Jollean M.

I find her classes very beneficial as we age. She knows the right kind of exercises we need. I have attended her classes and will be glad when they will start again:)

Debbie S. with severe osteoporosis

Mel is my personal trainer. She has helped me to develop a safe varied program specific to my needs. I have severe osteoporosis and have had three compression fractures over the past two years. Mel has guided me through specific tailored varied exercises from mat to bands to balls to yoga free weights machines you name it, teaching me the do’s and don’t of what my osteo will allow me to safely do. She watches and corrects my every move even doing videos on my phone so I can refer to them when needed. I was so nervous to even think about a personal trainer but honestly this is one if the best things I have ever done for myself and with her expert guidance I am confident I will be stronger, my balance has been greatly improved and I will remain fracture free for years to come. She is one of the kindness and most genuine people I have ever met. We have so many laughs she is a delight to be around. Thanks Mel you have made such impact on my health and how I view fitness you have no idea.

Laurence V.

Professional & knowledgeable. Melanie is a great person. I highly recommend her and “ABS-Tract Fitness”

Wendy H.

Melanie is such a caring fitness instructor. She makes sure we all have fun while getting the best workout . She is the best.

Claudine B.

Mel’s positive, uplifting and encouraging spirit combined with her excellent knowledge and ability to teach all levels, make her an excellent fitness instructor. I look forward to each class with her. She is helpful and answers all concerns and questions, and is just truly motivating:).

Debbie S.

Mel, thanks for your guidance, motivation and enthusiasm. You are great at what you do! Thank you for helping me designing a specific program for my osteoporosis.


Mel, I wanted you to know how much I appreciate and enjoy your Online Friday chair yoga classes. It is so nice to see your smiling face and dedication teaching us. I hope that one day soon we will be able to return to the center to meet up again with all our friends.  Stay well and please keep your nice smile.


Jackie St. G.

Mel, thank you so much for offering Online Fitness Classes!  I love all your videos.  You provide a great variety of exercises and it can be modified to make it harder which is great.  I was telling everyone because I am used to your style of yoga, when I close my eyes and hear your voice, it’s like we are in the same room.  Much love, Jackie.

Linda B.

Mel is really amazing!! She always provides a modification to any move, so that anyone can safely practice with her. She also exudes joy and generosity!! It is a pleasure to participate in her yoga classes.

Susan R.

I have a wonderful time at Aquafit. Looking forward to when we can have classes again!

Alison M.

Melanie is a wonderful trainer! She is always so full of energy, and always coaching us to use proper technique!

Elaine V.

I have been taking Melanie’s classes for about a year now. I love that she pays attention to everyone in the class. She watches to ensure you are not only keeping correct posture but also that you are challenging yourself! Her classes are educational, fun and I have definitely noticed a difference in my balance, my core strength and my flexibility.