Team – Ship Bottom
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.
Alexa’s love for movement began at a very young age when she began ballet. Classically trained in ballet, pointe, and modern, Alexa continued as a dance major at Red Bank Regional HS, furthering her knowledge in other styles of dance. Alexa found her love for Barre Fitness during college, which sparked her interest in teaching her own style of barre one day. Following her graduation from High Point University, Alexa became a licensed K-6 teacher, as well as a barre instructor through ASFA. While Alexa is completing her master’s degree in counseling, you can always find her in the studio teaching Hot Cardio Barre or Body Sculpt alongside her mom Nikki!
Amanda grew up in Rumson and has currently resided in Little Silver for the past 8 years with her son Antonio, who was born in 2012. Prior to becoming a mom, Amanda spent much of her time in New York City working as an actress. She has been recognized as a Top Teacher of New Jersey as a Ballroom & Latin dance instructor and competitor.
She is a 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher, Reiki Practitioner, and has completed Level 1 & 2 of EFT (Emotional Freedom Tapping). She has also been continuing her higher academic education in the field of Psychology. She deeply values practices both spiritual and physical that can positively influence one’s life.
Amanda has trained with STOTT Pilates to become a fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor. She has found that Pilates truly honors the human body in the most intelligent way and is passionate about sharing that knowledge with others, knowing the positive effects it will bring into their lives.
Her lifelong love of movement began early and led her through many fantastic opportunities. After studying dance at the University of Maine she choreographed and danced in off Broadway productions in Toronto. Erin studied dance at Le Jazz Hot in Ottawa, and then founded and successfully ran her own dance studio, Makin’ Moves and dance company, Dollhouse Dance Company from 2003-2010…Discovering the many benefits of pilates she added Stott Pilates to her schedule and is now so excited to be teaching Reformer classes here at Pyourcore! Erin enjoyed 2 seasons coaching the dance team for the popular Ottawa Junior AAA Hockey team, The 67’s. Her love of fitness and community involvement was recognized and Lululemon Athletica awarded her as one of their early dance ambassadors in Canada.
You can also find Erin teaching dance fitness at Danzhouse Fitness and Vinyasa at Evenflow Yoga. Along with her training in Stott Pilates, Erin is a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher, has her Mindful Fusion Barre certification, she completed her training in LeBARRE, certified CPR and she is proud to be a Reiki Master Practitioner.
“My goal for each class I teach is to incorporate all of my modalities of movement to create one extraordinary class that will feed your body mind and soul.” – Erin
Eun-Young is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, having earned her comprehensive Pilates teacher certification through Core Pilates NYC (mat, reformer, Cadillac, chair, barrels – all levels). She is also a certified yoga teacher (11 Exhale – 200hr), AADP certified holistic heath coach (through Institute for Integrative Nutrition), ACE certified personal trainer / group fitness instructor and Level II certified Lagree instructor (Megaformer). Eun-Young has been working in the fitness industry for 15 years teaching various different modalities and through this time has worked with a wide range of clients of all ages, covering the spectrum of teen athletes, pre/post natal clients, clients with various autoimmune diseases and post surgery rehab clients. Eun-Young believes movement and anatomy are best learned through both continuing self practice and education and makes an ongoing investment in both. She is a graduate of Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries Workshop (Kinected), a Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (Core Exercise Solutions) and is also currently pursuing a secondary bridge Pilates certification through Pure Body Teacher Training.
Jo Ann Molnar
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.
Michele is comprehensively certified through Pilates Institute of America since 2006. Having been a competitive athlete growing up Michele found Pilates was perfect to continue working her core, strength & flexibility. Michele is also a CrossFit Level 1 trainer as well as a personal trainer. Being in the fitness industry allows Michele to do what she loves-help clients improve movement, get stronger and stay healthy.
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!
Sari Valentino has always been into exercise and movement. Her formal education includes Dental Hygiene, Institute for Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Consultant, Homeopathic, Reiki, Vortex Healing, Certified Personal Trainer. She is Certified in TRX,Aerial Yoga, and many other exercise modalities. She is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science from the Grey Institute for Functional Transformation. She developed a home-based energy work practice called Integrative Body Alignment to help clear blockages due to mental, emotional, and physical injuries to your system allowing the body to ground, center and heal with a helping hand. She has a daughter Tanya living in CA and son Nicky who has autism at home. She loves gardening, hiking, volunteering, fishing, and the beach. Great attitudes make great classes and continues to focus on guiding everyone to do their best with connecting with their own body to achieve strength, mobility, and flexibility.