MY STORY

I am a passionate fitness professional that focuses on running a successful fitness business, motherhood, and until last year competing on a global stage (Where I won a Pro Card at The WBFF Pro event in London at the 02 arena). I have enjoyed the best of both local and global education within the fitness industry and I love sharing my knowledge and experience with my clients and followers over various social & digital platforms.

 

Currently, I am a personal trainer at the World-class Golds Gym in Morningside which is also home to Switch Playground which took the South African fitness industry by storm 4 years ago and was founded by Steve Uria who now operates Switch Playground in New York. Switch as a workout is a HIIT 60-minute full-body workout in a pulsating environment that includes strobe lights, smoke machines, and a live DJ, all of which gets people heart racing and helps them to push harder in every session. It’s an absolutely amazing workout that is not only intense but also a huge amount of fun which is a reflection of my personality as a trainer.

ABOUT ME

MELISSA PRESS

BA SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS & HUMAN MOVEMENT

I am a mother of two beautiful children and have been happily married for 8 years. Outside of family fitness is my life and passion and I love sharing my passion with
people as it changes lives.

Education:

DIPLOMA IN EXERCISE SCIENCE •2003 • AUS CATHOLIC UNI

BA SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS & HUMAN MOVEMENT •2005 • RAU

SATA- SA TENNIS ASSOCAITION LEVEL 4 •2006 TO 2007 • RAU

PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR •2 016 • FITPRO

PRE AND POST NATAL CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR • 2016 • SWITCH

SWITCH QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR • 2016 • SWITCH

STRONG BY ZUMBA QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR • 2018 STRONG BY ZUMBA

FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION • 2020 • FITPRO

EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

PERSONAL TRAINER • DOHERTY’S GYM AUSTRALIA • 2003

PERSONAL TRAINER • LADY OF AMERICA • 2006 – 2008

PROFESSIONAL TENNIS COACH • WANDERERS ACADEMY • 2008 – 2014

PERSONAL TRAINER • FITPRESS – GOLDS • 2015 – 2020

SWITCH INSTRUCTOR • SWITCH • 2016 – 2020

WBFF PRO WINNER • LONDON • 2019

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Hours of operation 

Mon-Fri: 7AM to 5PM

Saturdays: 7AM to 10AM

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Gold's Gym Sandton, 5 Lower Rd, Morningside.

 

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