Melissa Ayres

San Francisco, CA 94103

Objectives: To support the wellness and technique development of performing artists and fitness enthusiasts across the life cycle, and to guide individuals toward their personal goals for a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle...Accomplished Nutritionist with expertise in nutrition care planning, counseling, education, and program development. Dynamic consultant, adviser and educator with an extensive background and depth across a wide range of nutrition services and interventions; possesses training and experience in traditional medical models and deeply rooted in holistic perspectives. Notable success in program development, implementation and management as well as health policy and advocacy leadership. Collaborative approach focused on promoting science-based nutrition, exercise, health and wellness. Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher® since 1996. Instructor and curriculum designer of group classes and workshops of Feldenkrais®/ Awareness Through Movement® since 1994. Didactic Program in Dietetics (Bachelors of Science in Nutrition equivalent) completion at New York University in 2004. Masters in Public Health in Nutrition and Community Health from New York University in 2005. Graduate Certificate in Food and Nutrition from Bowling Green University in 2009. National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer as of January 2015. TRX Suspension Training Level 1 Completion, June 2015. USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, June 2016.

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Public Health Nutrition, New York University
  • Post Secondary Certificate, Food And Nutrition, Bowling Green State University
  • BA, Humanities, World College West/New College of California
  • BS, Didactic Program in Dietitics, New York University

Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: Jan 30, 2021
TRX - TRXSuspensionTrainingCourse
USA Weightlifting - Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
Expires: Jul 13, 2017
Feldenkrais® - Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

AHA-Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
America Safety & Health Institute
Expires: Aug 13, 2018
American Red Cross
Expires: Jan 21, 2021

AED Certified

AHA-Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
American Health and Safety Institute
Expires: Aug 13, 2018
American Red Cross
Expires: Jan 21, 2021

Liability Insurance

  • HPSO

Melissa's Locations

Fitness SF / SOMA

1001 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional Information


$20.00 / hr, $20 for most classes. Some discounts available. Personal training/private session rates vary $65 -120 per hour.

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Interfaith Medical Center - Primary Care Clinic - Consumer Advisory Board Certificate of Recognition (2010)
  • Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center - Labels for Health Certificate of Appreciation: Health Literacy Program (2009)
  • American Dietetic Association Public Policy Workshop Grassroots Scholarship recipient for New York State (2007)
  • New York State Department of Health - Eat Well Play Hard Certificate of Recognition (2003)

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish



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