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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

 

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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

As the founder and owner of Maddog 5/1, Revolutionary Fitness, Marydawn ~AKA Maddog~  built the studio that was missing from the community of fitness in the area.  A place that everyone felt welcome, everyone felt challenged and everyone felt the passion that was shared by the  Maddog Crew at the studio.  This one of a kind fitness experience is  a culmination of the 20+ years Marydawn spent motivating, inspiring and training everyday people to live healthier happy lives!
    After 13 years away, Sarah returned to southwest Michigan in 2017 and is thrilled to be back. A lover of fitness, Sarah was an avid runner for much of her life. After completing 2 marathons, Sarah found that running alone wasn't helping her manage the stress of her career in advertising. While working in Denver, Sarah attended her first Power Yoga class and was immediately hooked. Not only was it the most physically challenging class she'd ever taken, but the focus on breath also  helped to cultivate her ability to regulate her stress response. Wanting to share this incredible practice with as many people as possible, Sarah sought her 200 hour Power Yoga certification in 2009 and Yoga Sculpt certification in 2011. Finding a style of yoga that aligned with her preference for a physical challenging was life changing and Sarah hopes to help others explore the spectrum of yoga to find a practice that works for them.
    Outside of teaching, Sarah is a full-time mother to 3 young children and a part-time media strategist.
      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 fun through fitness!  She strives to motivate others to become the best version of themselves through a healthy lifestyle, and to challenge them to become stronger athletes. Look for Ciara at Maddog 5/1 teaching RealRyder, Barre, and Team 5/1 classes. When not at Maddog her hobbies are camping, hiking, traveling, and cooking with her husband and children.   Ciara is AFAA Group Exercise Certified,