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Melissa Swain-O’Neill, MS, CES

Stamford, CT 06903-1823

I am a highly motivated, dedicated and organized professional. With my Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology and Masters in Cardiac Rehabilitation/Exercise Science I have had outstanding productivity as a director, exercise physiologist, writer, and medical assistant. I have worked with and helped hundreds of individuals, including youth, high school, college and professional athletes, fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s patients and various special populations enhance their athletic and/or physical ability.
In addition to my clinical background I have also published 25 research studies relating to exercise and nutrition as well as 15 published magazine articles in American Health and Fitness. As an ex-collegiate athlete and assistant coach, I take pride in living a healthy lifestyle, and above all, practicing what I preach by continuing to participate in various foot and bike races as well as triathlons.

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About Me


  • BS, Exercise Physiology, East Stroudsburg University
  • Master's Degree, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, East Stroudsburg University

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Medical Exercise Specialist

CPR Certified

American Heart Association

AED Certified

American Heart Association

Melissa's Locations

Swain-O’Neill Personal Training

Within 25.00 miles of 06903 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$115.00 / hr, Discounts may apply if a package is purchased

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Masters in Science and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Certified Exercise Specialist-ACE

Languages Spoken




3 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by robin Evans on Jan 07, 2012

    Melissa has been training my husband and myself for several years and she is excellent!! She always pushes to the next level - so that you always feel that you are getting your maximum results from every training session! Melissa always focuses on proper form, and is great at combining different muscle groups in each exercise. Melissa is also very accomodating with scheduling and makes the time pass with great conversation!! She is a pleasure to work with and I can recommend her highly without reservation.

  • by Renee Gordon on Jan 06, 2012

    I would have Melissa work with any member of my family. She is the most qualified and intelligent Certified Exercise Specialist I have ever known and had the pleasure to work with. She puts her heart and soul into her work and she lives what she preaches.
    She is committed to wellness, health and fitness and has the knowledge and expertise to make a real difference in her clients lives.

    Renee Gordon
    Licensed Massage Therapist
    since 1995

  • by User on Jan 05, 2012

    Melissa is a true professional. Her extensives studies, both at the under graduate and graduate level set her apart from her peers. She is energetic, passionate, and extremely hard working.
    Melissa practices what she preaches on a regular basis, week in and week out. As an avid triathlete and bootcamp master, she believes wholeheartedly in the lifestyle of health and wellness.
    Having worked with Melissa for many years, I can without question give her my highest recommendation.
    Any individual looking to improve their health, wellness, overall well being, and fitness level need to look no further.
    Enjoy her as a trainer! She's tough, thorough, and gets results; period.