Melina Fitness Goes to Mykonos
By Giuliana Harris
If you’re heading to Greece this summer, or if you’re still entertaining the idea, ponder this scenario: imagine a trip where vacationing and achieving your fitness goals come together. Melina, founder/owner of Melina Fitness, has just the program for you. She has led an extensive career in the fitness industry. She became a Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition and Fitness Training from the International Sports Science Association in 2004 and founded her company in 2009. Melina also holds her B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in Recreation Administration. With these degrees, and her enthusiastic and motivating personality, she truly embodies the programs she is taking overseas! As her summer fitness programs in Mykonos, Greece approach, Melina spoke with me to share what participants can expect.
Melina will be running multiple fitness programs from July to September, by way of her Club Fit International program (group exercise vacation) or separately through personal training from her business Melina Fitness. On the creation of Club Fit International, she shared, “In 2015, I started a small business venture called Club Fit International, where I take private clients on the high-end, luxury, fun, fitness vacation.” Club Fit International started with a trip to Mexico and now with three Club Fit International trips under her belt, she is excited to hold this year’s trip in Mykonos.
While she is in Mykonos, she will help participants incorporate their fitness schedules into their island vacations where they can expect both fitness and fun when working out. In describing a typical day in the Club Fit program, she described, “We usually wake up and start the day with a healthy breakfast followed by an outdoor activity. This could be a hike alongside the Santorini Caldera or a sea view workout on a Mykonian Beach.” Moving forward in the day, Melina also added: “Then I like to take my clients to experience the popular day time ‘scenes,’ such as a popular beach club or local hangout spot. We then usually have a sunset activity: one day it will be a sunset workout, while another will be a glass of rosé or a healthy cocktail with a view!” The day caps off with dinner, where Melina wants her clients to have “the best dining experience.”
In speaking more about the program, she stated, “I like to keep flexibility in the day and itinerary, as I like to work side-by-side with the clients to experience an authentic Greek lifestyle.” She feels assured that the participants will feel that they are living like locals while there. Melina is also dedicated to balance: “I make fitness fun and attainable to all. I create balance in the day, keeping my clients healthy, positive, and full of energy.” As for participants: “Anyone, and everyone, are welcome to join me on my Club Fit International trips,” she shared. In terms of experience, she added, “Any level is welcome,” moreover, “Fitness is a way of life, and I want to really emphasize and teach that to ALL who work out with me,” she explained.
Melina will be kicking off her summer in Greece as she will be leading a trip with Optimum Nutrition (a major global supplement brand). Melina is one of their Sponsored Athletes, and Optimum Nutrition created a Sweepstakes Contest that had a grand prize of taking a trip with her to Mykonos, Santorini, and Athens. After the Sweepstakes trip, she will be commencing Club Fit International and Melina Fitness programs.
Assessing the feelings that come with vacations, Melina felt it was a perfect mix of putting traveling and exercising together. Often, people can go through the motions of wondering how they will maintain their work-out plans while they are away from home and their daily routine. She explained, “When you travel, you always have a goal of looking and feeling your best on vacation. So, what better way than to have these amazing fitness vacations… This is something that is priceless.” In true Melina fashion, her zest for her clients and love of her Greek culture are her top priority.
For more information and/or to register and participate in Club Fit International in Mykonos, Greece, please visit: www.clubfitinternational.com
For more information and/or to book with Melina Fitness apart from Club Fit, while in Mykonos, please visit: www.melinafitness.com
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Featured Image: Melina, Owner/Founder of Melina Fitness, at the Acropolis in Greece, leading a Club Fit International tour (Photo Courtesy of Melina Fitness).
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