We created Healthy and Strong to help promote
fitness and wellness, so you can improve your overall health, achieve your goals, and live your best life.
Melissa and Heather are sisters that always motivated each other to maintain success in their endeavors. Growing up Melissa was always the school teacher, organizer, facilitator of play and second mother. She always stayed true to the older sister role and kept Heather organized in her everyday life. Melissa always guided Heather in her life choices and made sure that she was available if she needed anything. Heather could always rely on Melissa to maintain structure and continuity in her life.
Melissa and Heather were very active growing up. When they were not in dance class or at sports practice they were working out with Billy Blanks doing Tae Bo. They both stayed true to their passion and they grew into their professional careers. Melissa has been an educator for the past 24 years enhancing young lives. Heather became a personal trainer and group fitness instructor while in college and used her passion for improving peoples lives as a Physical Therapist for the past 10 years.
The origination of this wellness adventure started when Melissa was getting married 16 years ago. Heather had provided her with an exercise journal to assist with completing her workouts and tracking her progress. This journal has evolved into a wellness tool to improve success with fitness and health goals. Melissa and Heather have a mission to share their experience with the world on how to successfully maintain life balance and wellness with simple strategies and discipline.
Meet The Team
Founder and Fitness Instructor
Certified Yoga Instructor
Founder, Nutrition and Self Care Coach
Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Instructor
Jessica de Sousa
Certified Barre, Strong & Zumba Instructor