Melissa’s love of fitness, dance, and flexibility has been lifelong! From the early age of two, she was enrolled in gymnastics and dance classes and competed as a Junior Olympian in rhythmic gymnastics as a teenager. 

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was President of the Penn Club Gymnastics Team, Melissa went on to become a group fitness instructor as a way to continue to share her passion for a fit and healthy lifestyle with others. 

Melissa found her work in fitness so rewarding that she has now turned it into a full-time career as Motion Melissa. She is a certified personal trainer, barre instructor, and a 200-hr certified yoga teacher (RYT 200). She loves putting a smile on people’s faces as they move!