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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

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  
    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!
      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 professional life at Maddog 5/1”. Taking on the challenge of becoming a Maddog trainer came as a natural step.  A client since 2015, Kari quickly found a familiar energy and passion in the Maddog trainers who inspired her to work harder, and she wanted more! “My passion for fitness drives me, joining the  Maddog  family changed my life, first as a client, now as a Trainer. Kari teaches RealRyder, Fierce 5/1, Fierce Circuit , Bike RR Barre and jumping in where ever needed! "My #1 goal as a trainer is to deliver an energetic and challenging workout every time. I want clients to feel proud of themselves when they leave, and with a desire to come back for more.”