an excellent job of continuing to challenge me and advance my skill set. Additionally, having some limitations due to previous injuries, I feel that my individual needs are met and that I am safely performing the exercises by modifying my postures as instructed. The atmosphere is also very welcoming and not intimidating for new comers.”


Christine K.

“Amanda from Simply Pilates has been my instructor for over three years. Her knowledge and passion about pilates is very evident! Her classes are challenging yet she is also sensitive to injuries and individual differences, so she modifies excercises when necessary. I also worked with her while I was pregnant, which was very helpful since I had a lot of back pain toward the end of my pregnancy. What I also love is the variety of exercises and the fact that I see results so quickly. I am never bored! Amanda is great and I would recommend her mat and equipment classes and individual sessions to anyone, young and old!”


Carey S.

“I met Amanda in 2006, when I first moved to Arizona.  At this point, I had been practicing classical pilates for the better part of 4 years.  Like many in a new city, I tried several studios before I found one I liked and knew instantly Amanda was going to be my new instructor.  Since the mid ’90’s I have been dealing with several slipped discs and spinal tears and was often encouraged by doctors to “take it easy,” as it was expected that I would have major back surgery by the time I turned 25.  This was a tall order, as I was never one to “take it easy” and instead I worked even harder to achieve a strong core to support my deteriorating back in order to avoid the operating table.  Amanda has pushed me in ways I never thought possible, in and out of the studio.  I have become stronger each year and because of her continued teaching and support, I began the certification process of becoming a pilates instructor myself.  Amanda is a passionate professional and a dedicated teacher; I look forward to each and every class I have the opportunity to take and would recommend her highly to all!”


Laura C.

“As a long time body builder and exercise enthusiast, finding pilates really took my workouts to the next level.  I can’t imagine ever doing without pilates in my life now; it’s truly changed my overall physique and brought my workouts full circle. It’s great for keeping those long, lean muscles but even better at improving your core strength, which is vital in all strength training.  I’ve tried other pilates classes and Amanda is by far one of the best teachers; she knows how to individualize each person’s workout to fit their level and/or needs.  More importantly, she pays close attention to making sure you’re doing each movement or position correctly so that you get the most of your workout and you get better results.  It’s a great overall workout!”


Erin S.

“I have been a fan and student of Pilates for years, the last 3 under Amanda’s instruction.  Her knowledge of true, classical Pilates is exceptional.  Her focus on proper body movement and breathing make her –classes effective, safe and enjoyable.  I would go nowhere else!”


Carol H.

“I’ve been taking Pilates classes from Amanda for two years.  I have tendonitis in my right shoulder and was getting cortisone injections every six months.  Since starting Pilates, I haven’t needed one and have improved my strength and range of motion.  I wouldn’t have believed that I could exercise for an hour and enjoy it, but I do!”


Mike G.

“I’ve found Power Pilates to be the best method of developing and maintaining muscle flexibility, tone, and strength while not stressing joints. I experienced results very quickly under the expert instruction of Amanda Gardner.  Amanda is a skilled professional who sincerely cares about her students.  She assessed where I was, got me started and continues to challenge me.”


Brandi B.

“I have been doing pilates with Amanda for over two years now. She is a dedicated instructor, who is knowledgeable and personable. Amanda learns the individual abilities of her students, and that allows her to make each class challenging, for each student, every time.  Her pilates workouts will make you stronger and more flexible than you ever thought possible! Amanda’s expertise in pilates and guidance has transformed my body in an incredible way! My core is tight and flat, my triceps are toned, and my legs are leaner than they have ever been!”


Leslie H.

“It’s not a proud day when you awake from your sleep and can’t roll up and over without the assistance of your arms and hands to support you.  I heard about Pilates and how the exercises target the core of your body.  Pilates was the answer I had been looking for to strengthen that particular area!  I went from struggling and modifying every single exercise to now participating in advanced movements during classes.  Amanda Gardner was the right instructor for me.  I was fortunate enough to find someone who genuinely took an interest in my personal fitness goals.  Amanda is great at circulating to all of her clients in class to ensure that we are doing each exercise with correct form and precision. She offered the variety and the support I needed throughout my fitness journey. Even after two years, Amanda still finds ways to challenge all of her clients.  I’m a Pilates lifer!”


Bob G.

“Pilates has helped to make me stronger, improve my balance and flexibility, and to improve my posture.  People think I am 10-15 years younger than I am.  Amanda is an excellent instructor and is also very attentive and sensitive to individual needs.  She uses clear and easy to understand instructions.  The classes have a basic structure, but Amanda changes each class enough to target different areas to make every class challenging and interesting.”

Comments are closed.