Founder, owner, and coach Amanda Pearo originally hails from Long Island, New York and has resided in Denver, CO since 2014 with her partner, Josh, and their two Pomeranians. Amanda and Josh are the co-owners of Muscle + Mindset, the strength facility that is home to Swole & Stretch Fitness. Amanda is an anatomy nerd and strength science research junkie who enjoys helping athletes unleash their full potential through scientifically-supported daily undulating programming, intentional active recovery activities, and effective nutrition planning.


Amanda worked in public education teaching music to all levels of learners for 10 years before transitioning to her career in fitness. She is particularly skilled at cultivating a balanced regimen that strengthens both physical mass as well as client mindset. Amanda has seen countless clients take control of their lives after building confidence through physical and mental training. 

Amanda began teaching yoga classes at CorePower Yoga in 2016 and shortly after began her sojourn and romantic affair with strength training. Amanda quickly fell in love with not only the physical benefits of strength training but also with the character traits that arose through it: confidence, grit, and determination being just a few. Amanda aims to share these amazing benefits with others who are ready to take charge of their lives, especially with regard to increasing female representation in strength training and strength sports. Amanda is a powerlifter who competes through USA Powerlifting.

Working with Amanda, you can expect a continuous loop of client/coach feedback, a scientific and functional approach to your training and nutrition, and the support of a community-oriented gym family. 

Amanda's current fitness certifications include:

  • Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise

  • Club Coach, USA Powerlifting

  • Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting Coach, USA Weightlifting

  • Certified Instructor, International Kettlebell Lifting Federation

  • Yoga Sculpt Instructor, CorePower Yoga

  • 200-hr Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, CorePower Yoga

  • Yin Yoga Instructor, Heidi Beachley Yin Yoga

  • Sports Nutrition Specialist, Health Sciences Academy

  • SafeSport, Olympic & Paralympic Training Center @ Colorado Springs

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, NSCA, expected December 2021

Swole & Stretch Fitness, LLC

923 W 9th Avenue

Denver, CO 80204


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