Having grown up in Northern Virginia, Melissa has always led a healthy, active lifestyle. As she raised her four children, they all participated in sports and fitness was a prominent feature of her family life. Some years ago, after trying different workout programs at several “big box” chain gyms, Melissa discovered high intensity super slow strength training. She recognized right away that this was the safest, most efficient method of strength training that she had ever experienced, and she became a passionate advocate of its many benefits. As Melissa’s children grew and went into high school and college, she decided she was ready to turn her passion for health and fitness into her full-time career by joining the Falls Church studio as a certified personal trainer. “Joining The Perfect Workout team has literally changed the course of my life. I feel very fortunate to have found a home here with The Perfect Workout and I bring that enthusiasm and gratitude with me into the studio. We all have stories that bring us to The Perfect Workout and I hope to connect with each client and help them succeed in their fitness journey.”
Melissa strongly believes that The Perfect Workout method is a fitness program for life. “Slow motion strength training has so many benefits for everyone, no matter what age, and no matter where your starting point is. Slow motion strength training is adaptive and provides safe, efficient and effective exercise for all ages, experience levels, and physical capabilities.”
Melissa’s favorite aspect of her work is connecting with clients and joining them on their own personal journey toward greater fitness. “It takes a lot of personal strength to come into a fitness studio and say ‘Will you help me?’ and when clients decide that we are a good fit and want to work together to achieve their unique, personal goals, it is an honor for me to be able to help them on their journey. That is the absolute privilege of what I get to do every day.”
In May 2020, Melissa was promoted to the position of Facility Manager at the Falls Church studio. Melissa loves being part of a team that brings energy and enthusiasm to the studio every day and is truly dedicated to helping change the lives of every client who joins The Perfect Workout.
Matt Hedman is a Master Level Super Slow instructor and the founder of The Perfect Workout, which is the largest privately-owned 1-on-1 personal training company in the United States with over 60 fitness studios nationwide. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington. He worked briefly as an engineer in GE, until he found his passion for HIT, and pursued a career in personal fitness training.