April Instructor of the Month

New Instructor of the Month – Shantala Campoverde

FullSizeRender (1)Please help us in welcoming Shantala to our Amplified team of instructors. We are thrilled to have her big smile and warm personality in our studio but don’t be fooled because she teaches a killer class too! Read a little inside Shantala scoop and then try out one of her classes. Tuesdays 8 am, Thursdays 12 pm, Fridays 9:30 am and Sundays 11:30 and 12:30 pm!

Tell us how your Pilates career began?
After taking my first Pilates class it only took about 3 more for me decide that this is what I wanted to do professionally. I had never been in love with something so much that I could actually see myself helping other people fall in love with it too.

Why are you excited to join Amplified?
The minute I walked in to Amplified I knew it was a place on wanted to be, whether it was taking class or teaching.  The vibe at Amplified is so pleasant.  And all the instructors are super positive and motivating.  It’s something you can’t help but want to be a part of.

Why do you love teaching Pilates?
I love teaching because I am so passionate about it.  I truly believe in the positive effects Pilates has on your mind and your body.  I feel so encouraged when my clients tell me how much they enjoy my class or how much they love how they feel after taking class.

Favorite Pilates exercise?
The Mat roll ups & standing teasers on the reformer.

Favorite piece of equipment?
The Reformer

What is your favorite cheat meal?
I was going to say I don’t have one but then I thought…Nachos!!

What is your favorite movie?
Mary Poppins

What is your go to breakfast?
I always have eggs with turkey, spinach and goat cheese.  And then avocado, lentils and tomatoes on the side.

Favorite TV show?
Right now it’s Criminal Minds.  I just started watching it on Netflix.

What book are you currently reading?
The Good Girl

Favorite Chicago restaurant?
Beatrix

Tell us one thing about yourself that Amplified clients would love to know…
I don’t know if they would love to know this but I am the biggest animal lover.  I cry daily watching animal videos.  And my dream life would be to live on a farm and rescue all the unwanted animals and have them live there with me.

Dream place to travel to…
Safari in Africa

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