Michele RyanMichele

Lead Pilates Teacher • Personal Trainer

Michele attended Iowa State University, competing collegiately in gymnastics.  Shortly thereafter, she then attained her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Management from Northwood University

Michele, a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, an avid Packers fan and sports enthusiast.   She began her career as a health and fitness professional in 1985.  During her off time from college, she taught group classes in Green Bay, WI from 1985 to 1990 at New Horizons Health Club.  She has taught various group classes ranging from step aerobics, boot camp, spinning, Core Bar and Booty Barre.  She also personal trained private clients for over 20 years at various locations in Traverse City, MI including; The Sweat Shop, Grand Traverse Athletic Club, True Yoga, Buka Bike and Pure Pilates. Michele devoted clients followed her at all the locations she taught.  After years of teaching group classes, she was ready to make a career change.

Physical pain, that plagued her for many years from athletics and teaching group classes drove her to seek out the Pilates Method.  Her experience with the physical healing powers and mind-body awareness that Pilates offered, opened a door of limitless possibilities.

In 2015, Michele began a comprehensive Pilates certification program and received her certification through Stott Pilates.  She is trained in all aspects of the Pilates Method including; mat, Reformer, Cadillac and Pilates chair.  After completing training, Michele worked at Pure Pilates in Traverse City, MI teaching group classes as well as working with private clients.

Michele’s loves keeping her students moving with high energy. Her creativity shines when training her group and private clients. She loves to share her extensive knowledge and passion for corrective body movement.  Her passion is to help her clients achieve their personal fitness goals safely.

Throughout the years, Michele has competed in various sports events, including marathons, triathlons, biking and skiing; enjoying the euphoric high of physical activity.  Michele spends her winters in Palm Springs, California and summers in Traverse City, Michigan.


  • Bachelor’s Marketing and Business Management Northwood University


  • Pilates Teacher – Stott Pilates
  • Personal Trainer – AFFA/Athletics and Fitness Association of America

Advanced Accreditations

  • Osteoporosis – Stott Pilates
  • Scoliosis – Stott Pilates
  • Hip and knee replacement – Stott Pilates
  • Advanced Mat training – Stott Pilates