Who We Are

Maddog 5/1 is a boutique style fitness studio where men and women can find innovative, challenging workouts designed to improve their overall fitness in an individual or group environment.

With a wide variety of classes (over 30 classes a week), our schedule is designed to keep you motivated, moving and ready for more.
Real Ryder Bikes, TRX, Kettle Bell, and  Barre keep it functional and fun!
Maddog 5/1 Revolutionizes the way we work out by incorporating the 5 major components of fitness into One Workout…
Nobody said this would be easy, you didn’t come here for easy – you came here to work!  

Our Space

The boutique of Maddog 5/1 includes 4 specialty studios;  Earth – our smallest space for one on one and starter classes; Wind – home to our Real Ryder experience; Fire – the perfect environment for heated and non-heated class designs; and The Dog House – because as you might guess we must have boxing bags and battle ropes!


Heart pumping, sweat dripping endorphin happiness!


Not your Momma's Crunches!

Upper Body

Swing and Pump those Bi's, Tri's and Delts, don't forget your Pecs, and Back to boot!

Lower Body

Quads, Hamstrings and Glutes - Oh Boy!


Take Gravity to the Test, One Foot At A Time - Not just for Ballerinas anymore!

“Our style of training is tough, but benefits the group and the individual. We leverage the camaraderie of a team to encourage personal success to meet goals.”  — Maddog

About Marydawn


A Self-described fitness junky, Marydawn ( aka Maddog)  is passionate about inspiring and motivating others to be more active and enjoy a best life attitude!   As the founder of Maddog 5/1, Revolutionary Fitness, Marydawn has grown the business to double its original size in over 6 years with energy, love and perhaps a little Chardonnay!

Marydawn holds a BS from Winona State University, Certified AFAA Personal Training, AFAA Group Exercise, Johnny G Spinning, TRX Suspension Training, Real Ryder and Yoga and Barre Fitness. Diving into the online fitness business, Marydawn is a verified online partner at BurnAlong.com   Enjoying a career that has spanned over 20 years as professional, the culmination of this experience is Maddog 5/1, Revolutionary Fitness.


Originally from Toledo Ohio, Missy moved to SW Michigan in late 2010 and never looked back – she loves living, working and exercising in this beautiful community. Missy is a workout fanatic and is an AFAA certified Group Ex instructor. She also holds certifications in Real Ryder, TRX and Shockwave. When asked what her favorite […]

    Kristi hales from  the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (above the mitten). A middle school Language Arts teacher by day,  Kristi’s  passion  for fitness and health provides the motivation  she needs to lead Maddog classes after a long day with students.  Kristi’s involvement with Maddog 5/1 spans many year, first as a client in Marydawn (Maddog) […]

      Born and raised in a small town near Toledo, Ohio, Brittni has been a Saint Joe resident since 2012 and a certified yoga instructor since 2016. Residing in northern California, Brittni fell in love with yoga in 2010 while living next to a yoga studio! “I was marathon training and thought yoga would be great […]

        Ciara (pronounced Keera) is originally from Southwest Michigan and after teaching in Little Rock, AR for three years the Ashley family came back home to raise a family.  After leaving the education profession to stay home with her two children, Ciara has found a home at Maddog 5/1 combining her two passions: teaching and having […]

          Growing up in St. Joseph, MI, Amy went off to college, moved around the country a bit, then met and married husband Dave.  Fast forward to 2002, when she and her husband made the decision to settle in the area and raise their family that includes two kids and kitties to boot! Working out has […]

            Jami was born and raised in St. Joseph; a  relocation to  Denver is where  and when  Jami  fell in love with fitness – barre classes and anything “boot camp” are  among my  favorites. As beautiful as Colorado is, I missed my family in St. Joe and the ever beautiful Lake Michigan, I returned home to […]

              Mimi grew up in Chicago and has lived in southwest Michigan for the past 10 years.” I have three amazing kids who keep me busy on a daily basis. I am a self- described endorphin junkie, and when I’m not chasing after my children, or my puppy, I’m chasing my other passion – XTERRA.   […]

                As a lifelong resident of St. Joe, Kari loves lake front activities, and recently took her passion to the water learning SUP. Crazy busy as a wife and mother of three active kids, Kari is also the varsity coach of the Lakeshore Poms Team. “Passion and energy drive both my personal life at home and […]

                  Meg has always called Southwest Michigan home – a graduate of Grand Valley State University, she joined Maddog 5/1 in 2015 as a client and started by taking yoga classes. For me “it was about finding a place to get healthy without being judged.” I instantly fell in love with the comradery and support I […]

                    Just ask Melissa her favorite thing about her career as a registered dietitian and she will tell you “the food!”   In nearly 10 years as a registered dietitian, Melissa has helped clients to shed pounds, manage digestive problems, combat nutrition issues related to aging, and navigate what “healthy eating” means for specific individuals, at specific times of their lives.   You can be sure to find her enjoying […]

                      MADDOG STAFFERS


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                      Lisa Montgomery


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                      Rachel Wheaton


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                      Jennifer Walters

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