Joe Pilates teaching swan dive on the Wunda Chair in his original studio in NYC.

hello! thank you for visiting salt Pilates! our studio is located in beautiful east sacramento. our highly trained, certified instructors provide exceptional instruction in Pilates. we offer private, semi-private & group classes to help you achieve a 'strong & lean, toned' body!


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Brandi Bair, owner & instructor

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Brandi has taught Pilates, dance & fitness for over 25 years. She was formally trained in ballet, tap, jazz & modern, performing throughout Los Angeles and greater Ventura County. In the 1990’s, she was a company dancer at both Moorpark College (Ventura Cty, Ca) & Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Ca). Brandi was first introduced to Pilates in 2001, and immediately fell in love with the Method. She completed her Pilates training & began teaching in 2005, and opened salt Pilates in June 2013. Brandi regularly practices Pilates & yoga, and enjoys long walks with her daughters & their Shepsky, Zöey. Outside the studio, she loves to cook, bake & make jewelry.


Mychelle Crown, instructor

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Mychelle is a multi-award winning Professional Bellydance Performer/Instructor & Professional Fitness Instructor, with a specialization in Mat and Apparatus-based Pilates. She has been featured on local KCRA Channel 3, FOX 40 News, and Good Day Sacramento. With over ten years in the fitness industry, Mychelle draws on her extensive skills to create her dynamic & knowledgeable approach to wellness.


Krysti Davis, instructor

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After abusing her back for many years as a gymnast and diver, Krysti learned about pilates while attending school for kinesiology. Because of her practice she benefits from the relief of back and shoulder pain. Krysti completed her training through balanced body in 2014 and is currently pursuing a secondary training through STOTT pilates to enhance her practice and further her education. Pilates helps Krysti excel in rock climbing and acro yoga by staying balanced in her mind/body, maintaining pelvic stability and strengthening core muscles. One of Krysti's proudest moments was climbing Cathedral Peak YinYosemite, over 900 feet of rock-face.


Linsey Levy, instructor

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Linsey had her first experience with Pilates in her mid-twenties searching for relief from her own constant upper back/neck tightness, exacerbated by a career as a hair stylist. After trying every fitness-related program imaginable to ease her discomfort, Linsey returned to Pilates. A fire was instantly ignited for learning about the practice, so she could share it with others. Linsey completed her comprehensive Pilates training through Balance Body. She is a regular practitioner of Pilates, attending classes several times per week. Linsey is obsessed with dogs, especially her own, Dexter and Teddy. She is also a huge fan of comedy, specifically dark comedy and dry comedy.


Beth Merrill-Belval, instructor 

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Beth’s journey to Pilates began over 10 years ago when she started working for world-leading Pilates equipment maker Balanced Body. This allowed her to study under, and alongside, some of the industry’s best teachers. Previous to that, Beth was a group exercise instructor and personal trainer. She is an avid runner and hiker and has seen the benefits that regular Pilates practice has brought to each endeavor. Beth is also a sommelier and manages the tasting room at Due Vigne winery in Clarksburg. She can spend hours talking about dogs (labs!), books (especially Tolkien), movies, wine, and food.