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!


Brandi Bair, owner & instructor

Brandi has been teaching Pilates, dance  and other fitness classes for over 25 years. Prior to discovering Pilates in 2001, she was formally trained in ballet, tap, jazz and modern, and performed with Moorpark College and Allan Hancock College in the 1990's. Brandi also performed throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Brandi completed her Pilates training through The Pilates Coach in 2005. She regularly practices Reformer and Mat Pilates and yoga, and participates in strength training classes and running. Brandi has 3 children, Cade, Kailee and Hunter, who enjoy the benefits of Pilates, too! Outside of the studio, she loves to cook, bake and make jewelry. Brandi also volunteers with the Girl Scouts of America and actively supports Sacramento charities.

Mychelle Crown, instructor

Mychelle is a multi-award winning Professional Bellydance Performer/Instructor and 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


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 in Yosemite, over 900 feet of rock-face.

Linsey Levy, instructor

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 


Beth’s journey to Pilates began over 10 years ago when she started working for Balanced Body. This allowed her to study with 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.