A hometown girl from Wichita Falls, Melinda has been in the fitness industry since 1991. She has her B.S. in Kinesiology and B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Texas. Melinda is nationally certified with AAFA, FiTOUR and HCD's Active Older Adult. Melinda is a protrainer for FiTOUR and a Gliding Disc master trainer. She has over 27 years experience in instructing and programming group fitness programs. Melinda has competed in sport aerobics, hip hop dance, step and fitness competitions. She holds 7 gold medals, 6 silver and 3 bronze, including two international titles and one national title. Melinda received the highest honor as Group Exercise Instructor of the Year for the Cooper Aerobics Center at Craig Ranch. Melinda is a choreographer and has choreographed dances/fitness routines for several fitness events and expos. Melinda believes a good diet and exercise is the best form of preventive medicine you can give your body to live a long and happy life full of fun and quality. "We got this", Melinda says. In her spare time she spends it with her husband, four boys and two dogs.