A word about Melissa

I am a single mother, all natural pro figure and physique competitor and fitness enthusiast! I have been into health and fitness all my adult life from the age of 18. It all began when my sister needed a workout partner for her upcoming wedding in 1997.  I was hooked immediately.  But it began to become obsessive when I developed anorexia in college after a rough lift transition.  It was after about 4 years of suffering from the eating disorder that I found bodybuilding and turned the negative into a positive. I began to fuel my body properly and workout with healthy goals in mind. I was a personal trainer and aerobic instructor from 1997-2005 and then shortly after that I began coaching others in 2010. I have always enjoyed being healthy and fit.  But my true calling is helping others achieve their goals and change their bodies.  Custom Fitness by MJ was official in July 2012 and built from the ground up one client at a time through my personal passion. I am blessed to be able to live my dream every day of my life.


  • 2009 NPC Kentucky Derby 2nd place Figure E
  • 2009 NPC Midwest Overall Figure Champ
  • 2009 NANBF Southern States Classic Overall Figure Champ-Pro card
  • 2012 NANBF Gateway Naturals Overall Champ-pro card
  • 2014 KC Classic Women’s Physique Pro card/best presentation

Pro Figure

  • 2013 IFPA Pro North American 10th place
  • 2013 IFPA Pro Galaxy 2nd place
  • 2013 IFPA Pro International 2nd place Tall Class
  • 2013 IFPA Pro Yorton Cup 6th place pro Tall Class
  • 2014 IFPA Pro North American Natural 1st Place
  • 2014 IFPA Pro North American 3rd place
  • 2014 PNBA Spartan Classic 2nd place
  • 2014 IFPA Pro International 4th Place
  • 2015 IFPA Pro International 4th Place pro figure/best presentation
  • 2015 NGA Pro Universe 4th Place Pro Figure Tall
  • 2015 ANBF World Finals World Champion
  • 2016 Me vs Me figure Overall winner
  • 2016 NGA Heart of America 1st place
  • 2016 NGA NJ Women’s Extravaganza 2nd Place Masters, 3rd Place Open
  • 2016 NGA Mr America 2nd Place Tall Class
  • 2016 DFAC Windy City Classic 2nd Place Pro Figure
  • 2016 DFAC Clash of the Pros 3rd place pro figure
  • 2016 IFPA Pro Global Cup 4th Place Pro Figure

Pro Physique

  • 2014 DFAC Evolution 1st Place
  • 2014 DFAC World Finals 2nd Place
  • 2015 DFAC World Finals 3rd place Pro
  • 2016 NGA Mr America 3rd place

Career Placing

Career Wins
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Contact Me

Welcome to Custom Fitness by MJ! Send Me a message and I'll follow up with you about your goals! -MJ

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