!Head shot_croppedMelissa Leon, 28, is strength and conditioning coach who is passionate about nutrition and fitness. She owns a CrossFit gym with her husband, Eric. Melissa’s passion for optimal health and training has developed throughout her lifetime, and she loves being able to share this with others.

Melissa is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist (ISSA). She has completed her Pendlay Level 1 and 2 Olympic Weightlifting certifications; the CrossFit Strongman, Mobility, Kettlebell and Endurance Trainer courses; and has participated in rowing and gymnastics seminars. She is CPR/AED/First Aid certified by the American Red Cross. Melissa has also been an active member of the New York Road Runners.

While a writer by nature, Melissa played high school and collegiate tennis. She played both singles and doubles for Georgian Court University in central New Jersey, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism. Before immersing herself in the fitness industry, Melissa was a newspaper reporter for several weekly papers in New Jersey, some of which actually still exist.

Melissa, Eric and their Giant Schnauzer live in Brooklyn. Melissa will always be a Jersey Girl at heart.

Photo, Eric Leon

Photo, Eric Leon


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