MEET THE TEAM

Melissa Ray Personal Trainer

Melissa Ray 

Education/Certifications:

– 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:

-Macklemore

-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.

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Josh Concannon

Education/Certification:

- 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.

Elizabeth Maury Personal Trainer
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Elizabeth Maury

Sam Anthony

Elizabeth completed her ISSA Certified Personal Trainer certification in the summer of 2020 after several years of dedication to the gym pursuing her own fitness journey. It was both her mental and physical transformation and her love of the gym that inspired her to pursue her  personal training education.  Elizabeth’s favorite lesson learned from her years in the gym and ongoing pursuit of living a healthy lifestyle is the mental clarity and mood boosting effects that consistent training provide, long after the gym session is over. 

Sam began his fitness journey with a mindset for longevity and overall wellbeing in his day to day life. After becoming ISSA certified in 2020, his desire to guide others to their fullest athletic potential grew exponentially. Sam sees it as a vehicle that teaches one a lot about their mental and physical capacity, while allowing enjoyment of life to the fullest.

Sam’s goal for each of his clients is to understand the fundamental basics of training, with a dialed in focus on functionality and carry over into daily movements and activities.  

“For most of us we have a small window of time to train daily - myself included. Having a training process that is effective in terms of results, efficient in time, provides variety for long term adaptation and just so happens to be FUN, is key. I strive for my clients to look forward to their training because they know they will take something away from each session – whether it be a new piece of knowledge, a PR, or just a solid sweat. I want them to leave feeling empowered for the remainder of their day/week/month/year.”

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Kelly Shanahan

Kelly grew up in Fenton, Michigan and was active throughout her childhood; She played soccer, lacrosse, tennis, and danced. It wasn’t until she moved away to college that she fell in love with lifting weights.  

 

Kelly is a 2020 graduate of Central Michigan University, receiving a B.S. in Exercise Science concentrating in Health Fitness. She is a certified personal trainer through American College of Sports Medicine, as well as a Certified Functional Strength Coach, and a Pain-Free Performance Specialist. She completed her CMU internship at State of Fitness in the Spring of 2020 and was a part of the State of fitness team for two and a half years; this is where she discovered her desire to train, her niche of working with athletes and woman, and helped people to move better and get healthier.

 

When Kelly is not coaching or training she craves the outdoors and time with her family and friends. Kelly snowboards, longboards, camps, and adores traveling. Kelly loves to hike with her boyfriend, Tyler, and her dog, Rory. Music is a huge part of Kelly’s life as well; she is an avid concert-goer, plays guitar, and sings.