ACE, Fitness Educator
Melissa is dedicated to helping resort guests at Canyon Ranch Lenox meet and exceed their fitness goals. She leads a wide variety of group exercise classes, as well as individual training, and inspires guests to embark on exercise and wellness programs that they can continue after their stay.
AAAI Certification, Group Exercise, and Personal Trainer
Attended Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
ACE Certification for Group Exercise
CPR Certification and past educator for American Heart Association
Certified in Kickboxing, Cycling, Muscle and Strength Conditioning, Barre', Silver Sneaker, TRX, TRX Flow, and Reiki
With more than 30 years in the fitness industry, Melissa has many accreditations and is a fitness educator with American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She is a presenter at World IDEA International convention for fitness educators and is known for starring in popular fitness videos such as: Step Till You Drop I & II. Melissa has taught a variety of group classes over the years at exercise clubs, as well as within corporations, such as Pfizer, Novartis, and Johnson and Johnson.
Communication and connection drives Melissa and is how she gets to know resort guests to successfully create individualized exercise programs that suit their needs, mindsets, bodies, and lifestyle. To accomplish goals for physical fitness and wellness, plans must be approachable and personalized. “No two people are alike,” she explains. “To help guests continue their health journeys after they leave us, we need to be understanding and conscientious with a good, solid, and doable program for their continued success — and make this fun for them!”
When not working with our Fitness & Movement team at Canyon Ranch, Melissa can be found refinishing old and unwanted furniture. She also loves to spend quality time with her two adult children, their spouses, and her husband of 41 years. Her words to live by? “Do not beat yourself up! We are all different! Set obtainable goals and do the best you can. And remember to start each day with a fresh perspective, smile, and with the mindset to go slay your day!!”
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