About Melissa

My Story

After working with my first personal trainer back in 2006 I was inspired to get my certification and help others. When I first started training my focus was mainly on helping people lose weight and move easier. But over the years I’ve realized that there’s a lot missing from the traditional personal training model. There’s always a deeper why behind someone’s goals and without looking at the whole picture it’s difficult to help them achieve their goals and maintain their success. I’ve also come to realize that fitness isn’t about looking a certain way (although there’s nothing wrong with aesthetic goals), it’s about connecting with your body and finding the joy in moving. Whether that’s lifting, running, boxing, yoga, a mix of everything, or something else entirely I want to help you find the joy in moving. 

Diet culture has created a lot of unhealthy relationships with food. It’s something I’ve struggled with over the years and while it took me a long time (and a lot of coaching/therapy) I’m at a point where I really do love my body. Food is nourishment, it’s delicious, and it can be a great way to bond, it shouldn’t be something we’re shamed for or fell guilty for doing. My goal is to help you and every woman feel comfortable and confident in her body.

Over the past ten years, I have worked with some incredible women to help them cut through the confusion and create a clear path to their inner superhero. 

By applying my knowledge of training and nutrition along with years of experience, I have been able to coach many women of all ages and fitness levels to create lasting change and a healthier happier life.