- ACE Group Fitness Instructor 2015
- CrossFit Level 1 2016
- ACE Sports Nutrition Specialist Certification 2017
- CrossFit Aerobic Capacity 2018
- AAS from the Bel-Rea Institute 2012
- CACVT 2012-current
- ACC pre-nursing 2020-current
Mel found CrossFit in 2014 while living on Guam. A friend invited her to join her gym’s Thanksgiving holiday WOD. She was hooked immediately. From there she began coaching at that gym for their endurance classes. She moved back to Colorado, and in 2016 got her L-1 certification. Her favorite workouts are always the ones that include running. She completed the Aerobic Capacity course in 2018.
She has had the opportunities to coach for CrossFit Gyms gyms in Virginia, North Carolina, and of course Colorado. Mel loves when she finds what works best for a member to help them reach their goal. Getting to experience the joy and hard work that someone feels and puts into their workout is amazing.
Outside of CrossFit Mel enjoys running and horseback riding. She’s completed one Ironman 140.6 distance triathlon and two 70.3 distances, the Guam International Marathon, the Mount Evan’s Ascent race, and an Ultra Spartan race in Aspen, CO.