Melissa Valdovinos was born and raised in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She has been a thriving entrepreneur since the age of 27. She has owned many businesses; including multiple coffee shops, clothing boutiques, and a catering company. She owns her own property management company and is always seeking new land development opportunities.
Melissa is married to her husband Iggy and has two stepdaughters, Marissa and Talia. Between the two girls they have three Grandchildren. Melissa’s dog Oscar is also considered a part of the family and a great running partner.
Melissa started Metamorphosis Personal Training Studio many years ago in Post Falls, Idaho. The original studio was in the garage of a friends' house. After three years, she moved into her Spokane Street studio and quickly built a large clientele. She is known for her work ethic and ability to connect with her clients on a personal level.
Melissa is a Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Chef, Food Prep/Food Shopping Expert, Marathon Coach, and Life Coach. Her success stories include many clients who have lost over 100 pounds in less than a year. She has worked with clients who were bulimic, anorexic, and morbidly obese. She is helping clients who have lost hope and have been told to have Gastric Bypass Surgery. She is currently working with a client who was almost 600 pounds and they just hit their first 100 pound weight loss goal. Melissa prides herself on reversing Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and most auto immune diseases. She also works with Athletes and just launched her first 6 Week Shred Program for advanced clients.
Melissa has hosted many monthly food prep classes in her kitchen, further ensuring that her clients reach their goals. She feels strongly about teaching her clients that it all “starts” with food. Teaching people to how to cook Whole Foods and prepare for the week ahead is the key to her clients longterm success. She gives each client the tools they need to lose and maintain their weight loss forever. As a business Woman, she gives you the cost breakdown of her meals. Her meals range from $2.50-$3.50 per meal. She will prove to you that eating healthy does not cost more than eating processed foods.
Melissa’s many notable physical achievements include the completion of several 1/2 and full marathons and later becoming a Marathon Coach. She is an avid road biker and has completed the Coeur d’Fondo, a 90-mile bike race in her home town. She has a “stay ready” approach to life. She has maintained her impressive weight loss for almost 20 years. She was formerly a size 15 and now maintains a size 3. With over 20 years of experience as a health and fitness Coach, she can’t wait to share her vast expertise on all things health, fitness, and nutrition with you.