Melissa Stroud

Certified Pilates Instructor / Core Align Instructor
 
Melissa is a Certified Balanced Body Pilates Instructor who has also completed the CoreAlign instructor training. She looks forward to bringing you a pilates program that builds a sustainable fitness, mobility and wellness program to your life.

 

Melissa has spent the better part of her life helping others in a successful career serving her community. In an effort to reduce the stress in her life she wanted to start a practice that would bring her mind-body connection to the forefront. In 2014 Melissa began taking pilates classes at Agile Monkey. It was through her pilates journey that she found its ability to lengthen, strengthen and stabilize her body while energizing her mind.

 

In 2015 Melissa was put on dialysis for kidney failure. Knowing how vital a strong body and mind was to the success of a future transplant she continued and even deepened her pilates practice. In less than a year she received the exciting news that a kidney transplant was available. Because of her physical strength and calm mind she was able to return to pilates after her transplant just two months later. This is what inspires her and why she wants to share pilates with as many people as she can.

 

Melissa loves to surf, hike and take road trips with her family and dogs. Her sense of adventure is strong and her drive to feel her best doing those things is found through her pilates practice. Ultimately she wants to share with you how integrating functional movements into a goal-oriented exercise program can help you live your best life too.



Melissa Stroud instructs the following:
  • Intermediate - Springboard, Mat & Props
  • The wall mounted springboards are a great way to get a total body workout utilizing springs based resistance (which can make exercises more achievable and also more challenging, depending on the circumstance and level of the class). The springboard repertoire was originally modified from the original Cadillac exercises, but has been expanded to include familiar favorites from the Mat and Reformer, as well as a lot of exercises you can’t do anywhere else. Most Springboard classes also include some Mat and & Props repertoire for flow.

    Intermediate- Pilates experience required. Intermediate level exercises will be the focus (with any necessary modifications).