Melvin first joined a GoodLife gym in 2000. He was an avid participant in BODYPUMP and BODYSTEP, but feared he lacked confidence to lead a class. After an injury sidelined him for two years, Melvin then revamped his lifestyle so he could pursue his dreams of teaching. He obtained his first certification in 2012 – BODYSTEP, then in 2014 he added CXWORX. In 2016 after living in Amsterdam for a period of time he then acquired his certification for BODYATTACK. Melvin also completed his Advanced Instructor Training in BODYSTEP in 2015, and was recognized as part of the Top 500 GoodLife employees.