Melisa has a certificate in Fitness Instruction from The University of California Los Angeles, and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.
In 2003, Melisa left her corporate career to pursue her passion for fitness. With years of athletic and fitness education on her resume, she was immediately hired at The Sports Club Los Angeles / Beverly Hills and was quickly promoted to their elite group of Advantage Trainers.
Melisa specializes in incorporating a variety of strength training techniques, appropriate flexibility, and corrective exercises for optimal results. Her passions include mountain bike riding, core training, Kettlebell training, and yoga.
Certifications include: Grey Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science, National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist, and Advanced Integrated Flexibility Specialist. In addition: Functional Movement Screen and Corrective Exercise, Original Strength Coach (Level 1), Pre-Post Natal Certified, Bodyblade Personal Training, Kettlebell Athletics, and TRX Suspension Training. Melisa is also a member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association.
Born and raised in the foothills of Sequoia National Park, Tate has spent most of his life involved in sports and recreational activities. In college he competed on both cross-country and track teams. After graduating college, Tate participated in an Exercise Physiology Lab internship at the National Institute of Health. He now has over 20 years of private training experience, which includes being the Fitness Director of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and an Advantage Trainer at the Sports Club L.A./ Beverly Hills.
Tate uses an integrated functional approach, applying the principles of balance, flexibility, and core strength to improve the overall quality of life. His passion for health and fitness is the reason he became a personal fitness trainer. To further express his exercise views, Tate has been quoted in numerous publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, In Touch Magazine, E! Online, and has also appeared on the television show Extra as a fitness expert.
Tate holds a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education with emphases in Exercise physiology. Additional education includes: Grey Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, & Senior Fitness Specialist. Additionally, he is a Exercise Science Specialist from CSUC, a Functional Movement Screen & Corrective Exercise specialist and an Original Strength Coach (Level 1). He is a member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association.