Guest Contributor

At 5’0” and 100lbs of vegan fury, Melody Schoenfeld is a certified, highly educated personal trainer with almost 20 years of training experience in many different disciplines. Melody is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA, a level 2 RKC, a CK-FMS, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, a Certified Indian Clubs Specialist, and is Z-Health R, I, S, and T Phase certified. She is also a CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist specializing in a hybrid of trigger point, myofascial release, and Thai massage. Melody is currently in the process of obtaining her master's degree in traditional Chinese medicine. Melody clearly has a severe education addiction for which she probably needs a support group.

 

Melody owns and operates Flawless Fitness, a personal training and massage therapy company located in Pasadena, California. You may have seen her writing in such publications as VegNews, Pasadena Magazine, Pasadena Star News, the Chicago Tribune, Rose Magazine, and the NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal.

 

When not writing, Melody loves deadlifting, swinging kettlebells for unreasonably long periods of time, pushing her strength limits, hitting things with sledgehammers, bending steel, hiking, traveling, language-learning, vegan cooking and raw chocolate-making, doting on her dog and cats, performing with her 80s rock cover band (she’s the lead singer), and telling really, really, really bad jokes. You can find her website at Flawless Fitness and her blog at Melody Schoenfeld. And if you’re in a health- or fitness-related education class, there’s a very good chance she’s in the room.