Melissa is originally from the Isle of Wight, in the UK, where being outside and active was a big part of her childhood. Melissa began her coaching career in early 2017 after being given the opportunity to intern at her first CrossFit Box in London. Melissa moved to Kuwait in 2017 and spent 3 years coaching before making the move to the UAE in late 2020.
At school she competed in athletics and cross country running but predominantly spent most time dedicated to competitive figure skating where her proudest moment was competing for Great Britain!
She was introduced to functional training in 2016 by a couple of friends and after her first CrossFit Open was hooked, by both the functional style of training for all, it also being a competitive sport, and the amazing people that make it a community and a lifestyle.
Melissa is studying for a pre and post-natal qualification as she would love to encourage the growth of pre and post-partum women training correctly and with confidence.