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.

Linda H.

Melanie taught our aquafit class and she is a great motivator while remaining upbeat and friendly.
I would highly recommend Melanie for all of your fitness needs.

Cathy D.

Melanie is an excellent trainer who always watches to make sure that you are keeping correct posture, not struggling, and doing the exercises properly to get the most out of the workout. And she is super fun and loves what she does!

Marilyn H.

Melanie has been and continues to be a pleasure to work with. She has helped me develop several workout programs to keep me interested and excited about my fitness regime. This includes universal gym & mat; free weights, aquafit, yoga & kickboxing! She is straightforward but gentle in her communication. She listens intently to me and shows great flexibility in making changes when I show concern about a specific move or exercise. And most importantly, we laugh a lot. What more can you ask for in a personal trainer? Thanks for everything Melanie – you’re helping me more than you know.

Anne M.

I have been taking aqua fit from Melanie for over three years at  Gallagher’s canyon.  Mel is professional, dedicated to her students, energetic, fun to be with, and she always has great music.  She switches up the exercise routines and the use of equipment and always tries to Challenge and get the best from her students.  I look forward to when classes can start again. Thank you Melanie.


Mel, thank you for encouraging me, challenging me and believing in me. Mel, it means a lot to have your support. I appreciate the way you have made me feel, both mentally and physically.  You work hard and deserve to have a very Happy Valentines Day.  From your very happy fitness student and friend.  Curly, Jim (84 years old) xoxoxo

Judy C.

Mel, you are an excellent teacher.

I love the aquatic class you teach for us at Gallagher’s Canyon.   I love the way you stay out of the water and show us what to do ….. we could see then !!!

Each class use a different strengthening tool which was fun.