Hi Everyone! My name is Amanda and I am the owner of Bouncing Bambini!
When I started this company in 2014, I knew I wanted to bring the joy of music and movement to the littlest dancers with the Zumbini® program. Now in my 4th year of teaching, I’m so excited to share this class with my own little “Bini-Bundle” of joy as a mama! After having my own bundle of joy, I realized how much bonding and fun could be shared in baby wearing dance classes so I started Baby Mombo. Now I’m helping all mamas feel stronger with my new set of prenatal/postnatal fitness classes, Strong Mama.
One of my biggest passions is educating young children. After receiving my Masters in Early Childhood Education, I went on to teach for years in private and public school settings with ages Birth through Pre-K. In addition to classroom settings, I have loved teaching early childhood classes such as Acro, Ballet, Tap, Creative Movement, Parent-Child, Gymnastics, and Music in many different locations! My dance background includes West African Dance to Competitive Hip Hop to dancing as a Mascot (Huckleberry the Cow for the Staten Island Yankees, true story!!)
Now as a busy mom, I found baby wearing to be a fantastic way to lull my little guy to sleep but couldn’t find a way to get in a fun dance-based workout in my area until I started my own class! In this class, “Baby Mombo”, we not only have time to dance, tone, and sweat a little, we also have time to talk and bond with other baby wearing parents.
One thing I worried about throughout my pregnancy was exercise: how much can I do, what is safe, can I do this particular movement, how do I balance out these ice cream cravings? These feelings didn’t go away right after he was born as it was difficult to find guidelines on how to return to exercising with this new body of mine. I pursued my Prenatal/Postnatal Fitness Certification to not only figure out what is safe for me to do as a new mom, but to also share this knowledge with other mamas in my newest class, Strong Mama.
A very exciting new chapter is coming as a ZES for the Zumbini® program! I’m super excited to have the opportunity to teach others this amazing program so they can go out and share their love of music and movement with even more children. Hope you’ll join me in a training soon!
I am excited to share more about my classes as well as my passion for music and movement with you and your little one soon! Being a teacher has always given me the joy to watching children grow week after week while seeing the smilies on faces as they master a new skill or wonder as they discover something new. I’m so thankful you chose to share your amazing little ones with me each week!
B.S. and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified for Adults and Pediatrics
AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) Group Exercise Certified
Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist
Licensed Zumbini®, Zumba®, Zumba Kids®, Aqua Zumba®, and Plate by Zumba® Instructor
Zumba® Education Specialist (ZES) for Zumbini® program
Notary Public (Yes, I can notarize too!)
“Sing With Me Baby!”, My article featured on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)’s website!
Featured Zumbini® Instructor on Zumba®’s Blog “ZLife”
Baby Mombo Classes Featured In A Red Tricycle Article!
Featured “Wonder Woman” in Mom In Manolos’s Blog!
Zumbini® and Baby Mombo Classes Featured In Another Red Tricycle Article!