Mel loves working with people to determine how to implement a healthy lifestyle individually! Whether it is nutrition, a training program for an event or a yoga pose everyone will have their own way of expressing it and feeling it. Understanding that people’s needs are individually based is the foundation of how Mel works. Sure there are general guidelines but how do those work with each person’s own life? Whether dealing with food sensitivities, weight loss, event goals or how to do a headstand effortlessly– Mel understands that we are all unique. She enjoys being a part of a great team that works together to help educate people to get the most out of life!
After years of being a world class Ironman athlete and winning 3 IM titles Mel retired from racing in 2005 and moved to Vernon with her husband Chris Spooner in 2006. She has a local Triathlon club called Endurance Health and Fitness and just this year, with her friend Laura Medcalf started a Kids Triathlon Team called the TRI MONSTERS!. She loves being part of this community and seeing what lies around the next corner – whether that corner is on a run, a bike or life!
Mel completed her 200 RYT training in 2014 with SOYA in Penticton.