The Team

Who We Are

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Matt Salyer

Founder & CEO

Bio is coming soon

Amanda Salyer

Founder & CEO

Amanda, a true entrepreneur at heart. She has always had different business ideas in the works ever since being a little kid, some more successful than others. It started already at 6 years of age, when she was setting up dance shows that she sold tickets to in the whole neighborhood. Right before opening up Core Pilates Fitness and Nutrition together with her husband Matt, she started Amanda’s Health Bag, a meal delivery service that used ingredients from the local farms on the north shore of Oahu where she lived at the moment. 

 

She’s originally from Sweden. Growing up she spent most of her time in the dance studio trying to pursue a career as a professional dancer. Throughout the years she developed more and more foot issues which also started to cause knee and hip pain. When coming across reformer Pilates, years later, she was sold very quickly as she noticed how good it felt for the body and how her issues slowly got better and better. 2017 she became a certified Pilates instructor together with her husband and started working at a Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio in Hawaii. She also studied to become a certified nutritionist as she’s always been interested in food as a way to heal the body from within. In 2019 Amanda and her husband Matt decided to move to California and open up their own Pilates company. A dream come true for Amanda who was now able to combine her love for running a business as well as sharing her passion for the Pilates practice with others.

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Jillian Brown

Pilates Instructor

I found Pilates in 2016 and absolutely loved it! I have had lots of injuries, aches and pains from playing competitive sports and collegiate volleyball. For a long time I was looking for something that would help strengthen and heal my body and was so happy when I found Pilates as it did just that. I was encouraged to start the training program to become a certified instructor.
I am so glad I took that advice as it has helped heal my own body as well as my students,
which has been so rewarding! 
I have been an Esthetician for 21 years helping people feel happy, healthy, and good about themselves. I plan to do the same with Pilates!
I have 2 amazing daughters, one that is in high school and one in college. Always keeping me busy and on my toes. On occasion I have some down time and I like to paddle board, find beautiful hiking trails, going to the beach and just relaxing by my pool

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Kelli McElravy

Pilates Intructor

Kelli became a certified Pilates instructor in 2017 through Peak Pilates. She began teaching at The Pilates Twist in Folsom that same year and was also an instructor at the Folsom Lifetime Athletic club. She remained a popular teacher at Twist until it’s closing this past October. Kelli has an extensive dance background and was a professional choreographer for 10 years prior to finding and falling in love with Pilates. She describes her style as classical with an athletic spin. She is excited to join our team.

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Loren Livick

Pilates Instructor

 

Loren started as a dancer at an early age in her home town of Richmond, Virginia. She continued on to train in kinesiology and somatic studies while receiving her BA in Dance from George Mason University. Loren became certified in Pilates from The PhysicalMind Institute. She also holds a yoga teacher certification from The Sun and Moon Studio.  In San Francisco, Loren trained acrobatics at the SF Circus Center while teaching dance, yoga and pilates in the community. While living in London, Loren continued teaching and helped form Flexy Studio: a creative agency that worked within the Bollywood film industry. As Choreographer at Flexy Studio Loren was instrumental in the production of many dance centered music videos, ads and live events.  In search of sun and new opportunities, Loren relocated to Miami where she worked as a stunt actress, fire-dancer, performer and instructor. Loren is happy to be back in Northern California and is excited to be joining the Core Pilates team! 

Melissa Pruden

Substitute Pilates Instructor

I have been teaching Pilates since 2016 and am also a 500 hour certified yoga teacher and barre instructor trained in the Dailey Method. I have a degree in International Communications and spent 12 years at Intel as an IT Business Analyst. I have done gymnastics, soccer, half-marathons, and triathlons but I have come to love the mindful movement of Pilates and yoga. My training is through Pilates Sports Center with continuing education through Balanced Body. I enjoy blending classical and contemporary Pilates repertoire and my classes will help you move and feel better. When not in the studio, I am out having fun around Folsom with my husband, two daughters, and giant sheepadoodle!

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