Amanda was born and raised in Southern California. After spending her adolescence in either a ballet class or a dance competition, she moved to Orange County to pursue her degree from Cal State Long Beach. She first fell in love with GritCycle because of the combination of loud music, choreography, and the sense of community she found in the Saddle Room. She is most inspired by the unity felt in a spin class. No matter what we are individually working through, we are united by our drive to improve ourselves within those 45 minutes. When she’s not at Grit she’s probably brunching, binge-watching the latest true crime documentary, or geeking out over the newest product at lululemon.