I had the pleasure of training with Tracey Mallett, the creator of the BootyBarre® in May 2015 for my SCULPT certification! It was beyond amazing and I am thrilled to deliver the integrity and quality of the program to my clients.
Carrie A. Aquino
Founder and Co-Owner of EVOLVE
At a very young age, I was an acrobat and a member of the cheerleading squad throughout high school. I always seemed to be a part of some kind of continuous activity to keep me physically fit.. Around the age of 18, I started 'step aerobics' as a class credit at the college I was attending. At that point in time, the instructor was very pregnant and was soon to be on maternity leave. I was approached after a class one day to take over for her and I reluctantly agreed but the extra money was enticing. With absolutely no teaching experience whatsoever, my first encounter with that headset was love at first sight. I fell in love with helping others achieve their goals, with the ability to change someone's mood in a matter of 60 minutes and to feel the unity between my participants. That place and time each week they could count on to de-stress and connect. As my love for fitness bloomed, so did my determination to enrich others around me. Certifications ranging from Group Fitness Instructor to Yoga and Pilates, gave me the opportunity to work with various demographics ranging from small group Pilates classes within the local hospital to large group classes at a state of the art YMCA. This 'hobby' of instructing took over when I branched out on my own, sub leased here and there, and finally "Evolved" into an official business owner with the help of some very special people who believed in me and my vision.
With over 15 years of instructing experience, I know what it takes to keep you motivated and stick with it! I strive to keep my workouts fun, energetic and really working every muscle you want to tone!! Not to mention, its pretty addicting!! Every class is different from the previous, creating ultimate muscle confusion. Keeping you sore and getting you results!
I also love sharing my passion with other like-minded instructors and training them to offer the best and most personable fitness classes around~Giving our clients a dependable, professional, and reputable staff to keep them motivated.
After spending 8 years in the Columbus area , I am very excited to offer Bellville and Mansfield a fun and modern fitness option that gets results!
Co-Owner/ ChildLight Yoga instructor
Alison is a graduate of The University of Findlay and for 15 years taught at a local area school district. She has her Master’s degree in Sports Administration and Instruction, in which she received from Ashland University. Alison began her journey with barre classes in the fall of 2013. “After my first week of classes I was hooked, this was a workout that I actually wanted to continue to make time for each week”. “As my love for barre grew I saw so much potential in Carrie and her ability to motivate her clients to push themselves in each workout. I knew that Evolve had to expand and that more people needed to be able to experience BootyBarre”. Alison joined Carrie in a partnership with Evolve in the summer of 2015 in effort to expand Evolve to more people, add more classes, and provide more fitness opportunities to our community. Alison specializes in ChildLight yoga, equipping children with the tools needed to improve focus and concentration skills that benefit them at home and school . Alison is the first ChildLight instructor in the Mid-Ohio Area to bring yoga into local schools such as Galion and Ontario Local Schools as well as volunteering time to local foster children in the area. She has made it her mission to introduce Yoga to not only children, but those with less mobility, by offering a Chair Yoga class twice a week. Alison's patience and clear instruction make her a favorite instructor for all ages.
NETA Certified Yoga Instructor
Joy has been practicing hot yoga since 2010. She grew up in a world of gymnastics, dance and running. She discovered hot yoga while recovering from a running injury and fell in love with the practice. Not only did the practice help develop balance, flexibility and strength but it was also a gateway to improve focus, awareness and become more connected with the surrounding world.
With the encouragement of the Evolve Team in fall 2015, Joy took the leap to become a yoga certified instructor. She hopes to offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space to explore oneself and enable participants to leave the class refreshed and nourished.
Certified Bootybarre Instructor
NETA Certified Mat Pilates Instructor
Jodi developed her love for barre three years ago, and was surprised by how quickly her body came to crave the workout.
She has a passion for fitness and people. Her mission is to provide an encouraging environment where clients can learn to discover what they are capable of.
Jodi completed her Bootybarre training in July 2015 and her MatPilates Certification in July 2016. Along with Jodi's dedication to Evolve studio she has her license in cosmetology from the Aveda institute, Columbus, ohio. Jodi currently teaches at the Bellville Studio
NETA Certified Yoga Instructor
Restorative Aerial Yoga Instructor
Jordan has been practicing yoga since 2011. Her interest in yoga started out as a way to gain strength and flexibility but has grown into a deep love for the practice and yoga lifestyle, that she hopes to share with her students. Jordan is a NETA certified yoga instructor. She is 31 years old and lives in Mansfield with her husband, Ben, son, Ethan and puppy, Shadow.
NETA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Nina's love for fitness started at a young age but once she had her first child, fitness became a passion. Nina has held a Mommy and Me Fitness certification for the last 6 years and opened up a charter group of Mommy and Me Fitness LLC 4 years ago in Bellville. She enjoys all the classes Evolve offers and became a member of the team this past summer. Specializing in H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training) Nina will help you get over those pesky plateaus and inspire you to reach your fitness goals. As a Wellness Coach and mother to 3 active boys, she realizes the importance of taking care of yourself both physically and nutritionally and strives to help in both those areas.
POP Pilates® Certification
Hannah graduated from Crestview High School in 2012, where she was a cheerleader and in marching band, so leading groups of people comes natural. Hannah is also a graduate of Ashland University, where she received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She currently works at OhioHealth Mansfield hospital as a registered nurse. Hannah was first introduced to Evolve, specifically bootybarre, by friends in the summer of 2016. She began taking yoga classes as well and loved the variety of classes Evolve offers. Hannah teaches POP Pilates and is excited to offer a "dance on the mat" to clients. Hannah lives in Mansfield with her husband, Evan, and their dog, Cali.
Yoga Instructor, 200RYT
Aimee first stepped into Evolve in April 2016. Being new to fitness in general , she was pleasantly surprised with the studio atmosphere. Having been considerably overweight for most of her life, Aimee had recently lost most of what she needed to lose, but needed that extra push to reach her goals. Barre classes did exactly that! Almost immediately she fell in love with all that Evolve had to offer. Aimee tried Yoga for the first time in late May of that same year, and a passion for the practice was born. She became enthralled with how Yoga built strength, endurance, self confidence and self awareness. She wanted a way to spread the word and love of yoga to everyone she could. In early January 2017 , she jumped at the chance to enroll in Flex Yoga’s YTT program. Graduating on October 15th , Aimee is now a RYT 200 ! Aimee’s passion is to bring yoga to everyone, male and female , young and old , so that everyone can reap the benefits that Yoga offers. Meet Aimee on the mat and maybe start a yoga journey of your own