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Megan Merchant

Albuquerque, NM 87109-3215

Best known for engaging first-time movers, watch your dance and fitness barriers evaporate when you begin your journey with Megan. With a background in Dance (BA) and Physical Education (MS) from the University of New Mexico, Megan Merchant is well-known for her 15 years of spreading health, fitness, and dance to older adults, expectant and new parents, and collegiate students in the Southwest. "The best of life is in the precious experiences of every day, every moment, and every movement: LaBlast elevates all!"

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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
AFAA - Group Exercise Certification
Pending Verification

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

LaBlast Fitness Master Trainer

Within 75.00 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




8 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Laura Johnson about 21 hours ago

    Megan is a true fitness professional. She stays on top of her game thru training and continued education. Her ability to instruct and connect with everyone regardless of their physical ability is outstanding!

  • by Dana Tobias about 22 hours ago

    I love how Megan motivates thru kindness. She is a very energetic and very welcoming. A wonderful LaBlast Master Trainer. I wish I lived closer so I could attend her classes.

  • by Rebecca Chacko about 23 hours ago

    Megan is a wonderful teacher, leader and dancer. She goes out of her way as a LaBlast Master Trainer to warmly welcome students, help fellow instructors and inspire all those who come in contact with her. The fitness world needs more of what Megan offers it. She understands that "fit" comes in all shapes, sizes and experience levels, and is able to demonstrate how to increase and decrease intensity depending on needs and goals. Her leadership continues to inspire me to push harder and go farther than I thought I could.

  • 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

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