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Quest Squad Member Highlight - Michelle Melzl

Body Builder, Marathon Runner, Horseback Rider, Master Trainer and PT, the Many Hats of Michelle Melzl

Quest Squad Member Highlight - Michelle Melzl

For our next "Meet the #QuestSquad" member highlight, a blog series where we share how Quest helps fuel Quest Squad members on their journeys, meet Michelle Melzl, a physical therapist and NASM Certified Master Trainer based in New Jersey.

As a bodybuilder, marathon runner, horseback rider, master trainer and physical therapist, Michelle is an expert in maintaining balance. As a PT, she shared that she teaches her clients the importance of balance, especially when it comes to nutrition. She said, "It should never be about sacrificing the foods and snacks we love, but instead finding alternatives that will help us step closer to our goals." To achieve that, Michelle recommends Quest to clients as they are "made with quality ingredients, don’t provide unnecessary calories, and are more protein focused. It’s the best of both worlds!"

We asked about her first experience with Quest and said she came across a Quest booth at an event in 2014. After trying a few different Quest protein bar flavors, she bought a box to bring home and "the rest is history." When asked about her favorite Quest products, she said, “Without a doubt, I would have to say the protein chips are my number one. I always get clients hooked on them because I think they taste even BETTER than "regular" chips AND they have incredible macros!” Her go-to products are the Quest protein shakes (“flavors are unreal”) and Quest hero bars (“love the texture and the melt-in-your-mouth goodness”).

Michelles Quest Squad Story

Michelle joined Quest Squad in 2020 as she was on the lookout for a community of people intent on bettering themselves. Of course, she found that in a community full of Questies! Her favorite memory since joining Quest Squad? A winter virtual workout class for Quest Squad members.

She also shared that the Quest community is special due to all the connections she made throughout the years. Questies have reached out to her and follow her on social media where they like and share each others’ pictures and content. "It’s a supportive, fun and inspiring community that pushes me to be better."

Michelle’s Heart and Roots in Strength Training

Michelle grew up in a gym and strengthened all areas of her life through learning how to lift weights. It showed her that she was capable of anything she put her mind towards. She’s currently in the process of training for a full marathon in April 2024, which means her current regimen is full of cardio and running.

When we asked how she stays motivated, she said, "I teach all of my clients that the key to accomplishing your goals is realizing motivation will fade quickly. That’s when discipline kicks in." She recommended finding easy habits and routines that you can set in place and stick to consistently, then continue building on those. She noted that if you rely only on motivation, you’re more likely to quit.

Another method she leverages is staying competitive with herself. "I want to be better than I was yesterday… Faster, stronger and healthier! I love setting goals and giving myself something to aim for." She continues to challenge herself and keep things fun by creating new goals to focus on such as signing up for marathons, competing in bodybuilding shows, running marathons, and more.

Follow #QuestSquad member Michelle and her Quest on Instagram here!

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