Melissa Contreras

Southern California native, Cal State Fullerton graduate with a B.A. in Kinesiology. Crossfit Level 1 certified. Initially I planned on becoming an elementary school teacher but realized I was meant to take a different path. In my sophomore year of college, I was drawn to fitness. So I decided to change my major to Kinesiology; from then I really got into working out and eating healthy. Growing up I was overweight and unhappy, which is what lead me on my own fitness journey. I joined the Vault team January 2013; this was actually my first introduction to Crossfit. Intimidating at first, but once I tried it I fell in love with the sport, community, and results my body underwent.

Fun fact: I love participating in local team competitions, and aspire to compete on a more competitive level.