Meet Melissa, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! This fit mama’s journey started with a love for sports and exercise. Her contagious drive to live a healthy, active lifestyle has motivated everyone who crosses her path. We recently had the chance to chat with Melissa Moran and learn more about how she keeps herself and her clients motivated to achieve their fitness goals from the convenience of their own home.
Tell us a bit about your background and where you’re from?
Melissa: Hey, I’m Melissa from St. Louis! I’m a wife, mother to 4 hilarious kids and have been an online personal trainer since 2012.
What inspired you to become a personal trainer?
Melissa: Fitness has been a lifelong journey for me. It started with my love for sports and exercise. Yes, I’ll admit it, I do love to exercise. Particularly running, which led to a passion for making a difference and helping others with their own health.What made you decide to certify with NASM?
Melissa: I like their training model and their reputation was the best! Not only am I a Certified Personal Trainer, but I also hold Weight Loss and Fitness Nutrition specializations through NASM.
What are your training specialties?
Melissa: You could say overall Total Body Conditioning. I enjoy challenging clients with full body, high power, high intensity, ever-changing workouts while keeping things fun, exciting and motivating.How do you use Workout Trainer as a part of your personal life and/or coaching business?
Melissa: For me, I love to try other trainer’s programs to mix up my own daily fitness routine. With my business, most of my clients are busy moms so if we can’t connect online, then they know they can get on my profile to find a quick, effective workout.
What’s your favorite feature in the app?
Melissa: My favorite feature is the community. It’s very motivating! I love seeing all of the activity from workout updates. You don’t feel alone in your fitness journey with this app 🙂
What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself? As a mom of 4, it must be quite the challenge!
Melissa: My family is my WHY! I feel good when I exercise and I need all the energy I can get to keep up with 4 kids. I also want to be a great role model and lead by example. I truly believe that taking care of yourself is part of taking care of your family.Finally, can you share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…
Melissa: I say this over and over, be patient! You’ll want to give up at some point. Please don’t, just be patient and stick with it. Take it one meal at a time and one workout at a time.
Thanks for sharing with us, Melissa, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your fit fam!