Mission Statement

At Raise the Bar Athletics, our mission is to encourage, educate & inspire people to reach their ideal levels of performance and find balance in life. We are determined to help transform lives by empowering people to reach their full potential!


Our Vision is to build a community that provides innovative and collaborative programming centered on a healthy lifestyle and the well-being of our members and community. We are known for providing exceptional member experience, which results in measurable and transformational changes in the lives of our athletes.

Core Values:

Raise the Bar Athletics embraces values which guide our actions, shape our programs and result in measurable outcomes. These values include:

  • We Value Community– Building a positive environment for all clients and athletes.

  • We Value Integrity– Providing honesty and strong morals.

  • We Value Quality– Achieving excellence with impeccable instruction, individualized attention and a welcoming, safe, well equipped facility.

  • We Value Education– Creating an engaging, learning environment where trained personnel catapult members towards their fitness and wellness goals.



Prior to becoming a CrossFit Trainer in 2011, Melissa was in the Navy for just shy of 8 years as a Gunners Mate and Corrections Specialist. During her time in the military, she spent most of her time training other people a passion she quickly grew to love. She was a Certified Small Arms Instructor, Pressure Point Control Tactics Instructor, Edged Weapons Defense Instructor, ASP instructor, less than lethal munitions instructor, and worked in a Naval Brig as a prisoner escort. Melissa got out of the military in 2006 and went to work for L-3 Communications Corporation at the Naval Consolidated Brig at Miramar, working on their security system.

Melissa understands how hard it can be to lose weight and how it has to be looked at as a lifestyle change, not just a quick fix. Understanding what drives people helps her create a fitness and nutrition plan that works best for each individual. In her extensive experience as a CrossFit Box Owner and trainer, she has learned how to help people get their lives back on track.

  • NASN Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionist (LPSN)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certifications
  • NASM Senior Fitness Certification
  • CrossFit Specialty Certifications: CrossFit Kids through CrossFit Kids, Inc, CrossFit Mobility