Learn the fundamentals of brain based training

why it works, how it works, and where you can use it in your everyday life with our 8 week hybrid series of education and self-practice.


Week 1

Move, See, Balance

Start with the Basics.
Lean into the knowledge that your brain and body are capable of more than you know.

Week 2

Habit Formation

Start small with big dreams. Mobilizing the feet and hands and introducing visual and balance training based on your own nervous system.

Week 3

Brain Basics

Learn why you cannot outthink pain but how to train yourself out of it. Learn techniques for moving the elbows and knees for greater range of motion.

Week 4

Unstick Joints,
Unlock Strength

Experience freedom of motion in your hips and shoulders. Learn about visual training for a clearer view.

Week 5

Pain and the Brain

"Pain is simply a request for change" Spine mobilizations for pain relief, strength gains and better balance. 

Week 6

The Future of your Mobility

Hacking your training sessions to speed up progress. Pelvic and Jaw work with advanced visual and balance training.

Week 7

Closing the Habit Loop

Putting everything together for a full neuro-based training session. How to plan sustainable habits for an unpredictable reality to further ignite your success.

Week 8

Assess and Progress

Reviewing your new self: setbacks and wins and asking ourselves, What's Next?

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"The 3 pronged approach in Pillars of Strength was incredibly useful. Segmenting Movement, Balance and Visual let me focus on strengths and weaknesses in my body and brain. I could experiment and figure out which exercises were most beneficial...which wasn't always obvious. Amanda was very helpful with her knowledge of what parts of the brain react to certain exercises. And it has been easy to come up with a plan to continue on my own."



  • Haven't been able to "start" or have a lack of motivation
  • Stuck in a plateau
  • Athletes looking to improve their performance
  • Busy parents looking for ways to move MORE
  • Weekend warriors who want to stay healthy and pain-free
  • Anyone with a brain!


  • 8 Weeks of Professional Coaching with a Certified Trainer
  • Emails, Workbooks, & Personalized Drills to Practice
  • Never miss a class with recorded sessions sent to your email
  • Guaranteed Small Group Environment!


  • Enjoy lifetime access the training course from your member portal
  • Join us in person for a limited number of spots each year at our Downtown Madison Studio
  • Or...catch the replays in your living room from your client portal.
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Meet Your Coach

Amanda Bauer

Certified Oxygen Advantage Coach, Breathing, Running and Kettlebells Expert.

As a lifelong learner and science nerd, Amanda Bauer has a strong passion to empower others and her goal is to give her clients permission to become the best version of themselves and offers a neurological and scientific-based perspective for all humans.

After studying Theater at UCLA and Greek at UW Madison, a decade passed without Amanda experiencing purposeful movement. She had started to become anxious and restless during normal training sessions and couldn’t understand why she felt so hyper and yet was performing so poorly. Looking for answers, she stumbled upon what Amanda refers to as, "the joyful sport of kettlebells and running" and quickly became a student and a follower of the Oxygen Advantage. She says,

"After adjusting to nasal breathing and understanding the science behind breath my own training flourished."

Amanda currently resides, teaches classes and private clients in Madison, Wisconsin. Offering services both virtually as well as in person through Forest Coaching and Studios.

Amanda specializes in coaching recreational runners as well as any client looking to bring ease and comfort to their everyday lives.

Whether you are 17 or 87; pain, injury and fatigue are not inevitable outcomes of sports or the trials of your life.

Applying functional breathing techniques and getting back to the basics of movement are just a couple of tools that I teach to guide my everyday athletes back to a life of happy, comfortable movement.

Bottom line - if you are having trouble catching your breath walking up a flight of stairs, or if you’ve hit a plateau in your running career, Amanda can help you Breathe Better to Do Better.


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