About the Trainer

Melanie Dean, M.Sc., CSCS

Melanie’s vision was to start a company that truly redefined fitness. She began taking steps to achieve that goal by training high school and college athletes, volunteering and interning in physical and sports therapy, working in cardiac rehabilitation programs and earning her masters degree in Exercise Physiology.

Deeply involved in sports and fitness herself, Melanie brought her passion to the general population by launching Gateway to Health & Performance. She continues to expand her health-related specializations and certifications. With an ongoing commitment to provide her clients up-to-date information and techniques in the areas of wellness, fitness, weight management and physical rehabilitation, Melanie brings her expertise and dedication to every program she designs.

M.Sc. Exercise Physiology - University of NC Greensboro
B.Sc. Human Performance and Wellness - Saint Augustine’s College

• National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA) - Certified Strength
   and Conditioning Specialist
• International Sports Science Association (ISSA) - Certified Fitness
• National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA) - Post Rehab
• Physical Mind Institute - Mat Pilates
• Reebok Functional Movement Screening
• American Heart Association (AHA) - Basic Life Support (BLS) & AED
• American Red Cross - First Aid Provider
• American Red Cross - Community Water Safety

Areas of Work Experience
• Personal Training Studios
• High School/College athletic departments
• Hospital Based Wellness Centers
• Work with Athletes, Post-Rehab and Post-Cardiac Rehab Patients
• Special Populations: Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, MS, Weight

Membership Affiliations
• National Strength and Conditioning Association
• American College of Sports Medicine
• International Sports Science Association
• American Heart Association

Read about GTHP's philosophy

Melanie Dean, M.Sc., CSCS
Exercise Physiologist / Personal Trainer