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 (RYT500), 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 seven 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 the Umass campus.
Amanda is a second grade teacher in Somerville Public Schools and absolutely loves working with children: she even leads fitness and yoga classes with her students. By night, you can catch Amanda teaching classes all around Boston. You can find her teaching Tabata, Kick It by Eliza, and HIIT classes at the Beacon Hill Athletic Club. She also teaches audio and in-person classes for MoveWith, which is a team of some of the top fitness professionals in Boston.
Amanda has taught a variety of class formats at some unique locations in the city: including the Seaport and at different roof decks around the Boston area. This is Amanda’s second year with PO Fitness and she is very excited to be leading Bootcamp classes on Thursday evenings!
Erin Madore is the Founder and CEO of Grounded Warrior – an online fitness and wellness platform dedicated to providing the motivation, accountability and support someone needs to stay healthy on a daily basis. She started the company after many years in the business world and the fitness industry and loves inspiring people to live healthier lives. Erin’s diverse background includes Registered Yoga Teacher through South Boston Yoga, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Reiki Master, and Spinning Instructor.
Her many passions and skills provide her with inspiration and knowledge to create thoughtful and intelligently designed workouts, classes and workshops. Erin is best known for her genuine and upbeat attitude, and loves challenging and motivating people to do their very best, to have fun while exercising, and to be proud of their efforts.
Emily is the fitness instructor, recipe developer and photographer behind Stay Healthy, Stay Happy. SHSH is your hub for mindful, simple wellness — and a hub where you’ll find workouts, motivational posts and a lot of recipes. Emily teaches a variety of fitness classes including yoga, Kick It By Eliza, and boxing at EverybodyFights. She has been teaching fitness in Norman B. Leventhal Park since the summer of 2013. Many participants fell in love with her Zumba class there, and while there is no Zumba this year, everyone is sure to fall in love with her Kick It class.
After trying to find ways to stay connected with her love of dance once she graduated high school and was no longer competitively dancing, Alicia entered the world group exercise. She immediately fell in love, and knew this was something she wanted to help others find the joy in as well. She started teaching Zumba at the University fitness center which little did she know would just be the start of her adventure into fitness.
When Alicia isn’t teaching in the beautiful outdoors, you can find her teaching barre (and other various classes) at Equinox & YogaWorks. She holds an ACE group fitness certification along with being certified to teach POUND & Kick It by Eliza.