As a native New Yorker Melissa knew from early on that her future would involve movement. Her enthusiasm for exercise began as a youngster running, dancing and playing football with her dad. She began a career in health and wellness as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor after graduating from the University at Albany in 2010 and later joined the inspiring team at Uplift studios. Melissa has been sharing her passion for fitness and empowering Uplift clients to discover their inner strength through movement ever since. Currently Melissa is pursuing her doctorate in Physical Therapy at Hunter College and hopes to connect the healing power of exercise with physical rehabilitation. Her mission is to instill positivity, promote an active lifestyle and spread joy one high-energy class at a time.
What Uplifts her? Sharing smiles with strangers (they ARE contagious), conquering goals that seem too big to complete, catching up with old friends.
Her guilty pleasure? A spoonful of peanut butter...straight out of the jar. Guilty!