Melissa TrinidadMelissa Trinidad has been a certified personal trainer for the last nine years. She is a Premier Certified Personal Trainer, APEX certified nutritional counselor, RPM spin and Body Combat certified instructor, former collegiate tennis player, silver gloves amateur boxer, triathlete, dragonboat paddler, stand up paddle boarder, black belt, and was also the season premier winner of the comeback show American Gladiators. She graduated USF with a degree in Mass Communications. Her countless testimonials are proof of her ability to change lives. Melissa takes on a motivational approach combined with tailored program design to support her clients on their journeys towards success.

Education and Credentials

  • Premier Resisted Movement Training Certified Personal Trainer
  • B.A. Mass Communications, University of South Florida
  • National Golden Gloves Silver Medalist 2010
  • American Gladiators Season Premiere Winner 2008
  • Black Belt – Amir’s Martial Arts Academy
  • RPM Spin Certified
  • Apex Certified Nutritional Counselor
  • AED / CPR Certified

Accolades and Awards

  • 2011 Key West Triathlon – 1st place division
  • 2011 Gasparilla Half Marathon Triathlon – 12th place division
  • 2011 Tampa Bay Dragonboat Championship- 2nd place
  • 2010 Tampa Bay Dragonboat Championship- 1st place
  • 2010 National Golden Gloves – Silver Gloves
  • 2010 Venice Triathlon – 3rd place division
  • 2009 Venice Triathlon – 2nd place division
  • 2008 American Gladiators season premiere episode winner
  • 2007 Venice Triathlon – 2nd place division
  • 2004 Battle of Tampa Bay (kickboxing)
  • 2003 Susan G Komen Race for the Cure top 50 finisher
  • 2002 Hot as a Grill 5k- 1st place division
  • 2002 Finish at the Fifty 5k– 1st place division