Melissa is very passionate about health and fitness whether it is with her personal training to compete for Team Invictus or coaching a new Invictus member how to squat correctly – she loves being around all levels.

While earning her B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, she was also a Division I college athlete, and continued on to earn a Masters in Health Science & Physical Education. Melissa holds a number of CrossFit Certifications. Her professional coaching experience includes nine years of collegiate softball coaching.

Mel found CrossFit in 2010, competing on a team at the 2010 & 2011 Games. A few months later, she began coaching CrossFit. She joined the Invictus coaching team in 2013 and now manages our Downtown location. In 2014, Mel competed as part of Team Invictus who took 1st place at CrossFit Games and then helped the team return to the 2015 Games.