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Megan Merchant

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Megan Merchant is a wife, mother, and wellness educator that captures unique moments at that will enhance your life. Megan holds a B.A. in Dance and M.S. in Physical Education (Exercise Science and Sport Administration) from the University of New Mexico. She has worked as a Presenter and Fitness Instructor at OASIS, an Exercise Specialist at Presbyterian Healthplex, a Personal Trainer at Fifty ‘n Fit, an Instructor and Program Director for PregnaFit at NM Sports and Wellness, a Regional Correspondent for, and an Adjunct Health Education Professor for UNM-Valencia. She currently resides in New Mexico with her husband and two daughters.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, BA in Dance, University of New Mexico
  • Master's Degree, Physical Education, University of New Mexico

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
LaBlast - LaBlast Foundations

CPR Certified

AHA-Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

AED Certified

AHA-Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

Liability Insurance

  • Progressive

Megan Merchant's Locations

University of New Mexico

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Within 25.00 miles of 87131 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Outstanding MS Physical Education Graduate Award Recipient, 2003
  • Physical Education Graduate Research Grant Recipient, 2003
  • UNM Dance Scholarship Recipient, 2000 - 2002
  • Outstanding Senior in Theater & Dance Award Recipient, 2002
  • Board Member, UNM Dance Scholarship Committee, 2011

Languages Spoken




5 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Meredith Brown on Jul 18, 2013

    Megan was so warm, welcoming, and professional during our LaBlast Instructor Training with Louis Van Amstel! She took great care in coordinating and helping all of the instructors to ensure we had what we needed. She is an outstanding professional in every way!
    -Meredith Brown
    Albuquerque, NM

  • by Gail Gottlieb on Jul 17, 2013

    Last month I had the privilege to work with a young woman of exceptional talent. Megan is not only a wonderful dancer/fitness instructor but she is able to plan and implement major workshops with a follow through of outstanding quality. Every detail of our LaBlast Training was carefully planned and executed. Nothing was left to chance we were informed on every level.

    Much goes into a training of this caliber with a star such as Louis Van Amstle the logistics are formidable. As one who attended this training, and a former Magazine Advertising Executive, I was very impressed with Megan's dedication and significant managerial skills as well as her grace under pressure.

    Gail Gottlieb, Albuquerque,NM

  • by Ramona King on Apr 14, 2013

    I am inspired by Megan's testimony of her own health challenge that has lead her to such a passion for life and dance. She has a soaring spirit and a mother's heart too. I took the time to check out her blog where she shares a tribute to her mom. So profoundly loving and connected. She does this so easily and in her communications as well. She comes across as a woman with a mission to get the body moving and the spirit swirling to speak the essence of life. She is some of the many up and coming movers and shakers of our time contributing her part to humanity's well-being. It's an honor to be in the company of such spirit and heart.

    Ramona King, Performance Artist/Storyteller
    Albuquerque, NM

  • by Christiane LoCascio on Aug 05, 2011

    I took Megan's class called "Overcoming Obstacles To Fitness" this summer through Oasis in our community. The information and Megan's enthusiasm for fitness has helped me on several levels. I have Fibromyalgia and experience some level of pain on a daily basis. Between the two class meetings Megan got online and did some research about Fibromyalgia and exercise which she printed out and brought to me in class. This class was perfect timing for me as I had already started to use Elaine Petrone's Miracle Ball method which arose out of her dance background and own experience with chronic pain.

    My body, mind and spirit are "remembering" what movement is and how good it can make a Body feel! I even feel some self confidence returning after almost 4 years of major life changes and deep loss.

    Thank you Megan for sharing your bright spirit and expertise in a way that helps others get up and get moving. As Megan says, "Don't think, just do it."

    Chris L.
    Albuquerque, NM

  • by Ami Majmundar on Nov 18, 2010

    It is obvious how enthusiastic Megan is about her career. Besides being very knowledgeable, she is also very approachable as she always wears a genuine smile. I enjoyed attending Megan's fitness classes and always left with a good workout and often times with some reading material to go along with that particular class.