Hi! I'm Amanda DeBruler, the creator and lead instructor for Grind2Fit. I am a fitness lover, dance fanatic, wife and mother of 4 amazing children. Fitness has always been an important part of my life. I was a cheerleader in middle school & high school and became a certified Jazzercise Instructor while in college. I've always LOVED to dance! Life got busy, I got married and had kids and my fitness and dancing slowly took a back seat.
I started teaching Dance Fitness in October 2013. After I had my fourth child, I decided to leave the hustle and bustle of Corporate America and become a stay at home mom. It was quite a shock for me in the beginning. My husband (in what was probably hopes to gain the sanity of his wife back) stopped in one evening to sign our family up for a membership at our local YMCA. He knew that the whole "stay at home mom" thing was new for me and I needed some interaction with other moms.
After my husband signed us up for a membership, I jumped right into the ZUMBA classes. I hardly ever missed a class and knew I had found my passion again...DANCING! A few months later, I got my ZUMBA license and started teaching at a local school as well as subbing at the YMCA. I taught for about a year and then saw an opportunity to grow my own type of fitness class that would combine the hottest songs on the radio with even hotter moves. With the support of my husband and friends I started my own class - - DANCE FITNESS WITH AMANDA. It was an instant hit! Class sizes ranged anywhere from 50-80 people and the energy is amazing! Due to the growing popularity of the class , I decided to expand and offer classes at an additional location in January 2016.
I quickly realized that this was my calling - leading others down the path of healthy living. In June 2017, my husband and I decided to move the classes to the barn in Batavia to have a more dedicated space for classes. That is when the true vision for Grind2Fit began taking formation. While I love offering dance fitness classes, I also realize that there is so much more to fitness and overall health than strictly a cardio dance program.
Grind2Fit (G2Fit) was launched in December of 2017. G2Fit incorporates Fitness, Motivation, Supplementation, and Nutrition. While all of our ideas have not been rolled out just yet - there is so much to come in 2018! Stay tuned to hear all of the exciting things happening in the near future!
I feel so incredibly blessed to combine the two things I love to do -- dance and help others live a healthy, happy life!
Sydney has been dancing with Amanda for over a year and is now a lead Instructor. Amanda spotted Sydney at one of her classes and instantly knew that she wanted Sydney to be part of her team. The rest is history! Sydney was a competitive gymnast for 10 years. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Music Therapy. Sydney loves to dance and it clearly shows when she's on stage!
Karen is a high energy Instructor and comes with 4 years experience teaching her own class. Karen is married and a mom of 2 boys. She graduated from Cincinnati State where she majored in Chemical Technology. She currently works as a Scientist at P&G!
Marybeth has been a dancer since the age of 5! She was a cheerleader and dancer for Turpin High School. Marybeth graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education. She has been married for 27 years and has 3 boys. When she isn't dancing with us, Marybeth is a Department Manager at Nordstrom.
Courtney is a busy mom of 2 that loves to dance! She studied Business and Accounting at the University of Dayton. Courtney was a dancer and a cheerleader at Amelia High School and still resides in the Amelia area with her family.
Kristi is a busy mom of 2 beautiful girls! Kristi began her journey with Grind2Fit as our Stretching Instructor and is now also helping out as a backup dancer. Kristi was a high school cheerleader and loves to dance! Kristi works full time and as an Optometric Technician/Contact Lense Manager and is a wife of a military veteran. We are so excited to have Kristi as part of our team!
Alexis joined the Grind2Fit in May of 2018 and is a great addition to our support team! You'll see Alexis around the barn helping out, taking videos and pictures, and making your experience second to none! Alexis is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing.
Baylie also joined the Grind2Fit team in May of 2018! Baylie is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University where she was a Cheerleader. Baylie graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Tourism, Leisure & Event Planning, specializing in weddings & special events.