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  • Melanie Flynn, Owner & Fitness Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 17 Years


    • Exercise Science degree from Keene State College
    • Certified Functional Strength Coach L1
    • Precision Nutrition L1
    • Red Cross CPR & AED

    As a child, I enjoyed running, climbing, and jumping! Movement has always been fun for me, and I’d like to share that passion with you. Being physically fit doesn't have to feel like a chore. At Fitness Together, we aim to make it an enjoyable experience. I have been apart of the Fitness Together team since 2007. I believe we create an environment that helps our clients succeed. We coach lifestyle and habit changes using educated and caring teaching methods. As a trainer, I enjoy the relationships I form with my clients, and I believe we help people live happier and healthier lives. I look forward to meeting you!

    in my free time I like to
    play rugby and modified fast pitch softball, watch Game of Thrones on repeat, hang out with my 17lb cat Chloe, and watch/read comic books!

  • Joe Gianino, Lead Fitness Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 9 Years


    • B.S. Springfield College,
    • A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer,
    • NCAA Gymnast

    Since I was 8 years old I have been involved in personal fitness though my gymnastics training. My training led me to compete locally and nationally in the Junior Olympic national program. I continued my career through high school and College. Spending time in the gym striving to meet my goals in gymnastics had been my passion. After graduation I continued to train students in gymnastics and realized training others was my real passion. I studied and completed a certification program through American Council of Exercise. Shortly thereafter I joined Fitness Together and started my professional career as a trainer.

    in my free time I like to
    Do Deadlifts and eat Sushi!

  • Katherine Scholz, Fitness Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years


    • American Council on Exercise certification
    • CPR / First Aid

    My passion for nutrition and fitness began about ten years ago when I decided I wanted to start living a healthier and more active lifestyle. I was able to reach my goals and improve my overall well-being by following a consistent fitness regime and proper nutrition. I decided to turn my passion into a career and studied Nutrition and Wellness at the University of New Hampshire. I have experience working with special populations in the gym, as well as therapeutic settings. This is how I determined that my passion lies in one-on-one fitness coaching. I am excited to be apart of the team at Fitness Together Melrose and to connect with each of you one on one.

    in my free time I like to
    I like to walk my dog Skye, workout, and go to brunch!

  • Mark Bruno, Fitness Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 12 Years


    • Exercise Science Degree Springfield College
    • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    • Crossfit Level 1

    My fitness journey first began when I was playing sports growing up as a young kid. I played anything from football, basketball, soccer, baseball, and to tennis. I started working out to help with my athletic background especially for high school football. In college, I always knew I wanted to help people so I pursued my passion of helping people in fitness with a degree in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College. From there, I have been personal training people from all various levels of physical fitness, teaching group classes, and educating people about how nutrition and having the right mentality plays a large role as well. I am looking forward to working with people here at Fitness Together Melrose, so I can truly help people become the best versions of themselves both physically and mentally by applying those same characteristics to other aspects of their lives.

    in my free time I like to
    do deadlifts, go out to eat and travel with my wife, cook, be with my dog, and everything that is related to football.

  • Brittany Turner, Fitness Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 2 Years


    • Enrolled in Exercise Science Bachelors Degree at UMASS Lowell
    • CPR/First Aid

    I was an active child growing up but it wasn't until high school that I was exposed to more structured fitness that included weight training. My coach’s husband was a certified personal trainer and thought it was important for our team to have a well-rounded training program for injury prevention and performance improvement. As a result, I learned how much I enjoy working out, and I developed an appreciation for the importance it has both on physical health and overall wellbeing. Currently, I am in my senior year at Umass Lowell finishing my degree in Exercise Science. I came to Fitness Together as an intern this past fall and began working part time once the internship concluded. I enjoy my time at Fitness Together and look forward to strengthening my experience and improving my ability to help clients achieve their goals!

    in my free time I like to
    Hang out with my friends and family, hike, read, and watch movies (especially Marvel movies!!).

  • Joe McGrath, Fitness Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 2 Years


    • Exercise Science Degree from UMASS Lowell
    • CFSC L1
    • CPR & First Aid

    Playing sports has always been a passion of mine starting from an early age. Whether it was dribbling a basketball, kicking a soccer ball or throwing a baseball at my brother’s forehead, I loved it all. My fitness journey began when I joined the track and field team in high school. I fell in love with the process and progress that was made both mentally and physically. This sparked my interest in fitness which led me to obtain my Exercise Science degree at UMass Lowell. I really enjoy developing a connection with others and helping them achieve their health and wellness goals. I am excited to work at Fitness Together and look forward to meeting you!

    in my free time I like to
    go for walks (big nature guy), watching sports but my favorite is MMA, dogs are the best, Game of Thrones is the best show!


here’s how it works


signature fit evaluation

A complimentary signature process where we learn about your goals, health history, and take you through a mini workout so we have the information we need to begin building your customized program.

full body assessment

A comprehensive fitness assessment to collect baseline metrics that will help us track your progress.

personal training session

Meet your trainer in your private suite (or virtually) for your 1:1 session to begin your completely customized workout program.

progress checks

A comprehensive assessment every 6 weeks so we can celebrate your progress and set new goals.


  • Client of the Month - April 2022

    Luciano Contin

    Who is He? He is…

    A Brazil native, lives in Melrose, a husband, a father to his 3 daughters and owner of his own business. 


    Why is He? Because He...

    Recently got back to exercising and has made a tremendous effort to make it a high priority. Luciano has been consistently exercising now since December 2021 and for the last several weeks has been working out 4 times per week. We've seen big gains in his strength during this time, and it's all a reflection to his hard work. 


    How did He? He…

    Worked out 2x per week to start, eventually moving to 3x and is now currently working out 4x per week! Luciano is always on time and if he ever needs to miss, he makes up his training session on another day with us. He even utilizes virtual training on days he cannot make it in. 


    Fun facts about Luciano…

    Luciano is originally from Brazil and runs a successful restaurant and bakery in Medford called Oasis Brazilian Restaurant. He is a father to 3 amazing daughters, one of which is a past client, and he is also the husband to Sylvia Contin, who is also another one of our amazing clients. 


    A note from Luciano: 

    "I found out about Fitness Together through my wife, who has been a client since 2014. She encouraged me to join and after a while I decided it was time. I've been coming 4 times a week to the studio and am I feeling overall much better, more flexible, energized and stronger! My goals are to lose weight and be in better health as I age."


    Congratulations Luciano!!!

  • Client of the Month - January 2022

    Mike Palumbo

    Who is He? He is

    A Melrose native, a husband, a father to his two boys, a 16-year-old and a 11 year, he's an accountant and also owner of his own business.


    Why is He? Because He...

    Has made exercise in and out of the gym a priority by practicing what he’s been learning in his workouts along with staying on top of his nutrition since he started, which has resulted in him losing 2.5 percent of his body fat, 3.5 inches of his waist, an inch from his hips and all while gaining a tremendous amount of strength and flexibility. He can reach his toes now! 


    How did He? He

    Worked out 3x per week at Fitness Together Melrose while also training a bit on his down down time. Mike always comes early, rarely misses a workout and usually stays after for cardio too. One of his biggest accomplishments has been adhering to his nutrition plan, even throughout the holiday season and while traveling.


    Fun facts about Mike

    Mike loves spending time with his family and friends, going to NH on the weekends, traveling, sports with the kids and playing golf in the summers.


    A note from Mike: 

    “FT created a training and nutrition plan that worked specifically for me. In two months, I reached my goal of lowering fat. I feel great!” 


    Congratulations Mike!!!