Hey everyone! My name is Melissa and I am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and after having received my Master's degree in May 2014 have moved back to Cleveland to pursue my passion of working with students in the campus recreation setting. I enjoy teaching a variety of class formats including cycling, yoga, pilates, boot camp, kickboxing, core, and strength/toning classes. I am a certified Health Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, YogaFit Level 1 Instructor, Mad Dog Spinning Instructor, and am also American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certified. Fitness and exercise has always been a part of my life, whether it was playing a neighborhood game of kick the can or playing organized sports or even running the last couple hundred feet with my pops for each race he ran in. Fitness has always surrounded me. It was during my freshman year at Ohio University when I took a group fitness class, that was taught by an upbeat and incredible instructor that I then realized how much of a love I truly had for fitness. From then on I felt right at home in the fitness studio. I am also an adrenaline junkie and enjoy participating in outdoor adventures such as white water rafting and sky diving. ... read more.