Our women in fitness series is a celebration of fly girls doing fly things. Meet Amona – a talented dancer who fell in love with fitness so much, she completed eight (!) different fitness courses to help others (and she manages to juggle it all with a day job)!
Dance has been a part of my life since I was 14, and “in the young years” it was the only thing I had to do to keep fit. When I was about 20 I taught dance to teenagers, as I always liked teaching. When I moved to London at the age of 25, I spent the first two months looking for a new job and at that time, one of my short-term flatmates kept me busy by taking me to the gym; he worked at as a PT and was a huge inspiration.
I discovered spin classes as my new passion and saw different people teach, and one day I thought to myself, “I could do this, I could be an instructor like that (or probably better)”. So I researched for a while trying to find that perfect course for me. Time passed, I already had a full-time job again and was finding it difficult to decide what to go for. So much choice, so many day-to-day distractions.
While I was dancing on the side to stay fit, I then finally enrolled in an Exercise to Music course. Made total sense to me as I was a dancer, and exercising to music meant it would be fun so I took it as a logical route. So that’s where it all started: that course was my base. 3 1/2 years later, I own the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Exercise to Music instructor
- Level 2 Fitness instructor
- Level 3 Personal Trainer
- 200hr Yoga Teacher
- Pregnancy Yoga Teacher
- Indoor Cycling Instructor
- Kettlebell Trainer
- Zumba Instructor
On rare occasions I also get to teach hip-hop for beginners. Did I mention that throughout I did and still do work full time in an office?
After the Christmas holidays last year, I went home and created my new website amonavenicefitness.com. and my new YouTube channel the next day: Amona Venice Fitness, I want to work on these platforms a lot this year as I’m currently looking for new private clients. I’d love to do more yoga challenges on Instagram AND I will finally go on my first yoga retreat this year!
Amona’s fitness and health tips
Show your body that you love it!AmonaDancer and fitness instructor
Get that “I’m a powerhouse" feelingAmonaDancer and fitness instructor
Practice makes progress!AmonaDance and fitness instructor
Intention, not perfection!!AmonaDancer and fitness instructor