Melissa Goodlett is an owner of three F45 Training fitness studios in the Louisville area and is the head trainer and studio manager at the Middletown location. She is thrilled to be a part of the F45 fitness franchise and is excited to see Louisville growing in fitness opportunities.
Melissa began her career as an elementary school teacher but spent 12 years managing a team of sales reps for Depuy Spine. After deciding it was time for a career change and having a lifelong love of health and fitness, she decided to pursue her personal training certification. She has her group and personal certification as well as nutrition certification. She has been working in the fitness industry for 8 years getting her start as the Head Trainer at OrangeTheory Fitness in Middletown. Melissa loves helping people reach their health and fitness goals and believes that anything is possible with a positive attitude and hard work! She is grateful everyday that her job is to motivate, inspire, teach and help people change their lives for the better!
Melissa was originally scheduled to be a dancer in the 2020 Let’s Dance Louisville fundraising competition which was postponed due to covid. Shortly after the world shut down in July of 2020, Melissa was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and endured 6 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation followed by 6 more months of chemotherapy. She knows that health and fitness didn’t prevent her from getting cancer but it certainly helped her maintain an active lifestyle in spite of the treatments she had to undergo. After all that, Melissa is even more excited than she was in 2020 to participate in Let’s Dance Louisville 2022 and raise money for Feed the Hungry!
Melissa has been married to Paul Goodlett, a family practitioner in Shelbyville, for 26 years. They have a 24 year old daughter, Ryan, who is currently living her best life in Los Angeles, and a son, Drew, who is in his third year at Centre College. Although she has zero dance training, she has always felt like there was an inner dancer inside her begging to be released! Get ready…..HERE SHE COMES!