Melanie is one of the original members of CrossFit Chalmette and is a CrossFit Level-1 Trainer. Mel has a Bachelor's Degree in Science with a focus in education and human development. She has been involved in CrossFit since June of 2013, and after seeing how it can improve both physical and mental health, along with building a community, Mel plans to make it a permanent part of her life. It was also then that she decided she wanted become a coach to help others achieve their fitness goals. Besides working on additional certifications, Mel's goals also consist of developing her own athletic capacity to become stronger and compete both locally and regionally. Melanie believes in the CrossFit philosophy and knows that it can change lives.