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Melissa’s Gymnastics Emporium 

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My Story

Melissa is a passionate and accomplished individual with a diverse background in the wellness industry. Born in Colorado Springs and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, she has always had a deep connection with movement, health, and helping others.

In 2005, Melissa pursued her passion for healing and became a licensed massage therapist, specializing in sports, rehabilitation, and recovery techniques. With over 16 years of experience, she has honed her skills in providing targeted therapies to athletes and individuals seeking optimal physical well-being.

Melissa's journey also led her to the realm of gymnastics, where she has excelled as both a coach and mentor. Drawing from her extensive experience, she has successfully guided aspiring gymnasts, instilling in them values of discipline, perseverance, and teamwork. As a business owner in the gymnastics industry, Melissa has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a commitment to nurturing the potential of her students.

Throughout her career, Melissa has had the privilege of being mentored by Gary Buckman, a highly respected figure in gymnastics coaching. Under his guidance, she has developed into an exceptional coach, continuously refining her skills and techniques.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Melissa is a loving mother to two incredible children and a devoted wife to her supportive husband. She understands the importance of balance and the transformative power of mindfulness. That's why she has pursued additional certifications in yoga, meditation, and mindful thinking. These certifications enable her to incorporate holistic practices into her coaching and massage therapy, helping her clients achieve a deeper level of well-being.

Melissa's commitment to excellence, her diverse skill set, and her unwavering dedication to her clients and students make her a respected and sought-after professional in the wellness industry. Whether you seek therapeutic massage, expert gymnastics coaching, or guidance in mindful practices, Melissa is here to support and empower you on your wellness journey.


Melissa Lopez Backus

Gymnastics  Coach and Gym Owner,,  Sports MT,, Life Coach


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