Melissa Salmon-Saravia

Melissa Salmon-Saravia

Melissa Salmon-Saravia

Owner/Crosstraining, Strength & H.I.I.T Coach/Personal Trainer & Nutritional Coach


My passion for fitness and healthy eating began when I was in 3rd Grade.   I was overweight and bullied, that is when my fitness journey began.  I started running and biking when I was younger and when I hit junior high I joined track and field and continued this all the way through college.  When I finished college I continued running and lifting. I would wake up at 4:30am and do my first work out at the gym and when I got out of work I would go running 4 miles or do Sprints and Hills.  When I hit 30 it was time to mix things up,  I started working with a prior  Bodybuilder who trained me everyday.  I continued Body building for 2 years and learned so much.  Shortly after Body Building, I then began my Crossfit Journey.  I joined a Crossfit Box in Nanuet and learned from the best coaches, this was the high of my fitness journey.  I gained not only muscle, but I was stronger  and faster.  Overall this was the best thing in my 40 something years I could of ever of done. Crossfit has changed me inside and out.  I can do things now that I never could do,  I am proud to say I am 43 years old and I can keep up with the 18 year old’s at my gym whether we are lifting or running or working on a highly intense WOD.  I am strong not only physically but mentally, I strive to be the best every day never giving up and always giving everything my 100%.

I opened this gym because I wanted to give as many people as possible the opportunity to start living a healthy life.  This is something that I live and bleed on a daily basis, it was always my passion to help as many people as possible, and show them the way to a healthier life.  I now look back and thank the kids that bullied me, it is because of them that I have never stopped and never looked back and work to get better at not only what I do, but I work daily on getting stronger and faster and healthier. I have always wanted to live what I preach so I can show others that anything is possible, no matter how old or how out of shape you are.  This life begins as soon as you walk through the doors and we are here to help you every step of the way. You need to be relentless and have the courage to overcome all life’s obstacles, this life has given me the strength mentally and physically to be my best in all I do.  This life is my RELIGION!!


  • NASM Personal Trainer/Performance Enhancement Specialist/Nutritional Coach


  • 1994-1996 Delhi Associates in Individual Studies
  • 1997-1999 Mercy College Bachelors in Health Service Management
  • 2015-2018 Mercy College Masters in Elementary Education/Special Education and Pre-K
  • 2018-2020 National Academy of Sports Medicine CPT/PES/Nutrition

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