“My goal when joining The Higher Edge was to find a gym that I can feel comfortable attending on a regular basis. The first class I took was tough. When I finished I didn’t know if I could walk to my car. But Melanie helped keep me determined and dedicated. Since then I have graduated from using 3 lbs dumbbells to 8 lbs and I am now doing pushups on the floor, on my toes! Now I am sleeping better and have more energy throughout the day. I now leave class invigorated and wanting to push my strength and cardio more each week. For anyone thinking about joining the Higher Edge, don’t worry about your skill level. The more one-on-one training makes it easy to jump in and have fun no matter where you are starting.” – Stacy T.
“Higher Edge small group training classes are the best! I love how I can choose from so many types of exercises to get my workout. Personally, I like kickboxing the best. Melanie’s kickboxing workouts kick my butt and they are such a great stress reliever! I also learn how the techniques can be applied to real life situations. As a female, that is a definite plus for me. If I want, Melanie also mixes in other exercises during my class, like weights or core exercises. I never get bored! I definitely recommend trying small group training at The Higher Edge. You won’t be disappointed!” – Tracy B.
“As a life long athlete, I’ve been a member of numerous gyms and have experienced multiple personal trainers. Training at The Higher Edge Fitness has been top notch. Mel is easy going and fun. The workouts are always different and challenging. She always has multiple versions of exercises so everyone can participate at their own comfort level without feeling left out. I’ve already recommended the Higher Edge Fitness to friends and family. If you’re looking for an affordable personal trainer and a great group of people to achieve your goals with, this is the place! ” – Melissa S.
“I have known Melanie and have been working out with her for several years. She is very knowledgeable about fitness and training. Melanie always keeps workouts interesting by teaching new techniques on a regular basis. She is patient and thoroughly explains each exercise. I would highly recommend taking classes with Melanie. You will not be disappointed!” – Myra D.
“I joined Melanie’s kickboxing class to get fit and strong. The classes are small so less intimidating for me than a gym. Students have different levels of ability so we also learn from each other. She’s patient and talks me through new moves and exercises. I’m surprised at what I’m able to do. I focused on diets and weight for years with minimal results. I started in July and I feel better than ever. I’m stronger and more confident. I enjoy the self defense moves and feel at 50+ I can defend myself if need be. I will keep this up. Karen” – Karen K.
“Melanie is an excellent and knowledgeable instructor; she is always finding new exercises and routines for us. And she offers a variety of options for different levels of experience. You will burn calories, gain strength and confidence and feel great! If you’re looking for small classes with a great instructor and great people, you’ve found it!” – Yana S.
“I came to The Higher Edge to become more fit and confident. I was most interested in the kickboxing component. So far it has been an amazing experience! I love the small classes. I really enjoy the other women in class and enjoy learning from them. They are always encouraging. Melanie is able to give individual attention that you can’t get at other gyms. Every ability is encouraged and every effort is applauded. While there is often a theme to each week, every class is a little different, sometimes incorporating past learned elements, adding new. It’s fun and challenging. I feel like I have accomplished my original goals thanks to The Higher Edge. What advice would I give someone looking to join The Higher Edge? JOIN! Don’t hesitate. Even though the gym is small Melanie gives a great workout every time. You won’t miss the big machines at all.” – Jenn C.
“What can I say about Melanie’s workouts…they are awesome!! I am constantly challenged by Mel and what she brings to group class, while she incorporates the use of cardio, weights, kickboxing and band work. She is always trying out new techniques which add such a variety to class and that keep me interested and looking forward to my next group class with her!!” – Sharon P.
“Melanie is a wonderful trainer, she encourages you to achieve your own personal goals, suggests ways to achieve them while changing up the workouts to make them interesting, progressive and adaptable to your own fitness level from basic to advance.Well worth the fee charged for such a clean, comfortable, atmosphere and enthusiastic trainer. You will be glad you contacted her.” – Jeane G.
“Since I started coming to The Higher Edge I have more motivation to workout than I have in years. I look and feel better. I’ve gained strength and definition in my arms and shoulders. I’ve gone to other gyms in the past, but I always felt like something was missing. Melanie’s constant feedback and individualized attention was exactly what I was looking for. With her help, my form has improved and I get a more effective workout because of it. Class sizes are small so I don’t feel intimidated. And I have fun with everyone I workout with there. That’s what keeps me coming back each week.” – Jonna F.
“Best full body workout around!! Melanie is an amazing trainer. She is constantly changing the exercises up so that it is never boring or feels repetitive. The classes are challenging, but fun. I’m noticing that I have better body tone, have more physical endurance, and certainly sleep sound after a workout. Give one of her classes a try and you will be hooked!!” – Mairead P.