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 young children with the Zumbini® program. Now in my 5th year of teaching, I’m so excited to share this class with my own little “Bini-Bundle”! After having my child, I realized how much bonding and fun could be shared when I started a babywearing dance class, Baby Mombo. Now I’m helping all mamas feel stronger with my new set of prenatal/postnatal fitness classes, Strong Mama.
How I started
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. I’ve worked 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!!)
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 of watching children grow week after week while seeing the smiles 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!
Now as a busy mom, I found babywearing to be a fantastic way to lull my little guy to sleep. I 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 babywearing 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. 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 figure out what is safe for me to do as a new mom and to share this knowledge with other mamas in my newest class, Strong Mama.
A very exciting new chapter is coming as a Master Trainer for the Zumbini® program! As a trainer (or ZES in the Zumba® world), I not only share what I love about Zumbini®, I get to share years of experience to help new instructors have the best start possible. It is another way that I can share what I love to do with little ones everywhere, by training their instructors!
Bachelor and Master in Early Childhood Education
CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified for Adults and Pediatrics
AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) Group Exercise Certification
Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification
Licensed to teach Zumbini®, Zumba®, Zumba Kids®, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Plate by Zumba®
Zumba Education Specialist (ZES)/ Master Trainer or Zumbini® Program
Notary Public (Yes, I can notarize too!)