Owner/operator MELLODIE FARFAGLIA, a native of New York state, moved to Inverness FL in 1983. She began as a personal trainer, then started a gym which has continued to grow. She's kept prices affordable so everyone can participate. Rates, $31 per month 30 years ago, were increased just once to $35 where they remain. They're the lowest in the area!
If you're looking for a place where "everybody knows your name", epecially the owner; a gym with a positive, upbeat people person running it; someone who's always there to help - look no further... Mellodie's Gym is for you! Maya and Muddy, Mellodie's chocolate labs, are both official assistant managers, or at least think so...
Personal trainer LYNDA WAGNER, at left with Mellodie (center) and Silver Sneakers instructor CYNTHIA ANDERS (right) is also a licensed masseuse. As you might guess from the photo, these ladies really enjoy working together to help you with physical fitness in a way that's fun!
KATHY MILLER and STEPHANIE SPHON are other members of the staff. Kathy is pictured below, behind the counter at the Juice Bar. She's a valued nine year employee. Stephanie, Mellodie's daughter, literally grew up in the gym. She's at right below with her son Nathen.
CYNTHIA ANDERS, left, is the certified instructor of the Silver Sneakers core class, Muscular Strength & Range of Movement. Cynthia, born in New Jersey, graduated from USF in Tampa. She's lived in several states, and accrued 34 years in Education. As a trained counselor, she's tuned in to the needs of her students. Always a "fitness nut", she formerly worked in the Virgin Islands as a deep sea scuba instructor. She loves her students!
Licensed Zumba instructor ALICE GREEN provides this bio: "I love and enjoy Zumba Fitness! I have a sports background, and I am an elementary Physical Education teacher. I started participating in Zumba Fitness classes as part of an annual local Fitness Challenge program, and I was hooked by the end of the five weeks. I enjoy teaching, and truly enjoy being a Zumba Fitness instructor. I believe in paying it forward to others, so they can enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. I have been a licensed instructor since 2009, and am also licensed and qualified to teach Zumba Gold, Zumbatomic, and Zumba Toning. I am CPR/AED certified and an active ZIN member." Alice, right, is modest about her sporting achievements. By all accounts, she's a storied athlete in Florida.
Another staff member at Mellodie's is AFFA certifed Personal Trainer Frances Endryck. He's also qualified as a Level 2 running coach, trained by Carlos Polaquin. He's a bodybuilder, tri-athlete, a member of the Citrus Cycling Club, and has 25 years experience. His cell number is (352) 476-2819, and his e-mail address is Fendryck@tampabay.rr.com. Students are welcome to contact Personal Trainers directly to schedule sessions. At left, Francis dicusses exercises some students will do during the day's activities. He welcomes new trainees!
BECKY WEBB is the gym's Licensed Massage Therapist, License # 29601. She's assisted by licensed masseuse Lynda Wagner. They know each other well since they grew up as sisters! They offer a variety of services from deep tissue massages to facials to stone massages. Mellodie's Body Image Gym holds Establishment License # MM25380. Three massages are offered for $120.00 for gym members. Check our Features page for the full price schedule. You may contact them at the gym; also at (352) 422-3315. Gym members receive discounts. Massages by appointment. Come see Becky or Lynda soon. Below, Becky is in the gym's massage therapy room.