Melanie loves fitness and loves to work with people. So making people healthier is a win win for her. She is a mother of 5 and is from Woodbine Iowa and has been involved in fitness and athletics her whole life. While perusing her college degree in communications and business she participated in basketball earning an all –American status. One of Melanie’s strengths is listening to you and making your goals come true. She is a born motivator, and enjoys seeing your success. Melanie specializes in weight loss, body sculpting and cardio training. She also trained and completed a full Marathon, Women’s triathlon, several ½ marathons and road races. Melanie is a Certified in Personal Training and Group X- she would be happy to help with any question.
Janell Leinen is an Exercise Physiologist with her Undergraduate Degree from Wayne State College in Exercise Science and Wellness. She received her Master’s Degree from Georgia State University in Exercise Physiology and focus in Nutrition. Janell holds certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine as HFI, also AFAA Group Exercise, and in Sports Nutrition from DSW Fitness. For several years, Janell worked in St. Louis at a federal wellness center. While getting her Master’s in Atlanta, Georgia, she worked in a hospital wellness center. In 1997, Janell moved to Washington DC, where she was the Director over four fitness facilities for the Military. Her family also lived in Missouri for nearly ten years before moving back home to raise her children in Harlan. Janell is the mother of four school-aged children (Joshua, 13; Jonathan, 11; Jocelyn 9; and Jonas, 4). She obtained a degree in Early Childhood and Human Development when the older children were still young. She uses this when developing programs at the PFWC to encourage wellness in young children. Janell is the Communications Director at Nishnabotna Valley REC full time. She and her four children live on acreage just west of Harlan, where they raise 4-H livestock. In her free time, Janell enjoys coaching basketball, keeping her children in church activities, and likes watching her kids participate in sports here in Harlan.
Being active is a life long experience of learning & improving. I enjoy pushing myself & my clients to new heights and trying new exercises. Having a good time with whomever I’m training is a top priority. Working out will feel like an adventure instead of a chore.
I enjoy training, working out & teaching. My goal is to help you reach the best version of yourself through exercise, proper nutrition, adequate rest, & positive attitude. And remember, you get out of exercise what you put into it, and if you enjoy yourself, you will stick with it and make it count. It is the journey that matters, not the destination, and this is what I am here to help you with. Let’s get it done!
I enjoy working with all ages and I’m willing to listen and implement any suggestions you may have to keep you on the path to success. Don’t wait for change, work for change!