I'm Melissa, and I'm a co-owner and instructor in Greeley and Windsor. My FIT4MOM journey began when I was pregnant with my third baby and too tired to make it to my 5:00 am boot camp classes. I found Laura and the Greeley Stroller Strides moms at the mall, and I was so excited to have a reason to get out of the house every day with my twin daughters and to learn about pregnancy and exercise. When I heard about a job opening as a substitute instructor in Greeley and a running coach, I couldn't apply fast enough. I drew from my college fitness instructing experience, my past marathon and half marathon training experience and my 6 years as an elementary teacher to start a new career with FIT4MOM.
I have three beautiful daughters: Harper, Julia and Kate, and I love having them with me when I'm teaching Stroller Strides. I coach our half marathon training program and the Windsor Body Back program, and helping moms feel strong, empowered, confident, supported and encouraged is something I do passionately. I have run three full marathons, several half marathons and more 5Ks than I can count. (Those free t-shirts get me every time!). My husband Dustin and I have been living in Greeley for 9 years after moving from our home state of Texas. When I'm not leading a run training or teaching a class, I enjoy reading, running on my own, and spending time outside with my family. I am so thankful for the village I have found through FIT4MOM, and I want to share it with as many moms as possible!