* Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Licensed Physical Therapist in Connecticut and New York
* CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
* CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
* CrossFit Kids Trainer
* CPR & AED Certified
Melissa’s passion for sports and fitness began early in life while running from one activity to the next in Bristol, Connecticut: from soccer and softball to track and ballet. She came to CrossFit in January, 2010 after feeling beat up, worn out, and generally bored with the same old globo gym routine. After one CrossFit Class, she knew that she had found the challenging and exciting fitness regimen she was looking for.
Since that initial introduction, Melissa has seen improvement in strength, skill, conditioning and general health and after 10+ years, continues to see progress and have fun with the sport. Coach MeLo began coaching in 2012 and her appreciation of physical movement and rehabilitation led her back to graduate school to pursue her doctorate at Hunter College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program (Class of 2016).
MeLo enjoys sharing her passion and excitement for fitness with others. In particular, introducing individuals to the vast array of constantly varied movements utilized in CrossFit and helping people set and meet fitness goals they never imagined possible. She has learned through experience that CrossFit can be for everyone, and it is possible to find enjoyment in working out, while improving one’s health and quality of life.
Melissa has completed several Continuing Education Courses including Rock Tape FMT, Graston Technique, LLC, the Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Trainer Course and Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & Treatment, Level 1 Course.