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Meet Your Coach


Hi, I’m Melanie.  Thank you for visiting my website. I’m so glad you are here!


Exercise has always been a vital part of my life.  Having learned the importance of it early on as a competitive gymnast, it helped shape who I am today.  I began working as a gymnastics instructor in high school and discovered I had a passion for teaching and coaching.  I absolutely love sharing my knowledge and helping someone learn something new.

I am a certified personal trainer with the International Sports Sciences Association.  Surviving breast cancer in 2014 inspired me to become a certified cancer exercise specialist as well.



I believe that exercise is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. Not only does it keep us healthy and strong, it also helps our mental health as it's a known stress reliever and can ward off depression, too.  I workout for myself to feel strong and in control, to stay balanced and focused, to lift my spirits and to look better in a bikini.


I love to help people find an exercise program that works for them.  Strength training is at the core of my programs, but I also focus on mobility and flexibility, balance, and cardio health.

More about me…

I love adventures!  Anything adrenaline-producing is generally good with me.  I love the water - being near it, being on it, being in it... In the summers I love to wakeboard and waterski.  I hang out on boats as much as I can.  When we travel to warmer waters, I love to scuba dive and snorkel.  I prefer to be barefoot.

I'm married to my soul mate and together we make up Team Streng.  We are both scuba divemasters and both hold US Coast Guard captain's licenses.  It goes without saying that he shares my love of the water.  Someday we are going to live on a sailboat!  

I became a vegetarian during chemotherapy.  I believe in Karma and the power of chocolate.  I love all animals, enjoy being out in nature, and crave sunshine all the time. I worry about the environment and try to make good decisions in the products I buy and use.  My husband calls me the CFO of Team Streng, that would be the Chief FUN Officer!​


Reach out to me today and let's get to know one another!


  • International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), Certified Personal Trainer

  • Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Cancer Exercise Specialist

  • Certified TRX Instructor

  • Current CPR/AED Certification

  • The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science, Psychology

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