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Through The Years

November 2000

Gets married and enters life as a clueless military spouse

May 2002

Completes first comprehensive Pilates certification through PhysicalMind Institute in Santa Fe NM

Spring 2003

Opens first Pilates studio (Pilates in Motion) in Panama City FL

December 2004

Gave birth to first son

Spring 2006

Becomes licensed Zumba instructor and certified Cardiolates rebounder instructor in Dayton OH

November 2007

Experiences first miscarriage when doctor cannot find heartbeat at 13 week appointment, recovers from 1st DNC


Major health crisis ensues. Two more miscarriages, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, and chronic pain


Ventures down road of natural health and Christian counseling. Starts process of natural health practitioner certification.

Summer 2009

Experiences 3rd miscarriage and has 3rd DNC. Wakes up from anesthesia and decides to open another Pilates studio. No more putting life on hold anymore.


Opens Pilates and More in Florida.

New Year’s Eve 2010

Suffers ectopic pregnancy 


Completes certification as Pilates Master Trainer for Pilates Sports Center. Trains multiple new instructors and expands studio.

Late 2011

Starts eating gluten free and swapping home and personal care options for cleaner and safer options.

February 2012

Experiences 7th miscarriage.

March 2012

Positive pregnancy test for the 9th time

November 2012

Gives birth to second baby boy.

Summer 2013

Becomes Barre Master Trainer

November 2013

Shares personal story of infertility and multiple miscarriage for the first time, realizes the need to speak up and help others

Spring 2015

Buys website domain for My Well Balanced Life and tells no one.

Summer 2015

Moves to Alaska and begins certification program for Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through NTA.

Spring 2016

Becomes certified aerial fitness instructor at age of 40.

November 2016

Signs up as a Beautycounter consultant on a total whim.

January 2017

Major launch of My Well Balanced Life

Christmas 2017

Loses father unexpectedly

March 2018

Earns trip to Washington DC with Beautycounter to advocate on Capitol Hill for more health protective laws

July 2019

Husband retires from Air Force and family moves home to Houston


Wife and mom of 2 boys

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner 

Pilates and Barre Master Trainer

Wellness blogger

Recipe Creator

Beautycounter Executive Director 

Small business owner 

Safer Product Advocate 

Partner with dozens of wellness businesses 

Affiliate Business Mentor

Lover of all things healthy, happy, and colorful 

I’m Amanda! 

I’m a Pilates & Barre Master Trainer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Executive Director with Beautycounter, recently retired military wife, and mother of two very energetic boys.

I’ve given up the unrealistic notion of being awesome at everything and embraced the idea of just keeping the important stuff well balanced.

My life is not nearly as cool as my Pinterest boards, you guys. But I do try to live a healthy life and make better choices for my family. If you have any interest in doing the same, please stick around!