The Origin of BAM

Established in 2018

BAM originated as a home based personal training business, but later turned commercial gym. Our clients wanted to spend more time in the gym, so we built them one! We are an all encompassing facility offering multi-functional training rooms, personal training, nutrition coaching, group training/classes, and a full supply of supplements.

What does BAM stand for?

The BAM name originated after my boys (who were 6 and 8 at the time) wanted to work out with me. And, the Blake, Aiden, and Mommy (B.A.M) gym was born. Although that is still true to my heart, it has since taken on a new meaning for my new fitness family… Badass in the Making.


BAM is for all fitness levels…

 If you already have a good foundation and know what you’re doing, we offer equipment that you can’t find at your average/globo gym.

Do you want to get in shape, but have no idea where to start? Are you intimidated by big gyms and equipment or have no idea what to do when you walk into a gym? Or do you just need some extra guidance to reach your goals? We offer both group and personal training to teach you everything you need to know to get started.

Let us help you with your fitness journey.


Meet the Trainers

Meet Melanie (Owner/Trainer)

Professionally, I have worked as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist for the last twenty years, but my true passion is fitness and nutrition. Growing up, I was always a “tomboy” and really still feel that way as an adult. 

As I began my own fitness journey, I educated myself about fitness and nutrition. As my knowledge based expanded, friends and friends of friends started asking me for advice and to train them. They asked me what to eat, how to lose weight and how to gain muscle. I also realized that many people are intimidated by big gyms and the idea of a garage gym personal training experience was born. 

I started with a squat rack, a smith machine, a barbell, and some dumbbells. I then had a friend ask if I would train her and a friend. Then, I had another friend recommend someone else to me. I decided it was time to make my passion official and I became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and later an ACE Certified Nutrition Specialist. 

From there, people have shown interest in small group training in an environment with other like minded individuals. BAM has truly become a fitness family. 

The BAM name originated after my boys (who were 6 and 8 at the time) wanted to work out with me. And, the Blake, Aiden, and Mommy (B.A.M) gym was born. Although that is still true to my heart, it has since taken on a new meaning for my new fitness family… Badass in the Making.

While I continue on my own fitness journey, I look forward to helping you achieve all of your goals. 

Sincerely, Melanie

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE Certified Nutrition Coach
  • ACE Certified Youth Fitness Specialist


Meet Brayden (Trainer)

Brayden is a certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach through NASM. He has been dedicated to weight lifting and nutrition for a little over 3 years now. It is a huge part of his life and he has dedicated so much time to educating himself and helping others. He specializes in training for hypertrophy and strength. 

“As a trainer, I’d show you all the tips and tricks I’ve learned when it comes to training and nutrition”.

Meet Rachel (Trainer)

I never used to be someone who wanted to go to the gym or enjoyed working out. It was during college where I became unhappy with my body and knew I needed to make a change. I decided to try at home workout videos because I was intimidated by the gym and didn’t know what I was doing. I never really enjoyed doing these types of at home workouts so I started looking for something different. A couple years ago I was talking to a friend about how I wanted to try something new and fun like CrossFit and she referred me to one of her friends who trained in CrossFit. Once I started, I knew it was something I would enjoy doing. Since then, I have been dedicated to working out for the past four years and found my passion in fitness and health. So, I decided to become an ACE certified personal trainer. I love helping others see and experience what their bodies are capable of with just enough hard work. My mission is to help people feel strong, healthy, confident, and, most of all, happy.

Meet Olivia (Trainer)

Olivia is a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Olivia has partaken in weightlifting for over 8 years. Through her years in athletics, she quickly discovered all of the benefits weightlifting has on sports performance. Olivia specializes in powerlifting, traditional weightlifting, and sport specific training. Olivia recently discovered her passion in powerlifting and has quickly succeeded at the competitive level. Her goals as a trainer are to help people discover exercise that is enjoyable and to help them reach their goals and full potential.

NASM certified Youth Exercise Specialist

Meet Brian (Trainer)

Brian has been involved in martial arts in some capacity for most of his life. He earned his 1 st Degree Black Belt in the late 90s and has had the pleasure of instructing at various points in his life. He has also studied Krav Maga and received a Level 1 Instructor Certification through Krav Maga Universal. In addition, he has a history of being certified as a personal trainer through NASM.

“My wheelhouse, so to speak, is stand up striking to include boxing, particularly mitt and pad work for cardio benefit as well as personal defense. I continue to train myself as I believe you can never have enough knowledge no matter what it is you’re passionate about”.

Meet Dylon (Trainer)

I never was the biggest guy, or the fastest one on the team, but where I was able to show my strength was with my ability to persevere and improve, despite all odds.

I started my journey in fitness training when I picked up a job moving furniture. I wasn’t strong enough to move everything around and definitely didn’t have the capacity to do it for long before I was exhausted. I hired a personal trainer who helped encourage me to be my best and to make no excuses for myself. He taught me that if I wanted to win, I had to find a way to make it happen no matter what obstacle laid before me. Later, I obtained a certification through the International Sports Sciences Association and I charged toward my dream to help others succeed in the same way that he helped me.

I’ve been training others for 1 year, and I’m not stopping any time soon. I’m very keen on functional training, hypertrophy, and cardio.

My purpose is to help others along in their journey to success. I won’t give up on anyone, and I won’t let them give up on themselves!

My motto is, “just show up and let God do the rest.