Raving Reviews

“Pilates with Jodi Melton has changed my approach to daily activities. The determination and confidence conveyed by Jodi is contagious. My body and mind are extremely thankful!”
Ben Galpen

Sarah Hamblett

“I have been practicing pilates for 20 years & really enjoyed all the benefits of what pilates offers…. June 2018 Jodi was recommended to me & after my first session I knew she was going to teach me a whole new level of pilates strength, flexibility & focus. She was able to see a strength I had no idea I possessed, & through her very patient instruction & creative approach to each movement series we have had the best time!

Jodi challenges me to progress, grow & be fearless all while keeping a strict adherence to pilates principles.

A beginner could not ask for a better coach to teach the basics needed to build a solid pilates practice. An intermediate level practice would benefit from Jodi’s encouragement to try new series of exercises on all the pilates equipment. If you are advanced in your pilates practice, Jodi can instruct you through exercises you never thought possible! It has been so fun to learn & love the flips & “tricks” Jodi & I try together.

I have complete trust in her ability to know what I am capable of, & what I need to work on to master a new skill. With that trust comes a respect necessary for any exercise practice to grow, & change.

The laughter, fun, & creative energy at every session is a huge bonus on top of an already amazing experience.”

Shirly Bendahl

“Shortly after I joined the Village in 2006, I discovered a wonderful class called “Have a Ball” taught by Jodi Melton which has been part of my exercise schedule ever since.  About seven years ago, I started training with Jodi on a weekly basis.  Jodi is an extremely knowledgeable professional that I credit for the level of physical fitness and well being that I enjoy today.  This investment paid off!  Every session is different, but I can always count on a good workout intermingled with good humor and an occasional song.  Thanks, Jodi!!”

Dr. Jaime Parker

“Jodi has been an incredible instructor, mentor and encourager the past 2 years during our weekly Pilates reformer sessions. I was braced for 4 years during adolescence for severe scoliosis (which didn’t correct it, just kept it from getting worse) so I had many imbalances. I was recently told by my massage therapist that my spine has literally begun to straighten this last year!! Jodi has also helped me work around injuries and greatly improve my core strength and reduced my hip pain. As an endurance runner- Pilates has become a crucial component to my training.”


Roseann Zaft

“I’ve struggled with an imbalance in my SI joint for a very long time which eventually started causing severe pain in my tailbone and lower back. I’ve been working with Jodi for over 8 months specifically thus problem. The imbalance is improving weekly and I’m pain-free. At 61 years old my core is stronger than ever!

Plus working with Jodi is so much fun!”

Yvonne Dozer

“Several car accidents have impacted my spine.  I was told I have a spine of an 80 year old when I was in my mid-forties.
Pilates has been an instrumental foundation for me.  With the combination of Jodi’s mat and reformer classes, I have been able to strengthen my abs and my spine to minimize the pain and increase  my flexibility.  She is the secret sauce for my body.”

Debbie Benton

“I am 60+ year old woman with a prior history of cervical spine fusion surgery and suffer from chronic nerve pain. About four years ago, I was also diagnosed with severe osteoporosis. At that time, the activities I performed in my home and with my family had been significantly reduced due to chronic pain and I was not exercising at all. I talked with my doctor about treatment options to help combat a worsening of the disease and decided that pilates would be my regular form of exercise. Over the last 10 years, I had tried pilates but never committed to it. However, the prognosis for “untreated” osteoporosis was not pleasant so I knew I needed to do something different. To be effective, I needed to commit to a program of two or three private pilates sessions per week. So I set out to do this and contacted Jodi Melton at the Villages DC Ranch Village Health Club.” 

“I have used several instructors over the years but none has worked as hard to address my individual needs as has Jodi Melton. Jodi is extremely knowledgable about Pilates, but also about the body and its complexities. Jodi is hands down the best pilates instructor I have encountered.”

“When I first started sessions with Jodi, she took considerable time to understand both my medical conditions and their effects on my muscular state.  She was careful during the first several sessions to not have me overexert myself and yet had me achieve stretches that I thought my body could no longer do.  She listened to my concerns and watched my movements carefully, constantly adjusting my body so that I would perform the exercises optimally and correctly.  Within a few weeks I felt considerably stronger and the aches I felt prior to starting Pilates were considerably better.  As I continue my private sessions, I have been astounded by the variety of exercises Jodi has me perform. I never get bored and my sessions remain exciting and rewarding.  On another note, Jodi is personable and genuine and has an overwhelmingly positive disposition.  As such, I feel a renewed sense of strength and energy that I have not felt for years.  I¹m very thankful to have Jodi as a teacher for helping to get me back into good health.”

“Pilates has become a very important tool for me and Jodi Melton has taught me how to use it.”

Gary Mestman

“In 2009 I had a very serious operation that involved a spinal infection. My back was really a mess. How did I resolve all of my issues??
I was referred to Jodi Melton by my wife, who had been taking Pilates from her. I was very skeptical of trying Pilates as I was not certain that I could handle it. I was very mistaken!!
Jodi saved my back by realizing my situation and training me in the best way possible to rehabilitate myself. After several weeks, I could feel my strength returning and my life getting better each week. Jodi proved to be a true professional in that she understood how the body works and what techniques to use in order make certain that I was restored to good health.
I would highly recommend using Jodi for any ailment you might have, but especially if you have any back issues. You will be very pleased with the outcome and the workouts involved.
Thanks again Jodi for all you have done and continue to do for me.” 
Gary Mestman

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