I am a city girl and fitness fan. I started to blog while I was training for my first marathon, the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Fransisco in 2007.  Since then the blog has evolved to cover my reviews of the latest workout crazes in the city, fitness deals, training plans, races and marathons–I am currently training for NYC for the second time, my favorite thing to see, do and eat in the city, and lots of random thoughts..  I hope to inspire others to try new things, and learn to look at working out as a treat for yourself, not a chore.

After for years of blogging, I found that my workout reviews were getting lost in the shuffle and needed to be organized, thus Fit for Class was born.  It’s an interactive, blogging community oriented sites from for fitness fans to share their thoughts on the best and worst in fitness. I hope you’ll check out!

 Exercising gave me an outlet for a balanced perspective on health and fitness, running in particular has given me an appreciation  and respect for my body and its strength and resilence, rather than my dress size.  I don’t work out to fit into skinny jeans, I do it for the exhilaration and invincibility I feel after a great long run or Physique 57 class.

I’m honored to be a part of the blog community and I have met and been inspired by so many great people!

If this wasn’t enough “about me”,  you can also check out my Q and A interview on Choosing Raw or  feature on Vital Juice Daily.  I also write a weekly column for NBC Go Healthy, which you can check out here!

If you have any questions, ask! :)

37 responses to “About

  1. Hey, Melissa! I found your blog through Erica’s (Sweet Eats) and I’m so glad I did!
    I’m planning on moving to the city once I graduate next Winter, and I can’t wait! Luckily, I have lots of fam in the city and Brooklyn, so I get to visit often.
    Have a wonderful day!
    -Erin @ “Vegan & the City”

  2. Hi Melissa — thank you for your wonderful blog, your thorough, thoughtful and real-world posts, and most of all for your wonderful attitude! Your strength and the positivity and balance with which you throw yourself into training is inspiring to me, and a great resources for women and girls everywhere, particularly at a time when there are more unrealistic images of health and fitness out there than realistic ones. Thanks again for all your work and dedication —

    My very best,


  3. I just found your blog and seriously I have been reading it for like an hour! LOVE IT! I just qualified for the 2010 NYC Marathon and I loved reading about your recap of it from this past year! You are awesome!! :)

  4. thanks Kelly! You are far too kind. Yay NYC 2010!

  5. Just wanted to say I love your blog–it really is great and approaches things in a fun and holistic way. Congrats! I keep coming back for more :)

  6. I really enjoy reading your posts and I love the layout of your site. Thanks for all the great info! Check out my blog! I just started but I am very excited to get it going!

  7. Just found your blog, I’m a new blogger myself. Great stuff! Cool to see someone else who knows about Girl Talk :) Keep it up.

  8. Im new to the blog world, but your blog is great! keep up the good work!

  9. hey Melissa! i’m new around here and just wanted to say hello! i also a running fanatic and doing my first half marathon in september! hope you don’t mind if i pick your brain a little:)

  10. Thanks for pointing out all things wonderful in the concrete jungle! As you pointed out on Kath’s blogs, there are tons of green spaces in the city- I’m always surprised how little NYers now about the green beauty under our noses!

  11. I meant know!

  12. Thanks Jennifer!

  13. Love your blog! I’ve been reading it for a few weeks now and it’s really inspiring. I saw that you run on the West Side a lot — that’s my regular route, too! I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you!

  14. Hi Melissa! So glad you stopped by The Daily Dish. Your fit lifestyle is inspiring and I couldn’t agree more. Exercise doesn’t just make you look good, it helps you FEEL better. I try to walk as much as possible, and living in Portland am able to take advantage of the Portland Trails system and the beaches as much as possible. It’s hard not to enjoy yourself in such beautiful surroundings. But I loved walking everywhere back in Philly before we moved. There’s beauty in urban space too. It seems running gives you the same charge. It’s about freedom. And there’s nothing greater. Anyway, wishing you much health and hope to see you back at The Daily Dish anytime!

  15. Hi there,
    I wanted to introduce myself. I am a psychotherapist, specializing in Eating Disorders/Emotional Over-Eating in NYC. I am very intrigued by your blog and wish you luck in your fitness endeavors. I figure that many of your followers might be interested in resources about therapeutic groups related to Emotional Eating. I run an Emotional Eater’s group out of my NYC office. Feel free to check out my website therapydl.webs.com

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    I am coordinating a health & fitness event in a few weeks and would love to send you an invite. Please email me so that I can.


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  18. your blog is AWESOME! just cam across it looking for healthy living/running blogs in NYC…and yours is GREAT! i love, love, love living in the city and you give some great suggestions for all things nyc :) looking forward to reading more!!

  19. Aw, thanks so much!

  20. Hey Melissa,
    I found your blog through Dori’s shiny blog. It’s great!! I can’t wait to try some of your workouts. I went to NYU for college–graduated in 04–and it’s funny I was obsessed with the same restaurants that you list!! I lived at Angelica’s Kitchen–lol! My dorm was right around the corner. Another fave of mine was Souen. It’s macrobiotic and like Angelica’s has very simple and wholesome foods. Looking forward to reading more!
    PS: How do you manage to stay on the elliptical for 80 minutes???

  21. Hey Melissa,

    I found your blog through Gena’s blog. You are both amazing and very inspiring! Looking forward to reading more of your writing and trying out some of your tips. I love working out and teach yoga in Soho, You should stop by Strala on Tue @7pm, promise a fun practice :)

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  23. trying to sign up for your go healthy ny posts but not able to, any suggestions?

  24. Hi girl! I just linked to your blog from Tina’s at Carrots n’ Cake. I can’t wait to read some more of your posts, especially the fitness ones! :)

  25. your blog is great! i live in NYC too so its always fun to follow fellow city peeps! :)

  26. Just found your blog through Losing Weight in the City’s link to you. Love it! I’m pretty sure all of those songs are also on my ipod, woo! I loved reading your ‘My NYC’ posts as I live here too and its nice to get some new ideas of what to explore next

  27. Melissa: Last April, you wrote a blog about hiking in the New York area, and you recommended people use my hiking guide, “Take a Hike New York City,” published by Moon Outdoors. Just wanted to let you know I’m working on the final edits of a second edition, which will be out this spring. It should be available at the usual places, particularly NYC outdoor stores. Glad you liked the first edition, and I hope you check out the second. Best, — Skip Card

  28. Hi Melissa! It was so great meeting you tonight at the Everyday Health Blogger Meetup. I loved connecting with some of my fellow New Yorkers! We should all get together for the next meet up. Can’t wait to read some of your blog post! xo

  29. Melissa, Would you care to hear about some very mature ways to perform balance and strength routines on a skateboard deck? You may not have ever considered these things, they are all very new. Some what similar to SUP. best cubi

  30. Hi Melissa! I recently found your blog through Foodbuzz 24×24 (congrats, again!). Your blog is awesome – can’t wait to follow along!

  31. Hello Melissa!
    I wanted to touch base about our NYC based Pilates Studio, Uptown Pilates!

    We would LOVE to do something connected with your blog!


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  35. A few days away from the big day, huh? You’re getting married on my grandmother’s birthday, definitely picked a great date hahaha

    My name is Gerren, I’m a group fitness instructor for Equinox and a fan of Revolve (Kira is one of my mentors!) In your quest to get fit for the wedding, and after, I wanted to invite you to either be a guest at one of my classes at Equinox, or download my fitness app Hot5 from the App Store for the iPhone. I know it would be a great supplement to your already crazy routine, and if you can’t get to a class, lots of stand-alone workouts to choose from. Hope to hear from you soon, and congrats again!!

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