Melanie Yoshida

Clearwater, FL 33765

I sincerely believe there is no such thing as "the perfect exercise medium". Diversification is the key to injury and boredom prevention. I'm also a massage therapist and often use manual manipulation and myofascial release when clients are in pain or not moving properly. In addition to training my clients one-on-one or in small groups, I encourage them to join me on "fitness field trips", e.g. runs, cycle classes, yoga classes, etc. I hold a number of certifications and try to incorporate a wide variety of fitness genres into my workouts.

Verified Cert/Training
IDEA Author/Presenter
gymGO Professional
IDEA Member

About Me

Degrees

  • Master's Degree, Business, Peak Adventures, CSUS

Certifications / Trainings

AFAA - Kickboxing Certification
Verified
Les Mills - BODYPUMP® Certified
Verified
AEA - AEA Fitness Professional Certification
Pending Verification
AFAA - Primary Group Exercise Certification
Expired
Expires: Aug 10, 2018
AFAA - Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
Not Verified
Expires: Aug 10, 2016
AFAA - Yoga (in assoc. with Yoga Alliance/fitness Profess
Not Verified

CPR Certified

National Safety Council
Agency Unavailable
Expires: May 13, 2022
ASHI - cpr
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Apr 30, 2007
American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Apr 13, 2020
American Safety and Health Institute
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Aug 13, 2012
American Safety and Health Institute
Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

National Safety Council
Agency Unavailable
Expires: May 13, 2022
American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Apr 13, 2020
American Safety and Health Institute
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Aug 13, 2012
ASHI
Agency Unavailable

Additional Information

Rate

$50.00 / hr, Small Group Personal Training: $20/hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience

9-10

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Top Personal Trainer Shapes 2005 and YMCA 2009

Languages Spoken

English , German

Gender

Female

2 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Deirdre Franzese on Jan 24, 2013

    I have trained with Melanie for over 9 years in individual, small group and fitness class settings and have changed gym memberships to continue working out with her. She is an energetic motivator and helps you keep working hard through your entire workout, even the ones at 6 o'clock in the morning. She recently helped me to stay fit during my pregnancy and return back to my old shape after delivery. She continues to stay educated on fitness and nutrition and both incorporates this knowledge into workouts and shares helpful articles. She is endlessly encouraging, never judgmental and I always look forward to working out with her!

  • by Penny Ruark on Jan 14, 2013

    Melanie has been my trainer since 2008 in both individual and small group settings. I also regularly attend her weekly IndoRow classes. The fact that I have been with Mel for almost 5 years - following her from the YMCA to Dan Wall Fitness - is a testament to her excellent training methods. She knows many different ways to work the various muscle groups, so workouts are never boring. She is highly attentive to form, and knows my strengths and weaknesses so I get the most out of each workout. In small group settings she alters the workout to accomodate each person's - for example bad knees, sore wrist, pregancy... She pushes without being pushy, she is constantly thinking of new ways to keep her clients motivated, she is your best cheerleader - she truely cares and wants to make you a fitter, healthier person. I rate Melanie with 5 stars!