I am Christopher Melancon. I attended Louisiana State University from 2015 to 2019, finishing with a B.S in Sports Administration with a concentration in Sports Commerce and a minor in Business. I currently attend the Paul M Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University. I consider myself very detail oriented and I am committed to making someone’s situation better, no matter the goal. In late 2019, I was named a Difference Maker in the Community, by Dudley Debosier, the official Injury Attorneys of LSU Athletics for my work in the community and received a feature in Baton Rouge’s premier magazine 225.
I use a mixture of research based methods along with intuitive methods to make sure that my clients receive the best results. I like to create a very open environment between my clients and I, so they feel comfortable and they are willing to push themselves. I have always been drawn to those who need little help, no matter how large the issue, I like to think this is why I became a Personal Trainer and will be an Attorney with the same goal!
Here’s my backstory:
Ever since I began to learn about fitness I had a little bit of an obsession with it. When I was a sophomore in high school my uncle would wake up every morning before work and do P90x. Being motivated by how he looked and the willpower that it took to get up and get a work out in that early, I decided to follow suite. Multiple times a week (over my summer break no less) I would get up and drive to his house and follow the routine that was put together for that day.
My level of physical fitness then progressed to lifting weights. During the summer on the basketball team at my high school we were required to lift weights 3-4 times a week to help with our strength and conditioning and better us for the upcoming season. I began to see changes in both my strength and my aesthetics and I started to get hooked. Like many of you, I have a very small frame and had issues building mass. Mid way through my junior year in high school I received my 5th diagnosed concussion and was ruled medically ineligible to play contact sports. I joined EPIC fitness and never looked back. I began to take fitness more seriously and I was able to go from 140 pounds to around 175 pounds in a year. So, I decided to do the next thing I figured I could be competitive at…Physique competitions.
Becoming a personal trainer and competitor at a young age has allowed me to meet people that I would’ve never come in contact with had I not. Many of my best friends are people that I have met in the past few years alone.
I have trained many individuals with varying goals, some of the more interesting ones: an LSU Golden Girl/ New Orleans Saintsation who needed to quickly lose weight to keep her spot on the team; multiple professional models; IFBB Pro bodybuilders; a girl who was suffering from POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, A rare disease where blood pools in your legs and causes your heart rate to increase consistently. We were able to get her resting heart rate from 120 during our initial consultation to 60 toward the end of our time together) as well as helping many men’s physique competitors present their physiques better on stage. I have also met people who may not be the strongest physically, but have absolute warrior mentalities, people who have dealt with extreme loss and still have the mental strength to continue pushing forward. These people have taught me more than I could ever teach them! All in all I would estimate I have helped over 500 people reach their health and fitness goals.
I would love to help you reach your goals while I continue to chase mine!
-2015 Redstick classic I placed 2nd in the Teen division
-2016 Greater Gulf States, 2nd in Open Men’s class D, 1st in Teens
– 2016 NPC Teen, Collegiate, Masters’ National Championships 4th place