We want to offer a big Ho’omaika’i ‘ana (congratulations) to Amanda Larson, our November 2022 Member of the Month! Our studio is super happy to have Amanda attending our apparatus classes three times a week. She says she has more energy throughout the week and feels stronger as a result of having a consistent Pilates practice. Amanda doesn’t just appreciate the physical aspects of being a Maui Pilates Studio Ohana member, “ I have enjoyed how Maui Pilates Studio builds community among its members. I’m so grateful to be a part of this ‘ohana.” Amanda was no stranger to Pilates when she joined us, as she had practiced Pilates in Oregon before moving to Maui, just before COVID-19. But because of mandated COVID restrictions on Maui, she could not join a Pilates Studio right away. "When it was allowed, I joined Maui Pilates Studio, and the instructors and my classmates made it fun and easy to get back into the routine of Pilates classes.” Amanda is dedicated to her Pilates practice so she can live her best life on Maui, “Living in this beautiful place motivates me to stay healthy so that I can continue to fully enjoy all the wonderful things Maui has to offer.” If you are thinking about starting your Pilates journey, Amanda will tell you, “You will wish you had started sooner! Pilates is so much fun because there is such a wide variety of ways to use the equipment, and it is very easy to customize the activities to fit your current abilities.” Since moving to Maui, Amanda has been busy, the good kind of busy! “I moved to Maui in fall of 2019, with just three suitcases and a bicycle. I recently started a home organizing business called, Making Space Within, so that I can help people overcome any clutter or disorganization that is getting in the way of living their best life.” She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Mark, “who is one of the kindest and most talented people I know.” Last but not least, she makes time for quiet reflection each day which might include a beach walk, floating in the ocean, or just sitting by the pool.
Amanda, you have created a beautiful life for yourself here on Maui, and we are so proud of you!