“Just show up and we’ll take it from there.”

We are here for YOU.

Our daily goals are to:

– Make you smile!
– Make it as simple as possible.
– Get you in and out, feeling better than when you walked in while coaching you to get better results in ½ the time.

Here are our Day Makers

Joe Carabase

Role: Creator of m.e.l.t. workout

Motivational Quote: “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. ” – Muhammad Ali

Fun Fact: I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in December 2015!

Certifications: B.S. Business Administration, Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst, Best Selling Author, Speaker, Top 3 Finalist For Men’s Health Next Top Trainer, American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Certificate, Certified Physical Preparation Specialist, TRX Suspension Training Course, Ultimate Sandbag Level 1 Certification, Urban Athletics Kettlebell Certification, Certified Nutrition Specialist through IYCA, AED/CPR

Where Will You See Me?: West Hartford, Glastonbury, South Windsor

Shannon E. Michaels

Role at Melt: Chief Cultural Enhancer

Motivational Quote: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

Fun Fact: Disney Fanatic

Where Will You See Me: South Windsor, Glastonbury, West Hartford

Aaron Granahan

Role at Melt: Director of Fitness, South Windsor

Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer; Level 1 Warrior Instructor; Certified Physical Preparation Specialist; DVRT Level 1 Instructor

Motivational Quote: Life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it.”

Fun Fact: Had a major league baseball tryout for 3 major league teams. 

Where Will You See Me: m.e.l.t. South Windsor

Connor Clark

Role at Melt: Head Coach, Glsastonbury

Motivational Quote: Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.”

Fun Fact: I’m from Florida!

Where Will You See Me: Glastonbury

Mary Ransom

Role at Melt: Coach

Certifications: NASM CPT; Training for Warriors Level 1; DVRT Sandbag Level 1; First Aid/CPR

Motivational Quote: “Nothing will work unless you do.” ~John Wooden

Fun Fact: “I was baptized on the day the USA astronauts landed on the moon, and its my first memory; watching it on my aunt (and godmother)’s tv while laying on her brown & gold shag rug.”

Where Will You See Me: South Windsor


Role at Melt: Coach

Certifications: CPR/AED 

Motivational Quote: Do or do not…there is no try.”

Fun Fact: I’m moved up here to take this opportunity from Virginia! 

Where Will You See Me: Glastonbury and West Hartford

Kena Perry

Role at Melt: Coach

Certifications: NASM CPT, CrossFit L1, CPR/AED

Motivational Quote: “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Fun Fact: I have jumped out of an airplane five times.

Where Will You See Me: South Windsor, Glastonbury, West Hartford

Sue Adams

Role at Melt: Coach

Motivational Quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Fun Fact: I am terrified to speak in front of a group

Certifications: ACE; TFW Level 1; DVRT Sandbag Level 1, Kettlebell

Where Will You See Me: Glastonbury and West Hartford


Role at Melt: Front Desk/Admin.

Motivational Quote: It will never be perfect, But Perfect is Overate, Perfect is Boring.” – Tina Fey

Fun Fact: I don’t know how to whistle

Where Will You See Me: South Windsor, Glastonbury, and West Hartford

Brittany Schon

Role at Melt: Front Desk

Certifications: Masters in Occupational Therapy, CPR/First Aid AED, Category B Certified Figure Skating and Sports Coach

Motivational Quote: “Every day is a good day.”

Fun Fact: I play hockey on a mens league.

Where Will You See Me: South Windsor

Kristen Lessard

Role at Melt: Front Desk/Admin.

Motivational Quote:The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest & thickest mud.”  – Buddhist Proveb

Fun Fact: I can fold my tongue in half & in a clover without touching it.

Where Will You See Me: Behind the m.e.l.t. email & Glastonbury studio!