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Organic Gourmet Baker and Advocate
Melani Moreno has dedicated over 37 years to mastering the Art and Science of pushing beyond perceived limits in sport and life.As an avid athlete she has harnessed soccer, dance, waterpolo, rowing, kayaking, canoeing, rock-climbing, horseback riding, cycling, swimming and running as her canvas for challenge and potential!Her personal athletic resume ranges from Collegiate National medal finishes to Team USA qualification in Duathlon and Olympic training in Rowing.She has had consistent and consecutive top Age Group finishes in running, triathlon and duathlon over the course of 19 years.She has run 5k to marathon distance races and sprint to half-iron distance triathlons.She has cycled in half century distance races and currently enjoys long course duathlon and distance running. Melani holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of California at San Diego.She is certified through the American College of Sport Medicine and is a certified WellCoach and Johnny G trained Spin instructor.She is a certified NESTA Sport Yoga Instructor as well as a USA Track and Field, USA Cycling and USA Triathlon (Level 1) Coach.She writes regular columns for 2 local publications and is working on her own e-book. Melani is an enthusiastic seeker of cutting edge research and training methodologies that enhance endurance training and speed acquisition, optimize sport nutrition, eliminate wasted training hours, and challenge limits that we hold as truths about the capacity of the human body.Her devotion to challenging societal beliefs about athletic performance benefits her capacity to empower those around her with the belief in the unlimited potential within us all! Melani is a soon-to-be mother of 3 adored children and a devoted wife of 14 years to an adventurous Navy commando.She has professionally served the Virginia Beach community for over 14 years, is an Organic gourmet baker and advocate of Organic living.She has a deep spiritual calling to BE in conscious alignment with our Creator and in exploring the possibility and gift in each moment for the remaining steps we have left!
Melani works well with people to encourage, sympathize, motivate, and challenge(in other words, she is relentless-just kidding!).Melani is good at working with clients to find a solution to a problem or help get a rid of the excuses, not necessarily in that order!"- " Melani helps me set clear and achievable goals for both my workouts and my personal life!She helped me to say out loud things that led me to make a major career change and gave me the confidence to believe in my choices ...I can safely say I wouldn't be running if it weren't for Melani and I would have NEVER run outside- let alone a race ... I've become stronger both physically and mentally training with Melani.I truly appreciate how flexible she is and being a mom herself has helped me to just 'take it as it is and roll with it' ... "-" For more than 4 years, Melani has provided consistency, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to bend and helped me grow as a person in all areas of my life.I feel I now have the tools I need to live a healthy, more fulfilling life- Thanks to Melani"-"When I first started training with Melani, I was taken by the 'total package' approach to fitness- mental, spiritual and of course physical.I appreciated that at some workouts, there wasn't much working out-it was more like counseling-because that's what I needed at the time.I appreciated that despite my short sighted goals, what Melani taught me was not for the 'quick fix' in my appearance, but true changes in my lifestyle meant to last my lifetime!"-"Melani is capable and willing to adapt her educational training and expertise to accommodate each client with an individual aim, using a professional and forthright look at the clients health needs.She maintains an intellectual standard that she openly and freely shares in an effort to educate her clients.Her steadfast promotion of health and wellness has inspired me personally and carried over to others close to me."-" I need someone to help encourage me to workout on a regular basis.I can tell a huge difference when I am able to go to Melani."-"I had no drive to exercise.I was just out of a divorce and a friend gave me a gift certificate for a few visits and I was hooked!Melani has given me the confidence to continue to reach my personal weight goals.Although it has been a struggle at times, I know that without training with Melani, I would not be where I am today physically and mentally."-" Melani has provided everything I need to reach my goals.She has provided everything from food suggestions to a workout program.She is a great listener as well as a great trainer! ...She gives you the one-on-one personal attention to fit your individual needs.She is the best!"- " I think Melani is a fantastic trainer!I just wish I could spend more time with her.She motivates me to work hard.She is highly informed and well educated.It is a pleasure to be able to know and work with her!"-"I , as a 46 year old woman, had no firsthand knowledge of how to use workout equipment at a local gym.I also had a back fusion surgery 2 years ago and was leery to 'just do it '! I was fearful and hesitant to go on my own because of my chronic back and neck problems.Melani was kind enough to teach me all I needed in just 4 sessions.Her ability to teach me what to do gave me the confidence I needed to go on my own.Her service and follow though got me on the right track and gave me the workout start I needed."Melani Moreno