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(530) 797-4079

Nevada City, CA 95959


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Kirklan Taber

Kirklan Taber

Certified in Pilates, Personal Training, Yoga and Manual Therapy

I have always been interested in helping people for as long as I can remember. I love teaching people on how to be present in their bodies and tap into their inner strength and abilities. I started in the fitness industry in 1994 and as a personal trainer I found the stronger I got the less flexible I became. I was teaching 10 classes a week and I found myself constantly sore and dealing with chronic pain. I began studying yoga for flexibility and pilates for rehabilitation and decided to get certified in both modalities to help myself and my clients get out of pain. A friend of mine, Barbara Lawrence, a certified MELT instructor, introduced me to MELT in 2013 and I was amazed with how I felt after one session. I googled MELT and found classes at Pilates Heights in San Francisco and proceeded to take two MELT workshops with Elizabeth Walker and I was hooked. In January 2015 I completed MELT's Hand and Foot Instructor Training and I have completed MELT's level one & level two training.  I am now an Advanced MELT instructor, trained by the creator Sue Hitzmann. I now consider myself a MELT ambassador and want to share this method with as many people as I can. My Partner, and students have started calling me "Mr. MELT" which I take as a huge compliment. Since I have learned the MELT Method I feel stronger and more grounded than I have felt in my 20+ years in the fitness industry. I love seeing my client's bodies change after one session. MELT has changed my life. I feel like I am my true self when I am teaching MELT. The most important aspect I teach my students is that MELT is a hands off self-care treatment that they can do on their own. Contact me and I can help you and teach you the secrets of how to get out of pain. It only takes 10 minutes a day.


"Kirklan has the understanding to match my physical issues to the exercises. He has moved me from weakness and unbalance to strength and confidence."

—Jim G.

"After my full hip replacement surgery, I was afraid to move. Kirklan has helped me regain my confidence in movement."

—Michele K.

More to come!