Name: Melissa Durinsky
Teaches: Cardio Mix: Mondays @ 9:15 am
Get Pumped: Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays @ 11:00 am
Water Fitness Challenge: Mondays & Fridays @ 12:15 pm
Q1: What is one interesting fact about you that would surprise people?
Melissa: I won “Miss Congeniality” in the Miss South Carolina Competition. (No need to share what year)
Q2: What is your favorite post-workout meal?
Melissa: My husband (Mark Durinsky) makes me my favorite smoothie five days a week. It includes protein powder, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, Greek yogurt, Super Greens, organic peanut butter, and coconut oil.
Q3: What has been your favorite fitness certification?
Melissa: Body Combat – Body Combat is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. We punch and kick our way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories in a class. It features moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu.
Q4. If you could take any certification that you don’t currently have, what would it be?
Melissa: Revelation Wellness – Revelation Wellness is a non-profit ministry dedicated to educating and inspiring people to live healthy and whole lives in Christ so they can love others as well. Revelation Wellness Instructor Training sends out “missionaries” in the field of fitness and wellness. Their vision is as follows: Love God. Get Healthy. Be Whole. Love Others.
Q5: Who is someone that inspires you on a regular basis and why?
Melissa: My daughter Faith. At age 6, she began taking karate for the first time. Not long after, she made becoming a black belt her goal. With untold hours of hard work and commitment, she reached that goal at age 13. She is now the only girl in the ADULT class, and she actually teaches karate classes to kids ages 4-12. In the words of Shakespeare, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”
-Submitted by The Lake House