Move . Nourish . Thrive
1 on 1 Training
with MELISSA BOND
Welcome to melissa.fitness!
Here you can find out about the services I offer. Sessions can be in person or online.
Personal Training: Optimal fitness and wellness
With this service we will look at all areas of your life (sleep, stress, food, current movement, how well you move) and create sessions that suit your lifestyle, to get you the results you desire. Optimal health goes beyond exercise and food by encompassing all the big rocks in your life. You’ll get to where you want to be and be the healthiest version of you.
Pregnancy fitness and wellness
With this service you will train safely and be given nutrition advice to suit each stage of your pregnancy. Each session you will be guided through movements that will help alleviate any discomfort you experience as your body changes and baby grows. We then look at strengthening the body to prepare for labour, birth and the demands that becoming a mum brings. Picking up baby, pushing a pushchair, carrying a car seat etc. We’ll also start work on pelvic floor muscle training.
NOTE: Suitable from 12 weeks gestation.
Post Natal fitness and wellness
NOTE: Suitable from 6 weeks after vaginal delivery and 12 weeks after caesarean section and onwards, once you have given birth for the first time you are always post-natal!
Peri to Post Menopause
With this service you will learn about what happens to your hormones and body as you transition through peri to post menopause. Topics include: hormones, metabolism, heart, bone, brain, pelvic, and breast health, nutrition and stress management. We will look at all aspects of your life and address any areas that can cause non ideal symptoms. You will be guided through enjoyable workouts that target bone, brain, and heart health. You will see that the peri to menopause is a time of your life when your body can thrive!
I’m Melissa, I’m a women’s fitness & wellness coach based in Bexleyheath. I’m also mum to two boys who are 9 & 7 (that makes me feel really old!). When I’m not training clients or moving myself, I am keen on keeping my brain active by playing boardgames. I also enjoy being outside and listening to metal & rock music.
I’ve been working in the fitness industry on and off since 2009 when I did my ETM (Exercise to Music) qualification to gain some fitness knowledge to teach pole fitness as a hobby alongside an office job.
I had a break from fitness (aside from attending the odd fitness class) to start a family and had virtually forgotten I even had a qualification until 2014 when I discovered a weighted hoop class which helped me get back to a healthy body after having the boys.
I was inspired to share my newfound passion with others and some of you may remember me from my Bee Fun Fitness days. I ran group fitness classes until 2018 gaining lots of experience of working with people and earning further qualifications. But I realised that I wasn’t helping people in the way I really wanted.
This inspired me to take further training in Pregnancy, Post-natal, Peri to Post Menopause fitness & wellness, TRX, ViPR and Procedos.
I have learned to focus on helping people move well and be strong enough for their day to day activities (like running after & picking up kids!) and eat to nourish their body rather than focus on quick fixes or crash diets that do not work. This I find is a much healthier and rewarding approach, fat loss is nice bonus that comes from all of that.
I love showing women how to move their body in safe and effective ways using a variety of different kit to make sessions fun and interesting.
Your weight does not equal your worth!
If you would like to work with me, please get in touch here
In all the years I have been working in the fitness industry, not one client has asked to see my qualifications. However, you can see them here:
- YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
- YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym Based Exercise
- CYQ Certificate in Fitness Instructing Exercise to Music
- Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Sessions
- Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Children
- Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Pre & Post Natal Exercise Programmes
- Metabolic Effect CPD Personal Trainer & Group Personal Trainer
- TRX CPD Suspension Training Course
- Boxercise CPD Advanced Instructor
- ViPR CPD Loaded Movement Training – 1
Procedos CPD Platform 9 Trainer Education
- CPD Purestretch Instructor
- Burrell Education CPD Modern Pregnancy Exercise and Wellness Level 1
- Burrell Education CPD Modern Post Natal Exercise and Wellness Level 1
- Burrell Education CPD Peri to Post Menopause Exercise and Wellness
- QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)
Bespoke programmes to build strength and mobility to assist you in everyday life
Female Focused Training
Each session in your programme is designed to take into consideration your life stage and hormonal fluctuations. So you can look forward to each session knowing you will do well.
You’re in control
Flexible sessions to suit your lifestyle. Face to face, virtual and online classes.
what my clients are saying
Client : Becky
I initially sought out help from Melissa as I wanted to feel fitter. I was tired all the time and I needed motivating. I'd previously tried yoga to help me with my goals. Since working with Melissa I feel more energised, learnt more about how my body works and reacts to different types of exercise. The best thing is that I feel more confident to attend the gym and feel more energised. I'm now eating healthier, have higher energy levels and increased confidence.
If you are considering working with Melissa, I would say do it! Her knowledge about exercise, how women's bodies work and nutrition are excellent. She made me feel confident exercising which I had never felt before. I really did enjoy my sessions, I feel more confident and energised. She's a lovely lady too!
Client : Sundip
I went to Melissa for help as I wanted to lose weight and get in shape. Before I started working with Melissa, I had difficulty in toning up & losing weight despite being a regular gym goer & going for a run at the weekend now & again.
Since working with Melissa, I feel I am definitely fitter, have lost weight and feel like I am in better shape. The best thing about working with her is that I’d never used weights before, so I enjoyed doing something different and seeing results. I also enjoyed getting health/fitness tips and learning news way to exercise to get in shape.
If you are considering working with Melissa, I would definitely recommend it as she knows what she is talking about, can show you different ways to get fitter and in shape. She’s also easy to talk to and made me feel more confident to use weights etc. at the gym.
Client : Sally
Had a fantastic session with Melissa, really easy to get on with, very knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. Lots of exercises I hadn’t done before, and lots of tips on different stretches and how to sort my pelvic floor !
Client : Ros
Melissa is a great personal trainer. She is really motivational, knowledgeable and has shown me loads of new things I can do at the gym to keep fit and build muscle. I highly recommend booking some sessions with her.
Client : Jo
Having bumped into Melissa on the school run we got talking about the importance of weight training for pre-menopausal and menopausal women. I signed up for personal training sessions with Melissa. She is passionate about her work and does lots of research and training and tailors her training accordingly. I feel so much fitter as a result of the sessions and Melissa has shown me just how much can be achieved in short sessions using weights. She ensures that exercises are done properly and gives lots of encouragement. I feel so much fitter and now know new ways to train.
Client : Amanda
I did 6 weeks of sessions with Melissa. I decided to go for a personal trainer because I was really struggling with my motivation and felt I wasn’t getting anywhere on my own. I thought working with Melissa would give me that kick start I needed. I wasn’t looking to lose weight, I just wanted to tone up and Melissa provided me with the right information I needed. She also gave me the push I needed. My targets were to build up my muscles % and shrink my body fat % which I achieved. I now know what I can do in the gym on my own and try to keep up the hard work Melissa put in with me. I will definitely get in touch to do more sessions with her in the future. The sessions were hard but that what I wanted, I’m a very happy customer!