Melissa Atkinson

 
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I was born and raised in San Diego, California and met my husband Rob while finishing school in Utah. We have been married 14 years and have two kids, Penny age 9 and Dexter age 6. We lived in San Diego for awhile and moved back to Utah five years ago. I worked as a kids tumbling coach for over four years and now I am focusing on my family and working the front desk at Awaken Studios, which I LOVE!  I have always been into exercise and strength training because I was born with a genetic bone disease called X-Linked Hypophosphatemia Rickets, which causes pain and weakness to my bones and muscles....and is the reasoning in my short stature. Strengthening my bones but knowing my limits in what my body can handle is important to me. So to be working at the studio and witnessing people work continuously on making their body better and healthier makes me very happy.