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Meet Amie Miksta an Amazing Women, mama, wife, daughter, and a pure inspiration

This blog is dedicated to Amie an inspiration to all of us and I can only hope I do her justice in this post!

Amie who has been healthy her entire 34 years of life just fell to her bathroom floor Thanksgiving night 2017.  She was unable to communicate so her husband quickly called 911 and she was taken to the hospital.

For the next several days her family, doctors, and specialists tried to figure out what was happening as she laid in ICU. A brain biopsy was finally done and it was determined to be a grade 3 brain tumor.

To add more to the situation Amie was 10 weeks pregnant when she collapsed.  The doctors and Amie's family started to plan for treatment and at the beginning stages of her second pregnancy she had to terminate her pregnancy to undergo radiation and chemo.

Brain surgery was done to relieve her inflammation and remove about 1/3 of her tumor.  After 12 days in the ICU Amie was released to rest for a month and treatments began for 6 weeks.

As I write this tears began to stream down my face but that's not what Amie wants!

Amie still has frequent seizures that limit her in some ways but definitely don't slow her down!

She was abundantly blessed with great news on March 26th 2018 that the tumors were not evident and the treatments were successful!  

Chemo and MRI scans will continue to monitor her health and brain.

The morning I came to interview her she had had a seizure yet she was still so happy and positive and ready to share! We had three kiddos there and it was so much fun to see her light and love of life! 

This mama, wife, daughter, and I am proud to call her a friend has a SMILE on her face EVERYDAY! She is Amazingly positive, courageous, friendly, kind, loving, caring, patient, and optimistic!  She truly is an Inspiration who gives 500%!

Thank you Amie for letting me into your house, sharing your story, and well just being you!




Fitness Instructor: Sarah Whipple

Fitness Instructor: Sarah Whipple
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Instructor Profile: Stephanie Derby

Instructor Profile: Stephanie Derby
Stephanie turned her lifelong passion for fitness into a career 8 years ago and has worked as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor, training clients of all ages and fitness levels.⠀

Instructor Profile: Karissa Omer

Instructor Profile: Karissa Omer
I have been working as a yoga instructor for a year and a half now. I started teaching at 19 years old while I was a freshman in college. What got me started teaching was my love for yoga sculpt. A specific teacher encouraged me to enroll in teacher training and well the rest is history.

Instructor Profile: Nikki Metzger

Instructor Profile: Nikki Metzger
While in Chicago my husband and I would visit Scottsdale twice a year for a few years and just fell in love! We didn’t want to be in the city anymore and we didn’t want to move back to where we grew up. So we decided what the hell let’s just do this! So we moved to Scottsdale and opened up BODI!  Opening BODI has given us the opportunity I give back to the community by inspiring and motivating others to live a more positive healthy lifestyle, andusing the community we built at BODI to help support local charities, food drives and adopting families for the holidays. 

Instructor Profile: Samie Kaczkowski

Instructor Profile: Samie Kaczkowski
Barre3 has completely changed my life and I just love being able to share that gift with others. It truly is such a transformational place!

Instructor Profile: Samantha Barrett

Instructor Profile: Samantha Barrett
I've been in the fitness industry for about three years. I started my journey back in 2015 at barre3 North Scottsdale. My passion for teaching was driven by the experiences I encountered during each class at the studio. The strength, grace, and love each instructor brought to the space was inspiring, it was then that I knew this was something I wanted to do with my life. I recently became an instructor at FlyWheel Scottsdale as well and love challenging myself in new ways and styles of teaching to deliver unforgettable moments for clients.

Founder Profile: Stephanie Blain

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Stephanie Blain, has an extensive background in the fitness and apparel industry. From a young age she was involved in sports, leading up to college where she played soccer at Georgia Southern University. At university, she fell in love with group fitness classes and decided that she wanted to become an instructor. 

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Fitness Instructor Profile: Jennifer Sriro

Jennifer and Stephanie at our launch party

We are excited to introduce our first instructor profile, featuring Jennifer Sriro. She is a dear friend, who inspires in and out of Corepower Yoga Phoenix.

If you catch one of her Sculpt Yoga classes, be ready for a booty-burner! Jennifer also does private personal training to help her clients reach their health and wellness goals.