MICHELLE SALERNO

Michelle discovered her journey after working a “job” in the corporate world for more than 27 years. She was registered to attend ICAN Defining Leadership for Women Series retreat in the fall of 2011 She was experiencing a year of devastating events; 8 family members in 5 different hospitals within 3 month, including losing both of her parents within 6 months. Walking into the retreat orientation, she almost turned around at the door to leave but something told her to stay and to listen. The very first day of the retreat made her realize that she wasn’t being a leader of her passion. Her “job” wasn’t fulfilling her dream I was drawn to & involved in fitness all of my life. I knew I wanted to own a business. I’ve been blessed to discover both.
Today Michelle is a licensed massage therapist, licensed in both Nebraska and Iowa, and the owner of THE FEEL GOOD FACTORY. She’d begun instructing Group Fitness classes at the YMCA in 1989 because it allowed her a free family membership. Her love of movement and music lead her to becoming an A.C.E. Group Fitness Instructor, certified in Les Mills Body Pump, Vive and Step, Zumba 1, 2 and Gold, Pilates, TRX KettleWorx and many others.
For me success is defined by my clients continuing to come back to tell me how much better they feel, or how much I’ve helped them reach their goals whether through massage therapy or group fitness. Success is when clients refer you to all of their friends & family and tell the world to come to see you. Success is when you love your job because it doesn’t feel like a job. You almost feel guilty getting paid to do what you love. (I said almost!)

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About Me

Degrees

  • Reg Massage Therapist, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy Massage, Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare at Herzing University
  • AS, Massage Therapy, OSMHC of Herzing University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Verified
Expires: 2023-05-31 07:00:00 UTC
AFAA - Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
Verified
ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Verified
ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
Verified
Verified
Les Mills - BODYPUMP® Certified
Verified
Les Mills - BODYSTEP® Certified
Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 2
Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Gold
Verified
NETA - Yoga- Specialty Certification
Expired
Expires: 2017-05-15 07:00:00 UTC
Zumba® - STRONG by Zumba
Not Verified
YMCA - Pilates Instructor
Agency Unavailable
YMCA - YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles
Agency Unavailable
YMCA - LIVESTRONG
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2023-03-13 07:00:00 UTC
American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2019-03-07 08:00:00 UTC
National Safety Council
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2015-04-12 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2023-03-13 07:00:00 UTC
American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2019-03-07 08:00:00 UTC
National Safety Council
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2015-04-12 07:00:00 UTC

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Personal Checks

Years Experience

21-25

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Summer 2013-Tuition Scholarship from Massage Envy
  • Spring 2013-Dean’s List-OSMT

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

7 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Angela Rushing on Sep 20, 2011

    Michelle is fantastic! So motivational and fun. I would highly recommend!

  • by User on Sep 16, 2011

    I know Michelle will give you the best instructions with your fitness in mind.

  • by User on Sep 11, 2011

    Michelle is fabulous!

  • by User on Sep 10, 2011

    Michelle makes exercise fun!
    She will work you hard and at the same time encourage you to do your best.

  • by User on Sep 09, 2011

    Michelle is a very good instructor.

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