• You Can Only Get Better.

    Melody L. Schoenfeld, MA, CSCS, brings over 20 years of training and massage therapy experience to the Southern California area. Train smart. Train right. Have fun. You can only get better. Read More
  • Flawless Fitness - The Gym

    Flawless Fitness' studio space is not what you might expect a personal training gym to look like.  There are no cardio machines, strength machines or, really, machines of any kind.  The only machines there, as a matter of fact, are the people who come in and train-- you are your own machine, and your body was made to move its own way. 

    This is not about what's trendy.  This is about what works. 

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  • Group Training

    Group Training classes are a vigorous mix of different kinds of training methodologies designed to give you the most burn for your buck. Classes are 30 minutes and will have your heart pounding, your muscles burning, and your body more toned and fit. Group Training is a fun and extremely affordable way to supplement your current workout. Come join us! 

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Melody has authored:

Pleasure Not Meating You


Melody has appeared on:

                                    Southern California Life

                                    KABC News 7 Los Angeles

                                    Good Day Sacramento

                                    San Antonio Living

                                    Numerous podcasts


                                    Melody has written for or been featured/quoted in the following publications:

                                     SHAPE Magazine

                                    Men's Health Magazine

                                    Men's Fitness Magazine

                                    MyFitnessPal's blog

                                    Veg News Magazine

                                    Scottsdale Health

                                    Cooperative Living Magazine

                                    Healthy Living Magazine

                                    Saute Magazine



                                    Numerous newspapers and online publications


                                    Melody has presented/spoken for the following organizations:


                                    Pasadena Athletic Club

                                    Southern California Edison

                                    Junior League of Pasadena

                                    Pasadena Christian School

                                    Hadassah of the Berkshires

                                    Fitnex Training

                                    Lehman College

                                    NorCal Fitness Summit

                                    Girls Gone Strong                  


Melody Schoenfeld, MA, CSCS, is a certified, highly educated personal trainer with well over 20 years of training experience in many different disciplines. In addition to an excellent success record in creating fun, individualized training programs that help people to reach their weight loss, athletic performance, and muscle gain needs,  Melody is a CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist specializing in trigger point and myofascial release.  Melody has four years of education in Chinese medicine and acupuncture.  

Melody holds a master's degree in health psychology and writes and speaks both nationally and internationally on a wide variety of health and fitness subjects.  Melody has held state and American records in all three lifts in powerlifting (squat, bench press, deadlift), and competes in powerlifting and strongman.  Melody also is an aficionado of oldtime strongman feats of strength and performs such feats as tearing phone books and license plates in half, and bending steel rebar, horseshoes, and nails.  


                                                        Melody pulls a 385lb deadlift off 18" blocks in California's Strongest Woman competition

Additional Training Experience

Melody trains using several modalities:

  • Bodyweight Training
  • Dumbbell, barbell, and cable training
  • Russian Kettlebells
  • Sandbag training
  • Balance training
  • Core training
  • Boxing/Kickboxing training
  • And much more!

Every client is trained based on his or her personal goals, strengths and weaknesses, and abilities.

In addition to helping people trim body fat, get stronger, and improve the look and feel of their bodies, Melody has extensive experience training:

Pre/Post Natal Women
Competition and Aspiring bodybuilders
Teenagers and children

Pro, semi-pro, aspiring, and “just-a-hobby” athletes for the following sports:

  • golf
  • tennis
  • hockey
  • basketball
  • football
  • boxing
  • kickboxing
  • gymnastics
  • dance
  • horse-riding / jockey / equestrian sports
  • soccer
  • MMA
  • wrestling
  • swimming
  • marathon / triathlete / ironman

People with the following disabilities and diseases:

  • stroke
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • fibromyalgia
  • lupus
  • cancer survivors


Melody has been certified as a Level 2 Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC) and a Level 2 StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor (SFG).

Melody has obtained four levels (R, I, S, T) of education in Z-Health.

Melody is certified to administer Grey Cook's Functional Movement Screen (FMS).

Melody is a Certified Indian Clubs Specialist (CICS), trained under modern day champion and pioneer of Indian Clubs, Dr. Ed Thomas.

Melody has had the honor of being an assistant instructor with the RKC and with StrongFirst multiple times both nationally and internationally.  She is trained in boxing, and has played on soccer and floor hockey teams. She has been dancing since the age of 3 (ballet, modern, jazz, ballroom, swing, Latin, and even a little Korean) and rollerblades.  Melody is a competitive powerlifter and strongman athlete.

Melody owns Evil Munky Enterprises,  which manufactures water fillable custom maces, globe dumbbells, and globe barbells, custom monkey bars, and other custom metal fitness equipment you likely won't see in many other places.




Melody teaching bench press at the Steel, Stone and Sugar workshop.