Growing up in northern Michigan, Melissa excelled in basketball, volleyball & softball. Playing sports year-round began a foundation for fitness. After graduating from WMU and a few jobs later, she knew it was finally time to go for the dream she’d had for 15 years, to become a personal trainer. In 2012, she finally made her passion for health & fitness and desire to help others a reality by becoming an ACE certified personal trainer. Within a couple months, she became a group exercise instructor as well, teaching circuit training and Pilates. Realizing her #1 passion was group fitness, she went on to become certified in TRX, Les Mills BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP & GRIT and High Fitness.
Melissa truly believes fitness isn’t just about how you look, more importantly, it’s about how you FEEL. Consistency and a workout you walk away from feeling amazing is key. It’s never too late to go for what you truly want in life. She may have had a late start, but this career and the people she encounters, brings a smile to her face every single day.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I have ice cream every Sunday. In our house, Sunday is referred to as ice cream Sunday. It’s something I started when my kids were toddlers.