A native of Cartagena, Colombia, Carmen immigrated to the United States
at the age of two. Her strong interest in entertainment was evident from
the beginning. Her exposure to many genres of music and breadth of Latin
culture has made her an artist of substance. Carmen is equally
comfortable with many musical styles. She is an outstanding athlete and
dancer. She has studied Jazz, hip hop, tap and ballet dance styles.
Carmen's passion for entertainment was evident from a very early age. She
could be found "front and center" at family and church gatherings.
Her early musical development has allowed Carmen to embrace "her Latin
culture with her very own signature style of music", which is a
"reflection of her unity, love and unsurpassed passion for life."
Philosophically, this frame of mind allows her to display a "multicultural
richness" through her music.
She writes her own lyrics and her works constitute a unique sound heard
in her lounge-R&B, Pop and Jazz vocals. In addition to her music projects,
Carmen has also enjoyed stage and film time. Notably, she can be
seen performing as the wife of Belgium singing idol Wim Soutaer
in a music video titled
"Let Me Go" filmed in 2009.
Carmen is working on music projects.
Carmen Amara - "Rio" from Armaan Music
Carmen Amara - "Killing Me Softly"
Floyd Boykin Jr. - "Close To Me (The Love Joint)"
featuring Carmen Amara & Angelo Shaw (2011)
CARMEN AMARA FITNESS:
Carmen is a fitness advocate, who has been involved in taking care of her
body from a very young age. She has an extensive background in all types
of dance, and was a cheerleader (nominated for "Cheerleader of the
State" with the National Cheerleader Association) and gymnast from
elementary school to college.
Health and Wellness Segment Channel 6 NBC WTVJ (2-25-12)
Is She Stronger Than You? (Female Motivation)
Gymnastic Bodies Seminar Sept 2011 Pic
Carmen's interest in the "proper biomechanics of exercise"
prompted her to learn the fundamentals of sound nutrition, she
eventually became a certified fitness trainer with one of the leading
schools in the fitness industry -
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)
and in May of 2006, was nominated "Spotlight Trainer of the Month,"
on Protraineronline.com, an
online fitness magazine.
"With a deep interest in health and fitness (and the body and stamina
to prove it), she bases many of her exercises on the Vedantic philosophy
in which the goal is a state of self-realization and cosmic consciousness.
Historically and currently, it is believed that this state can be experienced
by anyone, but it cannot be adequately conveyed in language. Following her
calling to help and heal others, Carmen’s energy and passion for wellness makes her
a dynamic force in the fitness industry."
Carmen combines her dance background with the dynamics of exercise in order
to make her sessions unique and full of energy. She merges the
disciplines and practices of yoga into her training. She embraces
the original traditions of the practice to compliment the physical,
spiritual and mental in one session.
Carmen is certified in energy healing and practices, which is a natural,
mind-body approach to weight loss and overall health. She "believes in
looking at the big picture and in working to make positive lifestyle
changes for optimal results."
CARMEN AMARA FITNESS:
"Carmen Amara is the owner of Carmen Amara Fitness. Since a very young age,
Carmen Amara has been involved in taking care of her body. With an extensive
background in all types of dance, she was a cheerleader from elementary
school to college and was nominated "Cheerleader of the State" from NCA.
Intrigued about gaining knowledge in the proper biomechanics of exercise
and eager to learn the fundamentals of sound nutrition, Carmen became a
certified fitness trainer with one of the leading schools in the fitness
industry, ISSA, and was nominated as "Spotlight Trainer of the Month" in
Protraineronline.com, a prestigious online fitness magazine. With a deep
interest in health and fitness (and the body and stamina to prove it), she
bases her way of life on the Vedantic philosophy in which the goal is a
state of self-realization and cosmic consciousness."