20140125_101656I joined Follow The Leeder almost a year ago. I really needed a place where I could workout with people who understood the challenges of having young kids, and a busy schedule. I’m able to bring my kids when I need to so there is really no more excuses! Mel celebrates everyone’s accomplishments no matter the size. Not only have I lost inches but I have gained confidence – Thanks Mel!

Terra Rusman


20130824_102129(0)I was looking for change and something different to achieve my goals in fitness and in life. One of which is to advance from a Volunteer to a Full Time Firefighter. To do this you must have a strong balance of strength and fitness. After some convincing from my wife, joining “Follow the Leeder” I can say was one of the best choices I could have made. I started doing advanced training with Mel’s “Follow the Leeder” family and the gains were huge. My strength and fitness not to mention my physique all changed. I am stronger and faster in all aspects of my fitness and owe my successes all to the training I have received. I feel better and healthier and look forward to my training sessions and pushing myself to the next level. Thanks Mel for all your motivation and friendship.

Trevor Barret

20140515_172552Well Mel!! Gotta say that starting your “1 CAN FOOD=FREE WORKOUT” for the food bank, on Saturday mornings, has been one of the smartest, hardest and funnest (not a word) things I have ever done. I am hooked! I will start paying to have you kick my ass! AND I promise not to talk!

Elana (Food Bank Boot Camper), summer 2013

For the past 2 years I have been a faithful gym rat doing cardio and weight training. Then I found Mel at Follow the Leeder in Personal Training. In the short time I’ve been doing her boot camps I have gained more strength, quicker than I thought was possible. It definitely prepared me for Mudd, Sweat & Tears Mt. Washington and I look forward to round 2 of MST prep with Mel’s Mudder Boot Camp. BOH YAH Mel rocks!!!

Shelly MST 2013

Mudd Sweat & Tears

I LOVE Mel’s boot camp classes. She has pushed me beyond what I previously thought that I was capable of, and she has been by my side with encouragement every step of the way. I have tried other boot camps, but Mel has me hooked. Mel and my boot camp classmates are like family, and I could never imagine going anywhere else. Oh, and her prices are great too! You should join us!

Kristen Howarth

TM finish w. AlisonMy relationship with Mel began as a student 3 years ago, and quickly evolved to friendship. I believe that’s what sets her apart from her industry peers. She doesn’t only give of her time, she gives of herself. Her belief in you and your ability to be the best you can be is what shines thru time after time, class after class. Mel is more than just a fitness trainer – she is a coach, an advocate, a mentor. She gives us 100%, and expects you to give yourself nothing less in return.

Alison Harle

20140626_174745I joined Follow The Leeder 9 months ago. I had just come off a pretty serious knee injury and had not been able to do very much for a year. Mel was so great about always making sure there were alternative exercises to do that worked the same muscles. After being there for a few months my knee was completely usable again:) and I haven’t had problems with it since. The way everyone supports each other is really key to being successful! Mels boot camp is great for all levels of fitness but after a few months with Mel you will be a rock star:)

Hannah Durrant

Mel’s classes are awesome! Mel helps guide you to become stronger and build a sense of pride knowing that you can make your goals & dreams happen! Just completed my first Tough Mudder & signed up for next year! Can’t wait to see what Mel will have planned for us next class!

Denise Kuhn

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