Portrait of JCC Los Gatos Personal Trainer, Melanie Kim

Meet the Personal Trainers: Melanie Kim

JCC Los Gatos Personal Trainer, Melanie Kim joined us in May and immediately hit the ground running. She has been an amazing asset to the JCC Fitness team! She is currently one of our personal trainers, a nutrition coach, and a group fitness instructor!

Melanie has been teaching group fitness for three and a half years and has been a personal trainer for five and a half years. She is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. She studied Kinesiology and Nutrition at Santa Rosa Junior College and is currently studying Exercise Science at San Jose State University. 

In regards to starting her fitness journey Melanie says, “After college I worked as a recruiter for several years, but I was miserable with a desk job and sales life. I enjoyed coaching, and I personally had benefited so much from fitness, so personal training seemed like a natural choice. I wanted to be the trainer I wished I had when I first started out, because I remember how scary it was to set foot in a gym for the first time.”

Melanie says there are many benefits to working with a personal trainer. Working with a personal trainer at the start of your fitness journey is about the smartest thing you can do. Melanie had to unlearn so many bad habits from her early days of lifting, when she was watching YouTube videos and just hoping her form looked like theirs. This caused her to lose months if not years of time in progressing her workouts. She believes that if you learn how to do things the right way you will set a solid foundation to build on with future fitness goals. 

Melanie is currently accepting clients. Her specialties include active aging, corrective and rehabilitative exercise, weight loss, and muscle gain. When it comes to eliminating pain and moving through life with more ease, Melanie is your go-to trainer! If you are interested in training with Melanie, or receiving nutrition coaching, please contact fitnesscenter@jvalley.org to set up with an appointment.

Visit our Personal Training page for more info on personal training services at the JCC Los Gatos.



The Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center (APJCC) of Jewish Silicon Valley is a Jewish nonprofit community center in Los Gatos that welcomes people of all faiths.

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