Meet Melissa

Melissa is a part-time group exercise instructor at the YMCA, a content creator, and digital marketing specialist with a knack for inbound strategy.  She has a long-time love affair with dark chocolate and red wine.  Melissa considers herself an introvert, but pushes herself to be outgoing and social.  Her favorite Saturday night?  Game night with the kiddos.

Melissa graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in English.  Her career began in high school education.  As a teacher, Melissa was passionate about curriculum development and creative writing.  In 2003 after buying the Mari Winsor series of Pilates videos from a late night infomercial, Melissa fell in love with Pilates.

In 2007 Melissa had her first of three children and decided to transition out of the English classroom to become a stay-at-home-mom.  While the adventure of being a new mom was exciting, the time at home was harder than she expected.  Melissa decided to take her hobby up a notch and got her first certification to teach Pilates in 2008.  Over time, the passion for fitness grew and her collection of certifications along with it.

After teaching fitness for eight years, Melissa entered the field of marketing, with a special focus on digital marketing, content creation, and social media.

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