MELODY SCHARFF


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      Why limit International Women’s Day to just one day?? We ladies should be celebrated on a DAILY basis, am I right?? On this notion, The CC is bringing you not 1 but 4 days of IWD ft 4 of our fave NYC instructors. 

For part two of our series, we bring you: MELODY SCHARFF.

      Melody is a hard core Fhitting Room coach who recently added ((305)) fitness instructor to her resume (how does she do it?!). We love this sassy southern lady for her perfected kettlebell swinging and booty twerking. Keep scrolling to see what Melody told the CC about her classes/motivation technique.

THE CC:

Q: What is your personal approach to motivation in class?

MELODY:

A: The workouts I coach at Fhitting Room are similar to workouts I like to program for myself, so it’s often easy for me to imagine how my client’s bodies are feeling at various moments throughout the workout. I consider what I would tell myself in that moment and then say that to the class. I also make an effort to use people’s names, or to shout out good feedback to individuals. If you know a trainer may be focused on you, you’re definitely going to push harder.


THE CC: 

Q: What kind of music do you like to use for class? / Favorite song right now?

MELODY: 

A: I use a lot of dance-pop, and I like remixes - A LOT. My most recent searches on Spotify are “Miley Cyrus remix,” “No Doubt remix,” and “126 BPM” because I think that’s a great speed for a warm-up. Top 3 songs right now are (it’s hard to pick just 3!) 1 - The Greatest (KDA Remix) by Sia and Kendrick Lamar 2 - Commander by Kelly Rowland and David Guetta and 3 - Breathe by Jax Jones


THE CC: 

Q: What have you tried lately that was exciting?

MELODY: 

A: I took a Theater Jazz dance class at Steps on Broadway and that was fun because it was the most technical dance class I’ve been to in years. It was definitely a struggle, but definitely exciting!


THE CC: 

Q: What do you think is the key to self-motivation?

MELODY: 

A: I truly feel so good when I workout and eat the way I set out to, so when I’m tempted to skip a workout I remind myself of the feeling I’ll have before I go to bed when I rocked my day that day rather than wishing I’d done a little more. Another trick that usually works for me when I want to skip a workout is to make myself move for 10 minutes and if I’m still not feeling it then I am free to go. Spoiler: I usually end up getting into it... and if not then I usually end up leaving and eating a cookie :).


THE CC: 

Q: Any guilty (food) pleasures?

MELODY:

A: It used to be peanut butter by the spoonful, but I recently challenged myself to an entire month with no-butter, and I completed it! I’m a chocolate chip cookie girl now, but I don’t eat them by the spoonful.


THE CC: 

Q: Are their any female instructors you have found an inspiration?

 

 

 

MELODY: 

A: Yes! All of my female co-instructors - Amanda Butler, Lacee Lazoff, Jess Sims and Riley O’Donnell. They are all such great instructors and I love whenever we get to teach together. What’s even better is when we get to workout together! I admire Kira Stokes - she is so knowledgeable and the way she describes movements is so clear. I see how she treats first-timers to her class with the same enthusiasm and respect as 10-year clients, and it makes everyone feel very welcome and like they want to put in the work. I also really adore Sadie Kurzban at 305 Fitness. Not only does her class kick ass, but you can tell she loves it. AND! She OWNS that studio! So badass


Like what you see?

You can find Melody at The Fhitting Room at the times below: (Psst, and soon you'll be able to have a girls-night with her at ((305)) Fitness)

INSTAGRAM: @MESXHARFF

FIND HER SCHEDULE AT HER STUDIOS:

MELODY AT THE FHITTING ROOM

((305)) Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed, The Class Cult.


Photo Credit for this article: @FHITTINGROOM / @DEMIWARDPHOTO

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