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Melissa Shanes

ClubSolutions Magazine The #1 business resource for the health and fitness industry, has chosen Melissa Shanes as  "Most Fit Health Club Professional in America,"August 2008.

I am passionate about living a balanced, healthy lifestyle for myself, and my family. It is this passion that I want to share with my clients.   It is important that my clients know that my philosophy is to care for the whole person, not just the physical self.   I love what I do and strive to motivate clients of all ages and fitness levels to do their best, and be their best.

I believe you must work from the inside out - nourishing your body with high quality, nutritious foods, exercising at a level that is challenging to you, and getting plenty of sleep.  When done consistently, your body will respond beautifully.  I take pride in the positive  physical, mental  and emotional changes I see in my clients.

GASTRIC BYPASS
My experience as a nurse lends me the ability to understand the surgical and physiological changes that occur as a result of weight loss surgery.   Clients have expressed feeling “safe” or “comfortable” working with me.  I enjoy working with gastric bypass clients and seeing their progression as they learn to embrace a healthier lifestyle. 

Gastric bypass surgery is a tool to initiate weight loss when other means have failed, but it doesn’t stop there.  Nutrition and physical exercise must be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.  Surgery inhibits absorption of nutrients, particularly protein, causing muscles to waste and skin to sag.  Weight training will build muscle, creating firm curves under the skin, as well as boost energy, improve bone density, increase metabolism and strengthen joints.

I have been a guest speaker at several gastric bypass support groups and have recently been published in Personal Fitness Professional.  ( click to read article )

9/30/08
Photos by Michael Spear

PERSONAL
I am married and have two teenage children.  When I am away from the gym, I enjoy reading, cooking, hanging out at home with family and friends, attending my children’s sports events and browsing art galleries and shows.

CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Certified Personal Trainer, NETA
Licensed Practical Nurse, state of Ohio

CONTINUEING  EDUCATION
Yoga for Prevention of Low Back Pain
Natures Remedies
Healing Nutrition
Nurses Guide to Weight Control for Healthy Living
Managing Stress

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You can contact her at MelissaShanes@gmail.com
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" It is important that my clients know that my philosophy is to care for the whole person, not just the physical self ". 
ClubSolutions Magazine
The #1 business resource for the health and fitness industry, has chosen Melissa Shanes as
 "Most Fit Health Club Professional in America,"August 2008.

ClubSolutions  MOST FIT AUGUST 2008 - Fit for Life Article
By: Club Solutions Magazine
Date: 8/1/2008 | Full Magazine Article 


Date: 8/1/2008 | Full Magazine Article