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Testimonials2019-05-12T19:51:30+00:00

REAL PEOPLE, REAL RESULTS

RENEW YOUR MIND, RENEW YOUR LIFE

“I have paid off $17,000 of debt due to personal development and surrounding myself with the right people.”

My son was very ill for 3 1/2 years. We quickly accumulated thousands of dollars of debt in medical bills. I was working 3 jobs, missing time with my children, and everything was crumbling. I didn’t realize how bad everything was and kept making excuses. Coach Mel helped me take the blinders off my eyes and realize I was letting my circumstances define me when I should have been defining my circumstances.  She taught me to develop a sense of purpose to make a decision to change. Today, I have paid off $17,000 of debt due to personal development and surrounding myself with the right people. I spend more time with my family and continue to transform and pursue my purpose in life!

Brandi Rodriguez

Home Health Nurse

“Coach Mel taught me that you must love yourself with everything you have to perform and feel at your optimal level.”

I first worked with Coach Mel in 2014 to prepare for a bikini competition and physically transformed in just five months to look my best. I maintained for a long time but suffered from severe IBS flare ups and anxiety and asked Coach Mel to help me once again. In just five weeks, my body physically changed and mentally my fogginess cleared. My metabolism increased, I slept better, energy levels increased and I stopped taking vitamin B12 injections. I haven’t had a flare up in months! My anxiety improved, and overall I am feeling more at peace. Coach Mel taught me that you must love yourself with everything you have to perform and feel at your optimal level.

Valerie Almeida

Pediatric Oncology Nurse

“Coach Mel changed my life!”

At the end of 2012, my health was deteriorating. Overworking, undereating, and lacking sleep, I was a sickly 125 lbs, and knew I had to make a change. Coach Mel had worked with my dance team in the past teaching strength and endurance classes and began working with me on weight training and eating to my metabolism. In six months, I increased my strength lifts by 50-100 lbs. I began eating whole foods and more vegetables. I’ve successfully kept this lifestyle for the past 5 years, I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in my entire life, and I’ve increased my mass to 145.5 lbs since the beginning. Coach Mel continues to serve as a role model for me because as a single mom and masters athlete, she never settles and consistently adds energy to her life and to those she works with!

Christian Sola

Owner/Director, Bahhari Productions LLC

This woman’s story is amazing.

The struggles she has overcome

would inspire anyone.

Kathy D

Coach Mel is an inspiration and a breath of fresh air. Need someone to help you get your life, health, and fitness on track? She can definitely be your guide. Thank you for all you do!

Jessica C

Coach Mel continually pushes you to find your purpose and passion and gives continual support, tough love, and motivation. It’s been so motivating, I’m down 45 lbs and not stopping! Now, I have people reaching out to me about fitness and saying how I motivate them! Even when we are not in touch, I still hear her coach me in my head!

Renee H

More than a coach… Amazing soul, inside and out, reaching lives! Best coach I could ever ask for… My inspiration!

Amy D

Coach Mel is the most inspiring coach! Thank you for giving me hope that there is a healthy way to lose weight and showing everyone that having no time is just an excuse!

Tania C

“Hope is what drove me to know I could make the changes I needed to in my life.”

Hope is what drove me to know I could make the changes I needed to in my life. Seeing Coach Mel who was in a similar spot at one time in her life blossom into this peaceful yet strong and confident woman inspired me that I could do the same. Coach Mel’s extensive knowledge and experience will help you reach your goals in every area of your life. Her honest and straight-to-the-point style will keep you on track and focused on your goals. Her kind and loving heart will renew your spirit, in the journey to becoming the person you were meant to be. It has been quite the journey for our whole family from one pic to the other. Hearing Coach Mel’s story brings hope. I’m forever grateful for her.

Heather Palasky

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

“Coach Mel makes many champions because she is a CHAMPION!”

In 2013, I had spent a year working out and trying to get fit but wasn’t getting results. Coach Mel reached out several times to help and when I finally agreed, she changed my life! I went on to lose 50 lbs total and achieved a goal I thought was impossible, competing and finishing Top 10 as a WBFF Mens Fitness Model! Coach Mel gave me the opportunity to have some of the best times of my life during that process, and I will be forever grateful that she did. She taught me habits to help me reach my goals, always pushing me to become the best version of myself! My main reward is hearing from others who have been inspired and motivated by my journey. Coach Mel makes many champions because she is a CHAMPION!

Eymar Marcano

Dance Director/Choreographer/Instructor

“Inspired by Coach Mel’s story, I was challenged to seek deeper understanding in the areas of business development, personal growth, and most importantly, my faith.”

Inspired by Coach Mel’s story, I was challenged to seek deeper understanding in the areas of business development, personal growth, and most importantly, my faith. She has taught me to be consistent through my journey which has positively impacted my role as a single father and my leadership influence in the community in the last two years. I appreciate her friendship and the time she spent mentoring me.

Tony Thomas

Major Account Executive and Former Teacher/Coach

“Coach Mel’s wisdom encompasses all areas of life, from parenting to business management to balanced living.”

When I met Coach Mel, I was going through a rough time personally. As a single mom and breast-cancer survivor, I valued the importance of living a quality life but was lacking focus and direction. Coach Mel not only led me to earning my Pro Status with the WBFF, she has mentored me in many areas of personal and spiritual growth. Coach Mel’s wisdom encompasses all areas of life, from parenting to business management to balanced living. I love my life today and owe much of what I’ve accomplished in the last two years to her guidance and friendship.

Carla Moya

WBFF Bikini/Fitness Model Pro Athlete

“Coach Mel is the complete package, and I am proud to recommend her to anyone I meet.”

As owner of the largest dance fitness studio in Orlando, I maintain a high standard of excellence with the services we provide. I met Coach Mel through a friend’s 52-lb weight loss testimonial. I wished to become more educated in resistance training and transforming body composition, and her knowledge helped me personally and professionally. Her elite standing in the fitness community led me to add the PT-X Wellness Studio to our services. Though this journey, I have found a mentor, friend, and spiritual guide. Coach Mel is the complete package, and I am proud to recommend her to anyone I meet.

Vanessa Valentin

Owner and Director, RhythmX LLC

“I love that Coach Mel is genuine, approachable, and truly cares about people.”

I had the pleasure of working alongside Coach Mel for two years at Isleworth Country Club and saw first hand the dedication and preparation she puts into her clients. Coach Mel has a heart of gold! She is so much more than a beautiful face and stunning physique. I love that Coach Mel is genuine, approachable, and truly cares about people. She is constantly working to improve herself and is very humble. She has her priorities straight always putting God first and giving Him all the glory. He clearly works through her and you feel that from the first day meeting her! It’s easy to see why she’s one of the best in the industry.

Jacqueline Gibson

Director, Isleworth Country Club Fitness Center

EVENT TESTIMONIALS

Truly inspirational and motivating. Definitely gave me more reason and the push to reach my goals and put them into action.

Damaris P

Coach Mel’s ladies’ events are filled with strong, motivated and like-minded women! Dreams and goals do come true for those who work with a plan, vision, desire and consistency.

Belinda C

About a year and a half ago, I was just a quiet, shy spectator looking for change. Coach Mel spoke about the possibility of being more and having more in life… Today I am no longer a spectator with a dream. Today, I am a completely different person than I was 2 years ago. Today I am reaching my goals too.

Antonia A

Coach Mel chooses to stand for something and helps us understand that nothing changes unless something changes… encouraging us to without a doubt never, never, never give up.

Christi C

Coach Mel has such passion and dedication to help others, and I’m blessed to be on this journey with her! I love her expertise in fitness and her heart especially to bring powerful women together and help others change their circumstances.

Kelli H

Coach Mel is a wonderful friend, mentor, and coach. She has been instrumental in my personal growth as a leader and with achieving my fitness goals. I am truly blessed that our paths crossed!

Kristi R

Coach Mel blesses us with so much knowledge and encouragement at her events. I’m so grateful for all the mentorship, guidance and friendship.

Monika G

CHALLENGE RESULTS

COMPETITOR TESTIMONIALS

Coach Mel is the best in what she does. Started me on a vision of success and a clear path that some day I will be a top athlete receiving my Pro status!

Cisco P, WBFF Pro Mens Fitness Model

Coach Mel is an amazing nutrition coach who is a beautiful person on the inside & out. She truly took the time to get to know me, the goals I had and the athlete/person I wanted to become. She welcomed me into her competition family and brought me into my first figure show strong!

Stephanie S, USBF Pro Figure

Coach Mel, I could have never crossed my finished line without you. I love you for your strength and your commitment to living life on your terms!

Cynthia P, USFB Figure Competitor, Top 5

The way Coach Mel hugged me, the look in her eyes & how she said I looked so beautiful, made me truly feel and believe like I was. Like many women I have struggled a ridiculous amount with self-esteem. I will forever be thankful for the confidence I’ve gained and for having finally reached an amazing fitness goal!

Antonia L, WBFF Diva Bikini Competitor, Top 3

Coach Mel is one of the most inspiring, determined and encouraging women I’ve ever known! Her influence, mentorship, and fellowship would shape me in ways I could never imagine. There were many moments of tough love, not just pushing me physically beyond my limits for competition, but more importantly pushing me to recognize the essence of who I am on the inside. I am so fortunate to have such a wise, compassionate, phenomenal woman of faith and utmost integrity in my corner. We lovingly call her Coach Mel, but my heart cherishes her as a dear forever friend!

Jennifer W, WBFF Diva Fitness Competitor, Top 3

In my first bikini competition, I won First Place Class B and Second Place Novice Bikini! Truly blessed for the people in my life including Coach Mel who pushed me when I needed it most, who reminded me of my goals, and whom I’ve inspired through my training.

Frances R, NPC Bikini, 1st Place

Thank you for introducing me to The WBFF and seeing in me what you saw in me as an athlete! Forever grateful! I walked away a 3rd place winner but more than that I won something inside that’s worth so much more: a fire to do more, push harder and to continue towards the empire I’m building!

Mari M, WBFF Fitness Model Top 3

Deciding to compete was one of the best decisions I made. I am so glad to be part of the WBFF family! Coach Mel is the best who with her guidance got me to today. She pushed me past my limits, and I’ve stepped on the stage as a PRO, an achievement that in a million years didn’t think would be something I would do!

Carla M, WBFF Pro Diva Bikini

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