May 10, 2011
In, On, and Around You
I would like to thank everyone who has helped support Melissa Paris Fitness. I truly am thankful to be living a life that helps me give back to others. The fact is without the support of my friends and family I would NEVER believe that I could quit my corporate job to pursue my passion.
It was four months away from graduation and I had no idea what I wanted to be “when I grow up”. I was studying nutrition and working part time as a personal trainer at a private studio in Waldwick, NJ. I was loving life but in the back of my mind I knew was the “real world” was creeping up on me REAL quick!
Fast-forward 2 months…. I landed a job with a very large pharmaceutical company. As a young twenty something I was making real money, living in my own apartment, and answered to no one!! I loved my co-workers, drove a company car, and went to some of the best restaurants in the tri-state area. But, something was missing. Three years into my pharma career I met my soon to be husband, Geraldo Paris, who also worked in the pharma industry but was on his way out to pursue an MBA. At the same time my mother got really ill and my outlook on life started to change. I needed more from my day-to-day life. I wanted to feel fulfilled, not look at the clock, and do something I love! That LOVE is fitness.
Fast forward April 2010 I gave my 2 weeks notice to pharma to pursue a career that has always kept my engine going, my heart full, and living in the moment. I enjoy helping people achieve their goals, find their inner athlete, and achieve more through fitness. I believe that what you put in (food), on (chemicals), and around you (people) can enhance your life. It’s never to late to make a change, do something different, step outside the box, or turn that dream into REALITY. I am here to help you see its all possible!