Why Choose Ohana?
We are a woman’s only studio that focuses on creating a safe and welcoming environment where you can build your strength and confidence from the inside out. Whether you are looking at increasing your energy levels, shedding a few pounds, or you just need to get out of the house and meet some new friends, we are the place for you!
Our programs are specifically engineered for a women’s body and we take pride in creating a comfortable, fun and social experience with like-minded women. We offer a variety of group fitness classes, 1 on 1 personal training and nutrition consulting for all fitness levels.
Barre, Yoga, Total Body Transformation, Bootcamp and more!
What is Ohana?
Ohana means family.
What is Ohana?
Ohana means family.
Meet Your Team
Why We Love Ohana
“The instructors at Ohana are so motivating and do a great job modifying exercises to your fitness level! Classes are fun and high energy! So happy with my results and love the atmosphere!”
“Amazing group of women and the classes are so great!! Love the workout I get at them! And Sam and Erin are very motivational and excellent trainers! 5 star gym that I would recommend to anyone!”
“Erin was great! Did my first Barre class with her! It was hard work but lots of fun! She kept the energy high and was an awesome instructor! I will be back!”
“Fantastic women’s fitness center! I love the personal attention from each of these women! Highly recommend!!”
Contact Us Today!
586-214-9996 | 8074 21 Mile Road, Shelby Michigan 48317
I left my job as the assistant fitness director at the Detroit Athletic Club in Oct of 2014 to pursue my dreams of starting my own in-home training business. This was by far the best decision I have ever made in my life! Throughout the last few years in my life, I have found that my sole purpose on this planet is to inspire and motivate people to live happier and healthier lifestyles.
I graduated from Central Michigan University (Fire up Chips!) in 2012 with a Dual-Major in Entrepreneurship and Health Fitness with a Minor in Nutrition. I am a Certified Personal Trainer through ACSM and a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through NASM. I specialize in women’s weight loss, nutrition and core conditioning.
After 22 years of yo-yo dieting, crying in dressing rooms and binge eating until I felt sick, I took control of my health and am now down 70 pounds through good food choices and exercise. I’ve found a love for being in a gym and fitness studio and am so thankful to be surrounded by motivated and driven women that keep me dedicated each day! Helping women realize their own strength (and build the muscles that come along with it) has made such a positive impact in my own life.
I love to make exercising fun and help others see their true potential through fitness! If I can make one person smile or make one individual’s day, I have done my job. My goal is to make class enjoyable and encourage women to step out of their comfort zones to try new things. It’s amazing what one can discover and do!
I always told myself that I wanted to help change at least one persons life. With being part owner of Ohana, I know that I will be able to fulfill that dream. I am on a mission to do just that. Having certifications that include: certified personal trainer, certified group exercise instructor, certified specialist in fitness nutrition, booty barre and turbo kick, I use my education and experience to lead women to use both fitness sand nutrition to see results and accomplish their weight loss goals.
Providing women with the confidence to know that they are worthy of the time and effort it takes to have a weight loss story and for them to realize they deserve it. I strive to help them understand that healthy doesn’t have to be just for them, it can be for the whole family, and making fitness and nutrition fun and something to look forward to.
Melissa graduated from Oakland Univeristy with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing, completed her RYT 200 Yoga Certification (twice) through Red Lotus Yoga, and received her Life Coach Certification through Soul Space in Rochester.
Melissa discovered Ohana Fitness and Wellness and felt instantly connected to our mission of promoting the health and wellbeing of women in the community! She is excited to be welcomed into the Ohana family and cannot wait to utilize her background and personal experiences amongst this amazing group of women!
Outside of this work, she is a photographer, self-proclaimed crazy dog lady, adventure seeker, and lover of all things outdoors.
I encourage a peaceful atmosphere for you to listen to your body and quiet your mind of the frantic thoughts of everyday life while toning and strengthening your muscles in a full body workout.