About Your Coach

Who I Am

Coach Melissa Perkins, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT

I've been a multi-sport athlete in the past and continue to live a very active lifestyle.  I love to hike, ski, cycle, golf, lift weights, practice yoga, and do a variety of workouts. 

I was diagnosed with PCOS at 18- a hormonal disorder that can cause many health issues, as well as difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. I've done a lot of work with women who have hormonal issues, whether it's PCOS or peri-menopause/menopause.

I also know what it's like to struggle with a poor self-image that led to an unhealthy relationship with food. For many years, I labeled foods as good or bad and would over-exercise until I realized that what I was doing was unhealthy. 

Through my journey, I learned to help others with these challenges, which is life-changing for my clients. I've been a personal trainer for 26 years and a nutrition coach for 5.  My current passion is helping peri-menopausal and menopausal women improve their quality of life, battle the weight gain and symptoms, and help them perform at their best through my wellness program, The H.E.A.L. Method.

My Master's Degree is in Health Promotion and I have a BS in Athletic Training/Exercise Science.  My national certifications include Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), Arthritis Fitness Specialist (MedFit), Group Exercise Instructor (ACE), TRX Force Level 2 Instructor, Indoor Cycling Instructor (Schwinn) and I am a retired Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA).

Member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, NSCA, and the MedFit Network.

One of my passions is traveling.  I love visiting new places all over the world, enjoying the culture, the food and the people. I want to stay as fit as possible as I age so that I can enjoy traveling for a long time.

I am married and have 2 beautiful Japanese Shiba Inu dogs. ‚Äč

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Contact Information


  760-996-9595

  thrivefitnesstherapy@gmail.com