Amanda Holt LeNaire owns The Pilates Body in Oklahoma City with Lucky Jabara. Opening in 2001, The Pilates Body is Oklahoma City’s original and oldest Pilates studio, and Amanda and Lucky have over 38 years of combined teaching experience.
Amanda is a PMA Certified Instructor, a Balanced Body Master Instructor and Comprehensive graduate, a graduate of Pilates Sports Center in Mat and Reformer, and a Polestar Pilates Comprehensive graduate.
After receiving a Master’s Degree in Literature in 2005, she taught Freshman English Composition at the college level for two years and American Literature at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School for five years.
After being a dancer on and off for 15 years, she was having back pain and decided to try Pilates. She immediately fell in love with the method, received Pilates training, and purchased the studio in June of 2011. She donates her time daily to dancers from Oklahoma City Ballet. To further help the dancers with rehabbing their injuries, she has studied with physical therapist Marika Molnar at Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC.
Amanda has a Career Transition program for OKC Ballet dancers by providing them with Pilates Instructor Training, assisting dancers to establish new careers when they retire from performing and supplement their income while they are still dancing.