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Sand and Pine Wellness was founded to help you live your best life. Your journey is yours, so at Sand and Pine, we work together to customize a plan suited to your life, goals, and needs. 

We have two areas of focus, Pilates and Wellness Coaching. Our Pilates Studio follows a classical method tailored to the individual. Building core strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility can be transformative and we believe it can happen at any age or fitness level. Pilates is for everyone. Our mission is to bring healthy movement to the North Oregon Coast. As Joseph Pilates stated, "You are only as young as your spine is flexible".  

Wellness Coaching works to empower you to reach your best life. Living well is multifaceted and it can be hard to navigate. At a cross-roads? Time for a change? Looking for your purpose? Job or career change? Nutritional or fitness reset? We are here to help guide you on your journey to living your best life. We will work together using evidence-based processes, methods, and an approach grounded in years of scientific research and practice, proven to create lasting change. You have what you need inside of you. Let us help you bring it out. 

Change happens one step at a time. Are you ready to move forward on your path? Book a session or schedule a complimentary call to discover how Sand and Pine Wellness can help.




Encouraging mind, body, and spirit, Pilates can transform your body by strengthening your core, improving postural alignment, and increasing flexibility.

Working in a classical method that focuses on centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow, Pilates is beneficial for people of every age, size, shape, and fitness level. We offer a unique experience in a supportive environment where all are welcome.

Choose from private, small group or virtual lessons tailored to your individual goals and needs.

Wellness Coaching

Feeling depleted, both mentally and physically? Unmotivated to seek the wellness you envision? Or perhaps you are tired of an endless cycle of unsuccessful attempts at wellness.

Whether you have a specific goal in mind or simply know you need a change, we’ll work together to build a sustainable, tailored strategy that's right for you. Our approach is grounded in peer-reviewed science and client-based compassion. We’d love to guide you on the path to your healthiest, most vibrant self.

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About Melissa

As a retired competitive runner, former Nike executive, and mother of two, I understand the importance of living into your healthiest self. However, I realized I was neglecting certain aspects of myself. I took a step back, dug in deep, and created a plan to live into my healthiest self. It required me to be fully present with myself, choose how I wanted to feel and where I wanted to give my energy. To this day, I often check in and ask myself; does this serve me in who I want to be?

A long time ago I asked my friends, “If I could do anything, what would you see me doing?” Overwhelmingly, they responded with one word: COACH. It wasn’t until I left Corporate did all the pieces start coming together and I realized what was truly important to me: sharing my passion for health and fitness with others. Perhaps it would have been an easier journey had I heard the COACH message earlier, but then I might not have all this amazing experience to serve others.

In my own practice of more than 15 years, Pilates has been life changing for me in mind, body and spirit. As a Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Certified Instructor, I’m excited to bring this incredible movement to our Coastal Community.


Additionally, as a Master Certified Wellness Coach, I focus on individualized plans built for lasting change. Ladies, navigating the world after 50 can be challenging. I lived it, I'm living it and I'm here for you. 

As an empty nester, my husband and I enjoy the quiet beach life; if I’m not teaching Pilates or coaching, you will find me running on the beach, sewing and quilting, or traveling the world.




Health & Wellness Client

Melissa’s approach really helped me tune in to the lifestyle changes I wanted to make. She guided me through a framework that felt natural, and I was able to identify manageable changes that resulted in a healthier, more balanced self. Her warm, accepting nature allowed me to explore at a deeper level that I thought possible. I couldn’t have done this on my own. She truly has a gift!


Pilates Client

Loved this class! This was my first time in a Pilates class and I can't wait for the next one. Melissa is a fantastic instructor. Great energy, tuned into each participant's experience—newbies like myself and the seasoned participant—ensuring we all received what we needed.


Pilates Client

We loved this class! It was challenging but not impossible. And as beginners, Melissa did a great job of showing us different options and encouraging us. Can't wait for the next one!

Ready to Make a Change?

Whether you're ready for a big transformation, a small change, or just wondering about what might be possible, let’s talk. There's no fee or obligation for a discussion. It is simply a chat to see if Sand and Pine Wellness is the right fit for you. We look forward to talking with you about your health and wellness potential.

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