P.O. Fitness Instructors
Christina Aguiar, RYT500
Christina believes yoga is a fantastic way to strengthen the body, unwind the mind and uplift the spirit. In 2006, she started practicing yoga at the gym and quickly noticed positive changes in her fitness and mood. What started as a physical challenge to relieve stress, evolved into an exploration of movement, breath and mindfulness. As a Yoga Teacher, Christina is grateful for the opportunity to share her love for yoga with others. She encourages students to honor their bodies and approach their practice with awareness, curiosity and compassion. She loves creative sequencing and emphasizes structural alignment to safely build strength and increase flexibility. Through her classes, she hopes students will find a balance of physical fitness and emotional connection for greater peace of mind.
In addition to yoga, Christina also offers stress management, meditation and relaxation workshops for individuals, studios, community groups and corporate workplaces. She has completed advanced certifications in Comprehensive Yoga Therapy with YogaLife Institute NH and Stress Management and Resiliency Training with the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass General Hospital.
Amanda Chamberlin is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor that has been teaching a variety of group fitness classes for six years. She comes from a strong dance background and fell in love with group fitness in college, where she led group fitness classes and events on campus. Amanda is a kindergarten school teacher in the Boston school system and absolutely loves working with children: she even leads fitness and yoga classes with her students. By night, she teaches classes around Boston. You can find her teaching tabata and HIIT classes at the Beacon Hill Athletic Club. She also teaches for MoveWith, which is a team of some of the top fitness professionals in Boston getting the city moving in unique locations. Amanda has taught pilates, yoga stretch, kickboxing, and boot camp at unique locations around the city, including the Seaport and at different roof decks in the city. This is Amanda’s first year with PO Fitness and she is very excited to begin teaching this summer!
Erin Madore first turned to yoga in the midst of a demanding HR job looking for peace and relaxation, but she found so much more: a connection with her true self, a supportive community, and a career path. The mindfulness and balance she found on the mat inspired her to earn her Yoga Teacher certification at South Boston Yoga, as well as Reiki Master, Personal Training, and Spinning Certifications. Her many passions provide her with inspiration to create uplifting, powerful and intelligently focused yoga classes and workshops focused on helping people create space and strength. Erin is best known for her genuine and upbeat attitude, and loves sharing her passion for health and wellness with others ‐ on and off the mat.
Emily is the fitness instructor, recipe developer and photographer behind Stay Healthy, Stay Happy. SHSH is your hub for mindful, simple wellness where you’ll find workouts, motivational posts and a lot of recipes. Emily teaches a variety of fitness classes including yoga, Zumba and boxing. She has been teaching Zumba fitness in Norman B. Leventhal Park since the summer of 2013 and adds yoga bootcamp to her schedule in 2016. Outside of #POFitness, catch her for a class at EveryBodyFights or for a fitness+food demo around town.
Brooke knew health was important to her when she left a desk job to be a nurse. She believes health begins way before entering the hospital, especially by staying active. Known for working crazy hours and still squeezing in a work out or long run, Brooke sought an opportunity to promote health in a fun and preventive way. Leading classes has been a perfect mix of passions!
Nicole comes from a background of dance and athletics that she applies to every class. After graduating from a dance academy, she found an outlet to continue her passion through teaching. She currently works full-time in the Boston music industry, so a great playlist from her class is required. Her classes welcome students of all ages, promoting a sense of accomplishment and with encouragement to do more.