• Meet the instructors

    The team at Embody is committed to your journey. We have a diverse background , rich in experience and education.

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    Melissa Plumeau

    Holistic Health Coach, Fitness Educator & Pilates Instructor

    Masters in Kinesiology

    BS K-12 Physical Education /Health Teaching Certificate

    Melissa has been teaching group fitness classes and providing personal training in the Boise area for over 20 years. She is a certified IM=X Pilates instructor as well as an Aquatic Training Specialist for the Aquatic Exercise Association and Arthritis Foundation Leader, an an ACE fitness professional.

     

    Melissa has experience working with clients of all ages and fitness levels and also teaches as an adjunct instructor at Boise State University.

     

    In 2014, Melissa began integrating Pilates reformer sessions into her routine, and the impact was immediate. Her strength and speed improved in cycling and running, her swimming became more focused, and her dance more balanced.

     

    Pilates played a crucial role in her rehabilitation from an Achilles strain, a ruptured bursa in her hip, and a ligament tear in her knee. It has significantly enhanced every aspect of her fitness and health.

     

    Melissa combines her extensive education & experience with an intuitive understanding of individual needs, helping clients reach their unique potential. She believes that with commitment, passion, and belief in one's dreams, anything is possible.

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    Callie Ritter

    Movement Therapist and Educator;Biomechanical Personal Trainer;Restorative Exercise Specialist
    My embodied understanding of the interplay between alignment, geometry, physics, physiology, and anatomy comes from spending thousands of hours in the studio. I have over twenty years of professional training in movement and dance, reinforced by my college degree, ongoing certifications, and years of continuing education. I "walk the walk" of a supple, strong body and am constantly learning more about it. I understand scoliosis by observing the way a tree grows around a boundary, and I see a story of blood dynamics in the flow of a river.

     

    When your body feels good, it goes unnoticed—no knee pain on hikes or back discomfort after a long day. In the past, despite appearing strong, I struggled with body aches, major depression, anovulatory cycles, fatigue, and was as injury-prone as someone less active.

     

    But I discovered how to fundamentally change... With each passing year, I grow stronger, more flexible, and free from aches, pains, and injuries, defying the conventional expectation of aging and being an athlete.

     

    My quest is to the edge of what's possible in my body, mind, and spirit, and offer what I learn along the way.

     

    I hope you'll join me!
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    Connie Roark

    Certified Personal Trainer and TRX Instructor

    Connie is a dedicated mother of three who understands the importance of balancing family life with a commitment to fitness. She brings her passion for wellness to others as she guides them on their fitness journeys with enthusiasm.

     

    As a certified yoga instructor, Connie incorporates mindfulness into her fitness routines, offering sessions that provide both peace and rejuvenation. Alongside her yoga expertise, Connie is known for her high-energy workouts that inspire transformation.

     

    Connie's love for music extends into her fitness practice, where she leverages the power of rhythm and harmony to enhance workouts, creating an energizing atmosphere for her clients.

     

    Beyond the gym, Connie is an accomplished athlete and adventurer, having completed marathons, triathlons, and various outdoor challenges. Her determination serves as motivation for those she trains.

     

    Join Connie on your fitness journey, where she'll help you achieve your goals, find balance, and embrace wellness in every aspect of your life.

     

    With her guidance, you'll experience transformation and empowerment, while building a supportive friendship along the way.

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    Jenn Northness Tigli

    Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Certified Pilates Instructor; Certified Yoga Therapist, TRX Instructor

    Jenn found Iyengar yoga 16 years ago in an effort to manage injuries from a lifetime of competitive sports. Not only did she find yoga provided relief from chronic lower back pain and stiff shoulders but enhanced her emotional and mental well being too. Her style is challenging, yet encouraging. Jenn enjoys teaching students of all levels progress in their practice both on the mat and in their daily activities. In addition to her background in Yoga, Jenn is also certified to teach Pilates (in fact, Melissa took her first real Pilates Mat class from Jenn in 2006!) and TRX suspension training.

     

    When not teaching, Jenn enjoys mountain biking, gardening and backpacking with her two daughters

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    Cari Schauer

    NASM PT, AFAA Mat Pilates, CDC's Lifestyle Coach, Zumba, Strong Nation (HIIT)

    I have always been passionate about keeping people healthy and fit and staying safe while doing so. I studied at UC Irvine graduating with a BA in Dance and became a group fitness instructor after retiring from a professional career in dance/musical theatre. With a husband and 5 children, I understand the importance of juggling career, family life, and personal health. I see the value and potential in every person that I work with. No matter where you are in life, I appreciate your willingness to start and letting me guide you on your wellness journey. I currently work with people of all fitness levels, abilities, and ages. I embrace the fact that we need our bodies - our physical health - our entire lives. So, the focus of balance, posture, alignment, and injury prevention are crucial.