Hello, my name is Melissa Cardone. I have been involved in athletics, fitness, and nutrition for my entire life. My mother was a competitive martial artist and long distance runner. As her sidekick, I literally grew up at a martial arts dojo. Being in the presence of such dedicated athletes from a young age instilled in me the importance of discipline and hard work, but also the comradery of combining fitness and friendship. As I got older I trained successfully in many sports. I competed nationally in judo and rock climbing, making the junior national climbing team at 16 years old. I am an avid snowboarder, mountain biker, and kickboxer. Most recently I’ve been competing in obstacle course races. During my time as a trainer I have helped numerous people to reach their goals, from winning weight loss competitions to battling their way back from injuries to beating a Guinness Book World Record. I am a Certified Personal Trainer with over a decade of proven experience. Being a successful trainer means being adaptable and listening to your clients, remaining positive and encouraging, while pushing them to be their very best. It’s truly a blessing for me to watch my clients succeed and be able to help change their lives. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion with you!