Melanie, a San Diego native, has over 16 years experience teaching Pilates and working in the health and fitness industry. Holding a Masters of science degree in traditional Oriental medicine, Melanie also has experience working as an acupuncturist and herbalist in various multidisciplinary health clinics. She is passionate about the benefits of holistic medicine, clean eating and the Pilates method of body conditioning.
Melanie grew up studying classical ballet, including studying at the schools of San Francisco ballet, the Boston ballet in the Joffrey ballet. Only her professional career includes dancing as a soloist with a single belly for seven years. During this time, Melanie encountered the profound healing and conditioning benefits of Pilates. She was hooked for life!
Melanie completed her comprehensive Pilates training in New York City in 2003 and has worked in numerous private studios and health clubs in California and New York. Currently she teaches at both Club Pilates and Fitness Quest 10.
Melanie loves fusing Pilates into other fitness modalities, giving clients a fun, challenging and well rounded workout. Melanie has vast experience working with a variety of clients, from rehabbing those coming back after an injury, to training some of our country’s top NFL and MLB athletes. Melanie has also created numerous highly successful specialty Bootcamps that include Pilates, strength training, nutritional and mindset coaching. She has a dynamic personality and teaches highly energetic, challenging results-based classes.