About Our Instructor
Amy Alexander, the owner of Metamorphosis Pilates & Bodywork, was led through her own health and wellness journey to become a personal trainer in 2007. Pilates came in when the gym she worked at offered a Peak Pilates training. By the time she finished her level I instructor training three months later, Pilates had changed her body and she was seeing the changes in her clients. Amy’s background prior to Pilates included a regimen of weight training. She’d competed in bench press competitions as an adult and threw shotput and played soccer at a younger age. All of that resulted in muscular imbalances that caused tightness and some pain. Pilates helped her to get stronger in all the right places, attain more balance in her body, to improve her posture, and to have less pain and tightness.
Amy was introduced to Reiki when she moved back to the Buffalo area from Indianapolis at the end of 2015 and was dealing with a foot injury. A friend was working on his Reiki Master certification and would do Reiki sessions to help her foot and overall healing. She would notice an improvement after each session. It was enough to spark her interest. Reiki has helped her to tune in to her clients for Pilates and Myofascial Release, along with offering Reiki sessions.
She became certified in Myofascial Release though Walt Fritz in June of 2017. Amy did a further training with Walt in June of 2018. Adding Myofascial Release (MFR) to her repertoire has allowed her to address clients’ pain and tightness issues directly. Clients can attain relief through MFR and learn to move better, get stronger, and improve their flexibility through Pilates. The three methodologies, Pilates, Myofascial Release, and Reiki, complement each other to help clients to have an improved quality of life.
Amy is a classically trained Pilates instructor through Peak Pilates. She is Level III Comprehensive certified, which includes 500 hours of practice, observation, and teaching and is the highest level of certification currently offered by Peak Pilates. Peak Pilates’ Comprehensive Certification is a classical Pilates education program distinguished by an emphasis on Pilates as an integrated movement system as Joseph Pilates intended.
Amy is certified in Myofascial Release through Walt Fritz. She is an Usui and Holy Fire certified Reiki Master.
Amy became an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified personal trainer in 2007. She was certified as a National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM CES) in 2012, the same year she began teaching Pilates.