Melissa Ray - owner


– Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

- Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)

- Functional Range Assessment (FRA)

- Nutritional Coaching Institute Level 1

– Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach

– Pain Free Performance Specialist (Dr. John Rusin)

–  STOTT Pilates instructor - Matwork (basic and advanced) and Reformer

– Certified Zumba Instructor, Basic 1&2 and Zumbatomic

– TRX Group Suspension Training Instructor

– Dance Instructor/Choreographer


My passion for health and fitness started with my early dance training right here in Traverse City, Michigan. I was fortunate to dance and perform with Dance Arts Academy and Company Dance Traverse for several years before becoming an instructor, choreographer and Associate Director of CDT. My love of dance and movement inspired me to expand my knowledge, and in 2009 I completed my STOTT Pilates training and certification in Matwork and Reformer.  From there, I continued to explore fitness and nutrition and completed my Certification as a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and my level 1 Certification from Precision Nutrition. In 2019 I took a deep dive into the Functional Range Systems and completed my FRCms, FRZ and KINSTRETCH certifications and now use this system as a basis for all of our client and class programming.


I am so excited to be bringing my passions for health and fitness to life at Mettle & Moxie. I love helping people build strength and confidence in the gym and watch that carry over into their daily living. I am looking forward to this new journey in this new space and am grateful for the opportunity to help our community grow happier, healthier, and stronger.

Go to Pandora or Spotify station for working out:


-Rob Bailey and the Hustle Standard

-Workout Twerkout (spotify)

Guilty pleasure:

Binge watching The Office while drinking coffee and eating donuts.

Favorite activity outside of the gym:

Long lunches with girlfriends and summer boat rides with my husband.


Josh Concannon


- Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM)

- Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)

- Functional Range Assessment (FRA)

Josh became accredited through the ACSM in 2012. His passion for being active combined with his desire to help people led Josh to personal training. Relying not only on his years of experience but also in his continuing education, Josh tailors each program to his clients goals and limitations.


Josh’s philosophy focuses on continual lifelong learning and working towards enhancing the well-being of each client by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, support, guidance and resources to assist and inspire them on their journey to a healthier life.


“Together we will transform the quality of life through active participation in regular fitness activities and the integration of guided fitness programs, to make your health goals become a reality, in a caring, fun, and dynamic environment.”


In his free time Josh enjoys yoga, cycling and hiking with his dog Jingles.


Josh’s go to Pandora/Spotify station when riding:

FJK radio, alt-j, J.Cole.


All time favorite movies:

‘Stepbrothers,’ all Harry Potter movies!


Guilty pleasure:

Movie theater popcorn and afternoon naps.