Daniel Melita

La Jolla, CA 92037

After establishing a fitness club as early on as 16 years old, I joined the United States Army and became a member of a Special Operations Unit. After spending almost 4 years in the service I received an honorable discharge and began obtaining as many certifications as possible including my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Today I continue to expand my education in the health industry and I've completed my Master Fitness Trainer Certification through both NFPT & NESTA making me one of the few double certified Master Trainers in the United States. These certifications put me among the top 1/10th of 1% of all certified trainers in the U.S. according to the NCCA (the accrediting agency of all training certfications). I am now currently working towards my graduate degree in exercise physiology.

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About Me


  • BS, Kiniseology, San Diego State University

Certifications / Trainings

NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Expires: Dec 31, 2014

CPR Certified

A-B-CPR & First Aid/AED

AED Certified

Daniel's Locations

San Diego Fitness Club

4206 Sorrento Valley Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121


Within 25.00 miles of 92037 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English, Italian



6 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by AJ Isabelo on Jul 09, 2012

    Dan is an excellent trainer. He's knowledgeable and super friendly. From my first assessment/fit test with him, I know this guy was no joke. While other trainers ask you what your strength/weaknesses are (a question I don't really have a good answer to), he can just look at your posture and motions and identify them for you. I wouldn't have been able to pinpoint those weaknesses myself. Dan provided me with all the tools that I needed to improve on my weaknesses. He's also a nutritionist and I've been following his suggested eating plan since he made it for me in October 2011. I'm the guy who has a lot of different goals I want to attain, like improve on running, perform a muscle up, increase flexibility and Dan has a workout that can help me get to each goal. This guy works hard and is genuine about helping people with their goals

  • by Mary Beth Bryan on Jun 26, 2012

    I have been working with Dan for the past 6 months and am very impressed with his knowledge and expertise. Not only is he an excellent trainer, but he has a great personality and is very attentive, motivating, and easy to talk to. I look forward to my training sessions, which are always challenging and fun. I appreciate how much he pushes me and how he takes the time to personalize each workout to my specific needs and goals. I have worked with trainers for the past 10 years, and he is definitely one of the best. I highly recommend him. He is a fantastic trainer and person.

  • by Carrie Craig Grobl on Jun 22, 2012

    Not only do I have Multiple Sclerosis (I am still capable of being fully mobile) but had been in an accident resulting in a compound fractured ankle and a 'boxers fracture' to my left hand. I was the poster child (adult :o) for couch potato!
    Knowing that I needed help, my husband (with my full support) researched and found Dan. After some delay and in spite of being very afraid of failing but realizing I had to do something. I contacted Dan.
    I initially signed on for 25 in-home sessions. A couple of days ago I signed on for an additional 50. So, let's just say that he is terrific. He works with me very well and is aware of my limits, never pushing, but always encouraging. He is very knowledgeable about MS and has brought me to a point where I am more active than I have been in years. His positive attitude has made me believe in myself and given me the confidence to continue. I truly believe that I will see those elusive ABS again one day!
    I recommend him highly to anyone and everyone!! I must say he is super nice and respectful yet very FUN fellow.

  • by Betsy Levisay on Jun 22, 2012

    I trained for two years with Dan, and only terminated due to a move out of San Diego. Dan is an excellent trainer. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he is a great motivator, always keeping our workouts challenging, but fun. When I had injuries, he always had great recommendations on how to address them, even referring me to a fabulous chiropractor in the area. Dan is a high-quality trainer, but he is also a high-quality person.

  • by Siddharth Mohan on Jun 22, 2012

    Dan is a superstar trainer. He has made me more athletic, stronger and motivated while paying careful attention to my injuries. I definitely recommend Dan to help you reach your goals, whatever they are.

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