Ida Alive Recognizes Melissa Ausborn, Personal Trainer
Ida Alive recently recognized Melissa Ausborn, ACE Personal Trainer, for her efforts promoting wellness. Melissa leads water aerobics at the Ida Grove Community Rec Center. She recently took level 1 YogaFit training to offer yoga classes at the rec center as well.
Melissa is an Ida Alive partner because she believes that health and wellness is so important in living a long and healthy life.
She offers online fitness ‘challenges’ that focus on healthy habits versus just weight loss. Melissa offers weekly challenges with awesome prizes and sends weekly newsletters with fitness tips, healthy recipes and workouts.
Instead of focusing on numbers, Melissa strongly believes in creating healthy habits. “People who work on healthier habits will see the changes they want over time,” she said.
When asked what challenges people face when making healthy choices, Melissa shared, “In today’s society, there are so many! I think the biggest is the ever-changing research on diets, fads, etc. People need to remember it’s a lifelong lifestyle, not an overnight change.”