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Melanie Schiele Gady


Bachelor's: Chemistry/Allied Health and Biology

Master's: Physical Education/Sports Administration


  1. Yoga Alliance E-RYT Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher
  2. Madd Dogg Spinning Instructor Certification
  3. Tabata Boot camp Instructor Certification
  4. AFAA Practical Pilates Certificate
  5. Pilates Institute of America Instructor Certification
  6. AFAA Mat Science Certificate
  7. AFAA Group Exercise Instructor Certification
  8. Resist-a-Ball and Kettle bell Training
  9. TRX Credential/Instructor - TRX Suspension Training (STC), TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training (SMSTC), TRX Group Suspension Training (GSTC)
  10. AFAA Resistance Training Certificate
  11. Water Fitness Instructor Training
  12. American Red Cross Certified Instructor: First Aid Responding to Emergencies and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Professional
  13. Psychological First Aid Training
  14. QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Certificate
  15. Centers of Disease Control Concussion Training for Health Care Providers and Heads Up Training For Coaches
  16. Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach
  17. Kick boxing Certificate
  18. Trigger Point Foam Rolling and Myofascial Release Training
  19. Group Exercise/Personal Training
  20. Arthritis Foundation Instructor Certification - Walk with Ease Program
  21. Barre Above Instructor Certification
  22. Empower Self Defense - Proactive Personal Security Phase 1 and Phase 2 Instructor Certification
  23. Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES)- Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT)


  1. Author/Instructor:  Body, Mind and Melanie Exercise Work out Series (Television/Video/YouTube)
  2. Author:  Yoga, Tone, Stretch and Life  Publisher (McGraw Hill Education)


  1. Michigan Campus Compact Award
  2. Armen Award:  Service Learning:  Organ Wise Guys, Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Anatomy
  3. Michigan Governors Council on Fitness: Champion For Health Award Finalist
  4. As EIM-OC Advisor/GRCC: Bronze Recognition Award - Exercise is Medicine/American College of Sports Medicine (2015)
  5. As EIM-OC Advisor/GRCC: Silver Recognition Award - Exercise is Medicine/American College of Sports Medicine (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  6. As EIM-OC Advisor/GRCC:  Gold Recognition Award and Covid Badge Award-Exercise is Medicine/American College of Sports Medicine 2021 
  7. As EIM-OC Advisor/GRCC: Gold Recognition Award - Exercise is Medicine/American College of Sports Medicine 2022, 2023
  8. Inducted into Adams State University Athletics Hall of Fame 2021

Quote:  "When we take care of our inside the outside is able to express itself most positively.  Let us all shine bright!"

Melanie Schiele-Gady
(616) 234-3430
FFH 211E