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About Me

I knew that fitness was going to be a very large aspect of my life from a very young age. Baseball and Martial Arts were my passions growing up and my involvement in both taught me how important fitness was to overall mental and physical health. At 16 years old I established my first fitness club in high school, and began learning the intricacies of exercise program design. I was lucky enough to have a great teacher that planted the seeds that helped me grow into where I am today.

After high school I joined the United States Army and became an Infantry member of a Special Operations Unit, where fitness was paramount. While in the service I was required to learn a great deal of medical skills that allowed me study the body in greater detail. My passion for understanding how the human body works continued to grow deeper and deeper. After sustaining a few injuries in the service I decided it was time to start a new chapter and I left the military with an honorable discharge.

Once I was back in the civilian world I was working on putting my body back together and found a passion for rehabilitation. It was at this point that I began trying to learn as much as I could about the body and how to fix it was various approaches. While I was going through countless certification courses I finished my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at San Diego State University, but still wanted to learn more. With my B.S. degree in hand I was able to obtain my CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) credential, which is considered to be the gold standard for all exercise related certifications and credentials. Then a few years later I completed my Masters Degree in Exercise Science with a Rehabilitative Exercise concentration.

Today I continue to expand my education and skill set by earning a license in massage therapy, which includes manual therapies and neurological reconditioning. It is my endless endeavor to be one of the most well rounded health professionals so that I can provide my clients with the best possible service in all aspects of the fitness and rehabilitation worlds.

Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have about my experience and I’d be more than happy to answer them

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” -Malcolm S. Forbes

I have been helping people meet and exceed all of their fitness related goals and I would love to help YOU do the same.

“The choices we make, dictate the lives we lead”

CERTIFICATIONS

I currently hold or have held the following certifications:

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
NFPT Master Trainer
NESTA Master Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
IFPA Pre and Post-Natal Instructor
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NFPT Advanced Weight Training Specialist
NFPT Advanced Sport Nutrition Specialist
NFPT Advanced Endurance Training Specialist
NESTA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
NESTA Certified Biomechanics Specialist
NESTA Certified Functional Fitness Specialist
NESTA Certified Core Conditioning Specialist
NESTA Certified Speed, Agility, Quickness Specialist
CHEK Life Coach
APEX Certified Personal Trainer
AFTA Certified Fitness Trainer

DEGREES

Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, concentration in Fitness, Health, & Nutrition

Masters in Exercise Science concentration in Rehabilitation Exercise Sciences

Continued Education: The health industry is an ever changing field of study, and because of this, I feel as though it’s vital to stay ahead of the curve in education. With this being said, I have completed countless hours of continued education in Injury Rehab, Pregnancy Training, Youth and Elderly Training, Sport Specific Training (golf, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, basketball, martial arts, swimming, running, cycling, tennis, and volleyball), Sports Nutrition, Group Training, Program Design, Scientific Back Conditioning, Core Conditioning, Golf Biomechanics, Corrective Stretching, and many more.

Overall Health: Since it’s important to have a good knowledge of the medical side of health, I have been a certified EMT since I was 18 years old and I currently maintain a CPR/First AID professional rescuer certification.

Call me at 858-349-9554 or send an email to DanMelita@gmail.com to schedule your personal training sessions.

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Dan Melita, MS, CMT, CSCS

NFPT MASTER TRAINER
NESTA MASTER TRAINER

Corrective Exercise Specialist
Pre and Post-Natal Instructor
Performance Enhancement Specialist
Weight Training Specialist
Sport Nutrition Specialist
Endurance Training Specialist
Biomechanics Specialist
Functional Fitness Specialist
Core Conditioning Specialist
Speed, Agility, Quickness Specialist
Strength & Conditioning Specialist


Dan Melita