Melissa Forbis

Melissa Forbis is a powerlifting and strength coach with over 6 years of experience. She has coached individuals and classes at gyms, online, and for QueerTrans Strength NYC. She has facilitated beginner strength seminars for women and the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to coaching, she is an elite masters powerlifter who competed twice at the IPF World Championship as part of the US National team. She is also an anthropologist and conducts research on strength sports. She loves helping people reach their individual strength goals whether it’s to improve their quality of life or to be a competitive athlete.

USA Powerlifting Club Coach

USA Weightlifting L1 Coach

Trauma-Informed Weightlifting Certification

Safe Sport Certification