My name is Melissa and I am a qualified Personal Trainer, Nutritional Food Coach and Mentor.
Exercise, health and nutrition have always been a part of my lifestyle. I began training at the age of 16 as soon as I was able to obtain a gym membership and have since been exposed to many different styles of training including CrossFit, Weights, Functional, Yoga and Pilates.
Having struggled with an eating disorder and anxiety for many of my early adult years I began developing symptoms of IBS and hormonal imbalances including a plethora of food sensitivities making it very difficult for me to eat anything without having a reaction.
Feeling constantly bloated, tied, unable to concentrate, anxious and just blah all of the time was extremely frustrating and I became dedicated to finding out what was going on beneath the surface.
Most of my time was spent going from Doctors to Naturopaths until I was finally diagnosed with Hashimotos disease or Hypothyroidism.
Understanding my condition is helping me to heal and is continually teaching me the importance of having a healthy relationship with myself.
I am very excited now having the opportunity to share my knowledge and experiences with others in helping them to make significant lifestyle changes.
I look forward to seeing you in the studio soon.
If you knew me back in school, I was a chubby, overweight, shy kid who was always the last one to be chosen when it came to selecting teammates. I never liked sports however during this time I discovered my outlet – weight training.
It was in the gym where I was able to lose weight, work on my physique and fitness levels and in turn, saw my confidence and self-esteem levels rise.
Now, after 9 years of experience working in the fitness industry, I have developed myself as a person and a personal trainer.
After winning the INBA championships in 2013 scoring first place in Men’s Fitness modelling, my focus on huge muscles and washboard abs slowly moved towards functional training.
Whilst competing and all of the preparation work was very hard on my body and state of mind, it taught me many things, the most significant being discipline and dedication towards achieving goals.
My training style is firm and straight to the point and I push my clients to excel.
I look forward to seeing you in the studio soon