"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"
Mel was born in Costa Rica but grew up in the Carolinas. After years of poor body image and restrictive eating, she discovered weight training and decided to make a change. She fell in love with fitness because it strengthened not only her body but her mind as well. This inspired her to receive a personal training certification in order to help others reach their goals while attending College of Charleston and The University of South Carolina. She is now attending The Citadel’s Graduate College for her Masters in Clinical Counseling because mental health is just as important as physical health.