Physique Exercise Salon strives to guide their clients in leading a healthier lifestyle by offering group Pilates reformer, TRX & Barre classes. Classes are kept small to ensure individual attention. The expert instructors are able to modify every class to fit the needs and fitness levels of the participants.
Physique Exercise Salon’s founder is Madalynn Crouch. She is certified in Pilates mat and apparatus as well as Barre. She has always had a passion for staying fit and finding ways to incorporate exercise into everyday movements. She has been a loyal practioner of pilates for over 10 years. Having played sports and trying other workouts throughout her life, nothing has toned her body like Pilates, TRX & Barre.
Madalynn is a firm believer in the methods and wants to share the movement with the world. Since she has started teaching others, her passion for continuing to spread the practice has grown. Madalynn strives to influence the community by finding ways to get more people involved in practicing pilates.
She found the Barre exercise classes while in college and loved that it was a blend of Pilates and dance, which she also loved. She thinks that the blend of Pilates and Barre will, indeed, get you the physique of your dreams!
Katie Ryan was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She received her BA in Communications from Southern Oregon University. Prior to having her 2 boys Katie worked for Santa Cruz Biotechnology, EarthLink and The American Arbitration Association. Katie got her start with Pilates in 2004 after her son was born. Katie tried a mat Pilates class and was immediately hooked. For the first time ever she developed upper body strength within a few short weeks. Katie became certified to teach mat Pilates 6 months later. In 2009 Katie got her certification for reformer through Balanced Bodies and had steady classes from then on. Family health issues necessitated a move to the Monterey Peninsula in 2014 and this coincided with a career in real estate. Katie’s love of Pilates and all that is encompasses has made it a necessity in her life.
Trudy is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher, and currently teaches Private Sessions and Circuit classes at the studio, as well as Circuit Grad classes for the Peninsula Pilates Project. In addition to the formal training program, Trudy has mentored under prominent local and San Francisco-based Pilates instructors and feels fortunate to have participated in the training program at Pilates Monterey, where she feels she’s found her home. She believes Pilates is the perfect platform for obtaining overall health and vitality through developing a strong connection between mind and body and to further this objective, Trudy will begin Yoga Teacher Training this fall at a local studio. She will receive her Yoga Alliance certification in March, 2017. Trudy is passionate about sharing a supportive and challenging workout with her clients.On weekends, she loves to stretch beyond the studio and explore the hiking trails of Carmel Valley and Big Sur, or take her Maltese, KC, to Carmel Beach.
Tiffany is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher and has been teaching since 2013. She fell in love with the art of Pilates while dancing with the San Francisco State University Dance Company in 2004. Pilates, along with various forms of physical fitness, health, and wellness, are a primary passion for her. After moving back to Monterey Bay, Tiffany continued her studies in Kinesiology, working in the Physical Therapy field and working with wellness programs for children with disabilities.
Novin has been teaching Pilates on the peninsula for a few years. She obtained her graduate degree in Health Science and has devoted over 20 years of her life to the health industry. In addressing her own personal injuries, Novin has experienced first-hand how Pilates truly strengthens the muscles and improves joint mobility.
As a former dancer, nothing gets Natalie going like the connection between the rhythm of the music and body movement. This Dallas, TX native moved to Carmel after getting her degree in Communications from Texas State University, and began teaching Barre, and TRX shortly after. She added spin to her certifications in 2017. Her personal goal is to make sure no one leaves her classes thinking they could have gotten a better workout. When you take a class with Natalie, don’t be fooled by her size — she may be little, but she’s a little butt-kicker!
Gracie Meiggs has always loved being active. At 8 years old, she started playing golf in her hometown of Dallas, Texas, continued playing competitively in high school, and in 2006 became number 17 in all of Texas. After graduating from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) in 2011 with a BA in Art History, she moved to beautiful Carmel, CA. She has been teaching group fitness in Carmel for the past 5 years as a certified TRX, Indoor Cycle, and Barre instructor. Gracie’s objective is to give you a great workout that is entertaining, challenging, focused on form and personalized. She motivates classes by providing a variety of options tailored to individual student’s skill level, allowing everyone to reach their full potential. She says the most rewarding part of her job is helping people become aware of their body, discovering what is best for their body and recognizing what their body is capable of.