Let's Get To Know Melissa - Creator of Fusion Fit

We start our series on getting to know more about the instructors of PoleFit Nation.

Today we are learning more about Melissa, who created Fusion Fit.  Here's her Q & A:

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Why did you start pole dancing:

"I started pole dancing for fitness because I had always wanted to try it and finally got the guts to go for it.  I like fun, creative ways to work out, as opposed to just pumping iron at the gym.  I started belly dancing a few years ago and loved the sense of community at an independent studio for women, as well as the increased confidence I gained.  Pole was just the next logical step!"

What is a typical day in your life:

"I wake up at 5:30am and head to the office for 7:15am.  I get home by 4, take my hair clients until around 9 or 10, head to bed and do it all over again.  My favourite days are Tuesday and Thursday, when I teach at PFN! In my rare time off, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and absolutely adore my two young nephews.  Some of my favourite outdoor activities include yoga in the park, napping under a tree, and walking or biking on the waterfront.  Every so often, I hideaway for a Netflix marathon."

What is your preferred song to dance.work out to :

"I have such an eclectic taste in music.  For general work outs, I love classic rock.  For cardio/dance, anything reggaeton or with a latin beat.  For chair, I like the slow and sexy jams (think Pony by Genuwine).  One of my all-time favourite songs is Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen, for obvious reasons :)"

Why do you love teaching?

"I enjoy teaching because it is an opportunity for me to share what I love with others.  I learned ways to increase my confidence and self-esteem, while building strength and cardio endurance, and enjoy guiding others in their own journey.  Even when I am feeling emotionally down, physically low, or mentally taxed, the thought of coming to the studio re-energizes and revitalizes me.  It cures all that ails me :)"

I can't live without...

"I can't live without music, mascara, my family & friends, and a really good mango in the summertime.  And PFN, of course ;)"