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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.  

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

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
    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 be near family and the Lake. My husband and I have a combined team of  4 kids between us that range in age from  8 to 15 and  boy do they  keep us on the go! My first class   as a client at Maddog 5/1 was FireBarre 5/1 and I was hooked. I started training with Marydawn within days of taking my first  class. I love teaching Bike RR  Barre, FireBarre, and the Fierce 5/1 classes. We have the best team and the most amazing clients who push me to be a better Trainer. We are all so much stronger than we think and I see it every day in classes that I teach!
      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,