Melissa has been training at Bellum Strength & Conditioning for over two years. When she joined us, she had already been on a 4 year long fitness journey. During her time at Bellum, Melissa has lost over 40 pounds. Besides feeling stronger and healthier than ever, she has gained so much confidence. Her dedication and consistency have yielded success. Her main motivators are her wife, her future family, and her health. Melissa continues to motivate and inspire those around her.

Why Bellum? 
I love Bellum because of the supportive community. You get to work out with friends and encourage one another. Sunday Fundays are a lot of fun, too! Something that makes Bellum unique is the programming. The workouts do not have prescribed weights. This allows everyone to pick weights and movements that are best for them.

Anything else you want to share?
Losing weight has been one of my biggest struggles. It has been a long journey for me. Full of many ups and downs. Never in a million years could I see myself wearing a tank top in a workout or outside of my house. I’ve battled my demons. I can easily look naysayers in the eyes and not look down and be ashamed. Aside from looking at naysayers, I can actually look at myself smile, and be proud of my progress. I proudly wear my tanks in my workouts now. I’m proud of how far I’ve come in my fitness journey. I’m striving for progress not perfection.

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