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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 been part of Amy’s life for as long as she can remember.  A high school and college athlete, fitness has always been her passion. Amy always thought she wanted to be a fitness instructor, dating back to the aerobics classes she took, but it wasn’t until she joined Maddog 5/1 as a client that she realized her potential! “Maddog 5/1 has the best workouts around. When you come to our studio, you know you’re part of a family. People know your name and care that you are there,” explains Amy

After a year of being a client at Maddog,   Marydawn saw something in Amy that was special…and  asked Amy if she wanted to be part of her team. The rest as  they say is history.

Amy teaches Fierce 5/1, Fierce Circuit, Yoga Ripped and RealRyder- and as a team player- whatever is necessary!

 

Certifications include, AFAA Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Instructor, TRX, CPR.

 

Meet Other Trainers

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

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 found in the classes at Maddog. “I think the most important thing I’ve learned  about fitness is that it’s a journey and you have to take a moment to celebrate the little things along the way, above all else- be able to laugh at yourself.” When she isn’t at Maddog you can find Meaghan tapping away at her calculator at her job as an accountant. In her free time Meaghan likes to read, binge watch TV, hang out with her siblings and play with her dogs.  
    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) class, but also a personal training client.  When Marydawn opened Maddog 5/1 in 2011 Kristi joined the team of talented , passionate trainers! Kristi and her pup Olive have  added some boys to the household since the last Maddog bio years ago.  Husband  Derek and a sibling for Olive named Stanley  have joined the family! Kristi’s  holds a Masters Degree, and her certifications include RealRyder, TRX, CPR  
      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.   I do between 6 and 7 XTERRA races per season; I am the current and 4-time 40-44 division women’s world champion.  Training can be grueling at times, but it keeps me sane and makes me a better person toward both my family and friends. It continually pushes me to limits I never thought I could reach. I love the physical and mental challenges a triathlon presents I truly believe that becoming   fit is possible for anybody as long as they have perseverance. I try and live daily the message of my favorite quote: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”  --Mae West 4 Time 40-44 Division Women’s World Champion, AFAA Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise , USAT Level 1 Certified Coach, Real Ryder, TRX,   CPR