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Melanie Rowland in  Alexandria - Trident CrossFit

Melanie Rowland

Melanie has been “working out” since she was born. Using her childhood living room as an obstacle course, she not only frustrated her parents, but also quickly learned how much fun she had exercising. She followed her need for “all things fast” and joined the Army after college. Fast-forward 25 years…. As a retired Army Officer serving 15 of her 20 years in Special Operations and Special Missions Units, Melanie understands first-hand the importance of being physically and mentally ready to meet any challenge. Coupling that understanding with the need for fuel – she obtained her Masters Degree in Bio Chemistry/Human Nutrition and now practices nutrition both in the local area and at Trident CrossFit. Supporting others in finding joy through movement is her passion – she does this through coaching CrossFit and teaching nutrition.

Favorite movement or WOD?

Big fan of Cindy and Linda – and any time I get to work out with Trident athletes. They are my “other” heroes.

When you’re not CrossFit-ting, you’re…

Working as an account executive for an IT company, teaching nutrition, and teaching yoga.

Advice for someone starting or wanting to start CrossFit

Have fun and trust yourself. Every workout can be modified to match your level of conditioning and CrossFit is super fun, challenging, and doable.

Certifications, Experience, Honors

  • CrossFit Certified Level 1 Trainer
  • Crossfit Certified Level 2 Trainer
  • 200-hr Certified Yoga Instructor
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Certification
  • Master of Science, Human Nutrition
  • USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Certification
  • CrossFit Kids Trainers Course
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Training Course
  • Hawaii Ironman Finisher
  • Multisport Intercollegiate Athlete (Lacrosse, Powerlifting, Marathon)

My Why: Better Way- I want to help people find and go to their edge; be the best version of their “self”.

My How: Making Sense- Create and/or Improve the process; make sense of it, break it down, baby steps… the journey should be challenging but fun.

My What: Simplify- A solution or path that is understandable and achievable.

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