Meet Your Instructors
Whether it's while nourishing your body in a gentle flow or pushing you through a strength class, we are all here for you.
Meet The Team
Nicole C. Ryan
Nicole is devoted to community and wellness. She grew up breathing the country air, jumping fences, swimming in creeks and corralling the ever-present animals on her parents' property- this is where she first learned to love not only the outdoors and nature that led to her career in Herbalism (Degree: Dominion Herbal College, Herbal Academy) but also her love and enjoyment for movement. Nicole received here Yoga Instructor RYT 200 in 2020 and Barre Certification in 2021 and now loves to teach HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes, free weight training, body weight training, barre, and core focused power flow. Being born and raised in The Dalles, she greatly enjoys bringing her love of movement to the community she grew up in. She now lives out on her family's little farm with her wonderful husband and children and more animals than she can count. A little slice of heaven right her in the Columbia River Gorge!
Hannah comes from the north coast of Oregon. Her passion for fitness comes from her beach roots of surfing and volleyball. She began her fitness career in 2011 leading group exercise classes in southern Europe. Her pursuit to learn more about exercise science lead Hannah to become an ACE Certified Personal Trainer in 2014. She enjoys working with all ages and levels! As a group fitness instructor she loves to mix it up and offer variety. Her favorite classes are Barre, HIIT Training, Restorative Stretch, Cardio Core, and Zumba Kids. Hannah also enjoys leading wellness programs and integrative-nutrition workshops. Her passion is people and her goal is to motivate and make movement a fun, safe and rewarding experience.
April Streeter began yoga in 2000, and it was a humbling beginning. She was so stressed out she couldn't take a deep belly breath. Her first class felt like a fiasco - she fell straight onto her nose trying to do Bakasana (crow pose). She decided to become a yoga teacher in 2005, because she believed that yoga is for every body, not just the lovely limber bendy ones. April feels grateful to have studied with Beryl Bender Birch and Gary Kraftsow as well as Synne Håkanlind and Christa Grimm. One thing you might not guess about April: she did her first yoga teacher training in Swedish!
Matt became a Personal trainer in 1994 when he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Western Washington University.Matt played a wide variety of sports beginning in grade school and continuing on through college, with baseball and basketball. After college, he completed 2 duathlons, 7 triathlons and raced dirt bikes at the amateur level. He has coached soccer, softball, baseball, football, and basketball. He was also a snowboard instructor for 2 seasons at Mt. Hood Meadows. Early on, he was able to see how being active and being involved in a healthy lifestyle not only improved his health, but also improved his overall quality of life.
In his professional career, he is very passionate about passing that message on to his clients.
He has taught weight management, cycling and fitness classes at NW sports clubs, as well as, being an Exercise Specialist in both Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab programs through MCMC.
He has a Master’s Degree in Recreation and Sport Science, he is a level II Reiki practitioner, an AHA certified CPR instructor, and has 25 years of personal training experience.His training philosophy is simple: train the whole person: physical, mental and spiritual.
My name is Lindy McDonald I was born and raised in The Dalles, Oregon. I graduated from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) with a bachelor’s of science in Exercise and Sports Science. I have worked in varies health and wellness areas including cardiac and pulmonary rehab, physical therapy, medical exercise, chiropractic care and corporate wellness. Currently I have the following certifications: Exercise Physiologist (ACSM), Functional Training Specialist (ACE), and Fascial Stretch Practitioner (STW). In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, gardening, and playing with my dog, Frank.
Carlye started dancing with the Haley Pendergast school of Irish Dance in Olympia, Washington and immediately found her home-away-from-home. She added ballet to her training as a way to further develop as an Irish dancer, and quickly fell in love with that too. She performed ballet and Irish dance throughout the Northwest growing up - with the Ballet Northwest youth company, and as part of an Irish Dance performance team. She started performing professionally with Kokoro Modern Dance Company in Vancouver, BC, and became convinced that performing, teaching and living dance was the right path for her. Carlye founded and directed the Seattle Irish Dance Company, a professional performance company focused on performance Irish dance. The group toured in Ireland and throughout the US, performing with musicians like The Chieftains, Gaelic Storm and Old Blind Dogs.
Throughout her professional career, Carlye has shared her love of movement with others - she teaches ballet, Irish dance, creative movement and yoga. She's passionate about making movement accessible to everyone - and committed to finding a path to success for every student. She's taught movement for school districts and university settings, developed pre-school curriculum and managed the creative dance faculty at private dance studios, and has training and experience teaching brain compatible dance education. Her students have gone on to teach their own classes, study dance in college, compete in national and international Irish dance competitions, and perform with professional companies.
Carlye now lives in The Dalles with her husband and two dogs. When not in the studio, she’s attempting to grow food, cooking, and exploring the wonderland we call home. She’s excited to bring the magic of movement to the community!
"Hi I'm Morgan!I look forward to meeting you at Studiofit! I teach a variety of group fitness classes. I have been a certified group fitness instructor since 2012 teaching Body Balance, Cardio Yoga, Pilates, Body Step, Barre and WERQ Dance Fitness.
I teach intentional movement with a focus on breath work. I find that working out is just as important for mental health as it is for physical health. Group Fitness is my happy place. I truly feel that in any class we are all working together in the same energy and that is a very powerful, positive and motivational place to connect with people.
Aside from group fitness instruction, I am a full-time mom & rehabilitation counselor. I live in Mosier and have been teaching classes in The Dalles & Hood River for the past 5 years. I love the gorge, the outdoors and our wonderful community!"
Hey, I'm Kasey! I am a PT by profession and a wife, momma to 3 and adventure enthusiast by trade. Staying active with my family and friends is what I thrive on. I feel so fortunate to live in the Gorge and have access to so much beauty in the outdoors. I am a new momma to a beautiful baby girl and am finding the transition to three; busy, challenging and extremely rewarding. I am also realizing that finding time for SelfCare has never been more appreciated. I hope you can join me in carving out some "Me Time" for yourself and come enjoy the beauty of the scenery in which we live. I am very excited to be a part of what StudioFit stands for and be part of the mission to stay active and healthy in the Gorge. Our group will be meeting at Lewis and Clark Park on Tues/Thurs mornings at 9am. Class will run about 30-45 mins and begin with a short 3-4 min dynamic warm up followed by walk/jog intervals and then a nice cool down/stretch. We will work up to running a 5K during the month of September and then maintain this endurance throughout the fall months. I am open and adaptable to change the needs of the class based on personal fitness levels and goals. I hope you will join me each week and make a commitment to yourself to get stronger and FIT.
Whitney completed her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher vinyasa teacher training at North Main Yoga in 2008. Her training focused on restorative breath practice incorporating the Qi Gong breathing techniques of teacher Max Strong. Whitney has enjoyed teaching yoga as a healing modality to the general public and clinical populations. She believes in making yoga accessible and approachable to all persons and this philosophy inspired her career choice as an Occupational Therapist. When she’s off the mat Whitney adores music, reading plant-based cooking, knitting, writing, drawing and exploring the beautiful PNW on foot or two wheels with her dog Sophie and partner, Jay.