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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

 

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.  
    Sarah hails from Rockford, Illinois where she was member of Rockford Dance Company.   She landed in St. Joe with her hubby and two beautiful baby girls in 2015. Sarah and her husband Jimmy met in medical school and then joined the Navy, where they served as Flight Surgeons for 5 years.   Joining Maddog 5/1 as a client gave Sarah the outlet she craved- tough workouts reminiscent of both her intense ballet training and bootcamp experience.  She found the grit and upbeat attitude at Maddog 5/1 to be exciting and engaging. After some gentle nudging by Maddog, Sarah joined the esteemed Team of Trainers at Maddog 5/1. This bad ass ballerina is ready to bring grace and grit to your workout routine! Education includes Midwestern University, DO, ACE Certified Group Exercise 2017
      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