BS University of Pittsburgh Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition
CrossFit Level 1
Melissa has been active through her whole life, participating in track and competitive cheerleading in high school. At the University of Pittsburgh, she discovered weight training and a joy in instructing others on their fitness journey. She taught aerobics classes through college to earn some spending cash while pursuing her degree in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition and has taught near every type of class imaginable, from Aerobics, Boot Camp, Pilates, Spinning to Zumba (yes, Zumba). Her 20+ year journey through fitness began in group fitness instructor and grew into fitness management.
“Had I not worked in fitness all these years, I’d never had come across Crossfit. That word kept popping up in industry literature, and I decided to see what it was all about. I started Crossfit in November of 2012, and within a few workouts, I was hooked. It renewed my love of fitness and re-inspired my desire to teach others. Two years after starting as a participant, it was natural that I would want to become a coach so that I could share this amazing discipline with others. The Crossfit methodology is amazing, and I continue to enjoy learning and expanding my areas of focus. My goal in life is to help people feel better and do better. The success of those who I have the privilege to coach are as celebratory to me as they are to them! ”
Having an endurance background, Melissa enjoys a good Metcon WOD, and loves weightlifting complexes though she claims they will always be a “work in progress”. Outside of Crossfit, she enjoys running, road cycling, yoga, and kettlebell workouts. She enjoys hanging out with her pets, going on cruises with her husband Bryan, finding great music, going to the theater with friends, and growing plants and flowers indoors and outdoors. Her full time job is running the office for her husband’s electrical contracting business, but she will always be involved in fitness, her first love.