Melissa was born with a passion for physical fitness and has followed in her Father’s extremely active footsteps (an avid runner with over 70 marathons and counting under his belt). For many years, they would meetup at the gym (at 4:30am) to workout together, and to this day they continue to race side-by-side. He has always been and continues to be her guidance, inspiration and biggest advocate for strength and fitness. Melissa’s background also includes over 16 years of dance (specifically ballet), competitive cheer, & skiing. She currently enjoys the practices of weightlifting, swimming, running, boxing & yoga. Melissa was introduced to CrossFit in 2010 and was an immediate believer. She loves the sense of community, learning and perfecting new skills, and most of all thrives on always pushing herself and those around her. She is a true “people person” who enjoys making others healthy, happy, and super fit! Becoming a CrossFit Coach was a natural progression and expression of her core values. When Melissa is not at Chimney Rock you can find her spending quality time with her family & friends. She thoroughly enjoys, watching her daughter grow-up, skiing, drinking (LOTS of) coffee, summer thunderstorms & vacationing. She is excited to meet you in class!
– CrossFit Level 1