Welcome to The Denville Moms Network Meet A Mom Series

Pictured: Amanda with her two daughters.

Meet Amanda, owner of The Mermaid Pilates! Amanda is a mom of two little ladies and is living in Denville!

Mermaid Pilates is a Pilates, Barre, and Nutrition Studio, they believe in finding beauty, confidence, and balance from the inside out.  Not only is the Mermaid one of Amanda’s favorite exercises, it is a symbol of self confidence, power, elegance, and being wild & free.

Pilates, a method of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates, works to strengthen the deepest layers of the core to stabilize the spine.  With this foundation, the entire body functions efficiently and becomes strong, while the mind is more at peace.

Amanda’s studio is bright, clean, and has a touch of that “near the sea” feeling.  She hopes that when you come to work out, you’ll feel the serenity of our space, meet your physical goals, and always leave feeling like your best self.

 

How many children do you have and what are their age(s)?

Two – Penelope Lynn (2 and ½) and Lucy Marie (1)

 

How long have you lived in Denville? What made you decide to live here?

I have lived in Denville for 5 years now.  We are originally from Morristown, so we are familiar with the area.  We love Denville’s downtown area, we enjoy being members of Indian Lake, and it’s very family friendly.   

 

What’s your favorite family activity in Denville?

We like walking into town and playing on the big playground and taking the girls for ice cream at Denville Dairy!

 

Where’s your favorite place to eat and/or shop in Denville?

I love the clothing stores Namu and Sisters.

 

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I am an artist!  I originally went to college to study fine art and I still paint, draw, and sculpt.

 

Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?

I have to thank my own mom, I could not do this without all of her amazing help. 

 

Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!

I recently opened a Pilates studio – Mermaid Pilates in Morris Plains.  Growing up I always wanted to own my own store, I just wasn’t sure what it would be until I found Pilates.  It’s an amazing method of exercise, and I truly enjoy helping people feel good.

 

How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?

I grew up in Morristown and Morris Plains, so when I wanted to open my studio in Morris Plains it felt like I was opening up right at home.  The community embraced me. I’m grateful to have been raised here and now am able to live, work, and help others right where I am from.

 

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