Evie Caron is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, Stott Pilates Instructor and Johnny G certified Spinning Instructor who has been in the fitness industry since the early 1980s. She enjoys working with clients of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Evie's pursuit of her personal training certification was highly driven by her passion for sports (she began working towards being a proficient golfer at the age of 6) and interest in the biomechanics of physical movement. She now recognizes her greatest job satisfaction comes from her ability to encourage and lead her clients on their road to wellness. This wellness journey involves teaching her clients how to work with their unique body structure to allow for positive and long-term change. She emphasizes that this work must incorporate physical movement as well as nutritional and emotional support. Evie's fitness motto is simple and straightforward: “Plan the training, Execute the training and Empower the soul for life!” Evie holds a BA from Bates College and is currently enrolled at UMass Lowell doing coursework in Anatomy and Physiology. Evie enjoys working with clients of all ages and ability levels. She will be spending her second summer instructing kids in math and athletics at the Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, NH. She also consults with Cardigan's wrestling coach on techniques and strategies for core strength and conditioning during her stay there.Evie is a long distance runner and cyclist who lives in Andover with her husband, Steve, four children and two dogs. She loves spending her free time reading and taking trips with her family and friends.
“Pilates training with Evie has allowed me to regain strength and decrease pain from previous back surgery and chronic sciatica. She focuses on proper movement and alignment such that I am less prone to repeat injury. She works respecting my limitations while slowly pushing the boundaries of what I can do. My posture is improved and more importantly I have returned to prior activities that I thought were no longer possible.” Joanne N., Andover, MA.
Nina Caron Nina Caron has been involved professionally in the fitness industry for 15 years. She is an ACSM (American College Of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer, Johnny G Certified Spinning Instructor, and has done coursework in low back disorders, as well as in Stott Mat Pilates. Nina holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is the sole proprietor of Nutripoise, LLC, a nutritional services business that provides dietary programs and exercise protocols for individuals seeking to improve weight management, enhance competitive athletic performance, and help treat and/or prevent metabolic disorders. Nina has also studied Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness-based stress reduction philosophy and wholly embraces the value of meditation and mindful living.Running is one of Nina’s many passions. She qualified for the women’s Olympic trials in the marathon event in 2004 and was the champion of the women’s master’s division of USA Track and Field for the NE Grand Prix Racing Series in 2002 and 2003. Nina loves to work with clients of all ages and abilities to educate and motivate them to achieve their fitness potential.
Nina believes that her professional goal is to help each and every client to create and sustain a lifestyle and mindset that supports wellness and passionate living. "Anything is attainable with a positive outlook and the proper tools and support.” And ... if you think she looks like someone who is already a part of our staff, you're right! Her twin sister is Evie.
Meg Holmes, Taiji Instructor Meg Holmes has had a lengthy career as a school librarian/teacher working with students from kindergarten through college. Her expertise as an educator has carried over to her career as a Taiji instructor. Meg considers herself to be a life-long learner and on a lifelong journey as a student of Taiji.
Meg began studying Taiji in 1990 at Yang’s Andover under the tutelage of Alex Kiesel. She has been a student within the YMAA system ever since and has learned from instructors such as Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, Ramel Rones, and Jeff Pratt. Not only has Meg been trained in the Yang-style Classical Long Form of Taiji, but she also has received training in the Simplified 24 Short Form; Pushing Hands; Solo Saber and Sword forms; and Two Person Fighting Set. She has participated in several courses and workshops on Qigong taught by Dr. Yang and Master Liang Shou-Yu including the Soft White Crane, Eight Pieces of Brocade and Five Animal Sports.