Joe Melendez, H.H.P.

La Mesa, CA 91942

Available for In-Home Personal Training Sessions for Active Adults area of La Mesa, County of San Diego. Active in Mind-Body training since 1974.

$80 In-Home Training, 55 minutes session, body weight exercises using bands, Pilates Ring, light yoga.

CORPORATE WELLNESS MAT PILATES, GENTLE YOGA or Fusion of Chi Kung, Gentle Yoga, Mat Pilates $80 per 1-HOUR on-site session.

ONE ON ONE Online Active Adult Fitness Classes $65 per 60 minute session.

Prior Education in Human Services & Coaching:
*Accredited C.A.D.C. II (1993-2001) Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor Cert. Number A3678393
*Accredited Cert. Personal Trainer (2003-2011) N.C.C.P.T. Cert Number PTRNW1221050101
*County of San Diego Health & Human Services Social Worker (2,000-2,001)
*N.L.P. Tools for Life, San Diego Neurolinguistics Programming Center (1996)
*San Diego State University College of Extended Studies- Certs Management and Leadership, Coaching For Organizational Excellence (2008-2010)

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About Me


  • Holistic Health Practitioner, School of Healing Arts-San Diego
  • Instructor Tang Soo Do Martial Arts, International Tang Soo Do Federation
  • Social Worker, County of San Diego Health & Human Services
  • Leadership Training Institute, Chicano Federation County of San Diego
  • AAFA Certified, Pilates/Yoga Mat Science Instructor
  • Certified Pilates Instructor 500-Hours , San Diego
  • Behavioral Sciences, San Diego City College
  • Chemical Dependency Counseling, Griffin & Wong Institute
  • Bodywork Therapy, School of Healing Arts, San Diego, CA
  • Certified Yoga teacher, YogaFit levels I/II/III
  • Foundational Skills for Front Line Managers , SDSU College
  • Cert. Management and Leadership, SDSU College
  • Physical Therapy Aide, GUHSD/Health Occupations Center
  • Black Belt (1983) , Jong H. Lee Institute of Tangsoology
  • Black Belt (1992), Pacific Martial Arts/ Grand Master Conniry
  • GRAVITY Pilates, GTS Trainer/Instructor
  • Cert. SDSU College, Coaching for Organizational Exellence-SDSU College
  • Counselor Training & Education, (6,000-hours) CAADAC II Cert. A3678393
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified, UC San Diego Rec. Dept
  • Chi Kung, Taoist Sanctuary
  • Chi Kung, School of Healing Arts
  • NLP-Neurolinguistics Programming, San Diego NLP Center
  • Reki Traning Level I, Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga
  • Foundations of Leadership Coaching, University of San Diego (2018 in progress)
  • California Massage Therapy Councill, 500-hours CMT (2011-2014)
  • Teacher Training Meditation & Mindfullness , Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga

Certifications / Trainings

Total Gym - GRAVITY Group
Total Gym - GRAVITY Personal Training
Total Gym - GRAVITY Pilates Reformat Evolved

CPR Certified

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AED Certified

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Joe's Locations

Chi Kung Pilates & Yoga by Joe Melendez,H.H.P.

Within 75.00 miles of 91942 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$65.00 / hr, 55 minutes Mat/Yoga Pilates.

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Special Commendation (1992) Community Leadership & Civil Services San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor.
  • California School of Professional Psychology (1994) Multicultural Training-Outstanding Contribution
  • Boxing Coach & Founder (2004) East County YMCA Boxing Program
  • Counselor Training Personal Growth Award @ Griffin & Wong Institute for Education ans Training
  • Counselor Training Outstanding Student of Drug and Alcohol Counselor @ Griffin & Wong Institute for Education and Training

Languages Spoken

English , Spanish



6 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Gina Howard on Jan 15, 2014

    Joe is an amazing Pilates Instructor! I have been attending his classes for a year now and I absolutely love it. I am addicted to his classes, which is saying a lot because I typically get bored with every exercise class I have take and eventually drop out. I have never felt better for once in my life I actually see results. He has such an encouraging way to motivate you to be the best. I can't say enough good things about Joe. You just have to see for yourself! Gina

  • by Jodi Hostetler on Dec 22, 2013

    Joe is amazing. You won't be disappointed. I love pilates and the way Joe instructs us. He has a complete knowledge of mind, body and fitness. I am stronger and healthier. Everyone no matter your age or fitness level can benefit from Joe's instruction.

  • by Carole Norman on Dec 21, 2013

    Oh how Joe has saved my mobility. My arthritis was such that I could hardly walk without pain and never could kneel. Now I do both plus have more strength,stability and absolute joy than a long time. I am a 75 year old grandma moving now with a 55 year old body!!! Carole N

  • by Sandy Bonaccorsi on Dec 21, 2013

    Thanks to Joe Melendez I am in love with Pilates. He is an amazing teacher, extremely knowledgeable and just a beautiful human being. I really enjoy his classes as they are an incredible work out but also very soulful. He is all about the body, mind and spirit connection. You will not be disappointed if you take his Pilates classes no matter what level you are at. I can't recommend him enough! I take his Fundamental class level 1 twice a week. I love what Pilates has done for my body, posture and overall happiness! Thank you Joe!
    Sandy Bonaccorsi
    Mt. Helix, CA

  • by Aenea Mickelsen on Dec 20, 2013

    Joe is an amazing, knowledgeable fitness professional. I have been taking Pilates classes with him for about 13 months and am constantly thrilled at how far I've progressed thanks to Joe. As the reviewer above mentioned, he is great at making classes interesting and different and always challenging. If there is something that is difficult for you (because of an injury or you are not quite there) he knows how to modify all exercises. Joe is excellent with all levels - from beginners to advanced students. I can't recommend him highly enough!
    Aenea M.

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