Team – Pyour
Carolayn Crane opened Pyour Core with the intention of bringing a unique and state of the art boutique training methods as well as a full Pilate’s studio and rehab to Long Beach Island.
In getting to know and working with the population on the Island she saw a need for an elite state of the art training facility to be available for people to rehab an injury, build strength, flexibility and mobility, and improve athletic performance all under the guidance of educated, qualified and certified instruction.
The atmosphere she has created is not only spa-like, it is an environment encompassed with a warmth, homey-ness and happiness that is relaxing, friendly, encouraging and exciting all at the same time.
Carolayn Crane is a fully certified Stott Pilates trainer in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, All Barrels as well as Rehab for injuries and special populations. She also holds specialized certification in Athletic and Golf conditioning as well as advanced certifications for neurological disorders, brain injuries and strokes. She continues her specialized education in all injuries to date. She has over 25 years’ experience in the fitness industry. Carolayn holds multiple certifications such as, Real Ryder Cycling, Halo, Cross Core, Total Barre and Anti-Gravity Aerial Yoga to name a few. She has also created several signature classes such as; Pyour Shred, Pyour Flex, Pyour Balance & Strength & Pyour Stretch in her think tank “Pyour Lab” with head trainer Linda Meade. She continues to successfully train and rehabilitate clients, whether it is an old or new injury, or a severe nervous system ailment causing serious debilitating balance issues such as Guillen Barre Syndrome, Brain Damage, Parkinson and M.S. Under her supervision her client’s progress is staggering. Carolayn is always expanding her certifications and incorporates her education into her training and builds into her class choreography. Making her classes unique, her training challenging and the results unbelievable.
Natalie, originally from Southern California, brings along her love and passion for fitness to the Jersey Shore. Natalie is comprehensively certified in Pilates (Pilates Sports Center) and is a NASM certified personal trainer. She is also trained to teach pre- and postnatal Pilates, especially having gone through workshops while pregnant herself! Natalie first fell in love with Pilates in NYC when she was introduced to its amazing benefits after having her first child in 2013. Since then, she’s committed herself to continuously learning and sharing her passion with everybody she trains. Be sure to join Natalie for a fun, yet challenging class!
As a dancer, Olivia has always been passionate about keeping her mind and body in a creative, healthy, and active state.
Throughout her years of dance and exercise, she discovered Pilates. She found Pilates enhanced her health on both the mental and physical level, as well as, protected her not only in her workouts but also in her day to day activities.
Olivia first started her fitness journey teaching adult dance fitness at a local studio in Monmouth County, NJ. After wanting to learn more about the body not only in movement but also in recovery she stumbled upon STOTTS. After falling in love with STOTT’s Pilates, Olivia decided to take it a step further and share her new found knowledge and love for the program with others.
Combining her love of teaching and dance with a deeper knowledge of body mechanics, Olivia enrolled in the STOTT’s certification for both the Matwork and Reformer at Pyour Core in Little Silver, NJ.
Olivia is passionate about sharing her creative enthusiasm for Pilates and it’s mindful movement whether it’s with a group or one on one!
Cindy is a very busy wife and mother of four who has recently relocated to Long Beach Island from Pennsylvania. Her family, once “vacationers” of LBI, are now full-time residents and loving coastal living.
Cindy has always had a passion for health and fitness. She earned a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Sports Management Wellness and Fitness from California University of Pennsylvania and has an Associates Degree of Science from Mount Aloysius College, where she completed the Physical Therapy Assistant program. She worked as a Certified Physical Therapist Assistant for 10 years until she had her first child and then decided to be a stay-at-home mom. Her passion for anatomy and physical fitness led her to group fitness classes, which was the start of her new career path.
After her first certification she knew she couldn’t get enough! She is now a certified NASM Personal Trainer and holds countless fitness certifications some include, Kettlebell Kickboxing, PiYo Live (Pilates and Yoga blend), P90X Live, Core De Force Live, KAY Yoga (Kidding Around Yoga), Barre Above (with Pilates focus), PYOUR SHRED, PYOUR FLEX, PYOUR STRENGTH, Real-Ryder Cycling, Halo, CrossCore Suspension Training and TRX Suspension Training.
Cindy worked alongside PyourCore owner, Carolayn Crane, and Head Trainer, Linda Meade, to help create one of our signature classes PYOUR BALANCE & STRENGTH. Cindy’s most recent certifications include STOTT Mat Pilates and STOTT Reformer.
She continues to keep her material current and fresh by taking workshops, continuing education and participating in classes that help her grow. She is here to push your limits and help you reach your personal fitness goals!
Jo Ann Molnar is a yoga, pilates, and spin teacher with a passion for all aspects of health and wellness.
Jo Ann is currently a Stott Pilates Mat and Reformer apprentice at Pyour Core Studio. Her certifications include Aerial Yoga teacher; 200-RYT Yoga teacher; RealRyder cycling instructor; and Madd Dogg spin instructor. Jo Ann is also a registered horticulturist and holds an advanced scuba diving license.
She became a Pilates Instructor because she want to help people move and breathe through daily activities with more freedom and power and less pain. She is particularly interested in helping individuals recover from injuries, slow the progression of various diseases and influence the quality of their physical and mental well-being while enjoying a more enjoyable active lifestyle throughout all stages of life.
Having experienced first-hand the transformative powers of mind-body modalities like yoga and pilates, Jo Ann wanted to help others by teaching. After suffering a back injury and being told surgery was the only option, Jo Ann instead worked to improve her physical and mental health through daily practice and found relief from the pain. Many years of these mind-body practices have given Jo Ann the mental and physical tools required to cope with life-changing events.
Pilates can have a restorative effect on lower back pain and is beneficial when chronic pain or injury impairs movement. The focus is on the core of the body, with a balance between strength and flexibility, so that in addition to the recuperative benefits, pilates practice results in stronger, leaner muscles. Many people choose to incorporate both pilates and yoga into their lives
Jo Ann is a second-generation Italian and New York native, Jo Ann’s love for the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle began as a young girl spending a lot of time on her grandparent’s fruit and vegetable farm. It was there that Jo Ann developed a deep love of nature, an appreciation for whole, organic foods, and an understanding of the connection between nature, nutrition, and human health.
Passionate about conservation and preserving our environment, she is involved in a number of nonprofit organizations that further this cause.
When Jo Ann is not teaching or studying, she loves spending time with two beautiful and inspiring adult children, and her seven rescue pets! She also finds time to work on her organic vegetable garden and enjoys cooking and baking whole foods.
Karin, originally an NYC girl, moved to LBI over 16 years ago and brought her childhood love of fitness with her. She started running with her twin sister when she was 7 years old and has been at it ever since.
Karin loves to combine the freedom of outside running workouts with the extra push and collaboration that a group class offers in her weekly routine. She is a working registered nurse and is fascinated with bio-mechanics, functional anatomy, functional training and exercise physiology.
Her thirst for knowledge and love for exercise has led her outside the scope of nursing to accumulate multiple certifications such as Real Ryder Cycling, Cross Core, Barre, Pyour Shred, Pyour Flex, Pyour Stretch and Halo training. She is also certified in Pilates Mat and Pilates Reformer.
Karin continues on her health care journey by building her certifications in the fitness realm and maintaining her nursing career, staying current and active in her education.
As a true and loyal instructor at Pyour Core Karin will always bring in a fun, high energy, safe and motivating atmosphere!
Sejal has always lived a very active lifestyle. She played multiple sports, including varsity soccer through high school and now attends Ohio State University pursuing a degree in Health Sciences: Pre-Physical Therapy.
Sejal has been an integral part of the Pyour team handling desk operations and naturally began an education track in the world of fitness. She now holds her AFAA group fitness certificate, RealRyder and Halo certifications, as well as Pyour FLEX and Pyour SHRED workshops.
Sejal is passionate, determined and on her way to becoming a certified Personal Trainer. She is excited to be committed to lifelong learning in the fitness field and all the future holds!