Melissa Scott

Lakeside, CA 92040

I have been teaching outside the classroom for over 15 years as an environmental educator, park ranger, wild land firefighter, and now as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. A busy wife and mom of two young boys, I consider myself a late blooming athlete after being raised in a sedentary family and only discovering in adulthood how transforming exercise is. Comfortable with all levels of exercisers, I specialize in those ready to adopt a healthy lifestyle and those with physical challenges such as heart disease, diabetes, prior inactivity, low bone density or extra body weight. Whether you wish to lose 10 pounds or 200 pounds know you can trust me to create a realistic, comfortable, and safe workout for you.

Ready to provide you with a safe, effective, and fun workout I hold numerous certifications from nationally recognized fitness organizations in personal training, clinical exercise and other specialties along with a professional certificate from the University of California, San Diego in Fitness Instruction and Exercise Science along with a B.S. in Natural Resource Planning and Interpretation from Humboldt State University.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Natural Resource Plannig and Interpretation, Humboldt State University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
Expires: Nov 30, 2021
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: May 31, 2021
Total Gym - GRAVITY Group
Total Gym - GRAVITY Personal Training

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Apr 01, 2021
American Safety and Health Institute
Expires: Sep 30, 2016
Save-a-life educators
Expires: Aug 13, 2012

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Apr 01, 2021
American Safety and Health Institute
Expires: Sep 30, 2016
Save-a-life educators
Expires: Aug 13, 2012

Liability Insurance

  • Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance

Additional Information


$40.00 / hr, $5 off each Personal Training session for AARP members, military/LEO/FS, and fixed income. 30 minute sessions also available.

Payment Methods

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

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3 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Robin Weiss on Apr 02, 2012

    I thoroughly enjoy having Melissa as my personal trainer. She incorporates a wide variety of different training methods, so I am never bored. Melissa has a "sixth sense" and can read my mood in about 30 seconds and instantly adjusts her training to take advantage of what I am going through at that moment. She also is a great group leader and is able to simultaneously offer various levels of specific excerises for everyone in the group.

  • by User on Mar 24, 2012

    Melissa is a wonderful trainer. She keeps me motivated, varies the exercise so that I don't get bored, and makes me do more than I would without her encouragement (but not so much that I end up flat-on-the-floor tired).
    I have been off my feet for a while due to an injury, but I am looking forward to working out with her again.

  • by Suzanne Chambers on Mar 24, 2012

    Melissa is a WONDERFUL trainer and a pleasure to workout with. I am thrilled at what "we" have accomplished both with strength training and weight loss. Her knowledge is amazing and I love the variety in my workouts. She keeps me motivated all week long too to stay with my program.