Trainer Spotlight: Hector Melendez


Personal Trainer through ISSA

American Weightlifting logo

I earned a Bachelors Degree in Sports Science from Lasell College in 2011 and am currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at El Paso. I changed my major from Athletic Training to Sports Science because I realized that I had a real passion in helping others achieve their goals.

After college, I obtained my personal trainer certification through the ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) and most recently became a Level 1 USA Weightlifting Sports performance coach. I do however aspire to obtain my Strength and Conditioning certification in the upcoming months. While in college, I played club rugby and also learned and practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. When I am not in the gym, I enjoy watching sports, reading up on current articles in training, and working on my car.

When I am around the fitness center, please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have. I would love to help you achieve your health/fitness goals. Train smarter not harder!

Welcome back to school MSU!

Check out our new app and stay connected with happenings at the Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center

On the app you’ll also find information on our Personal Fitness Services – free workshops, special programs, and personal training.



September fitness workshops include: Olympic Lifting Techniques and how to Safely Drop Weights

Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 1:00pm in the Functional Training Room


Keep checking out blog site to see upcoming Personal Trainer Spotlights!


SFC Finishers!

KevinE parsnip MarkC swim michelec Neal and Dax tylerT


Congrats to those that finished our Summer Fitness Challenge! Here are some highlights below of the finishers completing different challenges throughout the summer. We are already looking forward to next year (or check out our Holiday Fitness Challenge that starts right before Thanksgiving).


Donate Blood!

The Red Cross is in dire need of blood this summer. Come donate blood July 16th 8:30am-2:15pm at Montana State University fitness center.

blood drive

World Cup Fitness

Check out MUS Wellness post on impressive stats on how fit soccer players are!

World Cup Fitness.

Summer Fitness Challenge is back!

Sign up for a month of fun fitness challenges! Get outside, try something new, and have fun with it!

This week (June 23-27) is registration week and the challenge starts June 30th-July 30th. Sign up at the Hosaeus Fitness Center. *must be a member

Click on image for more details:

sfc pic


Sun’s Out Guns Out Summer Bootcamp date change

This fun, active bootcamp has been changed to start June 24 and go 4 weeks through July 17th. Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am-9am.

Spots still available…sign up soon!


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