Through extensive training and dedication, the instructors at CIP have devoted many years to pursuing excellence in their field and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as a classically trained, comprehensively certified Pilates and Barre instructors who enjoy sharing their skills and knowledge to help clients improve their lives.
(Founder; Studio Owner; Comprehensively Certified Power Pilates Instructor; Barre Instructor & Teacher Trainer, Health & Wellness Educator)
Amanda finds that being of service to others by helping them recognize, cultivate and commit themselves to an active, healthy lifestyle has been the greatest gift she could ever imagine living into. Guiding her beloved clients to find their true "core integrity" is her passion and purpose.
In 2003, Amanda graduated with her BFA in Dance, focusing on performance and choreography from UNCG. After graduation, Amanda became a comprehensively certified Pilates instructor through Power Pilates® NYC. She is the owner of her Greensboro based studio, Core Integrity Pilates, a boutique fitness studio and holistic wellness center, established in 2005, and still growing strong.
One of Amanda's main goals was to clarify and simplify the path for those talented teachers in training that would follow in her wake. In 2008, CIP became a Participating Training Center for Power Pilates, NYC. This allowed for students going through the Comprehensive Power Pilates certification program (which includes a 600 hour apprenticeship and in most cases, many miles of travel for months on end), the opportunity to log self-practice, observation and practice teaching hours at CIP under Amanda's supervision. Becoming a teaching studio enabled Amanda and her growing team to offer guidance and support to those working toward their certification, which can be a very stressful and confusing time, as well as providing them with more convenience and less travel.
Amanda holds her Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates Specialist certification from the Center for Women's Fitness. She finds this specific population to be incredibly intriguing, inspiring and rewarding to teach. She hopes to pursue further levels of training and expertise in this area in order to expand the pre and postnatal program offerings at CIP.
She is also a certified Barre instructor and Teacher Trainer. She is ACE Certified to teach Group Exercise. Adding a Barre program to the CIP repertoire was such a natural fit for the life long dancer, melding two of her passions into one brilliant, beautiful offering!!
The last pieces of the "whole wellness" puzzle came together when Amanda discovered the myriad benefits of nutritional cleansing and rebalancing in the summer of 2015. Working 16-18 hour days 7 days a week can take it's toll on a body (not to mention mind and spirit!) so finding a simple solution to help re-set her body's ability to assimilate nutrition, and then flooding it with the cleanest, most beautifully sourced superfoods on earth, was (and is) KEY to her survival. This, in combination with the use of pure essential oils, had such a dramatic impact on her health and life, she now shares this wealth of holistic knowledge with as many people as possible, guiding them through each step of this profound yet simplistic process of helping their bodies function as the miracles that they ARE!!!
She continues to teach, run her businesses, hang with her pack of canines and amazing boyfriend, weave dreamcatchers and create eclectic boho art, and perform professionally... constantly seeking opportunities to share the healing gifts of movement and holistic wellness with others!
(Instructor; Certified Pilates Instructor)
Emilie Young fell in love with Pilates in 2011 while completing her undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University. She began her dedicated, regular practice after enrolling in a Pilates mat class for PE credit. While not always an “athletic” type, she was initially apprehensive, but immediately fell in love with the work and was determined to continue training beyond her one semester course. Discovering Pilates was life-changing moment for Emilie, because it was the first time that she learned to stand up straight, thus correcting years of incorrect posture and terrible back pain! Emilie found empowerment and freedom in the Pilates method and learned to cultivate her strength in body and mind. Eager to share her experience for the work with others in her community, Emilie completed a 700 HR Comprehensive Classical Pilates at Appalachian State University, where she studied with second generation instructors, Marianne Adams and Rebecca Quin. She now has had the great joy of teaching in Greensboro community where she also works as a K-12 art teacher at a local school.
A teacher through and through, whether in the classroom or the studio, Emilie’s drive is to challenge, mentor and inspire!
Lisa Murray [ Studio Manager; Health/Wellness Coach ]
Passionate about toxic-free living and holistic health & wellness, Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge that supports the overall view and intentional goals of CIP. With a career background in marketing and project management, Lisa's organizational skills and friendly smile keep the studio running smoothly while assisting clients in their wellness goals.
Lisa believes, based on 6 years of personal hands-on experience of her own, and endless success stories of others, that ridding our everyday life of toxins is a critical first step toward better health. It is when we lay this foundation of toxic-free living and start eating clean and committing to a lifestyle change, that essential oils come in as an integral piece of the whole body wellness puzzle and can do their job best -- both for physical and emotional health. Adding Pilates to her health & wellness journey in October 2017, Lisa quickly discovered another passion and another piece to the health & wellness puzzle. Namely that movement heals. Lisa shares that "The challenge of mind-body connection that happens during Pilates was unexpected and a pleasant surprise. I found that I could think of nothing else and therefore discovered amazing stress relief on my way to toning and healthy weight management goals."
Whether a tour of the studio, help with online booking or education into the world of essential oils, Lisa is excited to be part of the CIP team and share her combined passions with you.
When not at CIP, Lisa enjoys family time with her husband (Kevin), crazy golden (Ziggy), two cats and two adult children.
Winnie (Studio Greeter; Security Guard)
Winnie is our studio pooch, always here to greet you with a deep hound-dog bark or an excited squeal and kiss, depending on your gender. Winnifred can be found relaxing, sunbathing, sleeping, eating, napping, resting, lounging and occasionally assisting our clients in their workouts. Feel free to give Winnie a belly rub when you come by!