Melissa Hickman

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-1222

For me, fitness should not only be about your health, but about having fun! Dance and fitness have been an integral part of my life since I was a child. As an instructor and Personal Trainer, I try to bring those elements together. I hold a nationally accredited Personal Training License, a Group Fitness Instructor certification, as well as, certifications in multiple formats. I thrive on an environment that is filled with positive energy and makes "working out" feel like a party, not a chore. I want my passion for fitness and dance to be infectious on the people I teach. Come join me for all the fun!

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Jan 31, 2021
ACE - Senior Fitness Specialist
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
ripped - R.I.P.P.E.D. - The One Stop Body Shock
Tabata Bootcamp - Tabata Bootcamp Training
Pending Verification
PB11 - Turbo Kick Instructor Training
Expires: May 02, 2014
Beachbody - PIYO
Not Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Sentao
Not Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Step
Not Verified
Zumba® - Strong by Zumba
Not Verified
GROOVE Fitness - GROOVE Fitness
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jan 25, 2020
American Heart Association Heart Saver AED

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jan 25, 2020
American Heart Association Heart Saver AED

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • H.Y.P.E.D. Fitness: Harness Your Power, Energy & Drive-Owner

Languages Spoken




5 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Jamie Shea on May 25, 2012

    Not only is Melissa fun and energetic, she gets your booty moving! Any class that Melissa teaches instantly becomes one of my favorites. She focuses on technique and form while offering a killer workout that is sure to get you in great shape. Take one class with her and you too will become addicted to Melissa and everything she teaches! I never miss a class!

    Response by Melissa Hickman on May 27, 2012

    Thank, you! I push, but you do the work!

  • by Steph Givens on Jan 14, 2012

    I am pretty picky about the classes I take. If the instructor is just going through the motions, not smiling or having fun, just hanging out in the front and not walking through the room, I generally don't take their class again. Given that I've taken several of Melissa's she's one of the good ones! She knows the material, explains everything clearly and even gets this back of the roomer shaking her booty in no matter what kind of class.

  • by Katelyn Newth on Jan 14, 2012

    Melissa is a one of a kind trainer! She kicked my bootie when I took her class! It was not only challenging, but so fun that I became addicted! If you get a chance to work with Melissa, do not hesitate! She WILL motivate you to reach your goals in a way like no other!

  • by Margaret konkin on Dec 27, 2011

    I had the pleasure of taking one of Melissa's classes. She is terrific and full of energy. You have fun while excercising. She really puts her all into the class and makes you feel great. I could not believe that exercise could be so much fun. It really is fun, so try it, you will love it to!


  • by Rachel Moreno on Nov 14, 2011

    You can't go wrong with Melissa! This girl is a hard working go getter and she will motivate you to get your booty into gear! Melissa is well versed in many group fitness formats and is a pure pro. If you're looking for a well rounded, intelligent fitness instructor who can lead a room with a variety of fitness levels then you MUST check out one of her classes!