CARMEN AMARA FITNESS:Carmen is a fitness advocate, who has been involved in taking care of her body from a very young age. She has an extensive background in all types of dance, and was a cheerleader (nominated for "Cheerleader of the State" with the National Cheerleader Association) and gymnast from elementary school to college. Health and Wellness Segment Channel 6 NBC WTVJ (2-25-12)
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Carmen's interest in the "proper biomechanics of exercise" prompted her to learn the fundamentals of sound nutrition, she eventually became a certified fitness trainer with one of the leading schools in the fitness industry - ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) and in May of 2006, was nominated "Spotlight Trainer of the Month," on Protraineronline.com, an online fitness magazine. "With a deep interest in health and fitness (and the body and stamina to prove it), she bases many of her exercises on the Vedantic philosophy in which the goal is a state of self-realization and cosmic consciousness. Historically and currently, it is believed that this state can be experienced by anyone, but it cannot be adequately conveyed in language. Following her calling to help and heal others, Carmen’s energy and passion for wellness makes her a dynamic force in the fitness industry." Carmen combines her dance background with the dynamics of exercise in order to make her sessions unique and full of energy. She merges the disciplines and practices of yoga into her training. She embraces the original traditions of the practice to compliment the physical, spiritual and mental in one session. Carmen is certified in energy healing and practices, which is a natural, mind-body approach to weight loss and overall health. She "believes in looking at the big picture and in working to make positive lifestyle changes for optimal results."