Melissa Adylia Calasanz, the "Woman of the House" of Chez Calasanz, and the Health and Fitness Professional of Controlled Burn Fitness encourages you to: Eat Well. Drink Well. Sweat Daily. Enjoy! Posts, pics, stories, and more, about the ingredients supporting a happy, healthy, and balanced Life.
The former location of The Controlled Burn Fitness Studio
Today marks the day that 2
Years Ago, the direction of my life changed.
May 24th, 2011
Within hours of waking up
on the morning of May 24th, 2011, I went from being a proud business
owner and successful health and fitness professional, to making the decision to
become a full
On May 24th,
2011, I woke up at 5:15am, excited that I'd slept in past 4am on my day off. I
had planned on spending the day enjoying an early morning hike along theMorro RidgeTrailin Crystal
Cove State Park followed by some quality time withmy
kayakin Newport Bay.
I checked my phone to see what
time it was, and noticed I had missed a couple of phone calls and messages.
Turns out, these calls and messages were from the Glendale Police Department
and Glendale Fire Department, informing me “about an incident at my business…” (Feel free to read the entire story HERE).
Fast forward a few hours,
around noon. Sitting in the remnants of my fire-stinking, charred fitness
studio, I had made the decision to go back to college, thanks to Joanne DiVito
from Career Transition for Dancers.
Whew, cramming 4 years
worth of work in 2 years and one more semester has been hard, but very
I couldn’t have done any
of this without the emotional and financial support of my amazing husband, the encouragement
from Miss Tina Heinz, and the guidance and incredible mentorship of Dora
Krannig. I also must thank Mister Lynn McMurreyfor planting the seeds over 20
years ago, that dancers are far more capable than we are aware of, of achieving
As much as I sometimes wish
my beautiful little fitness studio was still standing, and that I was taking
care of my amazing clients, I wouldn’t trade this 2 year detour for anything.
Happy 2 Year Anniversary
of the Goodbye to The Controlled Burn Fitness Studio.
One more semester and I’ll
be back to taking care athletes, dancers, and fitness enthusiasts who want to
attain and maintain healthy, balanced, and functional bodies! J